Suspects for National Title: NCAA Division I Football 2003 Fiesta Bowl
Fiesta Bowl: Miami-Florida vs. Ohio State
Rose Bowl: Washington State vs. Iowa
Orange Bowl: USC vs. or Oklahoma or Colorado
Sugar Bowl: Georgia or Arkansas vs. Florida State

11 Suspects for 8 BCS spots:
Big East: Miami-Florida
Big Twelve: Oklahoma or Colorado
Big Ten: Ohio State and Iowa
PAC-10: Washington State and USC
Independent: Notre Dame
SEC: Georgia or Arkansas
ACC: Florida State

Key Games:

December 7
Virginia Tech at Miami-FL
Big Twelve Championship: Oklahoma vs. Colorado
SEC Championship: Georgia vs. Arkansas
MAC Championship: Marshall vs. Toledo
UCLA at Washington State

Key Games already played for BCS consideration:
Virginia Tech over LSU 26-8
Notre Dame over Michigan 25-23
Ohio State over Washington State 25-7
Oklahoma over Texas 35-24
Florida State over Iowa State 38-31
Iowa State over Iowa 36-31
Miami-FL over Florida State 28-27
Louisville over Florida State 26-20 OT
Michigan over Washington 31-29
Oregon over UCLA 31-30
Notre Dame over Air Force 21-14
Iowa over Michigan 34-7
Notre Dame over Florida State 34-24
Florida over Georgia 20-13
Pittsburgh over Virginia Tech 28-21
Oklahoma over Colorado 27-11
Texas A&M over Oklahoma 30-26
Texas Tech over Texas 42-38
Georgia over Auburn 24-21
Boston College over Notre Dame 14-7
Florida State over Florida 31-14
USC over Notre Dame 44-13
Ohio State over Michigan 14-9
Washington over Washington State 29-26 (3 OT)
Oklahoma State over Oklahoma 38-28

Other games that have had an inpact on bowl selections:
Colorado State over Colorado 19-14
Colorado over UCLA 31-17
Colorado over Kansas State 35-31
USC over Colorado 40-3
Michigan over Penn State 27-24 OT
Iowa over Penn State 42-35 OT
Ohio State over Penn State 13-7
Mississippi over Florida 17-14
Miami-FL over Florida 41-16
Florida over Tennessee 30-13
LSU over Florida 36-7
Washington State over USC 30-27
Kansas State over USC 27-20
Georgia over South Carolina 13-7
California over Washington 34-27
Air Force over California 23-21
Fresno State over Colorado State 32-30
Texas Tech over Mississippi 42-28
North Carolina State over Texas Tech 51-48 OT
Texas Tech over Texas A&M 48-47 OT
Oklahoma over Iowa State 49-3
Alabama over Mississippi 42-7
Alabama over Tennessee 34-14
Texas over Iowa State 21-10
USC over Oregon 44-33
Pittsburgh over Boston College 19-16 OT
Georgia Tech over North Carolina State 24-17
Oregon State over Oregon 45-24
Arkansas over LSU 21-20
Colorado over Nebraska 28-13
Auburn over Alabama 17-7
Miami-FL over Tennessee 26-3
West Virginia over Virginia Tech 21-18

DAVETGC'S Rankings and Predictions-117 NCAA-Division I Teams
Sunday, December 1, 2002 (Bowl Predictions)
1-Miami-Florida 11-0/Fiesta Bowl
2-Ohio State 13-0/Fiesta Bowl
3-Iowa 11-1/Rose Bowl/Loss to Iowa State
4-Georgia 11-1/Sugar Bowl/Loss to Florida
5-Kansas State 10-2/Alamo Bowl/Losses to Colorado/Texas
6-Washington State 9-2/Rose Bowl/Losses to Ohio State/Washington
7-USC 10-2/Orange Bowl/Losses to Kansas State/Washington State
8-Oklahoma 10-2/Orange or Cotton Bowl
9-Colorado 9-3/Cotton or Orange Bowl/Losses to Colorado State/USC/Oklahoma

