If the Golden Flashes win on Friday, the BCS Bowls could look a little awkward. Florida could end up playing Rutgers or Louisville instead of Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl and Florida State could end up playing Kent State instead of Rutgers or Louisville in the Orange Bowl. Kent State will receive an automatic bid if they finish in the top 16 and above another BCS automatic qualifier conference champion. There are no Big East teams ranked in the BCS Standings. The winner of Louisville at Rutgers will be the Big East automatic qualifier.
Other than losing, the only other thing that may keep Kent State out of the top 16 is if UCLA pulls off the upset against Stanford. If the Bruins beat the Cardinal, they would both most likely remain in the top 16 which would keep the Golden Flashes, currently at 17, out unless other upsets occur.
Remember all the huffing and puffing about the rivalry game between Texas and Texas A&M being knocked off the schedule? They may play again sooner than expected since they are projected to play each other in the Cotton Bowl. There are still other scenarios. LSU could make it to the Cotton Bowl as well or Alabama if they lose in the SEC Championship. The Aggies could also play in the Capital One Bowl, but I am still projecting them to be in the Cotton Bowl.
For the full bowl schedule and BCS selection procedures, there are links posted after the projections. All BCS Bowls are projected along with three non-BCS Bowls.
Louisville at Rutgers, Scarlet Knights by 2
MAC Championship, 21 Northern Illinois vs 17 Kent State, Huskies by 6.5
Pac-12 Championship, 16 UCLA at 8 Stanford, Cardinal by 10
11 Oklahoma at TCU, Sooners by 8
18 Texas at 6 Kansas State, Wildcats by 11
SEC Championship, 2 Alabama vs 3 Georgia, Crimson Tide by 8.5
ACC Championship, 13 Florida State vs Georgia Tech, Seminoles by 13
Big Ten Championship, 12 Nebraska vs Wisconsin, Cornhuskers by 2.5
BCS National Championship, Jan. 7, 2013
Projection if Georgia and other favorites win: 1 Notre Dame vs 3 Georgia
Bowl tie-in: BCS number one vs BCS number two
Fiesta Bowl, Jan. 3, 2013
Bowl tie-in: Big 12 Champion vs at-large team
Sugar Bowl, Jan. 2, 2013
Projection if Kent State and other favorites win: 4 Florida vs Rutgers
Bowl tie-in: SEC Champion vs at-large team
Rose Bowl, Jan. 1, 2013
Bowl tie-in: Pac-12 Champion vs Big Ten Champion
Orange Bowl, Jan. 1, 2013
Projection if Kent State and other favorites win: 13 Florida State vs 17 Kent State
Bowl tie-in: ACC Champion vs at-large team
Cotton Bowl, Jan. 4, 2013
Projection if Georgia and other favorites win: 2 Alabama vs 18 Texas
Bowl tie-in: Big 12 team vs SEC team
Capital One Bowl, Jan. 1, 2013
Bowl tie-in: SEC team vs Big Ten team
Chick-fil-A Bowl, Dec. 31, 2012
Bowl tie-in: ACC team vs SEC team