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Since: 25.4.02
From: Chi-town burbs

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All these are assuming:

1: All conference champions are won by the higher ranked/team with more wins.

2: The bowl closest to 1 January takes the highest-ranked team (in the cases of CUSA 5/6/7, etc)

New Orleans Bowl: North Texas (Sun Belt Champion) vs. UAB (CUSA #5, need a win) or Tulane

GMAC Bowl: Louisville (CUSA #2) vs. Marshall (MAC #2)

Tangerine Bowl: North Carolina State (ACC #4) vs. At-Large

Sega Sports Las Vegas Bowl: New Mexico (Mountain West #2) vs. Oregon (Pac-10 #5)

ConAgra Foods Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii (Host) vs. Cincinatti (C-USA #4, need a win)

Motor City Bowl: Northern Illinois (MAC #1) vs. At-Large Bowl: West Virginia (Big East #3) vs. Arizona State (Pac-10 #4)

Houston Bowl: Southern Mississippi (CUSA #3) vs. Nebraska (Big 12 #7)

MainStay Independence Bowl: Iowa State (Big 12 #6) vs. South Carolina (SEC #7, need a win)

Pacific Life Holiday Bowl: USC (Pac-10 #2) vs. Kansas State (Big 12 #3)

2002 Alamo Bowl Presented by Mastercard: Purdue (Big 10 #4, need a win) vs. Texas (Big 12 #4)

Contintental Tire Bowl: Clemson (ACC #6) vs. Boston College (Big East #5)

Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl: Wisconsin (Big 10 #6) vs. Tennessee (SEC #6)

Seattle Bowl: BYU (Mountain West #4, need a win) vs. Georgia Tech (ACC #5) Humanitarian Bowl: Boise State (WAC, Host) vs. Texas A&M (Big 12 #8)

Wells-Fargo Sun Bowl: Minnesota (Big 10 #5) vs. UCLA (Pac-10 #3)

Silicon Valley Football Classic: Fresno State (WAC) vs. Oregon State (Pac-10 #6)

AXA Liberty Bowl: TCU (CUSA #1) vs. Colorado State (Mountain West #1)

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Virginia (ACC #3) vs. Arkansas (SEC #5)

Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl: Air Force (Mountain West #3) vs. Virginia Tech (Big East #4)

Outback Bowl: Penn State (Big 10 #3) vs. Auburn (SEC #4)

SBC Cotton Bowl: Colorado (Big 12 #2) vs. Florida (SEC #3)

Toyota Gator Bowl: Pittsburgh (Big East #2) vs. Maryland (ACC #2)

Capital One Bowl: Michigan (Big 10 #2) vs. LSU (SEC #2)

Rose Bowl: Iowa (Big 10 Champion/at-large) vs. Washington State (Pac-10 Champion)

Nokia Sugar Bowl: Georgia (SEC Champion) vs. Notre Dame (At-Large)

FedEx Orange Bowl: Oklahoma (Big 12 Champion/At-Large) vs. Florida State (ACC Champion)

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Ohio State (BCS #1) vs. Miami (FL) (BCS #2)

6+ win teams without a bowl currently:

Miami (OH)
Arkansas State (6-7)
San Jose State
South Florida

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Since: 6.1.02
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Question: Do teams who go to the SEC and Big 12 Championship games but lose get the #2 spot automatically?

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#3 Posted on
I think that sounds about right.

Also, California's on probation, so they're not bowl-eligible anyway.

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#4 Posted on
The Bowl selection and watching Nebraska lose are my favorite things about the college football season.

and where you finish in the conference doesn't neccesarily determine where you play - it just means that the Bowl gets that # choice. A bowl could pick a team that finished lower in the conference but is a better fit geographically. It's all about the $$$'s

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#5 Posted on
If you actually go by conference standings at this point, Pitt would be Big East #1, with a better overall conference record. All I'm asking for this weekend is 3 of the 4 from Washington, Pitt, Texas Tech, and Michigan to pull upsets. The 1977 back from the dead theory might actually work.

I want you to know, I agree with everything I've just said.
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Since: 2.1.02
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#6 Posted on
I said it awhile ago, and I know I sound like a broken record, but Pitt will beat Miami. Final score:

Pitt 27
Miami 24

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Since: 22.4.02
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#7 Posted on

    Originally posted by HitTheSnoozeButton
    I said it awhile ago, and I know I sound like a broken record, but Pitt will beat Miami. Final score:

    Pitt 27
    Miami 24

Not quite, but thanks for playing...

Miami 28
Pitt 21

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Since: 25.4.02
From: Chi-town burbs

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#8 Posted on
In the case of teams having higher conference rankings (just based on playing more games,) I put the higher-ranked team there. Example is Ohio State - they're still a half-game back of Iowa but ranked #2 in the nation and BCS. Same with Miami before yesterday. Next week should clear it a lot more.

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I have to agree that the West Virginia is nearly impossible. And while Arkansas still has a chance at the SEC West (and i picked them at the beginning of the year, go me!) I doubt they can beat Georgia.
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