2013-14 Non-BCS Bowl Schedule

With one year of the BCS remaining, so too remains a last large-format non-BCS bowl schedule, with 30 games and 60 slots open for teams who don’t reach the 10 available BCS positions.

As in years past, if conferences are unable to qualify enough teams as bowl-eligible, bowls can select from other bowl-eligible teams or may have contracts for other conferences to fill certain affiliations. Games begin this season Dec. 21 and run through Jan. 5, 2014; from San Diego to the Bronx, NY and many places in between.

You might notice the new conference affiliation listed, “American.”  That’s the new name of the Big East this season. The American Athletic Conference (AAC or “The American”) inherited the Big East’s slots and BCS bowl affiliation. The other conferences are the same as they ever were.

Date Bowl Team Team
Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl MWC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 7
Dec. 21 Las Vegas Bowl MWC No. 1 vs. Pac-12 No. 5
Dec. 21 Idaho Potato Bowl MAC No. 3 vs. MWC No. 6
Dec. 21 New Orleans Bowl Sun Belt No. 1 vs. C-USA No. 7
Dec. 23 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl C-USA No. 5 vs. American No. 6
Dec. 24 Hawai’i Bowl MWC No. 5 vs. C-USA No. 2
Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl MAC No. 1 vs. Big Ten No. 8
Dec. 26 Poinsettia Bowl MWC No. 2 vs. Army (if avail.)
Dec. 27 Military Bowl ACC No. 8 vs. C-USA No. 6
Dec. 27 Car Care Bowl of Texas Big 12 No. 6 vs. Big Ten No. 6
Dec. 27 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Pac-12 No. 6 vs. ACC No. 9
Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl American No. 4 vs. Big 12 No. 7
Dec. 28 Belk Bowl ACC No. 5 vs. American No. 3
Dec. 28 Russell Athletic Bowl American No. 2 vs. ACC No. 3
Dec. 28 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Big 12 No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 4
Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl C-USA No. 3 vs. MWC No. 3
Dec. 30 Music City Bowl ACC No. 6 vs. SEC No. 7
Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl Pac-12 No. 2 vs. Big 12 No. 3
Dec. 30 Holiday Bowl Big 12 No. 5 vs. Pac-12 No. 3
Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl ACC No. 7 vs. SEC No. 10
Dec. 31 Sun Bowl ACC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 4
Dec. 31 Liberty Bowl C-USA No. 1 vs. SEC No. 8
Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5
Jan. 1 Gator Bowl Big Ten No. 5 vs. SEC No. 6
Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl Big Ten No. 7 vs. C-USA No. 4
Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2
Jan. 1 Outback Bowl Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC No. 4
Jan. 3 Cotton Bowl SEC No. 3 vs. Big 12 No. 2
Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl American No. 5 vs. SEC No. 9
Jan. 5 GoDaddy.com Bowl Sun Belt No. 2 vs. MAC No. 2

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2012-13 Non-BCS Bowl Matchups

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Thirty bowl games in just 22 days feature teams and matchups between schools that might never get the chance to play anytime during the season.

Thirty non-BCS bowls will feature teams from across the country. Teams that just missed out on BCS bowls, including Oklahoma, Clemson, Georgia and LSU, are among the teams participating in some of the season’s highlight games.

And with matchups like Georgia vs. Nebraska, South Carolina vs. Michigan and Oregon State vs. Texas, how could you go wrong with any of these?

All of the games are of interest, so mark your calendars and get ready for a

Date Bowl Team Team
Dec. 15 New Mexico Bowl Nevada vs. Arizona
Dec. 15 Idaho Potato Bowl Utah State vs. Toledo
Dec. 20 Poinsettia Bowl San Diego State vs. BYU
Dec. 21 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl UCF vs. Ball State
Dec. 22 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette vs. East Carolina
Dec. 22 MAACO Las Vegas Bowl Boise State vs. Washington
Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl SMU vs. Fresno State
Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky
Dec. 27 Military Bowl Bowling Green vs. San Jose State
Dec. 27 Belk Bowl Duke vs. Cincinnati
Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl UCLA vs. Baylor
Dec. 28 Independence Bowl Louisiana-Monroe vs. Ohio
Dec. 28 Russell Athletic Bowl Virginia Tech vs. Rutgers
Dec. 28 Car Care Bowl of Texas Minnesota vs. Texas Tech
Dec. 29 Armed Forces Bowl Rice vs. Air Force
Dec. 29 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Arizona State vs. Navy
Dec. 29 Pinstripe Bowl  Syracuse vs. West Virginia
Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl Oregon State vs. Texas
Dec. 29 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl TCU vs. Michigan State
Dec. 31 Music City Bowl NC State vs. Vanderbilt
Dec. 31 Sun Bowl Georgia Tech vs. USC
Dec. 31 Liberty Bowl Tulsa vs. Iowa State
Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl Clemson vs. LSU
Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl Purdue vs. Oklahoma State
Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl Nebraska vs. Georgia
Jan. 1 Outback Bowl Michigan vs. South Carolina
Jan. 1 Gator Bowl Northwestern vs. Mississippi State
Jan. 4 Cotton Bowl Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma
Jan. 5 BBVA Compass Bowl Pittsburgh vs. Ole Miss
Jan. 6 GoDaddy.com Bowl Arkansas State vs. Kent State

