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College Football Post-Week 13 Bowl Projections

College football's bowl season is inching closer, and it's never too early to take a look at what the matchups might look like. With 13 weeks of results in the books, the bowl picture for nearly every team is starting to clear. 

The post-Week 13 bowl projections are a mixture between how things would look if the season ended today, projection of Week 14, and considering the results so far this year. 

2012-2013 Post-Week 13 College Football Bowl Projections

Bowl

Date

Tie-In

Projected Matchup

New Mexico

Dec. 15

MWC vs. Pac-12

Arizona vs. Nevada

Famous Idaho Potato

Dec. 15

MAC vs. WAC

Utah State vs. N. Illinois

Poinsettia

Dec. 20

BYU vs. MWC

BYU vs. San Diego State

Beef 'O'Brady's

Dec. 21

Big East vs. C-USA

UCF vs. Pittsburgh

New Orleans

Dec. 22

Sun Belt vs. C-USA

UL Lafayette vs. East Carolina

Las Vegas

Dec. 22

MWC vs. Pac-12

Washington vs. Boise State

Hawaii

Dec. 24

C-USA vs. MWC

Fresno State vs. SMU

Little Caesars

Dec. 26

Big Ten vs. MAC

W. Kentucky* vs. Toledo

Military

Dec. 27

ACC vs. Army

Ohio* vs. SJSU*

Belk

Dec. 27

ACC vs. Big East

Duke vs. Cincinnati

Holiday

Dec. 27

Big 12 vs. Pac-12

West Virginia vs. Oregon State

Independence

Dec. 28

ACC vs. SEC

Louisiana-Monroe* vs. La. Tech*

Russell Athletic

Dec. 28

ACC vs. Big East

Virginia Tech vs. Rutgers

Meineke Car Care

Dec. 28

Big Ten vs. Big 12

Texas Tech vs. Minnesota

Armed Forces

Dec. 29

C-USA vs. MWC

Rice vs. Air Force

Kraft Fight Hunger

Dec. 29

Pac-12 vs. Navy

Navy vs. Arizona State

Pinstripe

Dec. 29

Big East vs. Big 12

Syracuse vs. Baylor

Alamo

Dec. 29

Big 12 vs. Pac-12

UCLA vs. TCU

Buffalo Wild Wings

Dec. 29

Big Ten vs. Big 12

Mich. State vs. Okla. State

Music City

Dec. 31

SEC vs. ACC

Vanderbilt vs. NC State

Sun

Dec. 31

ACC vs. Pac-12

USC vs. Ga. Tech

Liberty

Dec. 31

SEC vs. C-USA

Tulsa vs. Arkansas State*

Chick-fil-A

Dec. 31

ACC vs. SEC

Clemson vs. LSU

Heart of Dallas

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs. Big 12

Iowa State vs. Purdue

TaxSlayer.com Gator

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Wisconsin vs. Miss. State

Capital One

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Michigan vs. Texas A&M

Outback

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Northwestern vs. S. Carolina

Cotton

Jan. 4

Big 12 vs. SEC

Texas vs. Georgia

BBVA Compass

Jan. 5

SEC vs. Big East

Ole Miss vs. Ball State*

GoDaddy.com

Jan. 6

MAC vs. Sun Belt

MTSU vs. Kent State

 

 

 

 

BCS Bowls

 

 

 

Rose

Jan. 1

BCS vs. BCS

Nebraska vs. Stanford

Orange

Jan. 1

BCS vs. BCS

Florida State vs. Louisville

Sugar

Jan. 2

BCS vs. BCS

Florida vs. Oklahoma

Fiesta

Jan. 3

BCS vs. BCS

Kansas State vs. Oregon

National Title

Jan. 7

BCS vs. BCS

Notre Dame vs. Alabama

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* Indicates an at-large team due to a conference unable to fill bowl slots according to Athlon's projections.

** UCF is appealing a postseason ban and for now, is eligible to compete in the 2012 postseason.

Bold indicates a team has accepted bowl bid.

by Steven Lassan

Follow @athlonsteven

(updated Dec. 1, 2012)