Sunday, March 12, 2006

2nd Round Upsets in the NCAA Tournament

2nd Round upsets (not counting 4/5 upsets)

(24) #6 seeds have won their 2nd round games against #3's.

(15) #10 seeds have won their 2nd round games against #2's.

(12) #7 seeds have won their 2nd round games against #2's.

(9) #8 seeds have won their 2nd round games against #1's.

(8) #12 seeds have won their 2nd round games against #4's.

(7) #11 seeds have won their 2nd round games against #3's.

(3) #9 seeds have won their 2nd round games against #1's.

1985:
#12 Kentucky over #4 UNLV
#7 Alabama over # 2 Virginia Commenwealth
#8 Villanova over #1 Michigan
#11 Auburn over #3 Kansas
#11 Boston College over #3 Duke

1986:
#12 DePaul over #4 Oklahoma
#14 Cleveland State over #6 St. Joe's
#7 Iowa State over #2 Michigan
#11 LSU over #3 Memphis
#8 Auburn over #1 St. John's

1987:
#6 Florida over #3 Purdue
#10 LSU over #2 Temple
#12 Wyoming over #4 UCLA
#6 Oklahoma over #3 Pitt

1988:
#13 Richmond over #5 Georgia Tech
#11 Rhode Island over #3 Syracuse
#7 Vanderbilt over #2 Pitt
#6 Villanova over #3 Illinois

1989:
none (#11 seed Minnesota went to the Sweet 16, but beat #14 Siena)

1990:
#7 UCLA over #2 Kansas
#8 North Carolina over #1 Oklahoma
#6 Xavier over #3 Georgetown
#10 Texas over #2 Purdue
#12 Ball State over #4 Louisville
#11 Loyola-Marymount over #3 Michigan
#7 Alabama over #2 Arizona

1991:none (#11 seed UConn beat #14 seed Xavier, #10 seed Temple beat #15 seed Richmond, #12 seed Eastern Michigan beat #13 Penn State)

1992:
#9 UTEP over #1 Kansas
#6 Memphis over #3 Arkansas
#7 Georgia Tech over #2 USC

1993:
#6 Virginia over #3 UMass
#6 Cal over #3 Duke
#7 Western Kentucky over #2 Seton Hall
(#12 George Washington beat #13 Southern)

1994:
#9 Boston College over #1 North Carolina
#6 Marquette over #3 Kentucky
#12 Tulsa over #4 Oklahoma State
#10 Maryland over #2 UMass

1995:
#6 Memphis over #3 Purdue

1996:
#12 Arkansas over #4 Marquette
#6 Louisville over #3 Villanova
#8 Georgia over #1 Purdue

1997:
#6 Louisville over #3 New Mexico
#14 Tennessee-Chatanooga over #6 Illinois
#10 Providence over #2 Duke
#6 Iowa State over #3 Cincinnati
#6 Stanford over #3 Wake Forest

1998:
#10 West Virginia over #2 Cincinnati
#6 UCLA over #3 Michigan
#8 Rhode Island over # 1 Kansas
(#13 Valpo over #12 Florida State, #11 Washington over #14 Richmond)

1999:
#12 SW Missouri State over #4 Tennessee
#6 Temple over #3 Cincinnati
#10 Purdue over #2 Miami (FL)
#13 Oklahoma over #5 Charlotte
#10 Miami (OH) over #2 Utah
#10 Gonzaga over #2 Stanford

2000:
#10 Seton Hall over #2 Temple
#8 North Carolina over #1 Stanford
#6 Miami (FL) over #3 Ohio State
#7 Tulsa over #2 Cincinnati
#6 UCLA over #3 Maryland
#8 Wisconsin over #1 Arizona
#6 Purdue over #3 Oklahoma
#10 Gonzaga over #2 St. John's

2001:
#6 USC over #3 Boston College
#11 Temple over #3 Florida
#7 Penn State over #2 North Carolina
(#10 Georgetown beat #15 Hampton, #12 Gonzaga beat #13 Indiana State)

2002:
#11 Southern Illinois over #3 Georgia
#6 Texas over #3 Mississippi State
#10 Kent State over #2 Alabama
#8 UCLA over #1 Cincinnati
#12 Missouri over #4 Ohio State

