College Football Bowl Projections for 2013

Athlon projects all 35 bowl games for this season.

Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although some believe there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in. And considering how long the offseason is, maybe 35 bowl games isn't too many after all. 

With college football's new playoff format coming with the 2014 season, this will be the final year for many of the tie-ins with current bowls. And of course, the BCS format will morph into a four-team playoff, with a national championship site awarded to the highest bidder. With more bowl games expected in 2014 and beyond, we may see at least 40 postseason matchups starting next season.

Athlon has released its 2013 rankings but it's time to unveil where teams will be spending the postseason. 

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


College Football's 2013-2014 Bowl Projections
 

Bowl Date Tie-In Projection
New Mexico Dec. 21 Pac-12 vs. MWC  Washington vs. Air Force
Famous Idaho Potato Dec. 21 MAC vs. MWC Nevada vs. Bowling Green
Las Vegas Dec. 21 Pac-12 vs. MWC Oregon State vs. Fresno State
New Orleans Bowl Dec. 21 Sun Belt vs. CUSA Louisiana-Lafayette vs. MTSU
Beef 'O' Brady's Dec. 23 American vs. CUSA Pittsburgh* vs. Louisiana Tech
Hawaii Dec. 24 MWC vs. CUSA San Jose State vs. East Carolina
Little Caesars Pizza Dec. 26 MAC vs. Big Ten Northern Illinois vs. Minnesota
Poinsettia  Dec. 26 Army vs. MWC Arizona* vs. San Diego State
Military  Dec. 27 CUSA vs. ACC Marshall vs. Maryland
Texas Dec. 27 Big 12 vs. Big Ten  TCU vs. Indiana
Kraft Fight Hunger Dec. 27 BYU vs. Pac-12  BYU vs. USC
Pinstripe Dec. 28 American vs. ACC Rutgers vs. West Virginia
Belk Dec. 28 American vs. ACC North Carolina vs. USF
Russell Athletic Dec. 28 American vs. ACC Cincinnati vs. Miami
Buffalo Wild Wings Dec. 28 Big 12 vs. Big Ten Baylor vs. Northwestern
Armed Forces Dec. 30 MWC vs. Navy  Navy vs. Utah State
Music City Dec. 30 ACC vs. SEC Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech
Alamo Dec. 30 Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Stanford vs. Oklahoma
Holiday Dec. 30 Pac-12 vs. Big 12 Arizona State vs. Kansas State
AdvoCare V100 Dec. 31 ACC vs. SEC NC State vs. Auburn
Sun Dec. 31 Pac-12 vs. ACC Virginia Tech vs. UCLA
Liberty Dec. 31 SEC vs. CUSA Tulsa vs. Tennessee
Chick-fil-A Dec. 31 ACC vs. SEC South Carolina vs. Florida State
Gator Jan. 1 SEC vs. Big Ten Vanderbilt vs. Michigan State
Heart of Dallas Jan. 1 Big Ten vs. CUSA Rice vs. Texas Tech*
Capital One Jan. 1 SEC vs. Big Ten Texas A&M vs. Wisconsin
Outback Jan. 1 SEC vs. Big Ten  Florida vs. Nebraska
Rose Jan. 1 BCS vs. BCS  Oregon vs. Michigan
Fiesta Jan. 1 BCS vs. BCS Oklahoma State vs. Boise State
Sugar Jan. 2 BCS vs. BCS  Georgia vs. Louisville
Cotton Jan. 3 SEC vs. Big 12  Texas vs. LSU
Orange Jan. 3 BCS vs. BCS Clemson vs. Notre Dame
BBVA Compass Jan. 4 SEC vs. American Mississippi State vs. UCF
GoDaddy Jan. 5 MAC vs. Sun Belt ULM vs. Ball State
National Title Jan. 6 BCS vs. BCS Alabama vs. Ohio State


* According to our 2013 conference predictions, Army, the Big Ten and American will fail to fill their allotted slots.

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