— Here are CFT's 2009-10 bowl projections.
Click HERE for a "who's who" of bowl eligibility.
Right now it looks like Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe will be the 6-6 teams left out in the cold (Notre Dame has decided not to go bowling).
Mark Snyder-less Marshall is good ol' No. 68, otherwise known as "bowl team in waiting."
Bowl Championship Series Title Game
Jan. 7, Pasadena, Calif.
BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2
Projection: Alabama vs. Texas
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Jan. 5, Miami Gardens, Fla.
BCS vs. BCS (ACC champion if available)
Projection: Georgia Tech vs. TCU
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Jan. 4, Glendale, Ariz.
BCS vs. BCS (Big 12 champion if available)
Projection: Boise State vs. Penn State
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Jan. 1, New Orleans
BCS vs. BCS (SEC champion if available)
Projection: Florida vs. Cincinnati
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Jan. 1, Pasadena, Calif.
BCS (Big Ten champion if available) vs. BCS (Pac-10 champion if available)
Projection: Ohio State vs. Oregon
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Jan. 6, Mobile, Ala.
ACC No. 9 vs. MAC No. 2
Projection: Middle Tennessee State* vs. Central Michigan
(*no eligible ACC team available)
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Jan. 2, San Antonio
Big Ten No. 4-5 vs. Big 12 No. 4-5
Projection: Michigan State vs. Texas Tech
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Jan. 2, Birmingham, Ala.
Big East No. 5 (or Sun Belt if none eligible) vs. SEC No. 9
Projection: South Florida vs. Kentucky
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Jan. 2, Arlington, Texas
Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC No. 3-4 (West preference)
Projection: Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss (an "Orange Bowl" of sorts)
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Jan. 2, Memphis, Tenn.
C-USA No. 1 vs. SEC No. 6-7
Projection: East Carolina vs. Arkansas
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Jan. 1, Jacksonville, Fla.
ACC No. 3 vs. Big East No. 2, Big 12 No. 4, or Notre Dame
Projection: Miami vs. West Virginia
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Capital One Bowl
Jan. 1, Orlando, Fla.
Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2
Projection: Iowa vs. LSU
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Jan. 1, Tampa, Fla.
Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC No. 3-4 (East preference)
Projection: Wisconsin vs. Tennessee
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Dec. 31, Atlanta
ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5
Projection: Virginia Tech vs. Georgia
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Dec. 31, Tempe, Ariz.
Big Ten No. 6 vs. Big 12 No. 6
Projection: Minnesota vs. Missouri
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Dec. 31, El Paso, Texas
Pac 10 No. 3 vs. Big East No. 2, Big 12 No. 5 or Notre Dame
Projection: California vs. Oklahoma
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Armed Forces Bowl
Dec. 31, Fort Worth, Texas
Mountain West No. 3-4 vs. C-USA No. 3
Projection: Air Force vs. Houston
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Dec. 30, Houston
Big 12 No. 8 vs. C-USA No. 7 or Navy
Projection: Iowa State vs. Navy
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Roady's Humanitarian Bowl
Dec. 30, Boise, Idaho
Mountain West No. 5 vs. WAC No. 1
Projection: Bowling Green* vs. Idaho
(* no eligible MWC team available)
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Dec. 30, San Diego
Big 12 No. 3 vs. Pac 10 No. 2
Projection: Nebraska vs. USC
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Dec. 30, Washington D.C.
ACC No. 8 or MAC No. 4 vs. C-USA No. 6 or Army
Projection: Northern Illinois vs. Marshall (or Army if it defeats Navy on Dec. 12)
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Champs Sports Bowl
Dec. 29, Orlando, Fla.
ACC No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 4-5
Projection: Clemson vs. Northwestern
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Dec. 28, Shreveport, La.
Big 12 No. 7 vs. SEC No. 8 (or Sun Belt if none eligible)
Projection: Texas A&M vs. Auburn
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Music City Bowl
Dec. 27, Nashville, Tenn.
ACC No. 5 vs. SEC No. 6-7
Projection: North Carolina vs. South Carolina ("Carolina Bowl" should be an annual thing)
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Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
Dec. 26, Detroit
Big Ten No. 7 vs. MAC No. 1
Projection: UCLA* vs. Ohio
(* no eligible Big Ten team available)
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Meineke Car Care Bowl
Dec. 26, Charlotte, N.C.
ACC No. 6 vs. Big East No. 3
Projection: Florida State vs. Pittsburgh
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Dec. 26, San Francisco
ACC No. 7 vs. Pac 10 No. 4-5
Projection: Boston College vs. Stanford
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Dec. 24, Honolulu
C-USA No. 2 vs. WAC No. 3
Projection: SMU vs. Nevada
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Dec. 23, San Diego
Mountain West No. 2 vs. Pac 10 No. 6 (or WAC if none eligible)
Projection: BYU vs Arizona
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MAACO Las Vegas Bowl
Dec. 22, Las Vegas
Mountain West No. 1 vs. Pac 10 No. 4-5
Projection: Utah vs. Oregon State (BYU can't play in Vegas for fifth consecutive year)
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New Orleans Bowl
Dec. 20, New Orleans
C-USA No. 4 vs. Sun Belt champion
Projection: Southern Miss vs. Troy (accepted bid)
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St. Petersburg Bowl
Dec. 19, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Big East No. 6 (or Sun Belt if none eligible) vs. C-USA No. 5
Projection: Connecticut vs. Central Florida
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New Mexico Bowl
Dec. 19, Albuquerque
Mountain West No. 3-4 vs. WAC No. 2
Projection: Wyoming vs. Fresno State
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