2012-13 Bowl Projections

Dave Miller

With the entire bowl slate scheduled to be released on Sunday evening, let’s take a look one last time at the possible postseason matchups for the 2012-13 bowl season.


* Replacement team for a conference that does not have enough bowl-eligible teams.


The champions of specific conferences are contractually committed to certain bowls — unless they are No. 1 or No. 2 in the final BCS standings…

ACC = Orange; Big Ten = Rose; Big 12 = Fiesta; Pac-12 = Rose; SEC = Sugar

If a bowl loses a host team to the title game, then the bowl gets first choice at a replacement team. The rest of the selection order for 2012-13 is: Fiesta, Sugar and Orange.

If BYU is bowl-eligible, it will play in the Poinsettia Bowl.
If Army is bowl-eligible it will play in the Military Bowl.
If Navy is bowl-eligible, it will play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

- Teams in bold have already accepted bowl bids

Non-BCS bowls

Dec. 15 New Mexico: Nevada (MWC No. 4/5) vs. Arizona (Pac-12 No. 7/WAC)

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US PRESSWIREDarrell Hazell and the Golden Flashes could have a date with Utah State.

Dec. 15 Famous Idaho Potato: Utah State (WAC) vs. Kent State (MAC No. 3)

Dec. 20 Poinsettia: San Diego State (MWC No. 2) vs. BYU (BYU)

Dec. 21 Beef ‘O’Brady’s: UCF (C-USA) vs. *Ball State (Big East No. 6)

Dec. 22 New Orleans: Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt No. 1) vs. East Carolina (C-USA)

Dec. 22 Maaco: Boise State (MWC No. 1) vs. Washington (Pac-12 No. 5)

Dec. 24 Hawaii: Fresno State (MWC/WAC) vs. SMU (C-USA)

Dec. 26 Little Caesars: Toledo (MAC) vs. *Western Kentucky (Big Ten No. 8)

Dec. 27 Military: *Ohio (ACC No. 8) vs. *San Jose State (Army)

Dec. 27 Belk: Cincinnati (Big East No. 3) vs. N.C. State (ACC No. 5)

Dec. 27 Holiday: UCLA (Pac-12 No. 3) vs. TCU (Big 12 No. 5)

Dec. 28 Independence: *Iowa State (SEC No. 10) vs. *Louisiana-Monroe (ACC No. 7)

Dec. 28 Russell Athletic: Rutgers (Big East No. 2) vs. Virginia Tech (ACC No. 3)

Dec. 28 Meineke Car Care of Texas: Minnesota (Big Ten No. 6) vs. Baylor (Big 12 No. 6)

Dec. 29 Armed Forces: Rice (C-USA) vs. Air Force (MWC)

Dec. 29 Kraft Fight Hunger: Arizona State (Pac-12 No. 6) vs. Navy (Navy)

Dec. 29 Pinstripe: Pittsburgh (Big East No. 4) vs. West Virginia (Big 12 No. 7)

Dec. 29 Alamo: Oregon State (Pac-12 No. 2) vs. Texas (Big 12 No. 3)

Dec. 29 Buffalo Wild Wings: Oklahoma State (Big 12 No. 4) vs. Michigan State (Big Ten No. 4/5)


Dec. 31 Music City: Duke (ACC No. 6) vs. Vanderbilt (SEC No. 7)

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Lane Kiffin

US PRESSWIRELane Kiffin and the Trojans could meet Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl.

Dec. 31 Sun: Georgia Tech (ACC No. 4) vs. USC (Pac-12 No. 4)

Dec. 31 Liberty: Tulsa (C-USA No. 1) vs. *Louisiana Tech (SEC No. 8/9 or Big East)

Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A: Clemson (ACC No. 2) vs. LSU (SEC No. 5)

Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas: Purdue (Big Ten No. 7) vs. Texas Tech (Big 12 No. 8)

Jan. 1 Outback: Northwestern (Big Ten No. 3) vs. South Carolina (SEC)

Jan. 1 Capital One: Texas A&M (SEC No. 2) vs. Nebraska (Big Ten No. 2)

Jan. 1 Gator: Michigan (Big Ten No. 4/5) vs. Mississippi State (SEC No. 6)

Jan. 4 Cotton: Oklahoma (Big 12 No. 2) vs. Georgia (SEC)

Jan. 5 BBVA Compass: Syracuse (Big East No. 5/C-USA) vs. Ole Miss (SEC No. 8/9)

Jan. 6 GoDaddy.com: Bowling Green (MAC) vs. Arkansas State (Sun Belt No. 2)

BCS bowls

Jan. 1 Rose: Wisconsin (Big Ten) vs. Stanford (Pac-12)

Jan. 1 Orange: Florida State (ACC) vs. Northern Illinois (at-large)

Jan. 2 Sugar: Florida (SEC) vs. Louisville (at-large)

Jan. 3 Fiesta: Kansas State (Big 12) vs. Oregon (at-large)

Jan. 7 BCS national championship (Miami): Notre Dame (BCS No. 1) vs. Alabama (BCS No. 2)

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