The bowl projections 2010 seem secure at the moment. Most of the bowl projections 2010 for BCS bowls appear set in stone, if Oregon and Auburn win once more. If that happens, then the Ducks and Tigers will play for the national title game, with TCU going to the Rose Bowl against Wisconsin. In the meantime, Arkansas and Ohio State are almost locked in the Sugar, with the Big 12 win going to the Fiesta, and the ACC champ heading for the Orange. But all of these bowl projections could be thrown on a loop with an upset or two.
The current order all hinges on Oregon and Auburn winning against Oregon State and South Carolina. After the threats they have faced this year, it seems unlikely that one of them, let along two, would slip up now.
If they do, then the bowl projections 2010 for the BCS will get very messy. However, it could be clear in the case of the national title game, now that TCU is clear at No. 3. If either the Ducks or Tigers lose, the Horned Frogs appear set to break the mid-major glass ceiling, and face whoever doesn’t trip up.
If Oregon is the team that loses, things would still be clear in the BCS. The Ducks would be demoted to the Rose Bowl against Wisconsin, while the Horned Frog would move up to play Auburn. As for the other BCS games, they would be unlikely to shake up, as Arkansas would likely still face Ohio State in the Sugar, the Big 12 winner could face the Big East champ in the Sugar, and Stanford would face the ACC champ in the Orange.
But the BCS bowl projections 2010 would be shaken up more if Auburn lost. In that scenario, the Ducks would face the Horned Frogs for the championship, but the other BCS clashes would look different. If South Carolina won the SEC, Auburn would be reduced to an at-large bid – which would then likely knock Arkansas from the Sugar Bowl.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Tony Barnhart, South Carolina would then probably go to the Sugar, while Auburn would have to be snatched by another game. The Orange could snatch them up, and get some much needed buzz back. As for the Rose, with Oregon and TCU unavailable, Stanford may then come on board and form a traditional Big Ten-Pac 10 showdown – albeit between a conference champion and a runner up.
The Fiesta seems to be the most locked in, as the bowl projections 2010 all have the Oklahoma-Nebraska winner facing the Big East champion. Given how mocked the Big East has been, this isn’t an ideal pairing for the Fiesta – but those in Glendale will get a more appetizing game a week later.
If that game is Oregon vs Auburn, all other bowl projections will fall into place. If not, some last minute scrambling will be needed in the following 24 hours.
Atlanta Journal Constitution- “What if Auburn and Oregon both lose?”
SF Gate- “College Football Bowl Projections 2010”