10-Notre Dame 10-2/Holiday Bowl/Losses to Boston College/USC
11-Texas 10-2/Holiday Bowl; Losses to Oklahoma/Texas Tech
12-Michigan 9-3/Outback Bowl; Losses to Notre Dame/Iowa/Ohio State
13-Penn State 9-3/Capital One Bowl; Losses to Michigan/Iowa in OT/Ohio State
14-Alabama 9-3/Toilet Bowl (Probation); Losses to Georgia/Oklahoma/Auburn
15-West Virginia 9-3/Gator Bowl/Losses to Maryland/Wisconsin/Miami-FL
16-Virginia Tech 9-3/Continental Tire Bowl; Losses to Pittsburgh/Syracuse/West Virginia
17-Florida State 9-4/Sugar Bowl; Losses to Miami-FL/Louisville/Notre Dame/North Carolina State
18-Florida 8-4/Capital One Bowl; Losses to LSU/Mississippi/Miami-FL/Florida State
19-Tennessee 8-4/Outback Bowl; Losses to Florida/Georgia/Alabama/Miami-FL
20-Pittsburgh 8-4/Insight.com Bowl/Losses to Notre Dame/Texas A&M/Miami-FL/West Virginia
21-Virginia 8-5/Tangerine Bowl/Losses to Florida St./Colorado St./Georgia Tech/Penn State/Virginia Tech
22-Maryland 10-3/Peach Bowl/Losses to Florida State/Notre Dame/Virginia
23-Boston College 7-4/San Francisco Bowl/Losses to Virginia Tech/Miami-FL/Pittsburgh/West Virginia-Upset Notre Dame
24-North Carolina State 10-3/Gator Bowl; Losses to Georgia Tech/Maryland/Virginia
25-Arkansas 9-3/Cotton Bowl/Losses to Tennessee/Alabama/Kentucky
26-Auburn 8-4/Peach Bowl/Losses to USC/Arkansas/Florida/Georgia
27-LSU 8-4/Music City Bowl; Losses to Virginia Tech/Auburn/Alabama/Arkansas
28-Nebraska 7-6/Independence Bowl; Losses to Penn State/Iowa St./Oklahoma St./Texas/Kansas State/Colorado
29-Texas A&M 6-6/Humanitarian Bowl;Losses to Virginia Tech/Texas Tech/Nebraska/Oklahoma State/Missouri; Upset Oklahoma/Pittsburgh/Texas
30-Washington 7-5/Seattle Bowl; Losses to Michigan/California/USC/Arizona St./UCLA
31-Oregon State 8-4; Las Vegas Bowl; Losses to UCLA/USC/Arizona St./Washington
32-Oregon 7-5/Silicon Valley Bowl; Losses to Arizona State/USC/Washington State/Washington/Oregon State
33-UCLA 6-4/Insight.com Bowl; Losses to Oregon/Colorado/California/USC
34-Colorado State 10-3/Liberty Bowl; Losses to UCLA/Fresno State/UNLV
35-Kentucky 7-5/Toilet Bowl/Losses to South Carolina/Florida/Georgia/LSU/Tennessee
36-Iowa State 7-6/Motor City Bowl; Losses to Florida State/Oklahoma/Texas/Kansas State/Colorado/Connecticut; Upset Iowa
37-Texas Tech 8-5/Tangerine Bowl/Losses to Iowa State/North Carolina State/Ohio State/Colorado/Oklahoma
38-California 7-5/Toilet Bowl/Losses to USC/Washington St./Air Force/Oregon St./Arizona
39-Arizona State 8-5/Sun Bowl/Losses to Nebraska/North Carolina/Washington State/California/USC
40-Wisconsin 7-6/Alamo Bowl; Losses to Indiana/Penn State/Ohio State/Iowa/Illinois/Michigan
41-Minnesota 7-5/Music City Bowl/Losses to Purdue/Ohio State/Michigan/Iowa/Wisconsin
42-Clemson 7-5/Continental Tire Bowl/Losses to Virginia/Florida St./Georgia/North Carolina St./Maryland
43-Georgia Tech 7-5/Seattle Bowl/Losses to Wake Forest/Clemson/Maryland/Florida State
44-South Florida 9-2; Toilet Bowl/Losses to Oklahoma/Arkansas
45-Texas Christian 9-2; Liberty Bowl/Losses to Cincinnati/East Carolina

