The Ohio Bobcats lost their first game of the 2012 season Saturday against Miami (OH) but have already amassed seven wins, thereby clinching bowl eligibility. SB Nation's Jason Kirk's latest bowl predictions have the Bobcats facing Iowa State in the Pinstripe Bowl.
The Pinstripe Bowl slates the No. 4 Big East team with the No. 7 Big 12 team. Ohio is one of eight MAC teams projected for a bowl game along with Toledo, Kent State, Northern Illinois, Bowling Green, Miami (OH), Central Michigan and Ball State.
Kirk's projected National Championship has the Alabama Crimson Tide playing the Oregon Ducks. Kansas State and Notre Dame, who are also undefeated and contending for the No. 2 spot, instead play each other in the Fiesta Bowl. To round out the BCS bowl games, Georgia plays Louisville in the Sugar Bowl, Florida State faces Boise State in the Orange Bowl and Oregon State meets Nebraska in the Rose Bowl.
The Ohio State Buckeyes remained undefeated Saturday by defeating the Penn State Nittany Lions; however, they are ineligible for postseason play this season.
Below are the complete bowl projections.
|BCS National Championship||1/7/2013||BCS 1 vs. BCS 2||Alabama||Oregon|
|Fiesta||1/3/2013||Big 12 1 vs. At-large 1||Kansas State||Notre Dame|
|Sugar||1/2/2013||SEC 1 vs. At-large 2||Georgia||Louisville|
|Orange||1/1/2013||ACC 1 vs. At-large 3||Florida State||Boise State|
|Rose||1/1/2013||Pac-12 1 vs. Big Ten 1||Oregon State||Nebraska|
|GoDaddy||1/6/2013||MAC vs. Sun Belt 2||Toledo||WKU|
|BBVA Compass||1/5/2013||SEC 8/9 vs. Big East 5/C-USA||Vanderbilt||SMU|
|Cotton||1/4/2013||Big 12 2 vs. SEC||Oklahoma||LSU|
|Heart of Dallas||1/1/2013||Big Ten 7 vs. C-USA||Iowa||UCF|
|Outback||1/1/2013||Big Ten 3 vs. SEC||Michigan||South Carolina|
|Gator||1/1/2013||Big Ten 4/5 vs. SEC 6||Northwestern||Mississippi State|
|Capital One||1/1/2013||Big Ten 2 vs. SEC 2||Wisconsin||Florida|
|Sun||12/31/2012||ACC 4 vs. Pac-12 4||UCLA||Miami|
|Music City||12/31/2012||ACC 6 vs. SEC 7||Ole Miss||Maryland|
|Liberty||12/31/2012||C-USA 1 vs. Big East/SEC 8/9||Tulsa||Tennessee|
|Chick-fil-A||12/31/2012||ACC 2 vs. SEC 5||Clemson||Texas A&M|
|Pinstripe||12/29/2012||Big 12 7 vs. Big East 4||Iowa State||Ohio*|
|Kraft Fight Hunger||12/29/2012||Pac-12 6 vs. Navy||Utah State*||Navy|
|Buffalo Wild Wings||12/29/2012||Big 12 4 vs. Big Ten 4/5||Texas||Michigan State|
|Armed Forces||12/29/2012||MWC vs. C-USA||New Mexico||Houston|
|Alamo||12/29/2012||Big 12 3 vs. Pac-12 2||USC||Texas Tech|
|Russell Athletic||12/28/2012||Big East 2 vs. ACC 3||Cincinnati||N.C. State|
|Meineke Car Care||12/28/2012||Big 12 6 vs. Big Ten 6||Oklahoma State||Minnesota|
|Independence||12/28/2012||SEC 10 vs. ACC 7||Bowling Green*||ULL*|
|Military||12/27/2012||ACC 8 vs. Army||Ball State*||Arkansas State*|
|Holiday||12/27/2012||Pac-12 3 vs. Big 12 5||Arizona||West Virginia|
|Belk||12/27/2012||Big East 3 vs. ACC 5||Rutgers||Virginia Tech|
|Little Caesars||12/26/2012||MAC vs. Big Ten 8||Kent State||MTSU*|
|Hawaii||12/24/2012||MWC/WAC vs. C-USA||Nevada||ECU|
|New Orleans||12/22/2012||Sun Belt 1 vs. C-USA||ULM||Miami (OH)*|
|Las Vegas||12/22/2012||MWC 1 vs. Pac-12 5||Fresno State||Arizona State|
|Beef O'Brady's||12/21/2012||Big East 6 vs. C-USA||Central Michigan*||???|
|Poinsettia||12/20/2012||MWC 2 vs. BYU||San Diego State||BYU|
|New Mexico||12/15/2012||MWC 4/5 vs. Pac-12 7/WAC||Air Force||San Jose State|
|Idaho Potato||12/15/2012||MAC 3 vs. WAC||Northern Illinois||Louisiana Tech