2012-2013 Non-BCS Bowl Schedule

Thirty non-BCS bowls are confirmed for the 2012-13 postseason, featuring showdowns between all 11 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences everywhere from New York to New Mexico. With more than three weeks of continuous action, there’s a game for everyone.

A total of 60 teams will aim first to include on this list come bowl season. But for now, all bowls are listed with their conference affiliation, or the order in which that bowl will choose its participants from each conference. Names and affiliations are subject to change and subject to the conference making enough teams bowl-eligible.

If a conference does not feature enough bowl-eligible teams, the bowl may choose other bowl-eligible teams from around the FBS.

Date Bowl Team Team
Dec. 15 New Mexico Bowl MWC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 7
Dec. 15 Idaho Potato Bowl WAC No. 1/No. 2 vs. MAC No. 3
Dec. 20 Poinsettia Bowl MWC No. 2 vs. BYU (if avail.)
Dec. 21 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl C-USA No. 4 vs. Big East No. 6
Dec. 22 New Orleans Bowl Sun Belt No. 1 vs. C-USA No. 6
Dec. 22 MAACO Las Vegas Bowl MWC No. 1 vs. Pac-12 No. 5
Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl MWC No. 5 vs. C-USA No. 2
Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Big Ten No. 8 vs. MAC No. 2
Dec. 27 Military Bowl ACC No. 8 vs. Army (if avail.)
Dec. 27 Belk Bowl ACC No. 5 vs. Big East No. 3
Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl Pac-12 No. 3 vs. Big 12 No. 5
Dec. 28 Independence Bowl SEC vs. ACC No. 7
Dec. 28 Russell Athletic Bowl ACC No. 3 vs. Big East No. 2
Dec. 28 Care Care Bowl of Texas Big Ten No. 6 vs. Big 12 No. 6
Dec. 29 Armed Forces Bowl C-USA No. 3 vs. MWC No. 4/No. 5
Dec. 29 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Pac-12 No. 6 vs. Navy (if avail.)
Dec. 29 Pinstripe Bowl Big East No. 4 vs. Big 12 No. 7
Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl Pac-12 No. 2 vs. Big 12 No. 3
Dec. 29 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Big 12 No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 4/No. 5
Dec. 31 Music City Bowl ACC No. 6 vs. SEC No. 7
Dec. 31 Sun Bowl ACC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 4
Dec. 31 Liberty Bowl C-USA No. 1 vs. Big East No. 5 or SEC No. 8/No.9
Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5
Jan. 1 Ticket City Bowl Big Ten No. 7 vs. C-USA No. 5
Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2
Jan. 1 Outback Bowl Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC No. 3/No. 4
Jan. 1 Gator Bowl Big Ten No. 4/No. 5 vs. SEC No. 6
Jan. 4 Cotton Bowl SEC No. 3/No. 4 vs. Big 12 No. 3
Jan. 5 BBVA Compass Bowl C-USA/Big East No. 5 vs. SEC No. 8/No. 9
Jan. 6 GoDaddy.com Bowl Sun Belt No. 2 vs. MAC No. 1

2011-12 Non-BCS Bowl Matchups

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Thirty bowl games in just 22 days feature teams and matchups between schools that might never get the chance to play anytime during the season.

This season, 30 non-BCS bowls will feature teams from across the country. Teams that just missed out on BCS bowls — Kansas State, Boise State, Houston — teams that had surprisingly strong seasons — Baylor, Georgia, Michigan State — and teams that faltered down the stretch — Oklahoma, Penn State, Notre Dame.

All of the games are interesting matchups, so mark your calendars.

