The bowl projections 2010 could easily shake up on Saturday. Yet if the bowl projections 2010 stay as they are, fans will have had days to dream up the potential matchups. Along with the BCS bowls, fans and pundits will also put together big matchups for the other prestigious games. Some would have major star power, even if the actual teams aren’t as good as usual. Beyond the Oregon-Auburn, Wisconsin-TCU and Arkansas-Ohio State matchups, the bowl projections 2010 carry other juicy showdowns beyond the BCS.
An Oregon-Auburn national title battle has been projected for over a month. After this past weekend, fans are already anticipating a Wisconsin-TCU shootout in the Rose, Arkansas facing Ohio State in the Sugar, the Big 12 winner facing the Big East “champion” in the Fiesta, and Stanford clashing with the ACC victor.
Before that, the bowl projections 2010 anticipate some juicy New Years Day clashes, and even some before and after that. The Gator Bowl seems likely to have Florida as a quasi-host, against Penn State and Joe Paterno. But the Nittany Lions could also go to the Outback, and have Paterno face Steve Spurrier and South Carolina – presuming the Gamecocks don’t upset Auburn this Saturday.
The Capital One Bowl could draw a lot of interest, since 11-1 Michigan State will have to take this as a consolation prize. But they seem likely to face an SEC team that also dreamed for something more, which stands to be either Alabama or LSU.
After New Years, the bowl projections 2010 for non BCS games have drawn some interest. Texas A&M is already in the 75’th Annual Cotton Bowl, and also seems ready to face either Alabama or LSU. As for Boise State, their consolation is projected to be the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on January 9, with Clemson favored as their opponent.
Before New Years, Florida State may head for the Chick-Fli-A Bowl against Mississippi State, if they don’t beat Virginia Tech on Saturday. The Holiday Bowl might have to take a 6-6 Washington team against a 10 win Big 12 squad, while the Alamo Bowl could have a rematch of last year’s Nebraska-Arizona Holiday matchup – presuming the Cornhuskers lose the Big 12 title to the Sooners.
All of the bowl projections 2010 have Notre Dame pegged for the Champ Sports Bowl, which will automatically make it a big game. The Irish are expected to face either N.C. State or Maryland, which both made surprise runs in the ACC.
Nowadays, all the games before the national championship are derided as useless – and a major obstacle towards a playoff. Yet if a few bowl projections come true, fans may still have reason to get excited before January 10.
CBS Sports- “Bowl Projections”
MSNBC.com- “Bowl Projections”