As the college football season approaches the final four games of the season, highly ranked teams across the country aim to finish their seasons strong in hope of qualifying for a BCS bowl game.
In order for a team to receive an invitation to a bowl game, they must have an extremely successful record. Another factor used to determine the ranking of a team is the quality of their schedule. College football leagues are called conferences and as one could imagine some conferences become more popular than others. Popular conferences tend to attract better athletes, which results in more BCS ranking respect.
For example, the Southeastern Conference has a lot of big time schools that continually produce powerhouse teams, and are more highly regarded. Therefore a record of 10-2 can look better than a team from a lesser conference with a record of 12-0. Using these simplified parameters Mirador will give you a list of the likely BCS bowl games.
Rose Bowl (Pasadena, California)
Stanford vs. Ohio State
Led by Andrew Luck and Owen Marecic, Stanford’s physical style of play will overpower the Buckeyes.
Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, Arizona)
Nebraska vs. Boise State
Despite Boise State’s flawless record Nebraska will win because of their impressive wins over quality teams.
Orange Bowl (Miami, Florida)
Virginia Tech vs. Texas Christian University
TCU’s undefeated record will continue after they swamp Virginia Tech.
Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, Lousianna)
Auburn vs. Wisconsin
Alabama will bump Auburn out of contention for the national title. Then Auburn will rebound, beating Wisconsin handily.
BCS Championship Bowl (Glendale, Arizona)
Oregon vs. Alabama
‘Bama will climb back into Championship Bowl contention, but won’t stop Oregon’s potent offense.