Date Bowl Team Team
Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl Wyoming vs. Temple
Dec. 17 Idaho Potato Bowl Utah State vs. Ohio
Dec. 17 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette vs. San Diego State
Dec. 20 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl Marshall vs. Florida International
Dec. 21 Poinsettia Bowl TCU vs. Louisiana Tech
Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Boise State vs. Arizona State
Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl Southern Miss vs. Nevada
Dec. 26 Independence Bowl Missouri vs. North Carolina
Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Western Michigan vs. Purdue
Dec. 28 Belk Bowl Louisville vs. NC State
Dec. 28 Military Bowl Toledo vs. Air Force
Dec. 29 Holiday Bowl California vs. Texas
Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl Notre Dame vs. Florida State
Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl Washington vs. Baylor
Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl Tulsa vs. BYU
Dec. 30 Pinstripe Bowl Rutgers vs. Iowa State
Dec. 30 Music City Bowl Wake Forest vs. Mississippi State
Dec. 30 Insight Bowl Oklahoma vs. Iowa
Dec. 31 Car Care Bowl of Texas Northwestern vs. Texas A&M
Dec. 31 Sun Bowl Georgia Tech vs. Utah
Dec. 31 Liberty Bowl Vanderbilt vs. Cincinnati
Dec. 31 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl UCLA vs. Illinois
Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl Virginia vs. Auburn
Jan. 2 Ticket City Bowl Penn State vs. Houston
Jan. 2 Outback Bowl Georgia vs. Michigan State
Jan. 2 Capital One Bowl Nebraska vs. South Carolina
Jan. 2 Gator Bowl Ohio State vs. Florida
Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl Arkansas vs. Kansas State
Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl Pittsburgh vs. SMU
Jan. 8 GoDaddy.com Bowl Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois

MWC: Mountain West Conference

WAC: Western Athletic Conference

MAC: Mid-Atlantic Conference

C-USA: Conference USA

ACC: Atlantic Coast Conference

SEC: Southeastern Conference

Pac-12: Pacific 12 Conference

2011-2012 Non-BCS Bowl Schedule

The 2011-12 non-BCS bowl schedule has been announced, check it out HERE.

Bowl season may be months away, but its never too early to begin thinking about just where your favorite team might end up when bowl season comes around in December.

Once again, 30 bowls have been confirmed for the non-BCS bowl schedule for any of the teams in the FBS who finish with a winning record.

No “new” bowls have been added, but two bowls — the Belk Bowl and the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas — have changed sponsorship, and therefore, their respective names.

With games spread over more than three weeks and across the country, teams will have the opportunity to prove their strength against teams from other conferences during their winter breaks.

Bowls are listed with their conference ties, the conferences with which they have contracted to invite member schools to play in the bowls.

If a conference is unable to supply enough bowl-eligible teams (.500 record or better), the bowl can choose a non-contracted, bowl-eligible school from another conference.

Date Bowl Conference Tie #1 Conference Tie #2
Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl Pac-12 No. 7 vs. MWC No. 4 or No. 5
Dec. 17 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl WAC No. 1 or No. 2 vs. MAC No. 3
Dec. 17 New Orleans Bowl Sun Belt No. 1 vs. C-USA No. 5
Dec. 20 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl Big East No. 6 vs. C-USA No. 4
Dec. 21 Poinsettia Bowl MWC No. 2 vs. WAC
Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas MWC No. 1 vs. Pac-12 No. 5
Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl C-USA No. 2 vs. Hawaii (if eligible) or WAC No. 3
Dec. 26 Independence Bowl MWC No. 3 vs. ACC No. 7
Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl MAC No. 2 vs. Big Ten No. 8
Dec. 28 Belk Bowl Big East No. 3 vs. ACC No. 5
Dec. 28 Military Bowl ACC No. 8 vs. Navy (if eligible) or at-large
Dec. 29 Holiday Bowl Pac-12 No. 3 vs. Big 12 No. 5
Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl Big East No. 2 vs. ACC No. 3
Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl Pac-12 No. 2 vs. Big 12 No. 3
Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl C-USA No. 3 vs. BYU (if eligible) or MWC No. 4 or No. 5
Dec. 30 Pinstripe Bowl Big East No. 4 vs. Big 12 No. 7
Dec. 30 Music City Bowl ACC No. 6 vs. SEC No. 7
Dec. 30 Insight Bowl Big Ten No. 4 vs. Big 12 No. 4
Dec. 31 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas Big Ten No. 6 vs. Big 12 No. 6
Dec. 31 Sun Bowl ACC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 4
Dec. 31 Liberty Bowl SEC No. 8 vs. C-USA No. 1
Dec. 31 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Pac-12 vs. Army (if eligible) or at-large
Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5
Jan. 2 Ticket City Bowl Big Ten vs. C-USA
Jan. 2 Outback Bowl SEC No. 3 or No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 3
Jan. 2 Capital One Bowl Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2
Jan. 2 Gator Bowl Big Ten No. 4 or No. 5 vs. SEC No. 6
Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl SEC No. 3 or No. 4 vs. Big 12 No. 2
Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl Big East No. 5 vs. SEC No. 8
Jan. 8 GoDaddy.com Bowl Sun Belt vs. MAC No. 1

