If the 2011 college football season ended on Monday, which 10 teams would make it to BCS bowl games? The BCS Guru, Samuel Chi, takes a stab at the games. The obvious one is the BCS National Championship game since that just pits the top two teams against each other. That would mean No. 1 LSU against No. 2 Alabama. But what about the four standard BCS bowls?
The Boise St. Broncos make the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Az., for a third time. Chi projects the Broncos to be undefeated, the only way it will make a BCS bowl game, when they face the Oklahoma St. Cowboys, winners of the Big 12. The Cowboys will likely have one loss on their way to the conference title, likely against Kansas State or Oklahoma.
Boise State defeated Oklahoma, 43-42, on Jan. 1, 2007, on a Statue of Liberty two-point conversion play. They returned to the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 4, 2010, with a 17-10 victory over the TCU Horned Frogs.
Among the other games, Oregon and Wisconsin match up in the Rose Bowl as winners of the Pac-12 and the Big 10, respectively. The Sugar Bowl goes with teams from the Pac-12 and the Big 10 in Stanford and Nebraska. It would make sense if this happened since the Cardinal brings Andrew Luck and Nebraska carries a brand name team. The Orange Bowl then has Clemson of the ACC and Syracuse of the Big East. It's not the greatest matchup in the world, but it's not Oklahoma against Connecticut.