2013 Preseason Bowl Projections
New Mexico: Colorado State vs. UCLA
Las Vegas: Utah State vs. USC
Famous Idaho Potato: Wyoming vs. Central Michigan
New Orleans: Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Ohio (at-large)
Beef 'O' Brady's: Toledo (at-large) vs. Middle Tennessee
Hawai'i: Boise State vs. East Carolina
Little Caesars Pizza: Bowling Green vs.Western Kentucky (at-large)
Poinsettia: San Jose State vs. Pittsburgh (at-large)
Military Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Marshall
(1) - Texas Bowl: Michigan vs. TCU
(3) - Fight Hunger Bowl: BYU vs. Arizona
Pinstripe: Rutgers vs. Baylor
Belk: Cincinnati vs.Georgia Tech
Russell Athletic: UCF vs. Florida State
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Wisconsin
Armed Forces: Fresno State vs. North Texas
Music City: Syracuse vs. Mississippi
Alamo: Oklahoma vs. Oregon State
Holiday: Kansas State vs. Arizona State
(2) - AdvoCare V100 Bowl: Arkansas State (at-large) vs. North Carolina
Sun: Virginia Tech vs. Washington
Liberty: Missouri vs. Tulsa
Chick-fil-A: Miami (Fla.) vs.Texas A&M
Heart Of Dallas Bowl: Rice vs. Minnesota
Gator: Nebraska vs. Vanderbilt
^-Outback: Florida vs. Michigan State
Capital One: Northwestern vs. South Carolina
Rose: Ohio State vs. Oregon
Fiesta: Texas vs. Louisville
Sugar: Alabama vs. San Diego State
^-Cotton: LSU vs. Oklahoma State
Orange: Clemson vs. Notre Dame
BBVA Compass Bowl: Northern Illinois (at-large) vs. Mississippi State
GoDaddy.com: Kent State vs. Louisiana-Monroe
BCS: Stanford vs. Georgia
(1) - The Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas becomes the Texas Bowl again after Meineke dropped its affiliation.
(2) - The Independence Bowl becomes the AdvoCare V100 Bowl.
(3) - Kraft dropped from Fight Hunger Bowl
^ - Outback/Cotton Bowl - The Cotton Bowl has the first preference of teams from the SEC Western Division and the Outback Bowl has first preference of teams from the SEC Eastern Division. The Cotton or Outback Bowl can select teams outside of its divisional preference, but must not select them before the opposite bowl selects from its divisional preference.
Bowl-ineligible: Penn State (probation).
Conditional eligibility: UTSA and Georgia State (transition seasons from FCS) can be selected after virtually all other eligible teams are taken (FBS reclassification rules). Team must have at least a 6-6 record to even be eligible for the pool.
BCS Selection Order: The order of selection for this year's BCS games is Orange, Sugar, Fiesta. However, the bowls that lose host conference champions to the BCS title game get to replace those teams before other selections are made.
BCS Selection Procedures.
Notre Dame is eligible for all BCS bowls. Beginning in 2014, Notre Dame will be eligible to be selected for any ACC bowl as long as its overall record is within one of the bowl-eligible ACC schools.
*-Navy will be invited to the Armed Forces Bowl in 2013 and 2016 if it qualifies for selection.
*-Army will be invited to the Poinsettia Bowl in 2013, and the Armed Forces Bowl for 2014 and 2017, if it qualifies for selection.
*-BYU will be invited to the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in 2013 if it qualifies for selection.
The GoDaddy.com Bowl gets the first selection of MAC teams in 2013.
Hawaii is automatically invited to the Hawaii Bowl if it has at least 7 wins.