2003:
#12 Butler over #4 Louisville
#10 Auburn over #2 Wake Forest
#6 Maryland over #3 Xavier
#7 Michigan State over #2 Florida

2004:
#9 UAB over #1 Kentucky
#10 Nevada over #2 Gonzaga
#7 Xavier over #2 Mississippi State
#8 Alabama over #1 Stanford
#6 Vanderbilt over #3 NC State

2005:
#10 NC State over # 2 UConn
#6 Utah over #3 Oklahoma
#12 UW-Milwaukee over #4 Boston College
#6 Texas Tech over #3 Gonzaga
#7 West Virginia over #2 Wake Forest

1st Round NCAA Upsets

Here are the first round upsets (11 seed or lower) since 1985, when the NCAA went to 64 teams.21 NCAA Tournaments during that time. 84 games per seed.

* #11 seeds have won 25 games (29.7%)
* #12 seeds have won 27 games (32.1%)
* #13 seeds have won 17 games (20.2%)
* #14 seeds have won 14 games (16.7%)
* #15 seeds have won 4 games (4.7%)
* #16 seeds have won 0 games. Close games include
1985 Michigan 59 Fairleigh Dickinson 55, 1986 Duke 85 Mississippi Valley 78, 1989 Georgetown 50 Princeton 49, 1989 Oklahoma 72 East Tennessee St. 71, 1989 Illinois 77 McNeese State 71, 1990 Michigan State 75 Murray State 71 OT, 1996 Purdue 73 Western Carolina 71, 1997 North Carolina 82 Fairfield 74, 2002 Kansas 70 Holy Cross 59,

1985:
#13 Navy over #4 LSU
#12 Kentucky over #5 Washington
#11 Auburn over #6 Purdue
#11 Boston College over # 6 Texas Tech
#11 UTEP over #6 Tulsa

1986:
#14 Cleveland State over #3 Indiana
#14 Arkansas-Little Rock over #3 Notre Dame
#12 DePaul over #5 Virginia
#11 LSU over #6 Purdue

1987:#14 Austin Peay over #3 Illinois
#13 SW Missouri State over #4 Clemson
#13 Xavier over #4 Missouri
#12 Wyoming over #5 Virginia

1988:
#14 Murray State over #3 NC State
#13 Richmond over #4 Indiana
#11 Rhode Island over #6 Missouri

1989:
#14 Siena over #3 Stanford
#13 Middle Tennessee State over #4 Florida State
#12 Memphis over #5 DePaul
#11 South Alabama over #6 Alabama
#11 Texas over #6 Georgia Tech
#11 Minnesota over #6 Kansas State
#11 Evansville over #6 Oregon State

1990:
#14 Northern Iowa over #3 Missouri
#12 Dayton over #5 Illinois
#12 Ball State over #5 Oregon State
#11 Loyola Marymount over #6 New Mexico State

1991:
#15 Richmond over #2 Syracuse
#14 Xavier over #3 Nebraska
#13 Penn State over #4 UCLA
#12 Eastern Michigan over #5 Mississippi State
#11 Creighton over #6 New Mexico State
#11 UConn over #6 LSU

1992:
#14 East Tennessee State over #3 Arizona
#13 SW Louisiana over #4 Oklahoma
#12 New Mexico State over #5 DePaul

1993:
#15 Santa Clara over #2 Arizona
#13 Southern over #4 Georgia Tech
#12 George Washington over #5 New Mexico
#11 Tulane over #6 Kansas State

1994:
#12 Tulsa over #5 UCLA
#12 UW-Green Bay over #5 Cal
#11 Penn over #6 Nebraska

1995:
#14 Old Dominion over #3 Villanova
#14 Weber State over #3 Michigan State
#13 Manhatten over #4 Oklahoma
#12 Miami (OH) over #5 Arizona
#11 Texas over #6 Oregon

1996:
#13 Princeton over #4 UCLA
#12 Arkansas over #5 Penn State
#12 Drexel over #5 Memphis
#11 Boston College over #6 Indiana

1997:
#15 Coppin State over #2 South Carolina
#14 Tennessee-Chattenooga over #3 Georgia
#12 College of Charleston over #5 Maryland

1998:
#14 Richmond over #3 South Carolina
#12 Florida State over #5 TCU
#13 Valparaiso over #4 Ole Miss
#11 Western Michigan over #6 Clemson
#11 Washington over #6 Xavier

