Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
Kansas State and Oregon are slated for the National Championship with Notre Dame heading to the Rose Bowl in SB Nation's latest bowl projections.
Following Alabama's surprising loss on Saturday to Texas A&M, the Kansas State Wildcats and Oregon Ducks are now slated to meet in the National Championship with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish playing in the Rose Bowl.
The most recent BCS standings have Kansas State and Oregon in the top two spots with Notre Dame at No. 3, so these bowl projections, courtesy of SB Nation's Jason Kirk, correlate with those rankings. In the Rose Bowl, Notre Dame would meet Nebraska, who is projected to win the Big Ten.
Alabama, who now sits at No. 4 in the BCS standings, is projected to face the Clemson Tigers in the Sugar Bowl. Rounding out the BCS games, the Florida Gators are expected to play the Louisville Cardinals in the Orange Bowl, and the Oklahoma Sooners and Georgia Bulldogs would meet in the Fiesta Bowl.
Northwestern's Big Ten title game hopes took a hit Saturday with their overtime loss to the Michigan Wolverines, but according to the projections, the Wildcats are still on the path to a Jan. 1 bowl game – the Gator Bowl against Mississippi State.
|BCS National Championship||1/7/2013||BCS 1 vs. BCS 2||Kansas State||Oregon|
|Fiesta||1/3/2013||Big 12 1 vs. At-large 1||Oklahoma*||Georgia|
|Sugar||1/2/2013||SEC 1 vs. At-large 2||Alabama||Clemson|
|Orange||1/1/2013||ACC 1 vs. At-large 3||Florida State||Louisville|
|Rose||1/1/2013||Pac-12 1 vs. Big Ten 1||Notre Dame*||Nebraska|
|GoDaddy||1/6/2013||MAC vs. Sun Belt 2||NIU||ULM|
|BBVA Compass||1/5/2013||SEC 8/9 vs. Big East 5/C-USA||Tennessee||Ohio*|
|Cotton||1/4/2013||Big 12 2 vs. SEC||Texas||Texas A&M|
|Heart of Dallas||1/1/2013||Big Ten 7 vs. C-USA||Purdue||UCF|
|Outback||1/1/2013||Big Ten 3 vs. SEC||Wisconsin||LSU|
|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||Michigan||Florida|
|Sun||12/31/2012||ACC 4 vs. Pac-12 4||Oregon State||Virginia Tech|
|Music City||12/31/2012||ACC 6 vs. SEC 7||Vanderbilt||Georgia Tech|
|Liberty||12/31/2012||C-USA 1 vs. Big East/SEC 8/9||Tulsa||Missouri|
|Chick-fil-A||12/31/2012||ACC 2 vs. SEC 5||Miami||South Carolina|
|Pinstripe||12/29/2012||Big 12 7 vs. Big East 4||Iowa State||Syracuse|
|Kraft Fight Hunger||12/29/2012||Pac-12 6 vs. Navy||Washington||Navy|
|Buffalo Wild Wings||12/29/2012||Big 12 4 vs. Big Ten 4/5||Texas Tech||Michigan State|
|Armed Forces||12/29/2012||MWC vs. C-USA||Bowling Green*||MTSU*|
|Alamo||12/29/2012||Big 12 3 vs. Pac-12 2||Stanford||Oklahoma State|
|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||West Virginia||Minnesota|
|Independence||12/28/2012||SEC 10 vs. ACC 7||Louisiana Tech*||Arizona State*|
|Military||12/27/2012||ACC 8 vs. Army||SMU*||Air Force*|
|Holiday||12/27/2012||Pac-12 3 vs. Big 12 5||USC||TCU|
|Belk||12/27/2012||Big East 3 vs. ACC 5||Rutgers||Duke|
|Little Caesars||12/26/2012||MAC vs. Big Ten 8||Toledo||WKU*|
|Hawaii||12/24/2012||MWC/WAC vs. C-USA||San Jose State||ECU|
|New Orleans||12/22/2012||Sun Belt 1 vs. C-USA||Arkansas State||Nevada*|
|Las Vegas||12/22/2012||MWC 1 vs. Pac-12 5||Boise State||UCLA|
|Beef O'Brady's||12/21/2012||Big East 6 vs. C-USA||Ball State*||ULL*|
|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||Fresno State||Arizona|
|Idaho Potato||12/15/2012||MAC 3 vs. WAC||Kent State||Utah State