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2009 Bowl Projections - Post Week 3

At the three week mark, we're starting to see some separation.  In the Big Ten, it looks like there is a Top 4, a Middle 5, and the Indiana schools.  Of course, one of those Indiana schools is two games closer to bowl eligibility than one of the middle schools, so this is all still tentative. The Iowa/Penn State game should bring a bit of clarity to the pecking order at the top.

Remember the rules.

  1. These are projections.  I am taking into account what will happen in future games, not assigning teams based upon current standings.
  2. The best teams don't always go to the best games.  In the end, butts in the seat and eyes to the television are the biggest factors.  
  3. The order of BCS selection is 1) Replacement for #1 Team; 2) Replacement for #2 Team; 3) Orange Bowl; 4) Fiesta Bowl; 5) Sugar Bowl.
  4. The Champs Bowl picks its Big Ten team ahead of the Alamo Bowl this year.
  5. For the full rules on BCS selections, look here


Iowa's defense has resulted in as many benched QBs as opponent touchdowns.

This will be updated each week.  Away we go...

Bcs_championship_logo2009_sm_medium Florida_medium_medium Texas_old5_medium_medium If Texas and Florida have better defenses but worse offenses than last year, is it a net positive?
Orangebowl_2005_small_medium Miami_fl_medium Ohio_st_medium_medium Somebody woke up the U.  Bad for the rest of the ACC...
Fiestabowl_2006_medium Notre_dame_medium_medium Texas_christian_medium_medium That's why I didn't believe in BYU.  TCU is for real, though.


Mississippi_medium_medium Cincinnati_medium I'm on the Brian Kelly bandwagon...
Rosebowl_small_medium Michigan_medium_medium
California_medium I should have written about this last week, but I am beginning to think that this is the year that someone breaks through the USC choke-hold.
Capitalonebowl2002_small_medium Iowa_medium_medium Alabama_medium_medium Iowa's defense has looked amazing.  Alabama's has looked twice as good.
Outbackbowl_2008_sm_medium Penn_state_medium_medium Georgia_medium Doesn't it feel like Penn State has played an NFL pre-season schedule?  I hope they're ready for Week 1.
Champssportsbowl_2004_medium Illinois_medium_medium North_carolina_medium There would only be 14,000 NCAA Tournament references.


Kansas_medium Wisconsin will have to show me that they have fixed their defense before they get much higher than this.
Insightbowl2002_small_medium Michigan_st_medium_medium Texas_tech_medium I had Sparty losing to Notre Dame, so I still think they're on track for 8 wins.
Images_medium_medium Minnesota_medium_medium Central_michigan_medium_medium Shouldn't it be the Little Caesars Pizza Pan?  
Congressionalbowl_2008a_sm_medium Northwestern_medium_medium Boston_college_medium Will Nortwestern's fans make the argument that Syracuse is a better team than expected?  We'll put BC here as a likely 6 or 7 win ACC team.
Images_medium_medium Indiana_medium_medium Purdue_medium_medium It's hard putting a 3-0 team in the On the Couch with the Ro-Tel Queso Bowl, but I just don't see the Hoosiers doubling that number.  I don't think Purdue has five wins left on their schedule either.