1999:
#14 Weber State over #3 North Carolina
#13 Oklahoma over #4 Arizona
#12 SW Missouri State over #5 Wisconsin
#12 Detroit over #5 UCLA

2000:
#11 Pepperdine over #6 Indiana

2001:
#15 Hampton over #2 Iowa State
#13 Kent State over #4 Indiana
#13 Indiana State over #4 Oklahoma
#12 Utah State over #5 Ohio State
#12 Gonzaga over #5 Virginia
#11 Temple over #6 Texas
#11 Georgia State over #6 Wisconsin

2002:
#13 UNC-Wilmington over #4 USC
#12 Tulsa over #5 Marquette
#12 Creighton over #5 Florida
#12 Missouri over #5 Miami (FL)
#11 Wyoming over #6 Gonzaga
#11 Southern Illinois over #6 Texas Tech

2003:
#13 Tulsa over #4 Dayton
#12 Butler over #5 Mississippi State
#11 Central Michigan over #6 Creighton

2004:
#12 Manhatten over #5 Florida
#12 Pacific over #5 Providence

2005:
#14 Bucknell over #3 Kansas
#13 Vermont over #4 Syracuse
#12 UW-Milwaukee over #5 Boston College
#11 UAB over #6 LSU

My NCAA Bracket

Things appear to be set outside of the SEC Championship game. I'll go with the favorites in the Championship games: Texas over Kansas, Ohio State over Iowa, Northwestern State over Sam Houston State, Duke over Boston College & Florida over South Carolina.

Washington D.C.
Philadelphia
1. UConn
16. Monmouth/Hampton

8. Kentucky
9. UNI

Dayton
5. George Washington
12. San Diego State
4. Boston College
13. Iona

Auburn Hills
3. Illinois
14. Murray State

6. Washington
11. Missouri State

Greensboro
7. Syracuse
10. Texas A&M

2. North Carolina
15. Penn

Atlanta
Greensboro
1. Duke
16. Belmont

8. Michigan State
9. Arkansas

Jacksonville
5. West Virginia
12. Hofstra

4. Florida
13. Xavier

Salt Lake City
3. Pittsburgh
14. Winthrop

6. Oklahoma
11. Cincinnati

San Diego
7. Wichita State
10. Wisconsin

2. UCLA
15. Davidson

Oakland
Philadelphia
1. Villanova
16. Albany

8. Cal
9. Indiana

San Diego
5. Tennessee
12. Bradley

4. Kansas
13. UW-Milwaukee

Auburn Hills
3. Iowa
14. Montana

6. Nevada
11. Alabama

Dallas
7. UAB
10. NC State

2. Texas
15. South Alabama

Minneapolis
Dallas
1. Memphis
16. Southern

8. Arizona
9. UNC-Wilmington

Jacksonville
5. Marquette
12. Northwestern State

4. LSU
13. Kent State

Salt Lake City
3. Gonzaga
14. Pacific

6. Georgetown
11. San Diego State

Dayton
7. Southern Illinois
10. Bucknell

2. Ohio State
15. Oral Roberts

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Projected College Bowls

35 teams at this point from the BCS conferences have qualified for Bowl games. It will automatically be 36 as 5-5 NC State plays 5-5 Maryland. The other teams that are looking to get into the bowl picture are:

Pac 10: Stanford (5-5) vs. Notre Dame, Arizona State (5-5) vs. Arizona

Big East: Pittsburgh (5-5) @ West Virginia, UConn (4-5) vs. South Florida, vs. Louisville

Big XII: Texas A&M (5-5) vs. Texas, Kansas (5-5) vs. Iowa State

ACC: North Carolina (5-5) @ Virginia Tech

The only team that will be favored in the game should be Arizona State. A lot of home games for these teams, but it would take some upsets for these teams to get in. For arguments sake though we will say that the favorite comes through in each of these games, leaving 37 Bowl teams from the Power Conferences. Now is when you will see a lot of Mid-Major schools getting tons of bids.

