With a mere three weeks before the last weekend of the season, here are my views on the bowls. Keep in mind, this isn’t what I want to happen, this is what I think will happen:
Florida vs. Texas Tech: I don’t like it, I don’t want it to happen, and I hope I am eating a big bowl of crow in December. At least I have the wardrobe to root for the Raiders.
Oregon State vs. Ohio State: Look, this is the toughest one to see. Michigan State matches up pretty well with Penn State. Oregon State will win out. Per the Pac-10 tie breaker rules, the Beavers get to the Rose Bowl.
Alabama vs. USC: This is the best Ying/Yang coaching match up ever. Whatever, dude vs. Up yours, hippie. I love it.
Texas vs. Utah: I wonder if Texas linemen like Mormons? Seriously, this would be a tougher match up for Texas than some would think. Not Boise State/Oklahoma tough, though.
Pitt vs. Virginia Tech: Honestly, I almost put Cincy and West Virginia in there. For some reason, I went with Wanstache to pull something out to win the Big East. I have to say, this is easily the worst BCS game ever, if I am right.
Back of the napkin picks for other bowls involving the SEC:
Capitol One Bowl: Georgia vs. Penn State
Outback Bowl: Kentucky vs. Iowa
Cotton Bowl: LSU vs. Oklahoma
Peach Bowl: South Carolina vs. Florida State
Music City Bowl and Liberty Bowl: Look for Ole Miss and Vandy to be the teams that could end up in these IF they get eligible. I predict Ole Miss will and Vandy probably will. I am guessing Vandy won’t play in Nashville since they don’t normally fill their stadium for home games and LP Stadium is much bigger than Vandy Stadium. If only one team makes it, the Music City gets the first bite. That’s probably Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech.
PapaJohn’s Bowl and Independence Bowl: Yeah, go ahead and find Sun Belt teams for these.