Acronyms are explained below. All times Eastern and PM, except where obvious. As of 09/29/2008 12:43:32 AM -0700 .
|Poinsettia Bowl||Dec. 20||San Diego, CA||9:00||ESPN||MWC #2||Navy/At-large||Utah**||41||Navy**||45|
|New Orleans Bowl||Dec. 21||New Orleans, LA||8:00||ESPN2||Sun Belt #1||C-USA #4||Florida Atlantic*||7||Memphis*||24|
|Papajohns.com Bowl||Dec. 22||Birmingham, AL||1:00||ESPN2||C-USA #3||Big East #5||Southern Miss*||7||Cincinnati*||17|
|New Mexico Bowl||Dec. 22||Albuquerque, NM||4:30||ESPN||MWC #4||WAC #3||New Mexico**||21||Nevada*||17|
|Las Vegas Bowl||Dec. 22||Las Vegas, NV||8:00||ESPN||MWC #1||Pac-10 #4||BYU**||31||UCLA*||10|
|Hawaii Bowl||Dec. 23||Honolulu, HI||8:00||ESPN||C-USA #5||WAC #2||East Carolina**||14||Boise State*||28|
|Motor City Bowl||Dec. 26||Detroit, MI||7:30||ESPN||MAC #1/2||Big Ten #7||Central Michigan**||24||Purdue*||27|
|Holiday Bowl||Dec. 27||San Diego, CA||8:00||ESPN||Pac-10 #2||Big 12 #3||Arizona State**||24||Texas**||17|
|Champs Sports Bowl||Dec. 28||Orlando, FL||5:00||ESPN||ACC #4||Big Ten #5||Boston College**||24||Michigan State*||14|
|Texas Bowl||Dec. 28||Houston, TX||8:00||NFL||Big 12 #8||C-USA #6||TCU**||27||Houston**||14|
|Emerald Bowl||Dec. 28||San Francisco, CA||8:30||ESPN||ACC #5/6/7||Pac-10 #5||Maryland**||14||Oregon State*||21|
|Car Care Bowl||Dec. 29||Charlotte, NC||1:00||ESPN||ACC #5/6/7||Big East #3||Wake Forest**||21||Connecticut*||17|
|Liberty Bowl||Dec. 29||Memphis, TN||4:30||ESPN||C-USA #1||SEC #6/7||Central Florida**||24||Mississippi State*||21|
|Alamo Bowl||Dec. 29||San Antonio, TX||8:00||ESPN||Big 12 #4||Big Ten #4||Texas A&M*||10||Penn State*||17|
|Independence Bowl||Dec. 30||Shreveport, LA||8:00||ESPN||Big 12 #7||SEC #8||Colorado*||21||Alabama**||14|
|Armed Forces Bowl||Dec. 31||Fort Worth, TX||12:30||ESPN||MWC #3||Pac-10 #6***||Air Force**||27||California*||14|
|Sun Bowl||Dec. 31||El Paso, TX||2:00||CBS||Pac-10 #3||Big East #2/ND/Big 12 #5||Oregon*||10||South Florida*||14|
|Humanitarian Bowl||Dec. 31||Boise, ID||2:00||ESPN2||WAC||ACC #8||Fresno State*||17||Georgia Tech**||21|
|Music City Bowl||Dec. 31||Nashville, TN||4:00||ESPN||SEC #6/7||ACC #5/6/7||Kentucky*||28||Florida State**||10|
|Insight Bowl||Dec. 31||Tempe, AZ||5:30||NFL||Big 12 #6||Big Ten #6||Oklahoma State*||10||Indiana*||21|
|Peach^ Bowl||Dec. 31||Atlanta, GA||7:30||ESPN||ACC #2||SEC #3/4/5||Clemson**||27||Auburn**||24|
|Outback Bowl||Jan. 1||Tampa, FL||11:00||ESPN||Big Ten #3||SEC #3/4/5||Wisconsin**||10||Tennessee**||21|
|Cotton Bowl||Jan. 1||Dallas, TX||11:00||FOX||Big 12 #2||SEC #3/4/5||Missouri**||21||Arkansas**||10|
|Capital One Bowl||Jan. 1||Orlando, FL||1:00||ABC||SEC #2||Big Ten #2||Florida**||31||Michigan**||17|
|Gator Bowl||Jan. 1||Jacksonville, FL||1:00||CBS||ACC #3||Big East #2/ND/Big 12 #5||Virginia**||24||Texas Tech*||35|
|Rose Bowl||Jan. 1||Pasadena, CA||4:30||ABC||BCS (Big Ten #1)||BCS (Pac-10 #1)||Illinois**||14||Southern Cal**||28|
|Sugar Bowl||Jan. 1||New Orleans, LA||8:30||FOX||BCS (SEC #1)||BCS (At-large)||Georgia**||31||Hawaii*||28|
|Fiesta Bowl||Jan. 2||Glendale, AZ||8:30||FOX||BCS (Big 12 #1)||BCS (At-large)||Oklahoma**||24||West Virginia*||17|