Here are my current projections:

NEW ORLEANS BOWL
(UL-Monroe/UL-Lafayette winner) vs. Southern Miss

POINSETTIA BOWL
Navy vs. Utah

GMAC BOWL
UTEP vs. Northern Illinois

LAS VEGAS BOWL
Colorado State vs. Arizona State

FORT WORTH BOWL
Memphis vs. Houston

HAWAII BOWL
Boise St. vs. Tulsa

MOTOR CITY BOWL
Bowling Green vs. Arkansas State

CHAMPS SPORTS BOWL
Georgia Tech vs. Missouri

INSIGHT BOWL
South Florida vs. Cal

MPC COMPUTERS BOWL
Fresno vs. Clemson

ALAMO BOWL
Oklahoma vs. Iowa

EMERALD BOWL
BYU vs. Nevada

HOLIDAY BOWL
Oregon vs. Colorado

MUSIC CITY BOWL
South Carolina vs. Northwestern

SUN BOWL
Minnesota vs. UCLA

INDEPENDENCE BOWL
Nebraska vs. Louisiana Tech

PEACH BOWL
Florida State vs. Alabama

MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL
Rutgers vs. Boston College

LIBERTY BOWL
Central Florida vs. TCU

HOUSTON BOWL
Iowa State vs. Toledo

OUTBACK BOWL
Michigan vs. Georgia

COTTON BOWL
Texas Tech vs. Georgia

GATOR BOWL
Miami vs. Louisville

CAPITAL ONE BOWL
Wisconsin vs. Auburn

FIESTA BOWL
Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech

SUGAR BOWL
LSU vs. Penn State

ORANGE BOWL
West Virginia vs. Ohio St.

ROSE BOWL
USC vs. Texas

Monday, October 17, 2005

TC's Top 10 Plays and Locks of the Week

Going into this week, the locks of the week are 20-9-1 againt the spread.

Locks of the Week
UConn (-7.5) @ Cincy
BC (-14) vs. Wake Forest
Rutgers (+2) @ Syracuse
Temple (+41.5) vs. Miami (FL)
Dallas (-3) vs. New York Giants

TC's Top 10 Plays

UConn (-7.5) @ Cincinnati
UCLA (-5.5) @ Wazzu
Boston College (-14) vs. Wake Forest
Colorado (+18) @ Texas
Rutgers (+2) @ Syracuse
Iowa (-15) vs. Indiana
Northwestern (+7.5) @ Purdue
Temple (+41) vs. Miami (FL)
Oklahoma (-6.5) vs. Kansas @ Kansas City
Oregon (-16.5) vs. Washington

Monday, September 19, 2005

Iowa Hawkeyes Thoughts from Week 3

At this point, I can't figure out all of the doom and gloom from many of the people on here. I've watched the games live and on tape at least 2 times each. Here are some things that I have found...

QB: Drew Tate didn't have his best quarter and a half vs. Iowa State. I understand that. But look closer at the game. First Drew Tate was 5-11 before he went out. But two balls were dropped. 7-11 for around 90 yards would have been a good start. The receivers were open against Iowa State, Manson couldn't get the ball to them though. He was 2-13 throwing the football in that game going into the 4th quarter. If Drew Tate is in the game, I guaran-damn-tee you that he would not have been 2-13 in his next thirteen throws. Drew Tate will get more confident and have another super season this year.

RB: What more can be said about Albert Young? He is a great player. He is coming off an ACL and has great moves between the tackles. People will complain about the running back as always. Nick Bell is too big for running back and not fast enough. Sedrick Shaw doesn't have breakaway speed like Tavian Banks. Tavian Banks can't run between the tackles and goes down too easily. Ladell Betts can't break the long touchdown. Fred Russell dances too much, he doesn't have breakaway speed. Jermelle Lewis puts the ball on the ground too much and can't stay healthy. Now it's Albert Young can't break the long touchdown. I think many of here need to realize that you can find faults in every running back that will come through the University of Iowa. If they are as talented as Albert Young though, accept his minimal shortcomings and watch him become one of the best backs to come through here. Shonn Greene has been a nice addition, but is certainly not ready to run the ball up against a linebacking core like Ohio State's 10-15 times. Hopefully he'll get a couple of chances and can concentrate on picking up 4-5 on a big carry at Columbus though.

