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The next week, likely the next few months, should be anything but a "flop."

The full post on the list, with some great commentary from author Jason Kirk , can be found here. This of course is based on his predicted outcomes to games left on the schedule.

Bowl Matchup (Not always tied to conference standings) Team Team
1/6/2014 BCS National Championship (Pasadena) BCS 1 vs. BCS 2 Florida State Ohio State
1/3/2014 Orange (Miami) Florida State replacement vs. At-large 1 Alabama Clemson
1/2/2014 Sugar (New Orleans) SEC 1 vs. At-large 2 Missouri UCF
1/1/2014 Rose (Pasadena) Ohio State replacement vs. Pac-12 1 Michigan State Stanford
1/1/2014 Fiesta (Glendale, AZ) Big 12 1 vs. At-large 4 Oklahoma State Northern Illinois
1/5/2014 GoDaddy (Mobile, AL) MAC 2 vs. Sun Belt 2 Ball State Western Kentucky
1/4/2014 BBVA Compass (B'ham) SEC 9 vs. AAC 5 Mississippi State Rutgers
1/3/2014 Cotton (Arlington) Big 12 2 vs. SEC 3 Baylor LSU
1/1/2014 Capital One (Orlando) Big Ten 2 vs. SEC 2 Wisconsin Auburn
1/1/2014 Gator (Jacksonville) Big Ten 4 vs. SEC 6 Minnesota Georgia
1/1/2014 Heart of Dallas Big Ten 7 vs. C-USA North Carolina* Rice
1/1/2014 Outback (Tampa) Big Ten 3 vs. SEC 4 Iowa South Carolina
12/31/2013 Chick-fil-A (Atlanta) ACC 2 vs. SEC 5 Duke Texas A&M
12/31/2013 Independence (Shreveport) SEC 10 vs. ACC 7 Washington State* Pitt
12/31/2013 Liberty (Memphis) C-USA 1 vs. SEC 8 Marshall Vanderbilt
12/31/2013 Sun (El Paso) ACC 4 vs. Pac-12 4 Virginia Tech UCLA
12/30/2013 Alamo (San Antonio) Big 12 3 vs. Pac-12 2 Oklahoma Oregon
12/30/2013 Armed Forces (Ft. Worth) MWC 3 vs. C-USA/Navy Boise State Navy**
12/30/2013 Holiday (San Diego) Pac-12 3 vs. Big 12 5 Arizona State Kansas State
12/30/2013 Music City (Nashville) ACC 6 vs. SEC 7 Georgia Tech Ole Miss
12/28/2013 Belk (Charlotte) AAC 3 vs. ACC 5 Cincinnati Boston College
12/28/2013 Buffalo Wild Wings (PHX) Big 12 4 vs. Big Ten 5 Texas Michigan
12/28/2013 Pinstripe (New York) Big 12 7 vs. AAC 4 Notre Dame* Houston
12/28/2013 Russell Athletic (Orlando) AAC 2 vs. ACC 3 Louisville Miami
12/27/2013 Fight Hunger (San Francisco) Pac-12 6 vs. BYU/ACC 9 Washington BYU**
12/27/2013 Military (Annapolis) ACC 8 vs. C-USA Maryland Middle Tennessee
12/27/2013 Texas (Houston) Big 12 6 vs. Big Ten 6 Texas Tech Nebraska
12/26/2013 Little Caesars (Detroit) MAC 1 vs. Big Ten 8 Bowling Green Syracuse*
12/26/2013 Poinsettia (San Diego) MWC 2 vs. Army Fresno State Ohio*
12/24/2013 Hawaii MWC 5 vs. C-USA San Jose State North Texas
12/23/2013 Beef O'Brady's (St. Pete.) AAC 6 vs. C-USA Toledo* East Carolina
12/21/2013 Idaho Potato (Boise) MAC 3 vs. MWC 6 Buffalo Colorado State
12/21/2013 Las Vegas MWC 1 vs. Pac-12 5 Utah State USC
12/21/2013 New Mexico (Albuquerque) MWC 4 vs. Pac-12 7 San Diego State Arizona
12/21/2013 New Orleans Sun Belt 1 vs. C-USA UL Lafayette** Tulane

That Fiesta Bowl matchup is a "no win" scenario for OSU, IMO, but I'm not going to complain about it. Would much rather have another BCS bowl.

I think Jason Kirk's opinion about Auburn actually hurting itself with a win, assuming they DON'T win the SEC title game, is interesting. Just goes to show that this time of year is more about business, which is why the new playoff coming next season is going to be huge, especially when they expand to eight teams, which in my opinion is optimal. I'll speak more on that in another post.

So there you have it. One week left in college football's regular season. Sad, really, until we remember that arguably the best player to ever put on an Oklahoma State basketball uniform still has most of his season to play. Add into that the early arrival of two highly anticipated recruits (Rudolph, Hill).

Should be a helluva week, and maybe one helluva a winter/spring.


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