Bowl projections

Originally Published: November 15, 2004
ESPN.com

We didn't say this would be easy, but our experts give their educated guesses as to which teams will be playing in which bowls.

Remember, there's a lot of football to be played and projections can change. And yes, there are projections here that don't mirror the exact matchups because, well, some of our experts obviously believed that some conferences wouldn't be able to field enough bowl-eligible teams.

Predicting the bowls is an inexact science -- and the official announcements are rolling in and teams already locked into bowls are in bold -- but as of Nov. 29, here are the picks:


Going Bowling
Bowl Ivan Maisel Pat Forde Dave Revsine Rece Davis
FedEx Orange USC vs. Oklahoma USC vs. Oklahoma USC vs. Oklahoma USC vs. Oklahoma
Nokia Sugar Auburn
vs. Virginia Tech
Auburn
vs. Virginia Tech
Auburn vs. Miami Auburn vs. Miami
Tostitos Fiesta Pittsburgh vs. Utah Pittsburgh vs. Utah Pittsburgh vs. Utah Pittsburgh vs. Utah
Rose
presented by Citi
Michigan vs. Cal Michigan vs. Cal Michigan vs. Cal Michigan vs. Cal
Capital One Iowa vs. Georgia Iowa vs. LSU Iowa vs. LSU Iowa vs. LSU
Toyota Gator Florida State
vs. West Virginia
Florida State
vs. West Virginia
Florida State
vs. West Virginia
Florida State
vs. West Virginia
SBC Cotton Texas
vs. Tennessee
Texas
vs. Georgia
Texas
vs. Tennessee
Texas
vs. Tennessee
Outback LSU
vs. Wisconsin
Tennessee
vs. Wisconsin
Georgia
vs. Wisconsin
Georgia
vs. Wisconsin
Chick-fil-A Peach Florida vs. Miami Florida vs. Miami Florida
vs. Virginia Tech
Florida
vs. Virginia Tech
AutoZone Liberty Louisville
vs. Boise State
Louisville
vs. Boise State
Louisville
vs. Boise State
Louisville
vs. Boise State
Vitalis Sun Oregon State
vs. Purdue
Oregon State
vs. Purdue
Oregon State
vs. Purdue
Oregon State
vs. Purdue
Gaylord Hotels Music City Alabama
vs. Minnesota
Alabama
vs. Minnesota
Alabama
vs. Minnesota
Alabama
vs. Minnesota
Silicon Valley
Football Classic
Troy
vs. Bowling Green
Fresno State
vs. Bowling Green
Fresno State
vs. Northern Illinois
Fresno State
vs. Marshall
Pacific Life Holiday Arizona State
vs. Texas A&M
Arizona State
vs. Texas A&M
Arizona State
vs. Texas A&M
Arizona State
vs. Texas A&M
Emerald Navy
vs. New Mexico
Navy
vs. Wyoming
Navy
vs. Wyoming
Navy
vs. Wyoming
Continental Tire Boston College
vs. North Carolina
Connecticut
vs. North Carolina
Boston College
vs. North Carolina
Connecticut
vs. North Carolina
MasterCard Alamo Ohio State
vs. Texas Tech
Ohio State
vs. Iowa State
Ohio State
vs. Texas Tech
Ohio State
vs. Texas Tech
EV1.net Houston Marshall vs. UTEP Texas Tech
vs. UTEP
Marshall vs. UTEP Iowa State
vs. UTEP
Insight UCLA
vs. Notre Dame
UCLA
vs. Notre Dame
UCLA
vs. Notre Dame
UCLA
vs. Notre Dame
Independence Iowa State
vs. Northern Illinois
Oklahoma State
vs. Northern Illinois
Oklahoma State vs. Troy Oklahoma State
vs. Virginia
Motor City Connecticut
vs. Miami (Ohio)
Boston College
vs. Toledo
Connecticut
vs. Miami (Ohio)
Boston College
vs. Miami (Ohio)
MPC Computers Fresno State
vs. Virginia
Troy
vs. Virginia
Virginia
vs. Bowling Green
Troy
vs. Northern Illinois
Sheraton Hawaii Hawaii vs. UAB Hawaii vs. UAB Akron vs. UAB Akron vs. UAB
Pioneer PureVision
Las Vegas
Syracuse
vs. Wyoming
Syracuse
vs. New Mexico
Syracuse
vs. New Mexico
Syracuse
vs. New Mexico
PlainsCapital
Fort Worth
Oklahoma State
vs. Cincinnati
Marshall
vs. Cincinnati
Iowa State
vs. Cincinnati
Toledo
vs. Cincinnati
GMAC Toledo
vs. Memphis
Miami (Ohio)
vs. Memphis
Toledo
vs. Memphis
Bowling Green
vs. Memphis
Champs Sports Georgia Tech
vs. Colorado
Georgia Tech
vs. Colorado
Georgia Tech
vs. Colorado
Georgia Tech
vs. Colorado
Wyndham
New Orleans
North Texas
vs. Southern Miss
North Texas
vs. Southern Miss
North Texas
vs. Southern Miss
North Texas
vs. Southern Miss