Jan. 3, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA: Detailed view of a BCS logo during the game between the Oregon Ducks against the Kansas State Wildcats during the 2013 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Oregon defeated Kansas State 35-17. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

BCS bowl projections 2013: Florida State-Auburn in title game; Alabama-Oklahoma in Sugar Bowl


On Sunday night, we will officially learn the BCS bowl match ups for the top games that will finish off the year. The BCS National Championship between Florida State and Auburn and the Rose Bowl between Michigan State and Stanford are all but official, but there are still three games up for grabs.

All signs point to back-to-back defending champions Alabama taking on Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl, though many would love to see them take on Ohio State in a game that appeared would be the title game for the longest time.

Does your favorite team have a shot at reaching a BCS bowl?

Here is a look at the BCS bowl projections, via CBS Sports:

BOWL DATE LOCATION MATCHUP PREDICTION
BCS Title Game Jan. 6 Pasadena, Calif.. BCS vs BCS Florida State vs. Auburn
Orange Jan. 3 Miami, Fla. ACC/BCS vs BCS Clemson vs. Ohio State
Sugar Jan. 2 New Orleans, La. SEC/BCS vs BCS Alabama vs. Oklahoma
Fiesta Jan. 1 Glendale, Ariz. Big 12/BCS vs BCS Baylor vs. UCF
Rose Jan. 1 Pasadena, Calif. Big Ten/BCS vs Pac-12/BCS Michigan State vs. Stanford

Tags: Alabama Crimson Tide Auburn Tigers Michigan State Spartans Oklahoma Sooners

  • Joseph Walsh

    Michigan State and Auburn in the title game huh? Come on man, pay attention.

    • Jean Allen

      Aubie has a hangover.

  • Andy Hargett

    Does nobody proofread Headlines or stories any more? Michigan State will NOT be playing Auburn in the BCS Title Game, Florida State will.

  • Patrick Sonnier

    OSU – Auburn in Tittle Game?? I didn’t read the article becasue the title made no sense.

  • Hubert Barnes

    How the heck did “CLEMSON” jump Missouri and South Carolina ??????

    • Jason Winchester

      A conference is not allowed more than two BCS bowl bids to my understanding, regardless of ranking or record.

    • Art Vandelay

      There can’t be more than 2 teams per conference in the BCS. Don’t be so stupid.

      • Hubert Barnes

        Wanna bet Art??
        A team has to have 9 wins and be ranked in the top 15 of the BCS to qualify. Clemson shouldn’t be #12 with the 1 loss teams behind them (I thought they were 18th looking at another poll which would disqualify them)

        The major caveat when it comes to an at-large bid is that no more than two teams from the same conference can qualify for the BCS
        unless two non-champions from the same conference are ranked No. 1 and
        No. 2, which is nearly impossible and won’t come into play this season.
        If there still aren’t 10 BCS-eligible teams under those guidelines, then teams from the Top 18 in the BCS standings can then be chosen from.
        WHICH MEANS as long as they’re int he top 18 “more than 2 same conference teams can play in a BCS Bowl”
        Don’t Be so STUPID dude!

        • Mike Dyce

          I don’t think you get that Art Vandelay is the fake name that George Costanza used in Seinfeld (Look at the picture).

          And I’m pretty sure you’re wrong about your elaboration of more than two teams if there aren’t 10 BCS-eligible schools.

          “If fewer than 10 teams are eligible for selection, then the Bowls can select as an at-large team any Football Bowl Subdivision team that is bowl-eligible, has won at least nine regular-season games and is among the top 18 teams in the final BCS Standings, subject to the two-team limit “

  • Fred Giles

    Would absolutely LOVE to see Ohio State vs Alabama, and I am a Tennessee fan. Alabama would win the game in the first half