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Originally Published: November 27, 2006
ESPN.com

First of all, before you get the e-mails ready, please remember these are just projections and a lot can -- and will -- happen between now and the bowl season. That said, Ivan Maisel and Mark Schlabach took their best shot at predicting all 32 bowls. That's no simple task considering different conference tie-ins and the fact some conference(s) undoubtedly will fall short of reaching its requirements.

So, enjoy the projections and know that everything you see here might change by the end of Saturday.

Note: Teams in bold have accepted a bid.

Bowl Projections
Bowl
(Matchup)
Ivan Maisel Mark Schlabach
BCS Championship Game
(BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2)
Ohio State vs. USC Ohio State vs. USC
Allstate Sugar
(BCS vs. BCS)
Arkansas vs.
Louisville
Florida vs.
Notre Dame
FedEx Orange
(BCS vs. BCS)
Wake Forest vs.
Florida
Wake Forest vs.
Louisville
Tostitos Fiesta
(BCS vs. BCS)
Oklahoma vs.
Boise State
Oklahoma vs.
Boise State
Rose Bowl presented by Citi
(BCS vs. BCS)
Notre Dame vs.
Michigan
LSU vs.
Michigan
GMAC
(C-USA No. 2 vs. MAC)
Southern Miss vs.
Ohio
Southern Miss vs.
Ohio
International
(MAC vs. Big East No. 4 or 5)
Western Michigan vs.
Cincinnati
Western Michigan vs.
Cincinnati
Capital One
(Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2)
Wisconsin vs. LSU Wisconsin vs. Auburn
Toyota Gator
(ACC No. 3 vs. Big 12 or Big East)
Georgia Tech vs.
West Virginia
Georgia Tech vs.
Texas
Outback
(Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC)
Penn State vs. Tennessee Penn State vs. Tennessee
AT&T Cotton
(Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC)
Nebraska vs. Auburn Nebraska vs. Arkansas
MPC Computers
(WAC vs. ACC)
Nevada vs. Miami Nevada vs. Miami
Chick-fil-A
(ACC No. 2 vs. SEC)
Virginia Tech vs.
Georgia
Virginia Tech vs.
Georgia
Alamo
(Big Ten No. 4/5 vs. Big 12 No. 4)
Iowa vs. Texas Iowa vs. Kansas State
Meineke Car Care
(Big East or Navy vs. ACC)
Navy vs.
Maryland
Navy vs.
Boston College
Champs Sports
(ACC No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 4/5)
Clemson vs. Purdue Maryland vs. Purdue
Insight
(Big 12 No. 6 vs. Big Ten No. 6)
Missouri vs.
Minnesota
Missouri vs.
Minnesota
AutoZone Liberty
(C-USA No. 1 vs. SEC No. 6)
Houston vs. Kentucky Houston vs. South Carolina
Brut Sun
(Pac-10 No. 3 vs. Big 12 or Big East)
Oregon State vs.
Kansas State
Oregon State vs.
West Virginia
Gaylords Hotels Music City
(ACC No. 5 vs. SEC)
Boston College vs.
South Carolina
Clemson vs.
Kentucky
Texas
(Big East vs. Big 12)
Rutgers vs.
Texas Tech
Rutgers vs.
Oklahoma State
Pacific Life Holiday
(Pac-10 No. 2 vs. Big 12 No. 3)
Cal vs. Texas A&M Cal vs. Texas A&M
PetroSun Independence
(SEC No. 8 vs. Big 12 No. 7)
Alabama vs.
Oklahoma State
Alabama vs.
Texas Tech
Emerald Bowl
(Pac-10 No. 5 vs. ACC No. 7)
UCLA vs.
Florida State
UCLA vs.
Florida State
Motor City
(Big Ten No. 7 vs. MAC)
Middle Tennessee vs.
Central Michigan
Middle Tennessee vs.
Central Michigan
Sheraton Hawaii
(WAC vs. Pac-10)
Hawaii vs. Arizona State Hawaii vs. Arizona State
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces
(Mountain West vs. C-USA)
Utah vs. Tulsa Utah vs. Tulsa
New Mexico
(WAC vs. Mountain West)
San Jose State vs.
New Mexico
San Jose State vs.
New Mexico
Papajohns.com
(C-USA vs. Big East)
East Carolina vs. USF East Carolina vs. USF
R&L Carriers New Orleans
(Sun Belt vs. C-USA)
Troy vs. Rice Troy vs. Rice
Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas
(Pac-10 No. 4 vs. Mountain West)
Oregon vs. BYU Oregon vs. BYU
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia
(Mountain West vs. At-large)
TCU vs. Northern Illinois TCU vs. Northern Illinois

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