2013-14 Bowl Games

Posted on December 2, 2013. Filed under: Football, NCAA Sports | Tags: , , , , , , , |

2013-14 Bowl Games

updated as December 10, 2013

NOTE: This is the FINAL year for the BCS… YEA!!!!

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If there was a playoff, it would be #1 Florida State vs #4 Michigan State and #2 Auburn vs #3 Alabama

BCS Games

Bowl Date Location Match-up Teams
2014-BCS Jan. 6 Pasadena, Calif.. BCS vs BCS Florida State vs. Auburn

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orangebowl Jan. 3 Miami, Fla. ACC/BCS vs BCS Clemson vs. Ohio State
sugarbowl Jan. 2 New Orleans, La. SEC/BCS vs BCS Oklahoma vs. Alabama
fiestabowl Jan. 1 Glendale, Ariz. Big 12/BCS vs BCS Baylor vs. UCF
rosebowl Jan. 1 Pasadena, Calif. Big Ten/BCS vs Pac-12/BCS Michigan State vs. Stanford

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Bowl Date Location Match-up Prediction
GoDaddy.com Jan. 5 Mobile, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt No. 2 Arkansas State vs. Ball State
BBVA Compass Jan. 4 Birmingham, Ala. SEC No. 9 vs. American No. 5/C-USA Vanderbilt vs. Houston
Cotton Jan. 3 Arlington, Tex. Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC Oklahoma State vs. Missouri
Outback Jan. 1 Tampa, Fla. Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC Iowa vs. LSU
Capital One Jan. 1 Orlando, Fla. Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2 Wisconsin vs. South Carolina
Heart of Dallas Jan. 1 Dallas, Tex. Big Ten No. 7 vs. C-USA UNLV vs. North Texas
Gator Jan. 1 Jacksonville, Fla. Big Ten No. 4/5 vs. SEC No. 6 Nebraska vs. Georgia
Chick-fil-A Dec. 31 Atlanta, Ga. ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5 Duke vs. Texas A&M
Liberty Dec. 31 Memphis, Tenn. American/C-USA No. 1 vs. SEC No. 8 Rice vs. Mississippi State
Sun Dec. 31 El Paso, Tex. ACC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 4 Virginia Tech vs. UCLA
AdvoCare V100 Dec. 31 Shreveport, La. SEC No. 10 vs. ACC No. 7 Arizona vs. Boston College
Holiday Dec. 30 San Diego, Calif. Pac-12 No. 3 vs. Big 12 No. 5 Arizona State vs. Texas Tech
Alamo Dec. 30 San Antonio, Tex. Big 12 No. 3 vs. Pac-12 No. 2 Oregon vs. Texas
Music City Dec. 30 Nashville, Tenn. ACC No. 6 vs. SEC No. 7 Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech
Armed Forces Dec. 30 Fort Worth, Tex. MWC vs. Navy Middle Tennessee vs. Navy
Buffalo Wild Wings Dec. 28 Phoenix, Ariz. Big 12 No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 4/5 Michigan vs. Kansas State
Russell Athletic Dec. 28 Orlando, Fla. American No. 2 vs. ACC No. 3 Louisville vs. Miami (FL)
Belk Dec. 28 Charlotte, N.C. American No. 3 vs. ACC No. 5 Cincinnati vs. North Carolina
Pinstripe Dec. 28 New York, N.Y. Big 12 No. 7 vs. American No. 4 Notre Dame vs. Rutgers
Fight Hunger Dec. 27 San Francisco, Calif. Pac-12 No. 6 vs. BYU Washington vs. BYU
Texas Dec. 27 Houston, Tex. Big 12 No. 6 vs. Big Ten No. 6 Syracuse vs. Minnesota
Military Dec. 27 Washington, D.C. ACC No. 8 vs. C-USA Marshall vs. Maryland
Poinsettia Dec. 26 San Diego, Calif. MWC No. 2 vs. Army Utah State vs. Northern Illinois
Little Caesars Dec. 26 Detroit, Mich. MAC vs. Big Ten No. 8 Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green
Hawaii Dec. 24 Honolulu, Hawaii MWC vs. C-USA Boise State vs. Oregon State
Beef O’Brady’s Dec. 23 St. Petersburg, Fla. American No. 6 vs. C-USA Ohio vs. East Carolina
New Orleans Dec. 21 New Orleans, La. Sun Belt No. 1 vs. C-USA La.-Lafayette vs. Tulane
Famous Idaho Potato Dec. 21 Boise, Idaho MAC No. 3 vs. MWC Buffalo vs. San Diego State
Las Vegas Dec. 21 Las Vegas, Nev. MWC No. 1 vs. Pac-12 No. 5 Fresno State vs. USC
New Mexico Dec. 21 Albuquerque, N.M. MWC No. 4/5 vs. Pac-12 No. 7 Washington State vs. Colorado State

