It's been a busy day in the SEC, as the eight non-BCS teams have been jockeying for bowl assignments. The biggest Big Ten related news is that it is being reported by multiple sources that Auburn will become the first team from the SEC West to be selected by the Outback Bowl. The same reports have indicated that they'll be matched against Wisconsin. As of this moment, it appears that the only SEC question is whether Georgia or Kentucky will go to the Music City Bowl (with the other headed to the Independence Bowl). I expect the Music City to choose Georgia over a third trip from Kentucky in four years. There are also rumbles that the Gator is trying to get Florida State to match with West Virginia as a last send off to Bobby Bowden. They need to get all of the ACC teams with winning records to sign off on that. I don't know that it will happen. If it does, it may mean that Northwestern will face Miami instead of Clemson in the Champs Bowl. Too early to say on that one. Projected Big Ten Bowls: Rose: Ohio State v. Oregon Fiesta: Iowa v. Boise State Capital One: Penn State v. LSU Outback: Wisconsin v. Auburn Champs: Northwestern v. Clemson Alamo: Michigan State v. Oklahoma Insight: Minnesota v. Missouri And other modified projections: Chick-Fil-A: Virginia Tech v. Tennessee Liberty: Arkansas v. Houston Music City: Georgia v. Boston College Indicates reports of final decision made.
And you were worried about the Beaver-turd scenario? Please, trust me. I
do this for a living am a random bloke who was picked from obscurity to give opinions as fact. I'm moving Minnesota up a spot on the Big Ten pecking order. The articles that I've been reading indicate that Wisconsin is lobbying hard NOT to go to a Florida bowl for the 5th straight year. It's possible that LSU could go Outback instead of the Cocks, but I'm betting that it's South Carolina.
National Championship: Florida v. Oklahoma
Rose: Penn State v. USC
Fiesta: Texas v. Ohio State
Sugar: Alabama v. Utah
Orange: Virginia Tech v. Cincinnati
Capital One: Michigan State v. Georgia
Outback: Iowa v. South Carolina
Alamo: Northwestern v. Missouri
Champs: Minnesota v. Miami
Insight: Wisconsin v. Kansas
Motor City: NC State (no Big Ten team available) v. Ball State
On the Couch with the Queso Bowl: Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Purdue