Finalized 2010-11 Non-BCS Bowl Matchups

The BCS (that schedule HERE) may have the glory, but the heart of the bowl season comes from the 30 non-BCS bowls that comprise a loaded schedule of 60 teams playing in the span of 23 days.

Bowls from Hawaii to Yankee Stadium will span the country throughout bowl season and provide entertainment all through the holiday season.

This year’s slate is highlighted by strong matchups which include:

  • Capital One Bowl: Short-changed Michigan State — loser of the three-way battle for two BCS spots for the Big Ten — against preseason national championship favorite Alabama.
  • Chick-fil-A Bowl: Conference runners-up from both the ACC and SEC title games, as Steve Spurrier and South Carolina take on Florida State.
  • Cotton Bowl: Surprise Big 12 contender Texas A&M will take on perennial SEC power LSU.
  • Insight Bowl: Teams in their respective conference races until the later part of the season will face off in Glendale as Iowa takes on Missouri.
  • MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Utah and Boise State, two of the strongest non-AQ teams this season, face off in an arranged matchup only available because of the lack of eligible Pac-10 teams.

The non-BCS bowl matchups have been finalized and are as follows:

December 18: New Mexico Bowl (BYU vs. UTEP)

December 18: uDrove Humanitarian Bowl (Northern Illinois vs. Fresno State)

December 18: R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (Ohio vs. Troy)

December 21: Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl (Louisiville vs. Southern Miss)

December 22: MAACO Bowl Las Vegas (Utah vs. Boise State)

December 23: San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego State vs. Navy)

December 24: Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (Tulsa vs. Hawaii)

December 26: Little Caesars Bowl (Florida International vs. Toledo)

December 27: AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl (Georgia Tech vs. Air Force)

December 28: Champs Sports Bowl (NC State vs. West Virginia)

December 28: Insight Bowl (Iowa vs. Missouri)

December 29: Military Bowl (Maryland vs. East Carolina)

December 29: Texas Bowl (Illinois vs. Baylor)

December 29: Valero Alamo Bowl (Oklahoma State vs. Arizona)

December 30: Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Army vs. SMU)

December 30: New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Kansas State vs. Syracuse)

December 30: Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (North Carolina vs. Tennessee)

December 30: Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl (Nebraska vs. Washington)

December 31: Meineke Car Care Bowl (Clemson vs. USF)

December 31: Hyundai Sun Bowl (Miami (FL) vs. Notre Dame)

December 31: Autozone Liberty Bowl (UCF vs. Georgia)

December 31: Chick-fil-A Bowl (Florida State vs. South Carolina)

January 1: TicketCity Bowl (Texas Tech vs. Northwestern)

January 1: Outback Bowl (Penn State vs. Florida)

January 1: Capital One Bowl (Michigan State vs. Alabama)

January 1: Gator Bowl (Michigan vs. Mississippi State)

January 6: GoDaddy.com Bowl (Miami (OH) vs. Middle Tennessee State)

January 7: AT&T Cotton Bowl (Texas A&M vs. LSU)

January 8: BBVA Compass Bowl (Pittsburgh vs. Kentucky)

January 9: Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (Boston College vs. Nevada)

Midseason 2010-11 BCS and Non-BCS Bowl Projections

[Editor’s note: This projection is from October 19th, 2010. To see more recent projections, scroll to the bottom of the post for weekly updates to the projected BCS bowls.]

Trying to predict all 35 bowl matchups, even with seven weeks of games to look at is still a pretty difficult proposition.

With all of the upsets these past few weeks, as few as none of these projections could be correct, but for now, this is what the bowl season is shaping up to be — an unpredictable and inevitably entertaining few weeks.

Again, bowl selection order is not determined by finish, except for conference champions. Bowls with higher selection orders are free to select any bowl-eligible team from the conference with which they have an agreement.