46-Marshall 9-2/Motor City Bowl/Losses to Virginia Tech/Akron
47-Louisville 7-5/New Orleans Bowl/Losses to Kentucky/Colorado St./TCU/Cincinnati/Houston
48-Boise State 11-1/Humanitarian Bowl/Loss to Arkansas
49-Oklahoma State 7-5/Houston Bowl/Upset Nebraska/Texas A&M/Oklahoma
50-Toledo 9-3/GMAC Bowl/Losses to Minnesota/Pittsburgh/Miami-OH
51-Southern Mississippi 7-5/GMAC Bowl/Losses to Alabama/South Florida/Louisville
52-Air Force 8-4/Las Vegas Bowl/Loss to Notre Dame/Wyoming/Colorado State/San Diego State
53-South Carolina 5-7/Losses to Virginia/Georgia/LSU/Tennessee/Arkansas/Tennessee
54-Mississippi 6-6; Independence Bowl/Losses to Texas Tech/Alabama/Arkansas/Auburn/Georgia/LSU
55-Northern Illinois 8-3/Toilet Bowl/Upset Wake Forest
56-Miami-Ohio 7-5/Toilet Bowl/Beat North Carolina/Toledo
57-Bowling Green 9-3/Toilet Bowl/Losses to Northern Illinois/South Florida/Toledo
58-Wake Forest 6-6; Toilet Bowl/Losses to Northern Illinois/North Carolina St./Clemson/Virginia/Florida State/Maryland
59-San Jose State 6-7/Losses to Ohio St./Stanford/Washington/Hawaii/Boise St./Nevada
60-Illinois 5-7; Beat Purdue/Wisconsin/Northwestern/Wisconsin
61-Fresno State 7-5; Silicon Valley Bowl; Upset Colorado St.
62-Hawaii 9-3/Hawaii Bowl/Losses to BYU/Boise St./Alabama
63-Purdue 6-6/Sun Bowl/Upset Minnesota
64-Cincinnati 6-6; Houston Bowl/Beat TCU/Temple/Memphis St./Louisville
65-Tulane 7-5/Hawaii Bowl/Losses to Texas/East Carolina/Memphis St./TCU/Army
66-BYU 5-7/Beat Syracuse/Hawaii/Utah St.
67-Michigan State 4-8/Losses to Notre Dame/Iowa/California/Minnesota/Wisconsin/Michigan/Purdue/Penn St
68-Missouri 5-7; Losses to Oklahoma/Nebraska/Bowling Green/Texas Tech/Iowa State/Colorado
69-North Carolina 3-9; Beat Arizona St./Syracuse
70-Stanford 2-9; Beat Arizona/San Jose St.
71-Arizona 4-8; Beat Utah/North Texas St.
72-Alabama-Birmingham 5-6; Beat Army/Houston/Memphis/Troy St.
73-New Mexico 7-6; San Francisco Bowl/Beat UNLV/Utah
74-North Texas State 7-5;New Orleans Bowl/Beat Louisiana-Lafayette/Idaho/New Mexico St./Middle Tennesssee/LA-Monroe
75-New Mexico State 7-5; Toilet Bowl/Losses to North Texas State/Utah State/Georgia/California/South Carolina
76-Central Florida 7-5; Toilet Bowl/Beat Western Michigan/Akron/Kent St./Buffalo
77-Nevada 5-7; Beat BYU/Rice/San Jose St./UTEP/SMU
78-Northwestern 3-9; Beat Duke/Navy/Indiana
79-Utah 5-6; Beat Indiana/Utah State/Wyoming/UNLV
80-Baylor 3-9; Beat Kansas/Tulsa
81-East Carolina 4-6; Beat Tulane/Army/TCU
82-Indiana 3-8; Upset Wisconsin
83-Ball State 6-5; Beat Central/Eastern/Western Michigan/Connecticut
84-Western Michigan 4-8; Beat Buffalo/CMU
85-Central Michigan 4-8; Beat Akron/Wyoming/EMU
86-Louisiana Tech 4-7; Beat Oklahoma St./Tulsa/Nevada
87-Mississippi State 3-9; Beat Memphis St./Troy St.
88-Temple 4-8; Beat Syracuse/Connecticut
89-Syracuse 4-8; Beat Rutgers/Central Florida/Upset Virginia Tech
90-Connecticut 6-6/Beat Buffalo/Ohio Univ./Kent State/Iowa State
91-San Diego State 4-8/Beat Utah/UNLV/Wyoming/Air Force
92-UNLV 4-7; Beat Kansas/Wyoming
93-Kansas 2-10; Beat Tulsa
94-Arkansas State 6-7; Beat Tulsa/Louisiana-Monroe/Middle Tennessee St./Idaho
95-Vanderbilt 2-10; Beat Connecticut
96-Houston 4-7/Beat Rice/Army/Memphis St.
97-Memphis State 3-8; Upset Tulane
98-Ohio University 4-7; Beat Kent St./EMU/Buffalo/Akron
99-Wyoming 2-9; upset Air Force
100-Rice 4-7/Beat Louisiana Tech/Navy/Tulsa/SMU
101-Duke 2-10; Beat East Carolina/Navy
102-Navy 1-10; Beat SMU
103-Akron 4-8; Upset Marshall/Beat Kent State/Buffalo
104-Kent State 3-9; Beat Buffalo
105-Louisiana-Monroe 3-9/Beat Idaho/Utah State/LA-Lafayette
106-Utah State 4-6; Beat New Mexico/New Mexico State/Troy St.
107-Troy State 4-8
108-Middle Tennessee State 3-8/Beat Vanderbilt/LA-Monroe
109-SMU 3-9; Beat Louisiana Tech/UTEP
110-Louisiana-Lafayette 3-9/Beat UAB/Arkansas St.
111-Eastern Michigan 3-9; Beat Akron
112-UTEP 2-10; Beat Rice
113-Idaho 2-10/Beat San Diego St./Middle Tenn. St.
114-Buffalo 1-11/Beat Rutgers
115-Rutgers 1-10; Beat Army
116-Tulsa 1-11; Beat UTEP
117-Army 1-10; Upset Tulane

