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2013 Bowl Projections

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Bowl Projections · Win-Loss Projections
AAC · ACC · Big Ten · Big 12 · SEC · Pac-12 · Mountain West
Will Alabama's dynastic run of championships under Nick Saban continue in 2013? If it isn't Alabama, will another SEC school win an eighth straight BCS title for the conference? Does Stanford or Oregon have what it takes to win the final BCS crown? Or could it be Florida State or Clemson? What about Louisville?

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These are just a few of the burning questions going into the 2013 campaign. Without a doubt, the Crimson Tide has the talent -- and the schedule -- to win a third consecutive national title. But there's another SEC squad that also has the talent, the schedule and the head coach to get to Atlanta and unseat 'Bama.

I believe that team resides in Columbia, South Carolina. The Gamecocks have the best player in America (Jadeveon Clowney), two quality quarterbacks and a coach that has had his way with Saban.

Oregon and Stanford are absolutely loaded, but I think the Ducks have a better quarterback and superior playmakers. FSU and Clemson might stay in the mix into November, but they close the regular season at Florida and at South Carolina, respectively.

As for Louisville, it’s a shame it doesn’t face a better schedule. Enough with the comparisons to previous Boise State teams because the Broncos have always had at least one tough game against a ranked foe (think about season-opening wins over Virginia Tech and Georgia). Even if the Cardinals go unbeaten, there’s no chance they get to Pasadena ahead of a one-loss SEC squad or one-loss teams like Stanford or Oregon.

I think we’ll see South Carolina and Oregon in the BCS Championship with Steve Spurrier bagging his second career national title.

Below are my 2013 Bowl Projections.

2013-14 Bowl Projections
Date Bowl Prediction
Saturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl Washington vs. San Jose State
Saturday, Dec. 21 Las Vegas Bowl Arizona State vs. Boise State
Saturday, Dec. 21 Idaho Potato Bowl San Diego State vs. Ball State
Saturday, Dec. 21 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Rice
Monday, Dec. 23 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl Houston vs. Toledo
Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl Bowling Green vs. Utah State
Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Bowl Ohio vs. Western Kentucky
Thursday, Dec. 26 Poinsettia Bowl Duke vs. Fresno State
Friday Dec. 27 Military Bowl Maryland vs. Marshall
Friday Dec. 27 Texas Bowl Michigan State vs. Kansas State
Friday Dec. 27 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Arizona vs. BYU
Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl TCU vs. Central Florida
Saturday, Dec. 28 Belk Bowl North Carolina vs. Rutgers
Saturday, Dec. 28 Russell Athletic Bowl Miami, Fl. vs. Cincinnati
Saturday, Dec. 28 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Oklahoma vs. Michigan
Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl Nevada vs. Navy
Monday, Dec. 30 Music City Bowl Georgia Tech vs. Middle Tennessee
Monday, Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl Texas vs. USC
Monday, Dec. 30 Holiday Bowl Texas Tech vs. UCLA
Tuesday, Dec. 31 Independence Bowl North Carolina State vs. Louisiana Tech
Tuesday, Dec. 31 Sun Bowl Virginia Tech vs. Oregon State
Tuesday, Dec. 31 Liberty Bowl Vanderbilt vs. Tulsa
Tuesday, Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl Florida State vs. Georgia
Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl East Carolina vs. Arkansas State
Wednesday, Jan. 1 Gator Bowl Nebraska vs. Missouri
Wednesday, Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl Wisconsin vs. LSU
Wednesday, Jan. 1 Outback Bowl Northwestern vs. Florida
Wednesday, Jan. 1 Rose Bowl Ohio State vs. Stanford
Wednesday, Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M
Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl Alabama vs. Notre Dame
Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl Clemson vs. Louisville
Friday, Jan. 3 Cotton Bowl Baylor vs. Ole Miss
Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl South Florida vs. Auburn
Sunday, Jan. 5 GoDaddy.Com Bowl Louisiana-Monroe vs. Northern Illinois
Monday, Jan. 6 BCS Championship South Carolina vs. Oregon

  
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