A variety of factors come into play when selecting bowl teams, including geographic location, ability of a fan base to travel, recency of success, the last time a team played in that bowl and potential rival pairings.

Projected 2011 BCS Bowls

BCS National Championship Game: Oregon Ducks (BCS No. 1) vs. Oklahoma Sooners (BCS No. 2)

Rose Bowl: Boise State Broncos (Automatic at-large selection) vs. Michigan State Spartans (Big Ten Champion)

Fiesta Bowl: Texas Longhorns (At-large selection) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (At-large selection)

Orange Bowl: West Virginia Mountaineers (Big East Champion) vs. Florida State Seminoles (ACC Champion)

Sugar Bowl: Ohio State Buckeyes (At-large selection) vs. Auburn Tigers (SEC Champion)

Projected 2010-11 Non-BCS Bowls

December 18: New Mexico Bowl: Nevada Wolf Pack (WAC No. 3) vs. BYU Cougars (MWC No. 5)

December 18: uDrove Humanitarian Bowl: Temple Owls (MAC No. 3) vs. Fresno State (WAC No. 4)

December 18: R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: UTEP Miners (C-USA No. 6) vs. Troy Trojans (Sun Belt No. 1)

December 21: Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl: Cincinnati Bearcats (Big East No. 5) vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (C-USA No. 4)

December 22: MAACO Las Vegas Bowl: Washington Huskies (Pac-10 No. 5) vs. Utah Utes (MWC No. 2)

December 23: San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: Air Force Falcons (MWC No. 3) vs. Idaho Vandals (WAC No. 5)

December 24: Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: East Carolina Pirates (C-USA No. 2) vs. Hawaii Warriors (WAC)

December 26: Little Caesars Pizza Bowl: Northern Illinois Wolfpack (MAC No. 1) vs. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (Sun Belt No. 4)

December 27: AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Clemson Tigers (ACC No. 7) vs. San Diego State Aztecs (MWC No. 4)

December 28: Champs Sports Bowl: Miami Hurricanes (ACC No. 3) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Independent)

December 28: Insight Bowl: Penn State Nittany Lions (Big Ten No. 6) vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys (Big 12 No. 4)

December 29: EagleBank Bowl: Maryland Terrapins (ACC No. 8 ) vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles (C-USA No. 5)

December 29: Texas Bowl: Illinois Fighting Illini (Big Ten No. 7) vs. Baylor Bears (Big 12 No. 7)

December 29: Valero Alamo Bowl: Missouri Tigers (Big 12 No. 5) vs. Stanford Cardinal (Pac-10 No. 2)

December 30: Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Houston Cougars (C-USA No. 3) vs. Navy Midshipmen (Independent)

December 30: New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Connecticut Huskies (Big East No. 3) vs. Texas A&M (Big 12 No. 8 )

December 30: Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina Tar Heels (ACC No. 6) vs. Georgia Bulldogs (SEC No. 8 )

December 30: Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: Kansas State Wildcats (Big 12 No. 6) vs. Oregon State Beavers (Pac-10 No. 3)

December 31: Meineke Car Care Bowl: North Carolina State Wolfpack (ACC No. 5) vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (Big East No. 2)

December 31: Hyundai Sun Bowl: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (ACC No. 4) vs. Arizona Wildcats (Pac-10 No. 4)

December 31: Autozone Liberty Bowl: SMU Mustangs (C-USA No. 1) vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs (SEC No. 7)

December 31: Chick-fil-A Bowl: Virginia Tech Hokies (ACC No. 2) vs. Florida Gators (SEC No. 5)

January 1: Dallas Football Classic Bowl: Northwestern Wildcats (Big Ten No. 8 ) vs. UCF Knights (C-USA)

January 1: Outback Bowl: Wisconsin Badgers (Big Ten No. 4) vs. Arkansas Razorbacks (SEC No. 4)

January 1: Capital One Bowl: Iowa Hawkeyes (Big Ten No. 3) vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (SEC No. 2)

January 1: Gator Bowl: Michigan Wolverines (Big Ten No. 5) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (SEC No. 6)

January 6: GMAC Bowl: Miami (OH) (MAC No. 2) vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (Sun Belt No. 2)

January 7: AT&T Cotton Bowl: Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big 12 No. 3) vs. LSU Tigers (SEC No. 3)

January 8: Birmingham Bowl: Rutgers Scarlet Knights (Big East No. 4) vs. Ole Miss Rebels (SEC No. 9)

January 9: Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: UCLA Bruins (Pac-10 No. 6) vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (WAC No. 5)