WR: As I mentioned earlier, the receivers were open vs. ISU. With Tate back into the swing of things, you should see the numbers improve for both Hinkel and Solomon. I'm sure after last year you will see a lot of safety coverage over the top against Solomon this week vs. Ohio State. I expect to see Ed Hinkel to be reliable once again and to have a nice TD grab. I'm a bit disappointed that somebody from the group of Calvin Davis, Herb Gribsby or Eric McCollom haven't seperated as the #3 man at this time, but the WRs are solid at this point in time. Little to worry about right now.

TE: I hope everybody else is seeing what I am about Tony Moeaki. This kid has all the tools to be a great tight end. If he continues to work, I see no reason why he shouldn't catch 30 balls this year with a couple of TDs. Him or Chandler might be our biggest weapons this weekend. If OSU is geared up to stop Albert Young, then the TEs need to get open over the middle to create space from the linebackers and also move the safety's up, because like I said I'm sure they will have an extra eye on Solomon. Chandler has been the same he was last year, tons of ability, somewhat of an enigma. It would be great to see him bring his head to the same level of his physical ability, because he too has a great chance of being a very good tight end this season and his senior year.

OL: Did the offensive line get punished against Iowa State? For the most part I say no. First of all Iowa State has the best front 4 that Iowa will face all season. Berryman would start at DE at Ohio State and Michigan. Curvey and Leaders would both be in the rotation, if not start at both of those schools as well. Ohio State will not have the same pressure that Iowa State had. The offensive line is starting to become cohesive, and if Ben Gates can stay healthy they have a great chance of being a solid offensive line, one of the top 3-4 in the Big Ten by seasons end. The problem is that they basically have 5 guards playing along the line. It's going to be rough at times, but the run blocking has been great, (yes, great) and the pass blocking will start to come around.

DL: Yes, the most questioned unit this season. Are they going to be as good as last years'? No, of course not. But they are doing a solid job. People think that ISU manhandled the defensive line. I would like to see the game through your eyes a time or two. Iowa State did little against the Iowa d-line running the ball. Kenny Iwebema has been solid, he does need to get off the ball quicker though. Mike Follet has done a great job as well of keeping his motor running while he is learning the position. Mitch King is a stud. The other DT spot is up in the air at this point. Kroul didn't play great against UNI. I'm sure he'll make a step forward this week along with more of Ryan Bain.Will teams be able to pound the ball against Iowa this season? I don't think so. Perhaps some teams can spread out the team and get the linebackers away from the line of scrimmage, but they are not going to be able to pound the ball at Iowa. Again watch the Iowa State game, Hicks was doing little until the 4th quarter. Of course the Iowa defense was already of the field for 10 more than ISU before that quarter, and finished with 37 minutes of time possestion. But that doesn't mean anything, does it?

LB: I've said it many times before, but for some reason few people listened. Abdul Hodge has always been, and will continue to be our best linebacker. He is solid against the run, makes big hits and it always around the ball. Is he the same kind of athlete as Chad Greenway? Of course not. Greenway is a great player, no matter what you want to think about his last two performances, he has still had double digit tackle totals. Ed Miles has been around making plays as well. Perhaps people were wrong saying that Iowa has better starters than Florida State or Ohio State. But this group is still one of the top 7 units in college football.

DB: The safeties to me have been a big disappointment. I expect more about of the safties at Iowa. Perhaps we have been spoiled with guys like Damien Robinson, Bob Sanders, Sean Considine, Derek Pagel and otherse over the past decade, but the play needs to step up in a big way this week. Paschal doesn't look the same to me as he did last year. Merrick can make the tackles, no doubt about that. But he needs to improve in pass coverage. Antwan and Jovon are experienced but not the great shut down corner backs that you would like with a young defensive line. They have been helped over the past 3 years by a great defensive line, it's high time that they now help the young d-line.

Special teams: They have been good. Fenstermaker and Gallery have been much better than I would have ever expected. Hopefully they continue that at a tough place this weekend. Bradley had problems at Ann Arbor in 2002 and in Columbus in 2003. That could be the difference in this ball game. Schlicher is a stud. I don't think many people out there know how lucky we are to have him as our kicker. Look around college football, I wouldn't take many kickers over Kyle. The punt blocks/kick blocks/return game will be there once again now that the Big Ten season has rolled around.

Overall the record is a disappointment to each and every Iowa fan out there. Very few expected to be 2-1 at this point in the season. But we should all remember what this team will continue to do as the season progresses. Each and every year, going back to Iowa's 1-10 season in 1999 Kirk Ferentz has had his team playing to the MAXIMUM of their abilities in November. I'm not just talking the best football of the season, he has each and every player in the right spot to make plays and help the team be successful.

