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2010 Updated Bowl Projections 11/29!

Many of you have asked me for an updated Bowl Projections listing since USC was eliminated from bowl contention recently. In the magazine which went to press before the NCAA’s ruling I projected the Trojans to go to the Rose Bowl. Naturally most of my Pac-10 selections for bowls have changed with the ineligibility of USC. Oregon now gets my pick to go to the Rose Bowl and a lot of the other Pac-10 teams get bumped up. Here are my current projections for all 35 of this year’s bowl games which includes the BCS Championship game.

2010-2011 Bowl Schedule and Projections

*All times are ET and Subject to Change
NEW MEXICO BOWL HUMANITARIAN BOWL NEW ORLEANS BOWL
DEC 18 • ESPN @ 2:00 PM DEC 18 •ESPN @ 5:30 PM DEC 18 • ESPN @ 9:00 PM
MWC #5 vs WAC #3 WAC #1 vs MAC #3 Sun Belt #1 vs CUSA #5
Projection: BYU vs Fresno St Projection: Boise St vs Ohio Projection: FIU vs Southern Miss
ST. PETERSBURG BOWL LAS VEGAS BOWL POINSETTIA BOWL
DEC 21 • ESPN @ 8:00 PM DEC 22 • ESPN @ 8:00 PM DEC 23 • ESPN @ 8:00 PM
Big East #6 or ND vs CUSA #6 MWC #1 vs Pac-10 #5 Navy in ’10 vs MWC #2
Projection: Pittsburgh vs East Carolina Projection: Utah vs Temple Projection: Navy vs San Diego St
HAWAII BOWL LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA BOWL INDEPENDENCE BOWL
DEC 24 • ESPN @ 8:00 PM DEC 26 • ESPN @ 8:30 PM DEC 27 • TBD @ 5:00 PM
WAC #4 (Hawaii if avail) vs CUSA Big Ten #8 or Sun Belt if not enough vs MAC #1 or #2 MWC #3 vs ACC #7
Projection: Hawaii vs SMU Projection: Boston College vs Northern Illinois Projection: Air Force vs Georgia Tech
CHAMPS SPORTS BOWL INSIGHT BOWL MILITARY BOWL
DEC 28 •  ESPN @ 6:30 PM DEC 28 • ESPN @ 10:00 PM DEC 29  • ESPN @ 2:30 PM
ACC #3 vs Big East #2 or ND Big 12 #4 vs Big 10 #4 or #5 CUSA ’10 vs ACC #8
Projection: NC State vs Notre Dame Projection: Texas A&M vs Michigan Projection: UTEP vs Clemson
TEXAS BOWL ALAMO BOWL ARMED FORCES BOWL
DEC 29 • ESPN @ 6:00 PM DEC 29 • ESPN @ 9:15 PM DEC 30 • ESPN @ Noon
Big 12 #7 vs Big 10 #7 Pac-10 #2 vs Big 12 #3 CUSA #4 vs MWC #3 or #4 or Army
Projection: Baylor vs Illinois Projection: Arizona vs Oklahoma St Projection: Tulsa vs Army
PINSTRIPE BOWL MUSIC CITY BOWL HOLIDAY BOWL
DEC 30 • ESPN @ 3:20 PM DEC 30 • ESPN @ 6:40 PM DEC 30 • ESPN @ 10:00 PM
Big East #3 or #4 vs Big 12 #6 or #7 ACC #6 vs SEC #7 Pac-10 #3 vs Big 12 #5
Projection: Syracuse vs Kansas St Projection: Maryland vs Tennessee Projection: Washington vs Missouri
MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL SUN BOWL LIBERTY BOWL
DEC 31  • ESPN @ NOON DEC 31 •  CBS @ 2:00 PM DEC 31 • ESPN @ 3:30 PM
Big East #3 or #4 vs ACC #4 or #5 ACC #5 or Loser of ACC Champ vs Pac-10 #4 CUSA #1 vs SEC #8 or #9
Projection: Connecticut vs N Carolina Projection: Miami, FL vs Louisville Projection: UCF vs Georgia
CHICK-FIL-A BOWL TICKET CITY BOWL
OUTBACK BOWL
DEC 31 • TBD @ TBD JAN 1 • ESPNU @ NOON JAN 1 • ABC @ 1:00 PM
ACC #2 vs SEC #3-#6 Big 10 #6 vs Big 12 #8 or CUSA Big Ten #3 vs SEC #3-#6 (East)
Projection: Florida St vs Mississippi St Projection: Northwestern vs Texas Tech Projection: Penn St vs South Carolina
CAPITAL ONE BOWL GATOR BOWL ROSE BOWL
JAN 1 • ESPN @ 1:00 PM JAN 1 • ESPN2 1:30 PM JAN 1 • ESPN @ 4:30 PM
Big Ten #2 vs SEC #2 Big 10 #4 or #5 vs SEC #6 BCS Pac-10 vs BCS Big 10
Projection: Michigan St vs LSU Projection: Iowa vs Florida Projection: TCU vs Wisconsin
FIESTA BOWL ORANGE BOWL SUGAR BOWL
JAN 1 • ESPN @  8:30 PM JAN 3 • ESPN @ 8:00 PM JAN 4 • ESPN @ 8:00 PM
BCS Big 12 Champ vs BCS At-Large BCS ACC Champ vs BCS At-Large BCS SEC Champ vs BCS At-Large
Projection: Oklahoma vs West Virginia Projection: Virginia Tech vs Stanford Projection: Arkansas vs Ohio St
GODADDY.COM BOWL COTTON BOWL BBVA COMPASS BOWL
JAN 6 • ESPN @ 8:00 PM JAN 7 • FOX @ 8:00 PM JAN 8 • ESPN @ Noon
MAC #1 or #2 vs SBC #2 Big 12 #2 vs SEC #3-#6 (West) Big East #5 vs SEC #8 or #9
Projection: Miami, Oh vs Troy Nebraska vs Alabama Projection: USF vs Kentucky
KRAFT FIGHT HUNGER BOWL BCS CHAMPIONSHIP
JAN 9 • ESPN @ 9:00 PM JAN 10 •  ESPN @ 8:00 PM
PAC-10 #6 VS WAC #1 BCS #1 vs BCS #2
Projection: Toledo vs Nevada Projection: Oregon vs Auburn
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  • Olyduck1

