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BCS Bowl Projections: November 24, 2008

Another week, another shakeup in the projections of the BCS Bowls.

This much we know:

  1. Utah is BCS-bound, with their undefeated 12-0 season.
  2. Penn State is going to the Rose Bowl after winning the Big Ten.
  3. Oregon State goes to the Rose Bowl if they beat Oregon on Saturday.
  4. Unless Missouri wins the Big XII championship game, there will be 2 teams out of Texas, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma in BCS games.
  5. Florida and Alabama are in BCS games.

Keeping that in mind, where is there wiggle room?

The ACC is still wide open. As for the Big East, Cincinnati has to get by Syracuse, and they will be going bowling.

I am still very interested in Oklahoma State's and Missouri's influences on the BCS picture. If the Cowboys beat the Sooners, then Texas Tech will go to the Big XII Championship game, playing Missouri.

If Missouri is able to pull off that upset, we would see a very unusual event: a team that didn't even win its own conference playing in the BCS Championship game, the Texas Longhorns. Unfair? Probably. Missouri would then go to the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale.

Bowl Game Participants Winner
Orange Bowl Florida St. Seminoles vs. Utah Utes  Utah
Rose Bowl Oregon St. Beavers vs. Penn St. Nittany Lions
Fiesta Bowl Oklahoma Sooners  vs. USC Trojans
Sugar Bowl Alabama Crimson Tide  vs. Cincinnati Bearcats
BCS Championship Texas Longhorns vs. Florida Gators