While it certainly seems rather early, the time has arrived to start filling out your Bowl Game Mania brackets and projecting which teams can finish the season on a high note.
With the USC Trojans (9-4, 6-3) off this week after not qualifying for the Pac-12 Championship game, we have laid out the most likely scenarios for where the nine eligible teams will be bowling.
USC isn't confirmed for the Las Vegas Bowl, but the school has sent out tentative interviewing times in case USC does end up in Vegas...— Jacob Freedman (@Jacob_Freedman) December 6, 2013
Based on the common thoughts around college football experts:
Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio (Jan. 1, 2014): Pac-12 Champion vs. Big Ten
Valero Alamo Bowl (Dec. 30): Oregon vs. Big 12
National University Holiday Bowl (Dec. 30): Pac-12 2nd vs. Big 12
Hyundai Sun Bowl (Dec. 31): UCLA vs. ACC
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 21): USC vs. MWC
Fight Hunger Bowl (Dec. 27): Washington vs. BYU
Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Dec. 21): Washington State vs. MWC
Heart of Dallas Bowl (Jan. 1, 2014): Arizona vs. Conference USA
Little Caesars (Dec. 26): Oregon State vs. American