|Orange Bowl||Jan. 3||Miami, FL||8:00||FOX||BCS (ACC #1)||BCS (At-large)||Virginia Tech**||28||Kansas*||17|
|International Bowl||Jan. 5||Toronto, ON, CA||12:00||ESPN2||MAC #3||ND/Big East #4||Ball State**||10||Rutgers*||21|
|GMAC Bowl||Jan. 6||Mobile, AL||8:00||ESPN||MAC #1/2||C-USA #2||Bowling Green**||14||Tulsa**||24|
|BCS Championship Game||Jan. 7||New Orleans, LA||8:00||FOX||BCS #1||BCS #2||Ohio State**||17||LSU**||20|
Overall: 18/32 (56.25%)
Teams 6-6 or better that need at-large bids: Iowa (6-6), Northwestern (6-6), South Carolina (6-6), TCU (7-5), Nevada (6-6), Troy (8-4), Louisville (6-6), Louisiana-Monroe (6-6)
Past years: 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
BCS Selection Process for 2007-2008:
The order of selection is as follows:
1. The top 2 teams go to the national title game and conference champs of the Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, Pac-10, and SEC go to their games.
2. The bowls that lose their automatic qualifiers get to replace them first. (The bowl that would have the #1 team goes first.)
3. The remaining bowls pick automatic qualifiers and at-large teams in the reverse order when they will be played (so, this year, the order is Orange, Fiesta, and then Sugar).
What is an automatic qualifier? Well, here are the criteria (in order):
1. You finish in the top two of the standings.
2. You are the champion of the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10, or Southeastern Conference.
3. You are a the champion of C-USA, the MAC, the MWC, the Sun Belt, or the WAC and you:
a) Are ranked in the top 12
b) Or are in the top 16 and ranked above a team that qualifies under rule 2.
No more than one team meeting these provisions may get an auto-berth and the highest ranked team gets it.
4. Notre Dame will qualify if they are ranked 8th or higher.
5. If the 3rd ranked team has not earned an automatic berth by this point and there are less than 10 qualifiers, then that team gets it as long as no team in its conference is in the national title game.
6. If the 4th ranked team has not earned a berth by this point and there are less than 10 qualifiers, then that team gets it as long as no team in its conference is in the national title game.
If there are fewer than 10 automatic qualifiers, then any team in the top 14 with at least 9 wins can be picked as an at-large team.
The supposed ACC bowl selection criteria (as of November 2006)
The Gator/Sun Bowl situation: The Gator and Sun's 2006-2009 contracts specify that each of them takes 2 Big 12 teams and 2 Big East/Notre Dame teams during that 4 year span. Last year, the Gator took a Big East team and the Sun took a Big 12 team.
?=at-large because some conference couldn't fill its bids
* = Accepted invitation
** = Predicted correctly
*** = Back up team is an additional selection from Conference USA (#7) if the Pac-10 cannot fill this spot
^ = now known as the Chick-fil-a Bowl
A team in bold indicates that I predicted the winner correctly
A team in italics means that team won the game, but was not who I picked
A bold score means that I actually managed to pick the score correctly