In 1999, Iowa should not have been in that game against a superior Minnesota team. But they were there until the final horn. In 2000, they shouldn't have gone to Penn State and won in Happy Valley, they were not the same kind of team as Michigan State or Minnesota. But they won those games and played to the best of their abilities. It happens every single flippin' year. Remember that. This team has weaknesses, no doubt about it. But they will continue to improve and be one of the best 8-12 college football teams in the country by November.

Monday, August 01, 2005

NCAA Division 1-A Playoffs

College Football Playoff

- 16 team tournament, just like 1-AA

- BCS conferences get champion into the playoff (ACC, Big East, Big 10, Big 12, SEC, Pac 10)

- At least one mid-major conference selection each season (MAC, Sun Belt, Mtn West, WAC)

- An independant must be in the top 16 (I'm looking your way Notre Dame)

- Will be selected by a committee, just like the NCAA Basketball Tournament

- First round games will be played at the top seeds home stadium

- Quarterfinal (2nd round) game will be played at a neutral field decided on by the NCAA (Between the two schools)

- Regions could be developed as well, if need be

Last year's version 1.0
1. USC
16. Tennessee

8. Georgia
9. Louisville

4. Texas
13. LSU

5. Cal
12. Boise State

6. Utah
11. Iowa

3. Auburn
14. Miami

7. Virginia Tech
10. Michigan

2. Oklahoma
15. Pittsburgh

2nd Round
1. USC 22 hr. drive 1500 miles Houston Texas18 hr. drive Norman, OK
8. Georgia 13 hrs drive 865 miles Houston14 hr. drive Norman
(Louisville 15 hr. Houston 11 hr. Norman)

4. Texas 14 hr. drive Phoenix(LSU 21 hr. drive)
5. Cal11 hr. drive Phoenix(Boise 15 hr. drive)

3. Auburn13 hr. drive Kansas City(Miami 22 hr)
6. Utah 15 hr. drive KC(Iowa 5 hours)

2. Oklahoma10 hours Nashville (or Memphis)
7. Virginia Tech6 hours Nashville(Michigan 8 hours)

Semi-Finals: Rotate between Rose, Sugar and Orange
1. USC
4. Cal or Texas

2. Oklahoma
3. Auburn

Bowls still alive
These consideration tie-ins include the ACC or Big East champion in the FedEx Orange Bowl, the SEC champion in the Nokia Sugar Bowl, the Big Ten and the Pac-10 champions in the Rose Bowl and the Big 12 champion in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

Fiesta: Given first two available teams:Florida State vs. to keep Big 12 theme vs. Texas A&M

Capital One Bowl
Wisconsin vs. Florida

Outback Bowl
Ohio State vs. Alabama

Gator Bowl
West Virginia vs. Virginia

Cotton Bowl
Texas Tech vs. South Carolina

Peach Bowl
Georgia Tech vs. Boston College?

Holiday Bowl
Arizona State vs. Colorado

Sun Bowl
Purdue vs. Oregon State

This season:
SEC:3
Big 10:3
ACC: 3
Big East:1
Big 12:2
Pac 10:2
MAC:1W
AC:1
1. LSU
16. Bowling Green

8. Iowa
9. Virginia Tech

5. Oklahoma
12. Ohio State

4. Michigan
13. Boston College

6. Texas
11. Auburn

3. USC
14. Boise State

7. Louisville
10. Georgia

2. Miami (FL)
15. Arizona State

2nd Round
1. LSU Memphis 6 hr drive
8. Iowa Memphis 9 hours(Virginia Tech 9 hr.)