    The predictions are still wrong. Starting this year, the first time the Pac 10 or Big Ten champ goes to the BCS Championship game, and there is an nonautoqualifier eligible for a BCS game, the that team will go to the Rose Bowl. In the predictions, with Ohio State in the BCS championship and TCU in a BCS bowl, they would go to the Rose Bowl in place of Iowa.

  • Mattu

    Don’t forget when you are making your BCS projections:

    “For the games of January 2011 through 2014, the first year the Rose Bowl loses a team to the NCG and a team from the non-AQ group is an automatic qualifier, that non-AQ team will play in the Rose Bowl.”
    http://www.bcsfootball.org/news/story?id=4819597

  • BC

    You have Alabama as the SEC #1 in the Sugar, and Auburn as the SEC #2 in the Capitol One Bowl. Alabama and Auburn are in the same division so that is not possible.

  • Patohondo

    So…………didn't Phil Steele slot Oregon 5th in the conference in his pre-season? What gives: now he has them in the Rose Bowl?

  • http://www.philsteele.com Phil Steele

    I don't know where you came up with that. I have the Ducks tied for 1st with USC in my magazine. Maybe you mean Oregon St who I have tied for 5th? Phil

  • http://www.philsteele.com Phil Steele

    It is possible when I also have Florida selected to go to the BCS this year. This has happened several times recently. Just last year Alabama finished #1 in the West and LSU finished #2 and the Tigers went to the Capital One Bowl because Florida also grabbed a BCS bid. Two years ago Florida finished #1 in the East while Georgia finished #2 and the Bulldogs went to the Capital One Bowl since Alabama also received a BCS bid.

  • Anthony—Florida

    I may be getting tricked but I REALLY like Wisconsin. Ten starters back on offense for a team that averaged 31.8 pts per game and includes a SR QB that totally fell asleep at the wheel VS Ohio State. They get Ohio State, in Madison, for a night game this year. Wisconsin lost pretty badly in '09 by giving up 2 INT return TDS and a kickoff return for a TD. I see this QB being improved tremendously this year. I will take Wisconsin money line and the +3.5 vs Ohio State.

  • DLR

    No to Michigan in the Gator, Cal in the Holiday, or Oregon in the Rose. I think the Rose is going to give us Oregon State or Washington this year. Looks like one of those years…

  • Bri4949

    Where do you have Syracuse playing? They will finish 2nd or 3rd in Big East.

  • http://www.philsteele.com Phil Steele

    I have Syracuse playing in the Champs Sports Bowl against former Big East rival Miami, Fl in my updated bowl projections. Thanks, Phil

  • Bonniecs

    How long ago was the prediction made for the Cotton Bowl? Texas? against the Hogs!! Bring it on!!!!!!

  • http://www.philsteele.com Phil Steele

    That was before the season. Make sure you check out my updated bowl projections that I posted last week. I have Texas in the Las Vegas Bowl against Utah and Arkansas playing Nebraska in the Cotton. Thanks, Phil

  • Stompk4

    im still picking nebraska to go to the insight bowl last school of old big 8 to go to it
    whether the holiday bowl will ever be as the national championship again after 1 time since after the 1984 season