LSU a favorite to reach title game

Updated: October 23, 2007, 2:01 PM ET
ESPN.com

What will the 2007 bowl season look like? After eight weeks of games, ESPN.com's Ivan Maisel and Mark Schlabach have tweaked their postseason outlooks, with both believing LSU will play for the national title.

2007-08 Bowl Projections
Bowl
(Matchup)
Ivan Maisel Mark Schlabach
Allstate BCS Championship Game
(BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2)
LSU vs. Oregon LSU vs. Ohio State
Allstate Sugar
(BCS vs. BCS)
Florida vs. Hawaii Florida vs. Missouri
FedEx Orange
(BCS vs. BCS)
Boston College vs.
South Florida
Boston College vs.
South Florida
Tostitos Fiesta
(BCS vs. BCS)
Oklahoma vs.
West Virginia
Oklahoma vs. USC
Rose Bowl presented by Citi
(BCS vs. BCS)
Ohio State vs. USC Oregon vs. West Virginia
GMAC
(C-USA No. 2 vs. MAC)
East Carolina vs.
Central Michigan
Southern Miss vs.
Miami (Ohio)
International
(MAC No. 3 vs. Big East No. 4)
Bowling Green vs. Louisville Ball State vs. Louisville
Capital One
(Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2)
Michigan vs.
Kentucky
Michigan vs. Alabama
Gator
(ACC No. 3 vs. Big 12 No. 4/
Notre Dame/Big East No. 2)
Virginia vs. Texas Virginia Tech vs.
Rutgers
Outback
(Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC No. 3/4)
Penn State vs.
South Carolina
Penn State vs.
Kentucky
AT&T Cotton
(Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC No. 3/4)
Missouri vs. Auburn Texas A&M vs. Auburn
Roady's Humanitarian
(WAC vs. ACC No. 8)
Boise State vs.
Florida State
Boise State vs.
Maryland
Chick-fil-A
(ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5)
Virginia Tech vs. Alabama Virginia vs.
South Carolina
Valero Alamo
(Big Ten No. 4/5 vs. Big 12 No. 4/5)
Illinois vs. Texas Tech Wisconsin vs. Texas
Meineke Car Care
(Big East No. 3 vs.
ACC No. 5/6/7)
UConn vs. Wake Forest UConn vs. Clemson
Champs Sports
(ACC No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 4/5)
Clemson vs. Wisconsin Wake Forest vs. Illinois
Insight
(Big 12 No. 6 vs. Big Ten No. 6)
Oklahoma State vs. Purdue Oklahoma State vs. Purdue
AutoZone Liberty
(C-USA No. 1 vs. SEC No. 7)
Houston vs. Tennessee Houston vs. Tennessee
Brut Sun
(Pac-10 No. 3 vs. Big 12/Notre Dame/
Big East)
UCLA vs. Rutgers UCLA vs. Texas Tech
Gaylord Hotels Music City
(ACC No. 5/6/7 vs. SEC No. 6)
Miami vs. Georgia Miami vs. Georgia
Texas
(Big 12 No. 8 vs. C-USA)
Kansas State vs. Tulsa Colorado vs. UTEP
Pacific Life Holiday
(Pac-10 No. 2 vs. Big 12 No. 3)
Arizona State vs. Kansas Arizona State vs. Kansas
PetroSun Independence
(SEC No. 8 vs. Big 12 No. 7)
Arkansas vs.
Texas A&M
Arkansas vs.
Kansas State
Emerald Bowl
(Pac-10 No. 4 vs. ACC No. 5/6/7)
Cal vs. Georgia Tech Oregon State vs.
Georgia Tech
Motor City
(Big Ten No. 7 vs. MAC No. 1/2)
Northwestern vs.
Miami (Ohio)
Michigan State vs.
Central Michigan
Sheraton Hawaii
(WAC vs. C-USA)
Fresno State vs. UTEP Hawaii vs. Tulsa
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces
(Mountain West vs. Pac-10 No. 6)
Air Force vs.
Michigan State*
Air Force vs. Indiana*
New Mexico
(WAC vs. Mountain West)
Nevada vs. Utah Fresno State vs. Utah
PapaJohns.com
(C-USA vs. Big East No. 5)
Southern Miss vs. Cincinnati Central Florida vs. Cincinnati
R&L Carriers New Orleans
(Sun Belt No. 1 vs. C-USA)
Troy vs. Central Florida Troy vs. East Carolina
Pioneer Las Vegas
(Pac-10 No. 4/5 vs.
Mountain West No. 1)
Oregon State vs. BYU Cal vs. BYU
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia
(Mountain West vs. Navy/At-large)
New Mexico vs. Navy New Mexico vs. Navy
* Pac-10 not projected to qualify enough teams for postseason

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