4. Michigan St. Louis 8 hour drive(BC 18 hr.)
5. Oklahoma St. Louis 7 1/2 hr.(Ohio State 6 1/2 hr.)

3. USCTucson 7 1/2 hours (Boise 17 hours)
6. TexasPhoenix 13 hours(Auburn 25 hours)

2. MiamiJacksonville 5 hrs.
7. LouisvilleJAX 11 1/2 hours(Georgia 6 1/2hours)

Bowl Preview

NEW ORLEANS BOWL
Sun Belt Champ UL Monroe vs. CUSA Houston

GMAC BOWL
CUSA #2 UAB vs. MAC Toledo

LAS VEGAS BOWL
Mtn West Colorado State vs. Pac 10 #5 Arizona

POINSETTIA BOWL
Utah MWC vs. at-large Oregon

FORT WORTH BOWL
C-USA No. 4 Memphis vs. Big 12 No. 8 (none) Miami (OH)

HAWAII BOWL
C-USA No. 3 UTEP vs. WAC Hawaii

MOTOR CITY BOWL
MAC Bowling Green vs. Big Ten No. 7 Minnesota

CHAMPS SPORTS BOWL
Maryland ACC 4 or 5 vs. Big 12 No. 7 Kansas State

INSIGHT BOWL
Pac-10 No. 4 California vs. Big East No. 7 (none eliblible)Georgia Tech

MPC COMPUTERS BOWL
Fresno St. WAC vs. ACC No. 6 Boston College

ALAMO BOWL
Big 12 No. 4 Colorado vs. Big Ten No. 4 Purdue

EMERALD BOWL
BYU MWC vs. Pac-10 No. 6 Arizona State

HOLIDAY BOWL
UCLA Pac-10 No. 2 vs. Big 12 No. 3 Nebraska

SUN BOWL
Big Ten No. 5 Penn State vs. Pac-10 No. 3 Oregon State

INDEPENDENCE BOWL
Big 12 Texas Tech vs. SEC South Carolina

MUSIC CITY BOWL
SEC No. 6 or 7 Arkansas vs. Big Ten No. 6 Wisconsin

PEACH BOWL
ACC No. 3 NC State vs. SEC Alabama

MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL
Virginia Tech ACC vs. Big East Syracuse

HOUSTON BOWL
Iowa State Big 12 No. 5 or 6 vs. SEC Tennessee

LIBERTY BOWL
Southern Miss C-USA No. 1 vs. Boise State

COTTON BOWL
Texas A&M Big 12 vs. SEC Florida

OUTBACK BOWL
Michigan State Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC Georgia

GATOR BOWL
Florida State ACC No. 2 vs. Big East No. 2 Pitt

CAPITAL ONE BOWL
Auburn SEC No. 2 vs. Big Ten No. 2 Michigan

FIESTA BOWL
Texas (Big XII Champion) vs. Iowa (Big Ten Champion)

SUGAR BOWL
Louisville (Big East Champ) vs. Ohio State (At large)

ORANGE BOWL
USC (Pac-10 Champ) vs. Oklahoma (At large)

ROSE BOWL
LSU vs. Miami (FL)

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Big 10 Preview

Big Ten Preview Conf Overall
1. Iowa 7-1 10-1
3t. Michigan 6-2 9-2
3t. Ohio State 6-2 9-2
3t. Michigan St. 6-2 8-3
5. Purdue 5-3 7-4
6t. Penn State 4-4 7-4
6t. Minnesota 4-4 7-4
8t. Wisconsin 3-5 6-6
8t. Illinois 3-5 5-6
10. Northwestern 2-6 4-7
11. Indiana 0-8 3-8

Michigan Schedule
N. Illinois W 45-12
Notre Dame W 34-23
E. Michigan W 56-9
@ Wisconsin W 34-17
@ Michigan State L 27-28
Minnesota W 37-31
Penn State W 20-10
@ Iowa L 24-30
@ Northwestern W 44-16
Indiana W 41-7
Ohio State W 27-23


Ohio State Schedule
Miami (OH) W 38-13
Texas W 24-20
San Diego State W 30-17
Iowa W 23-20
@ Penn State L 16-20
Michigan State W 27-14
@ Indiana W 40-9
@ Minnesota W 31-20
Illinois W 30-17
Northwestern W 34-11
@ Michigan L 23-27


Purdue Schedule
Akron W 56-7
@ Arizona W 23-21
@ Minnesota L 24-28
Notre Dame L 23-28
Iowa L 20-24
Northwestern W 45-10
@ Wisconsin W 27-21
@ Penn State L 16-17
Michigan State W 31-21
Illinois W 34-14
@ Indiana W 44-3


