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College Football Post-Week 1 Bowl Projections

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College football's bowl season is still a few months away, but it's never too early to take a look at what the matchups might look like. With only one week of results in the books, it's hard to make long-term projections about teams. A team like Houston was expected to win Conference USA's West Division in the preseason but stumbled in the opener against Texas State. For now, the Cougars remain in our projections but that could change after Week 2.

With very little data to work with, the post-Week 1 bowl projections are a mixture between preseason projections and a small dose of the results so far this year. Expect more changes over the next few weeks, especially as we see how teams like Houston, UTEP, Miami (Fla.) and Texas Tech perform.

2012-2013 Post-Week 1 College Football Bowl Projections

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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. W. Michigan

Poinsettia

Dec. 20

BYU vs. MWC

BYU vs. Nevada

Beef 'O'Brady's

Dec. 21

Big East vs. C-USA

East Carolina vs. Cincinnati

New Orleans

Dec. 22

Sun Belt vs. C-USA

UL Lafayette vs. Southern Miss

Las Vegas

Dec. 22

MWC vs. Pac-12

UCLA vs. Boise State

Hawaii

Dec. 24

C-USA vs. MWC

Fresno State vs. SMU

Little Caesars

Dec. 26

Big Ten vs. MAC

Purdue vs. Northern Illinois

Military

Dec. 27

ACC vs. Army

Marshall* vs. Mississippi State*

Belk

Dec. 27

ACC vs. Big East

Virginia vs. Pittsburgh

Holiday

Dec. 27

Big 12 vs. Pac-12

Stanford vs. Baylor

Independence

Dec. 28

ACC vs. SEC

Miami vs. Texas A&M

Russell Athletic

Dec. 28

ACC vs. Big East

South Florida vs. Clemson

Meineke Car Care

Dec. 28

Big Ten vs. Big 12

TCU vs. Northwestern

Armed Forces

Dec. 29

C-USA vs. MWC

Houston vs. Wyoming

Kraft Fight Hunger

Dec. 29

Pac-12 vs. Navy

Navy vs. California

Pinstripe

Dec. 29

Big East vs. Big 12

Rutgers vs. Notre Dame

Alamo

Dec. 29

Big 12 vs. Pac-12

Utah vs. Oklahoma State

Buffalo Wild Wings

Dec. 29

Big Ten vs. Big 12

Kansas State vs. Illinois

Music City

Dec. 31

SEC vs. ACC

Auburn vs. Georgia Tech

Sun

Dec. 31

ACC vs. Pac-12

NC State vs. Washington

Liberty

Dec. 31

SEC vs. C-USA

Tulsa vs. Missouri

Chick-fil-A

Dec. 31

ACC vs. SEC

Virginia Tech vs. Florida

TicketCity

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs. C-USA

Texas Tech* vs. UTEP

TaxSlayer.com Gator

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Tennessee 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

Vanderbilt vs. Connecticut

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

LSU vs. Texas

Fiesta

Jan. 3

BCS vs. BCS

Oklahoma vs. Nebraska

National Title

Jan. 7

BCS vs. BCS

USC vs. Alabama


by Steven Lassan

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