 

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Who will play for the final BCS championship?

Since everyone has played at least one game, and we do NOT believe in pre-season polls too much, here is our Bowl Matchup predictions.

2014-BCS Bama-helmet vs. oregeon-helmet

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sugarbowl   SoCarolina-helmet vs. floridaSt

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NCAA Top 10 College Football Poll

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2013 College Football pre-season TOP 10

August 15, 2013

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Seven months removed from the National Championship, and well, it’s that time again… who will win it all?

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1.Bama-helmet

 

2. ohiostate-helmet

3. oregeon-helmet

4. stanford-helmet

5. georgia-helmet

6. texasAM

7. SoCarolina-helmet

8. clemson-helmet

9. louisville-helmet

10. florida-helmet

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Mediocrity Bowl Games

Posted on December 19, 2012. Filed under: Football, NCAA Sports | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do Too Many Bowl Games Reward Mediocrity

December 18. 2012

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Over the last few years the critics of the football bowl games have consistently harped on two issues: 1) the inherent unfairness of both access to the bowl games and the revenue share that favors BCS conferences; and 2) the amount of money being left on the table by not having a BCS playoff system. Both of these criticisms are justifiable and may very well carry the day in moving toward a playoff because of antitrust concerns and the need to maximize revenue. However, there is another argument that needs to be considered and that is the simple fact that at least 21 bowl games involve football teams that have mediocre records, which begs the question of why average teams are being rewarded with postseason play?

Of the 70 teams playing in the 35 bowl games only 28 of those teams had won 9 or more games prior to their bowl appearance. Winning 75% of your games (9-3) seems to be a reasonable standard to meet in order to justify a postseason appearance based on having a successful season. This standard suggests that only 14 bowl games deserve to be played. Therefore, based on this season’s records, 21 of the bowl games are simply rewarding mediocre football teams with a postseason trip. Sophisticated fans understand this fact, which helps explain both poor ticket sales and attendance for many bowl games, and poor television ratings as well. Believe it or not this year 14 schools will play in a bowl game after finishing 6-6;  and, remember in many cases one of those wins came against an FCS school.

In a pattern reminiscent of recent years many schools around the country are having trouble selling out their ticket requirements. This dilemma results in universities having to pay six or seven figures for the privilege of sending the football team to a bowl game that is poorly attended and poorly viewed on television.

A recent Bloomberg.com article had an insightful quote: “Bowls have become network-owned, commercial enterprises, in some cases, pitting average teams in money-losing bowls for the benefit of a few,” said Charles E. Young,  president emeritus at the University of Florida and a member of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. “I think the losses are higher than anyone knows.”

Over time the historic relationships with the established and largely commercially successful bowl games have given rise to economic endeavors by visitor and convention bureaus to attract economic activity and the need of networks to find sports content for programming purposes. These twin factors have taken a previously limited number of successful bowl games and attempted to stretch the concept to the position we find ourselves in now. When you add compensation packages for coaches, athletic directors and commissioners that reward bowl appearances you have created the type of conflict of interest that may lead to bad decision making.

The weight of the current bowl product in the marketplace is starting to foment change. As the case for change builds over time, universities should not forget that as educational institutions they should be teaching lessons about demanding excellence and not accepting or rewarding mediocrity from their students, student-athletes and teams. A good place to start would be to rid post season football of undeserving teams because it is sending the wrong message, and people are starting to notice.

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