Conference Rankings (teams in Top 25/50)
1-Big Twelve-12 teams-5/8 (3 in Top 10-Oklahoma/Colorado/Kansas State)
(9 Bowl Eligible Teams: Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Oklahoma St.)
2-Southeastern-12 teams-(SEC)-5/10 (1 in Top 10-Georgia)
(7 Bowl Eligible Teams: Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Auburn, LSU and Mississippi)
3-Big Ten-11 teams-4/6 (2 in Top 10-Ohio State/Iowa)
(7 Bowl Eligible Teams: Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan, Penn State, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Purdue)
4-Pacific-10 teams (PAC-10)-4/8 (2 in Top 10-Washington State/USC)
(7 Bowl Eligible Teams: USC, Washington State, UCLA, Arizona State, Washington, Oregon State and Oregon)
5-Big East-8 teams-4/5 (1 in Top 10-Miami-FL)
(5 Bowl Eligible Teams: Miami-FL, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Boston College)
6-ACC-9 teams-3/6
(7 Bowl Eligible Teams: Florida State, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina State, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest)
7-Conference USA-10 teams-0/2
(4 teams in Bowl Games: TCU, Southern Mississippi, Cincinnati, Louisville and Tulane)
8-Mid-American-13 teams (MAC)-0/1
(2 Teams in a Bowl Game: Marshall and Toledo)
9-Mountain West-8 teams-0/1 (Colorado State)
(3 Bowl Eligible Teams: Colorado State, Air Force and New Mexico)
10-Western Athletic-10 teams (WAC)-0/0
(3 Bowl Eligible Teams: Boise State/Hawaii and Fresno State)
11-Sun Belt-8 teams-0/0 (North Texas State)
12-Independents-4 teams-1/2 (Notre Dame/South Florida)

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Bowl Predictions

Bowl Team 1 Team 2 Matchup
New Orleans North Texas St. Louisville Sun Belt #1 vs. Conference USA #4/5
GMAC Southern Mississippi Toledo Conference USA #2 vs. MAC#/2/WAC
Tangerine Virginia Texas Tech ACC #4 vs. Big Twelve #5/6/7
Insight.com UCLA Pittsburgh PAC 10 #4 vs. Big East #3 or Notre Dame
Houston Cincinnati Oklahoma State Conference USA #3 vs. Big 12 #5/6/7
San Francisco New Mexico Boston College Mountain West #3 vs. Big East #4/5
Las Vegas Air Force Oregon State Mountain West #2 vs. Pac-10 #5
Hawaii Bowl Tulane Hawaii Conference USA #4/5 vs. WAC
Independence Mississippi Nebraska SEC #7 vs. Big 12 #5/6/7
Seattle Washington Georgia Tech Mountain West #4 vs. ACC #5/6
Continental Tire Virginia Tech Clemson Big East #4/5 vs. ACC #5/6
Music City Minnesota LSU Big Ten #6 vs. SEC #6
Holiday Notre Dame Texas PAC-10#2 vs. Big 12#3
Alamo Wisconsin Kansas State Big 10#4 vs. Big 12 #4
Motor City Marshall Iowa State MAC#1 vs. Big 10 #7
Silicon Valley Fresno State Oregon WAC vs. PAC 10 #6
Humanitarian Boise State Texas A&M WAC #1 vs. Big 12 #8
Liberty TCU Colorado State Conference USA#1 vs. Mountain West #1
Peach Maryland Auburn ACC#3 vs. SEC#5
Sun Purdue Arizona State Big 10#5 vs. Pac 10#3
Capital One Penn State Florida Big 10#2 vs. SEC#2
Cotton Colorado Arkansas Big 12#2 vs. SEC #3/4 or Notre Dame
Gator North Carolina St. West Virginia ACC#2 vs. Big East#2
Outback Michigan Tennessee Big 10#3 vs. SEC#3/4
Sugar Georgia Florida State Alliance-SEC vs. Alliance-ACC
Rose Iowa Washington State Alliance at Large vs.Alliance PAC-10
Orange Oklahoma USC Alliance Big 12 vs. Alliance at Large
Fiesta Miami-Florida Ohio State Alliance #1 vs. Alliance #2