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Projected BCS bowls and spreads: Irish meet Tide in BCS

What a week, as we saw two of the three undefeated teams go down which is exactly what Alabama needed to get back into the BCS Championship picture.

BCS Championship


Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish


Projected line: Alabama -10

The Crimson Tide backed into the BCS Championship despite losing against Texas A&M last week. They do deserve to be here as they are the best one-loss team but Alabama is not out of the woods yet with a game against Georgia in the SEC Championship, following its regular season finale against Auburn.

Notre Dame is the last remaining undefeated team and will likely stay that way as the Irish face USC, which is without quarterback Matt Barkley, on the road Saturday. These teams are tight in the power rankings but Alabama would still be a heavy favorite.

Fiesta Bowl

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Oregon Ducks

Projected line:
Oregon -6

The Fiesta Bowl will grab Oregon, which is likely out of both the BCS Championship and the Rose Bowl because of the loss to Stanford. The Ducks will be the best option of the at-large teams. The Wildcats’ loss was very surprising and, even though it was on the road, they had huge advantages on both sides of the ball but were dominated on both sides. While the BCS Championship is still a possibility, the chances are slim and we catch a good matchup in the Fiesta Bowl. Oregon showed it is human after all but the Ducks are still a very publicly bet team.
 
Orange Bowl

Louisville Cardinals vs. Florida State Seminoles

Projected line:
Florida State -10

The Orange Bowl remains the same as Florida State got into the ACC Championship with its no-sweat win over Maryland. The Seminoles will face Georgia Tech for the title and it will be the first matchup of the season between the two. Louisville was handed its first loss of the season at Syracuse two weeks ago which showed its 9-0 record was fraudulent. The Cardinals are now ranked behind Rutgers but after winning against UConn this week, they should be able to take out the Scarlet Knights even though it is on the road. Florida State will be a big favorite as the Big East is a public fade.

Rose Bowl

Stanford Cardinal vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Projected line: Stanford -7

With Stanford's win over Oregon, it has now turned into a very appealing draw and the Rose Bowl will be glad to have Stanford. The Cardinal will have to beat UCLA twice to get here and that should not be an issue. Nebraska will have to contend with Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship but the Huskers are playing well with five straight wins and another likely win to end the regular season. As dominating as the Stanford defense was against the Ducks, it has opened some eyes and will certainly get a lot more action at the betting window.

Sugar Bowl

Florida Gators vs. Oklahoma Sooners


Projected line: Florida -3

Florida still has a chance to getting to the BCS Championship but it will need Georgia to lose this week to Georgia Tech and then have Georgia defeat Alabama. Both are unlikely so the Gators end up here with Georgia and LSU still strong possibilities. Florida still has a test with Florida State on the road this coming Saturday. The Sooners survived a scare against West Virginia and have another test this week against Oklahoma State before closing the season at TCU. Based on power rankings, the Gators would be slight favorites here.

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Posted by hoop121
1 year ago

apocalypse = joke
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Posted by wackycracker
1 year ago

Not everyone is bending over and paying homage to Alabama--Norte Dame does have the better defense and alto Alabama can hold it's own with the Irish offense-I think this is a gift for anyone taking the Irish--It ain't Christmas yet and the books are not the kind to fill your stocking with these kind of lines ----I'll wait and see....
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Posted by ApocalypseLater
1 year ago

Oklahoma and Florida are the equivalent of Dallas and Philly in the NFL... horribly coached, horribly undisciplined, terrible use of their abundant talent... and extremely stupid in terms of football IQ... absolutely unbettable football teams...
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Posted by ApocalypseLater
1 year ago

if this slate happens, it will kill any credibility that the BCS could ever claim by adopting a "plus 1" playoff system... any playoff system that cannot include Tx A&M, is a failure... they are clearly one of the top 4 teams in CFB, and yet they can't even get into a BCS game? ridiculous! for the most part, these spreads look like they are in the ballpark... Alabama would pound ND, and i would hope to get them under 10, or possibly (doubtfully) under 8... it would most likely be a slaughter... 3 TDs or better... and to the guy who said Florida-OU would be the most entertaining... i hope you don't mean that in a good way... these are the #1 and #2 most over-rated teams in football... you should never be betting on either of these teams for any reason... they are HORRENDOUS!
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Posted by sports_Network
1 year ago

cannot see any alternative to the national championship, I agree. 'Tide vs Irish.....where did your projected spread derive from? After calculations; I have Bama -6.5 Florida vs Oklahoma will most likely be the most entertaining of this years BCS games.
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Posted by braves5795
1 year ago

not what I wanted to see, these teams are overhyped, to bad oregon was beaten.
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Posted by amare716
1 year ago

Thank goodness for a playoff! These are crap match-ups.
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Posted by BillWoz68
1 year ago

Kstate and the Ducks would be a great match up.
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Posted by sports_Network
1 year ago

"cannot see any alternative to the national championship, I agree. 'Tide vs Irish.....where did your projected spread derive from? After calculations; I have Bama -6.5 Florida vs Oklahoma will most likely be the most entertaining of this years B..."