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Bowl Games Projections 2013-14: Alabama, Oregon Aim For BCS Title Game

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By Dave Miller, National Football Post

As we enter the stretch run of the 2013 college football regular season with the month of October coming to an end, let's take a look at my current bowl projections for the 2013-14 postseason.

As always, of course, these projections are subject to change — especially because these remain very difficult predictions to make.


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


After the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the final Bowl Championship Series standings are placed in the national championship game, contracted BCS bowl slots are taken up and replacement picks are made, the selection order for the final BCS is Orange, Sugar and Fiesta.

Non-BCS bowls

Dec. 21 New Mexico (Albuquerque): San Jose State (MWC No. 4/5) vs. USC (Pac-12 No. 7)

Dec. 21 Las Vegas (Las Vegas): Utah State (MWC No. 1) vs. Arizona (Pac-12 No. 5)

Dec. 21 Famous Idaho Potato (Boise): *Louisiana-Monroe (MWC) vs. Bowling Green (MAC No. 3)

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

Dec. 23 Beef O’Brady’s (St. Petersburg): *Buffalo (AAC No. 6) vs. East Carolina (C-USA)

Dec. 24 Hawaii (Honolulu): Colorado State (MWC) vs. Middle Tennessee (C-USA)

Dec. 26 Little Caesars (Detroit): *Western Kentucky (Big Ten No. 8) vs. Ball State (MAC)

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

Dec. 27 Military (Washington, D.C.): Maryland (ACC No. 8) vs. North Texas (C-USA)

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

Dec. 27 Fight Hunger (San Francisco): Oregon State (Pac-12 No. 6) vs. BYU (BYU)

Dec. 28 Pinstripe (New York City): *Notre Dame (Big 12 No. 7) vs. Rutgers (AAC No. 4)

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

Dec. 28 Russell Athletic (Orlando): Miami, FL (ACC No. 3) vs. Louisville (AAC No. 2)

Dec. 28 Buffalo Wild Wings (Phoenix): Texas (Big 12 No. 4) vs. Nebraska (Big Ten No. 4/5)

Dec. 30 Armed Forces (Fort Worth): Wyoming (MWC) vs. Navy (Navy)

Dec. 30 Music City (Nashville): Georgia Tech (ACC No. 6) vs. Ole Miss (SEC No. 7)

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

Dec. 30 Holiday (San Diego): Texas Tech (Big 12 No. 5) vs. Arizona State (Pac-12 No. 3)

Dec. 31 Independence (Shreveport): Boston College (ACC No. 7) vs. Vanderbilt (SEC No. 10)

Dec. 31 Sun (El Paso): Duke (ACC No. 4) vs. Washington (Pac-12 No. 4)

Dec. 31 Liberty (Memphis): Marshall (C-USA No. 1) vs. Tennessee (AAC/SEC No. 8/9)

Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A (Atlanta): Clemson (ACC No. 2) vs. Auburn (SEC No. 5)

Jan. 1 Gator (Jacksonville): Iowa (Big Ten No. 4/5) vs. Georgia (SEC No. 6)

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

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

Jan. 1 Outback (Tampa): Michigan (Big Ten No. 3) vs. Texas A&M (SEC)

Jan. 3 Cotton (Arlington): Oklahoma State (Big 12 No. 2) vs. LSU (SEC)

Jan. 4 BBVA Compass (Birmingham): Cincinnati (AAC No. 5/C-USA) vs. Florida (SEC No. 8/9)

Jan. 5 (Mobile): Northern Illinois (MAC) vs. Troy (Sun Belt No. 2)

BCS bowls

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

Jan. 1 Fiesta (Glendale): Baylor (Big 12 No. 1) vs. Fresno State (BCS)

Jan. 2 Sugar (New Orleans): Missouri (SEC No. 1) vs. Central Florida (BCS)

Jan. 3 Orange (Miami): Florida State (ACC No. 1) vs. Wisconsin (BCS)

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