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College Football Post-Week 8 Bowl Projections

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College football's bowl season is inching closer, but it's never too early to take a look at what the matchups might look like. With eight weeks of results in the books, it's still too early to make long-term projections about teams. 

The post-Week 8 bowl projections are a mixture between preseason projections, how things would look if the season ended today, and a dose of the results so far this year. Expect more changes over the next few weeks. 

2012-2013 Post-Week 8 College Football Bowl Projections

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Bowl

Date

Tie-In

Projected Matchup

New Mexico

Dec. 15

MWC vs. Pac-12

Washington 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

East Carolina vs. Troy*

New Orleans

Dec. 22

Sun Belt vs. C-USA

UL Monroe vs. Marshall

Las Vegas

Dec. 22

MWC vs. Pac-12

Arizona vs. Boise State

Hawaii

Dec. 24

C-USA vs. MWC

Fresno State vs. SMU

Little Caesars

Dec. 26

Big Ten vs. MAC

Minnesota vs. Toledo

Military

Dec. 27

ACC vs. Army

Maryland vs. Kent State*

Belk

Dec. 27

ACC vs. Big East

NC State vs. Cincinnati

Holiday

Dec. 27

Big 12 vs. Pac-12

Stanford vs. Texas

Independence

Dec. 28

ACC vs. SEC

Duke vs. La. Tech*

Russell Athletic

Dec. 28

ACC vs. Big East

Miami vs. Rutgers

Meineke Car Care

Dec. 28

Big Ten vs. Big 12

Michigan State vs. Baylor

Armed Forces

Dec. 29

C-USA vs. MWC

Tulsa vs. Air Force

Kraft Fight Hunger

Dec. 29

Pac-12 vs. Navy

Navy vs. Arizona State

Pinstripe

Dec. 29

Big East vs. Big 12

Pittsburgh vs. Okla. State

Alamo

Dec. 29

Big 12 vs. Pac-12

Oregon State vs. West Virginia

Buffalo Wild Wings

Dec. 29

Big Ten vs. Big 12

Northwestern vs. TCU 

Music City

Dec. 31

SEC vs. ACC

Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech

Sun

Dec. 31

ACC vs. Pac-12

UCLA vs. Virginia Tech

Liberty

Dec. 31

SEC vs. C-USA

Arkansas vs. UCF**

Chick-fil-A

Dec. 31

ACC vs. SEC

Clemson vs. Georgia

Heart of Dallas

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs. Big 12

Purdue vs. Iowa State

TaxSlayer.com Gator

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Texas A&M vs. Iowa

Capital One

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Wisconsin vs. LSU

Outback

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Nebraska vs. South Carolina

Cotton

Jan. 4

Big 12 vs. SEC

Miss. State vs. Texas Tech

BBVA Compass

Jan. 5

SEC vs. Big East

Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas State*

GoDaddy.com

Jan. 6

MAC vs. Sun Belt

W. Kentucky vs. Ohio

 

 

 

 

BCS Bowls

 

 

 

Rose

Jan. 1

BCS vs. BCS

Michigan vs. USC

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. Notre Dame

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.

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

by Steven Lassan

Follow @athlonsteven

(published Oct. 23, 2012)

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