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College Football Post-Week 3 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 three weeks of results in the books, it's hard to make long-term projections about teams, especially with several teams still playing overmatched non-conference games. 

With very little data to work with, the post-Week 3 bowl projections are a mixture between preseason projections, how things would look if the season ended today, 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 perform in conference games. 

2012-2013 Post-Week 3 College Football Bowl Projections

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Bowl

Date

Tie-In

Projected Matchup

New Mexico

Dec. 15

MWC vs. Pac-12

Utah vs. Wyoming

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

Vanderbilt* vs. Louisiana Tech*

New Orleans

Dec. 22

Sun Belt vs. C-USA

UL Lafayette vs. Southern Miss

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

Purdue vs. Toledo

Military

Dec. 27

ACC vs. Army

Marshall* vs. Miami

Belk

Dec. 27

ACC vs. Big East

Georgia Tech vs. Cincinnati

Holiday

Dec. 27

Big 12 vs. Pac-12

UCLA vs. TCU

Independence

Dec. 28

ACC vs. SEC

Wake Forest vs. Arkansas

Russell Athletic

Dec. 28

ACC vs. Big East

Clemson vs. Rutgers

Meineke Car Care

Dec. 28

Big Ten vs. Big 12

Texas Tech vs. Iowa

Armed Forces

Dec. 29

C-USA vs. MWC

Nevada vs. UTEP

Kraft Fight Hunger

Dec. 29

Pac-12 vs. Navy

Navy vs. Arizona State

Pinstripe

Dec. 29

Big East vs. Big 12

Baylor vs. Connecticut

Alamo

Dec. 29

Big 12 vs. Pac-12

Stanford vs. Kansas State

Buffalo Wild Wings

Dec. 29

Big Ten vs. Big 12

Oklahoma State vs. N'Western

Music City

Dec. 31

SEC vs. ACC

Virginia vs. Missouri

Sun

Dec. 31

ACC vs. Pac-12

Arizona vs. NC State

Liberty

Dec. 31

SEC vs. C-USA

Texas A&M vs. East Carolina

Chick-fil-A

Dec. 31

ACC vs. SEC

Virginia Tech vs. Miss. State

TicketCity

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs. C-USA

Illinois vs. Tulsa

TaxSlayer.com Gator

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Tennessee vs. Wisconsin

Capital One

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Georgia vs. Michigan State

Outback

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Nebraska vs. Florida

Cotton

Jan. 4

Big 12 vs. SEC

West Virginia vs. So. Carolina

BBVA Compass

Jan. 5

SEC vs. Big East

Auburn vs. South Florida

GoDaddy.com

Jan. 6

MAC vs. Sun Belt

Arkansas State vs. Ohio

 

 

 

 

BCS Bowls

 

 

 

Rose

Jan. 1

BCS vs. BCS

Michigan vs. USC

Orange

Jan. 1

BCS vs. BCS

Florida State vs. Texas

Sugar

Jan. 2

BCS vs. BCS

LSU vs. Notre Dame

Fiesta

Jan. 3

BCS vs. BCS

Oklahoma vs. Louisville

National Title

Jan. 7

BCS vs. BCS

Oregon vs. Alabama


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


by Steven Lassan

Follow @athlonsteven

(published Sept. 18, 2012)

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