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College Football Bowl Projections for 2012

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Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in. 

Athlon has released its 2012 rankings but it's time to unveil where teams will be spending the postseason.

USC and LSU are Athlon's prediction to play in the national title game, but who will play in college football's remaining 35 bowls?

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2012-2013 College Football Bowl Projections

Bowl

Date

Tie-In

Projected Matchup

New Mexico

Dec. 15

MWC vs. Pac-12

Arizona vs. Colorado State

Famous Idaho Potato

Dec. 15

MAC vs. WAC

Louisiana Tech vs. Western Michigan

Poinsettia

Dec. 20

BYU vs. MWC

BYU vs. Nevada

Beef 'O'Brady's

Dec. 21

Big East vs. C-USA

Vanderbilt* vs. Southern Miss

New Orleans

Dec. 22

Sun Belt vs. C-USA

UL Lafayette vs. Tulsa

Las Vegas

Dec. 22

MWC vs. Pac-12

UCLA vs. Boise State

Hawaii

Dec. 24

C-USA vs. MWC

Wyoming vs. SMU

Little Caesars

Dec. 26

Big Ten vs. MAC

Washington State* vs. Toledo

Military

Dec. 27

ACC vs. Army

Marshall* vs. Air Force*

Belk

Dec. 27

ACC vs. Big East

Virginia vs. Pittsburgh

Holiday

Dec. 27

Big 12 vs. Pac-12

Washington vs. Kansas State

Independence

Dec. 28

ACC vs. SEC

Miami vs. Mississippi State

Russell Athletic

Dec. 28

ACC vs. Big East

South Florida vs. Clemson

Meineke Car Care

Dec. 28

Big Ten vs. Big 12

Baylor vs. Purdue

Armed Forces

Dec. 29

C-USA vs. MWC

Houston vs. Fresno State

Kraft Fight Hunger

Dec. 29

Pac-12 vs. Navy

Navy vs. Utah

Pinstripe

Dec. 29

Big East vs. Big 12

Rutgers vs. Notre Dame*

Alamo

Dec. 29

Big 12 vs. Pac-12

Stanford vs. Oklahoma State

Buffalo Wild Wings

Dec. 29

Big Ten vs. Big 12

TCU vs. Northwestern

Music City

Dec. 31

SEC vs. ACC

Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech

Sun

Dec. 31

ACC vs. Pac-12

NC State vs. California

Liberty

Dec. 31

SEC vs. C-USA

East Carolina vs. Texas A&M

Chick-fil-A

Dec. 31

ACC vs. SEC

Virginia Tech vs. Florida

TicketCity

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs. C-USA

Texas Tech* vs. Illinois

TaxSlayer.com Gator

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Auburn vs. Iowa

Capital One

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Georgia vs. Wisconsin

Outback

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

South Carolina vs. Michigan State

Cotton

Jan. 4

Big 12 vs. SEC

West Virginia vs. Arkansas

BBVA Compass

Jan. 5

SEC vs. Big East

Missouri vs. Cincinnati

GoDaddy.com

Jan. 6

MAC vs. Sun Belt

Arkansas State vs. Ohio

 

 

 

 

BCS Bowls

 

 

 

Rose

Jan. 1

BCS vs. BCS

Michigan vs. Oregon

Orange

Jan. 1

BCS vs. BCS

Florida State vs. Louisville

Sugar

Jan. 2

BCS vs. BCS

Alabama vs. Texas

Fiesta

Jan. 3

BCS vs. BCS

Oklahoma vs. Nebraska

National Title

Jan. 7

BCS vs. BCS

USC vs. LSU



*  According to our projections, the Big East, Big Ten, ACC, Army and Big 12 will fail to to fill their allotted slots.


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