On Sunday, the final BCS standings will be revealed for the 2013 college football season. Those standings, which will determine the two teams that will play for the national championship on Jan. in the final season of the BCS era. In 2014, college football will adopt a four-team, three-game playoff format that will lead to the national championship.
Not only will the national championship pairing be defined Sunday night, but also the matchups in the four other BCS bowl games as well where the other teams who are bowl eligible this season will be going in their postseason appearances. Sic Big 12 teams are bowl eligible this season, compated with nine a year ago.
Here is my projection of which teams from the Big 12 are headed to which b0wls this holiday season:
BCS Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, Ariz., Jan 1 – Oklahoma State vs. Northern Illinois (MAC)
AT&T Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Jan. 3 – Baylor vs. Texas A&M (SEC)
Valero Alamo Bowl, San Antonio, Dec. 30 – Texas vs. Oregon (Pac-12)
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Tempe, Ariz., Dec. 28 – Oklahoma vs. Nebraska (Big Ten)
National University Holiday Bowl, San Diego, Dec. 30 – Kansas State vs. UCLA (Pac-12)
Texas Bowl, Houston, Dec. 27 – Texas Tech vs. Iowa (Big Ten)
Based on the above bowl projection scenario, here is how I would predict the game outcomes:
Oklahoma State over Northern Illinois – +13 points
Baylor over Texas A&M – +14 points
Oregon over Texas – + 10 points
Oklahoma over Nebraska – + 13 points
UCLA oiver Kansas State – + 7 points
Iowa over Texas Tech – +10 points