Who SHOULD Be Going to Which Bowls?

I’ve had so much stuff on my plate I haven’t been doing any college football rankings posts for some time, and I’ll be releasing the week-by-week rankings for November throughout December (here‘s Week 8). But that won’t stop me from doing my annual roundup of the bowl matchups if they were determined by the C Ratings. Teams separated by a slash reflect adherence to the actual BCS rules; teams separated by an “or” reflect the fallout from the Georgia Tech exemption. Central Michigan is the only bowl-eligible team that doesn’t go to a bowl; Georgia Tech would knock out Middle Tennessee State.




Gildan New Mexico 

MWC #4/5

Dec. 15, 1 p.m. ESPN 

Albuquerque, N.M. 

Pac-12 #7

Air Force v. Washington

Famous Idaho Potato  

MAC #3

Dec. 15, 4:30 p.m. ESPN

Boise, Idaho 


Utah State v. Ball State/Kent State

S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia 

MWC #2

Dec. 20, 8 p.m. ESPN 

San Diego 


Boise State v. BYU

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg 

Big East #6

Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. ESPN 

St. Petersburg, Fla. 

C-USA #4

East Carolina v. (Ohio or Bowling Green)/San Jose State

R+L Carriers New Orleans 


Dec. 22, Noon ESPN 

New Orleans 

Sun Belt #1

Arkansas State v. SMU (Rice?)

MAACO Las Vegas 

MWC #1

Dec. 22, 3:30 p.m. ESPN

Las Vegas 

Pac-12 #5

Fresno State v. Arizona State

Sheraton Hawaii 

C-USA #2

Dec. 24, 8 p.m. ESPN 


MWC #4/5

Tulsa (SMU?) v. Nevada

Little Caesars Pizza 

Big 10 #8 (/Sun Belt)

Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m. ESPN 


MAC #1

Northern Illinois/Toledo v. Western Kentucky

Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman 

ACC #8 (/MAC #4)

Dec. 27, 3 p.m. ESPN 

Washington, D.C. 


Kent State/Bowling Green v. San Jose State/West Virginia


ACC #5

Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m. ESPN

Charlotte, N.C. 

Big East #3

Syracuse/Pittsburgh v. Duke or NC State

Bridgepoint Education Holiday 

Big 12 #5

Dec. 27, 9:45 p.m. ESPN 

San Diego 

Pac-12 #3

USC v. TCU/Baylor

AdvoCare V100 Independence 

ACC #7

Dec. 28, 2 p.m. ESPN 

Shreveport, La. 

SEC #10

Louisiana Tech v. Middle Tennessee State or Ohio

Russell Athletic 

ACC #3

Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. ESPN 

Orlando, Fla. 

Big East #2

Pittsburgh/Cincinnati v. Virginia Tech

Meineke Car Care of Texas 

Big 12 #6

Dec. 28, 9 p.m. ESPN


Big 10 #6

Texas Tech/TCU v. Purdue

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces 

C-USA #3

Dec. 29, 11:45 a.m. ESPN 

Fort Worth 

MWC #3

San Diego State v. Rice (Tulsa?)

New Era Pinstripe 

Big 12 #7

Dec. 29, 3:15 p.m. ESPN 

Bronx, N.Y. 

Big East #4

Louisville v. Iowa State/Texas Tech

Kraft Fight Hunger 

Pac-12 #6 (/ACC #9)

Dec. 29, 4 p.m. ESPN2 

San Francisco 

Navy (/ACC #9)

Arizona v. Navy

Valero Alamo 

Big 12 #3

Dec. 29, 6:45 p.m. ESPN 

San Antonio

Pac-12 #2

Texas/Oklahoma State v. Oregon State

Buffalo Wild Wings 

Big 12 #4

Dec. 29, 10:15 p.m. ESPN 

Tempe, Ariz. 

Big 10 #5(/4?)

Baylor/Texas v. Nebraska

Franklin American Mortgage Music City 

ACC #6

Dec. 31, Noon ESPN 

Nashville, Tenn. 

SEC #7(/8?)

Vanderbilt v. Bowling Green/Ohio or Duke

Hyundai Sun 

ACC #4

Dec. 31, 2 p.m. CBS 

El Paso, Texas 

Pac-12 #4

NC State or Georgia Tech v. UCLA

AutoZone Liberty 

C-USA #1

Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m. ESPN 

Memphis, Tenn.

SEC #8/9 (or 7/8?)

Central Florida v. Mississippi


ACC #2

Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. ESPN 


SEC #5

Clemson v. LSU

TaxSlayer.com Gator 

Big 10 #4(/5?)

Jan. 1, Noon ESPN2 

Jacksonville, Fla. 

SEC #6

Michigan v. Mississippi State

Heart of Dallas 

Big 12 #8

Jan. 1, Noon ESPNU 


Big 10 #7

West Virginia/Iowa State v. Minnesota


Big 10 #3

Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ESPN 

Tampa, Fla. 

SEC #3/4 (East)

South Carolina v. Northwestern

Capital One 

Big 10 #2

Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ABC 

Orlando, Fla.

SEC #2

Georgia v. Michigan State

Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio 

BCS (Big 10 #1)

Jan. 1, 5 p.m. ESPN 

Pasadena, Calif. 

BCS (Pac-12 #1)

Wisconsin v. Stanford

Discover Orange

BCS (ACC #1)

Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. ESPN 



Florida State v. Cincinnati/Syracuse

Allstate Sugar 

BCS (SEC #1)

Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. ESPN 

New Orleans 


Florida v. Oklahoma/Northern Illinois

Tostitos Fiesta 

BCS (Big 12 #1)

Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m. ESPN 

Glendale, Ariz. 


Kansas State v. Notre Dame

AT&T Cotton

Big 12 #2

Jan. 4, 8 p.m. FOX 

Arlington, Texas 

SEC #3/4 (West)

South Carolina v. Oklahoma State/Oklahoma

BBVA Compass 

Big East #5

Jan. 5, 1 p.m. ESPN 

Birmingham, Ala. 

SEC #8/9 (/Sun Belt)

Rutgers v. Louisiana-Lafayette


MAC #2

Jan. 6, 9 p.m. ESPN 

Mobile, Ala. 

Sun Belt #2

Toledo/Ball State v. Louisiana-Monroe

Discover BCS National Championship 

BCS #1

Jan. 7, 8:30 p.m. ESPN 


BCS #2

Alabama v. Oregon

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