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College Football: 2013-14 Preseason Bowl Games Projections

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Alabama running back Eddie Lacy celebrates following a 42-14 win against Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship on Monday, January 7, 2013.
Alabama running back Eddie Lacy celebrates following a 42-14 win against Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship on Monday, January 7, 2013.

By Dave Miller, National Football Post

With the opening kickoff to the 2013 college football season just over a week away, let's take a look at my preseason bowl projections for the 2013-14 postseason.

As always, of course, these projections are subject to change — especially because these were some of the most difficult predictions in recent memory.

Key

* Replacement team for a conference that does not have enough bowl-eligible teams.

Non-BCS bowls

Dec. 21 New Mexico (Albuquerque): San Diego State (MWC No. 4) vs. Arizona (Pac-12 No. 7)

Dec. 21 Maaco Las Vegas (Las Vegas): Boise State (MWC No. 1) vs. Oregon State (Pac-12 No. 5)

Dec. 21 Famous Idaho Potato (Boise): Air Force (MWC No. 6) vs. Ohio (MAC No. 3)

Dec. 21 New Orleans (New Orleans): Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt No. 1) vs. East Carolina (C-USA No. 6)

Dec. 23 Beef O’Brady’s (St. Petersburg): *Western Kentucky (AAC No. 6) vs. Louisiana Tech (C-USA No. 4)

Dec. 24 Hawaii (Honolulu): San Jose State (MWC No. 5) vs. Marshall (C-USA No. 2)

Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza (Detroit): *Arkansas State (Big Ten No. 8) vs. Northern Illinois (MAC No. 1)

Dec. 26 Poinsettia (San Diego): Fresno State (MWC No. 2) vs. *Ball State (Army)

Dec. 27 Military (Annapolis): NC State (ACC No. 8) vs. UAB (C-USA No. 5)

Dec. 27 Texas (Houston): Kansas State (Big 12 No. 6) vs. Wisconsin (Big Ten No. 6)

Dec. 27 Kraft Fight Hunger (San Francisco): UCLA (Pac-12 No. 6) vs. BYU (BYU/ACC No. 9)

Dec. 28 Buffalo Wild Wings (Tempe): Baylor (Big 12 No. 4) vs. Michigan State (Big Ten No. 4)

Dec. 28 Pinstripe (Bronx): Texas Tech (Big 12 No. 7) vs. Cincinnati (AAC No. 4)

Dec. 28 Belk (Charlotte): Virginia Tech (ACC No. 5) vs. Central Florida (AAC No. 3)

Dec. 28 Russell Athletic (Orlando): Georgia Tech (ACC No. 3) vs. Rutgers (AAC No. 2)

Dec. 30 Armed Forces (Fort Worth): Utah State (MWC No. 3) vs. *Tulane (Navy/C-USA No. 3)

Dec. 30 Music City (Nashville): Maryland (ACC No. 6) vs. Vanderbilt (SEC No. 7)

Dec. 30 Alamo (San Antonio): Oklahoma (Big 12 No. 3) vs. Washington (Pac-12 No. 2)

Dec. 30 Holiday (San Diego): TCU (Big 12 No. 5) vs. USC (Pac-12 No. 3)

Dec. 31 Sun (El Paso): North Carolina (ACC No. 4) vs. Arizona State (Pac-12 No. 4)

Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 (Shreveport): Pittsburgh (ACC No. 7) vs. *Toledo (SEC No. 10)

Dec. 31 Liberty (Memphis): Tulsa (C-USA No. 1) vs. Auburn (SEC No. 8)

Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A (Atlanta): Miami, FL (ACC No. 2) vs. Texas A&M (SEC No. 5)

Jan. 1 Gator (Jacksonville): Michigan (Big Ten No. 5) vs. Ole Miss (SEC No. 6)

Jan. 1 Capital One (Orlando): Northwestern (Big Ten No. 2) vs. South Carolina (SEC No. 2)

Jan. 1 Outback (Tampa): Nebraska (Big Ten No. 3) vs. Florida (SEC No. 4)

Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas (Dallas): Minnesota (Big Ten No. 7) vs. Rice (C-USA)

Jan. 3 Cotton (Arlington): Texas (Big 12 No. 2) vs. Georgia (SEC No. 3)

Jan. 4 BBVA Compass (Birmingham): South Florida (AAC No. 5) vs. Missouri (SEC No. 9)

Jan. 5 GoDaddy.com (Mobile): Bowling Green (MAC No. 2) vs. Louisiana-Monroe (Sun Belt No. 2)

BCS bowls

Jan. 1 Rose (Pasadena): Ohio State (Big Ten No. 1) vs. Oregon (Pac-12 No. 1)

Jan. 2 Sugar (New Orleans): LSU (SEC No. 1) vs. Florida State (BCS)

Jan. 3 Fiesta (Glendale): Oklahoma State (Big 12 No. 1) vs. Louisville (BCS)

Jan. 3 Orange (Miami): Clemson (ACC No. 1) vs. Notre Dame (BCS)

Jan. 6 BCS national championship (Pasadena): Alabama (BCS No. 1) vs. Stanford (BCS No. 2)

Dave Miller, the college football editor and writer for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.

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