November 28, 2006

Bowl Game Schedule

courtesy of the four-letter network and CSTV, here is my meta-composite guide to the bowls and the teams that have already committed to bowl games - I am feverishly copying this in my Treo as we read and encourage you to plan your Christmas parties and shopping around every date.

This weekend's action will have a lot of impact on the BCS bowls, especially Florida vs. Arkansas, Rutgers at West Virginia and USC vs. UCLA. Motor City Bowl is in a quandary as the Big Ten 7 Iowa already took a bid to the Alamo - who else could they pick? BCS Selection Show is Sunday at 8 EDT on Fox.

Italics are my rather thought-out projections. I ranked the bowl-eligible teams in each conference by "bowl attractiveness", filled in bids already accepted, then plugged in where appropriate.

Oddities...
  • four Sun Belt teams are eligible, usually only champ goes bowling (likely Troy). But Middle Tennessee State could beat most of the ACC, maybe they squeak ahead of Kentucky or Kansas?
  • Miami Hurricanes not in a bowl now that FSU is going to Emerald?
  • With two BCS bids likely in the Big Ten, not enogh bowl-eligible teams to fill the tie-ins.
Also a three words or less preview. Feel free to mock the sponsors or bowl titles in the comments unless you are pimping your site.

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia
Mountain West - At Large
TCU vs. Northern Illinois
San Diego
(any passes?)
Dec. 19, 8 p.m.

ESPN2 HD
Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas
C-USA vs. MAC/WAC
Oregon vs. BYU
Las Vegas
(Ducks beat Sooners?)
Dec. 21, 8 p.m.

ESPN HD
R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Sun Belt Champ vs. C-USA
(Troy) vs. Rice
New Orleans
(Find a party)
Dec. 22, 8 p.m.

ESPN2 HD
Papajohns.com Bowl
Big East vs. C-USA
East Carolina vs. (S Miss.)
Birmingham, Ala.
(Pirates sunk)
Dec. 23, 1 p.m.

ESPN2 HD
New Mexico
Mountain West vs. WAC
New Mexico vs. San Jose State
Albuquerque, N.M.
(End of Days?)
Dec. 23, 4:30 p.m.

ESPN HD
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces
Mountain West vs. C-USA
Utah vs. Tulsa
Fort Worth, Texas
(Two good defenses)
Dec. 23, 8 p.m.

ESPN HD
Sheraton Hawaii
Pac-10 vs. WAC
Hawaii vs. Arizona State
Honolulu
(100 pts?)
Dec. 24, 8 p.m.

ESPN HD
Motor City
MAC #1 vs. Big Ten #7
Central Michigan vs. (???)
Detroit
(Not enough Tens!)
Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m.

ESPN HD
Emerald
ACC vs. Pac-10
Florida State vs. UCLA

San Francisco
(Mighty have fallen)
Dec. 27, 8 p.m.

ESPN HD
PetroSun Independence
Big 12 vs. SEC
Oklahoma St vs. South Carolina
Shreveport, La.
(Spurrier coaching other?)
Dec. 28, 4:30 p.m.

ESPN HD
Pacific Life Holiday
Big 12 vs. Pac-10
Missouri vs. California
San Diego
(Classic matchup)
Dec. 28, 8 p.m.

ESPN HD
Texas
Big East vs. Big 12
Pitt vs. Kansas/MTSU

Houston
(Can't watch scraps)
Dec. 28, 8 p.m.

NFL Network
Gaylord Hotels Music City
ACC vs. SEC
Miami (FL) vs.Georgia
Nashville, Tenn.
(Great for Gaylord)
Dec. 29, 1 p.m.

ESPN HD
Brut Sun
Big 12/Big East/Notre Dame vs. Pac-10
Texas Tech/Kansas St vs. Oregon State
El Paso, Texas Dec. 29, 2 p.m.

CBS
AutoZone Liberty
C-USA vs. SEC
SMU vs. Tennessee
Memphis, Tenn.
(Smell Vol letdown)
Dec. 29, 4:30 p.m.

ESPN HD
Insight
Big 12 vs. Big Ten
Texas Tech vs. Minnesota
Tempe, Ariz. Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m.

NFL Network
Champs Sports
ACC vs. Big Ten
Maryland/Clemson vs. Purdue
Orlando, Fla. Dec. 29, 8 p.m.

ESPN HD
Meineke Car Care
ACC vs. Big East/Navy
Clemson/Maryland vs. Navy
Charlotte, N.C. Dec. 30, 1 p.m.

ESPN HD
Mastercard Alamo
Big Ten vs. Big 12
Iowa vs. Kansas State
San Antonio Dec. 30, 4:30 p.m.

ESPN HD
Chick-fil-A
ACC vs. SEC
Virginia Tech/BC vs. Auburn
Atlanta Dec. 30, 8 p.m.

ESPN HD
MPC Computers
ACC vs. WAC
BC/Virginia Tech
Boise, Idaho Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m.

ESPN HD
Outback
Big Ten vs. SEC
Penn State vs. Florida
Tampa, Fla. Jan. 1, 11 a.m.

ESPN HD
AT&T Cotton
Big 12 vs. SEC
Texas vs. LSU
Dallas
(Set your alarm!)
Jan. 1, 11:30 a.m.

FOX
Toyota Gator
ACC vs. Big 12/Big East/Notre Dame
Georgia Tech vs. WVU/Louisville
Jacksonville, Fla. Jan. 1, 1 p.m.

CBS
Capital One
Big Ten vs. SEC
Wisconsin vs. LSU
Orlando, Fla. Jan. 1, 1 p.m.

ABC HD
Rose
Big Ten #2* and Pac-10 #2/At Large
Michigan vs. Notre Dame
Pasadena, Calif. Jan. 1, 5 p.m.

ABC HD
Tostitos Fiesta
Big 12 vs. At Large BCS
Oklahoma vs. Boise State
Glendale, Ariz.
(Undefeated?)
Jan. 1, 8 p.m.

FOX
FedEx Orange
ACC vs. At Large BCS
Wake Forest vs. Rutgers/WVU
Miami Jan. 2, 8 p.m.

FOX
Allstate Sugar
SEC vs At Large BCS
Arkansas vs. Louisville/Rutgers
New Orleans
(like last year?)
Jan. 3, 8 p.m.

FOX
International
MAC vs. Big East
Western Michigan vs. USF/Cincy
Toronto
(More great defense)
Jan. 6, Noon

ESPN2 HD
GMAC
C-USA vs. MAC/WAC
Houston vs. Ohio/Nevada
Mobile, Ala.
(almost there)
Jan. 7, 8 p.m.

ESPN HD
BCS Championship Game
#1 vs. #2
Ohio State vs USC
Glendale, Ariz. Jan. 8, 8 p.m.

FOX

1 comment:

College Football said...

The Trojans are Number 2! Should they be here and should they be in the BCS Championship Game? Espn states by beating their long time rival UCLA they will play for the Title and Michigan will be smelling Roses to play Notre Dame or LSU? Good prediction? Let us hear!