Iowa Schedule
Ball State W 44-3
@ Iowa State W 27-17
UNI W 49-7
@ Ohio State L 20-23
Illinois W 34-13
@ Purdue W 24-20
Indiana W 41-13
Michigan W 30-24
@ Northwestern W 27-12
@ Wisconsin W 23-20
Minnesota W 34-20


Michigan State Schedule
Kent St. W 49-13
Hawaii W 40-20
@ Notre Dame L 21-30
@ Illinois W 34-24
Michigan W 28-27
@ Ohio State L 14-27
Northwestern W 30-14
Indiana W 38-10
@ Purdue L 21-31
@ Minnesota W 34-23
Penn State W 24-20


Penn State Schedule
S. Florida W 30-7
Cincinnati W 27-3
C. Michigan W 38-0
@ Northwestern W 24-3
Minnesota L 16-24
Ohio State W 20-16
@ Michigan L 10-20
@ Illinois W 24-7
Purdue W 17-16
Wisconsin L 13-17
@ Michigan State L 20-24


Wisconsin Schedule
Bowling Green L 21-30
Temple W 44-10
@ North Carolina W 24-20
Michigan L 17-34
Indiana W 30-14
@ Northwestern W 27-24
@ Minnesota L 24-35
Purdue L 21-27
@ Illinois L 21-26
@ Penn State W 17-13
Iowa L 20-23
@ Hawaii W 38-28


Minnesota Schedule
@ Tulsa W 42-13
Colorado State W 38-21
Florida Atlantic W 56-9
Purdue W 28-24
@ Penn State W 24-16
@ Michigan L 31-37
Wisconsin W 35-24
Ohio State L 20-31
@ Indiana W 31-27
Michigan State L 23-34
@ Iowa L 20-34


Illinois Schedule
Rutgers W 24-21
San Jose State W 45-10
@ Cal L 13-40
Michigan State L 24-34
@ Iowa L 13-34
@ Indiana W 31-20
Penn State L 7-24
Wisconsin W 26-21
@ Ohio State L 17-30
@ Purdue L 14-34
Northwestern W 27-20

Big XII Preview

North
1t. Colorado 5-3 7-4
1t. Iowa St. 5-3 7-4
3. Nebraska 4-4 7-4
4. Kansas St. 3-5 6-5
5t. Kansas 2-6 5-6
5t. Missouri 2-6 5-6

South
1t. Texas 7-1 9-2
2t. Texas Tech 6-2 9-2
2t. Oklahoma 6-2 9-2
2t. Texas A&M 6-2 9-2
5. Baylor 1-7 3-8
6. Okla. St. 0-8 3-8

Big XII Championship Game
Texas 33 Colorado 10

Nebraska Schedule
Maine W 41-7
Wake Forest W 30-17
Pittsburgh L 23-27
Iowa State W 24-17
Texas Tech L 31-38
@ Baylor W 38-13
@ Missouri W 31-24
Oklahoma L 20-31
@ Kansas L 24-26 Upset special
Kansas State W 38-20
@ Colorado L 17-21

Colorado Schedule
Colorado State W 27-21
New Mexico St. W 37-12
@ Miami (FL) L 17-37
@ Oklahoma State W 30=13
Texas A&M L 16-30
@ Texas L 20-27
Kansas W 20-16
@ Kansas State L 23-26 OT
Missouri W 27-17
@ Iowa State W 24-21
Nebraska W 28-23


Iowa State Schedule
Illinois State W 38-10
Iowa L 17-27
@ Army W 29-13
@ Nebraska L 17-24
Baylor W 33-7
@ Missouri W 28-20
Oklahoma St. W 31-17
@ Texas A&M L 17-28
Kansas State W 21-20
Colorado L 21-24
@ Kansas W 27-16


Kansas State schedule
Florida Int’l W 44-7
@ Marshall W 27-24
North Texas W 30-17
@ Oklahoma L 20-38
Kansas W 28-16
@ Texas Tech L 31-38
Texas A&M L 16-34
Colorado W 26-23 OT
@ Iowa State L 20-21
@ Nebraska L 20-38
Missouri W 37-20


Missouri Schedule
Arkansas State W 44-20
New Mexico W 27-23
Troy W 30-13
Texas L 17-34
Oklahoma State W 27-17
Iowa State L 20-28
Nebraska L 24-31
@ Kansas L 20-27
@ Colorado L 17-27
Baylor W 23-16
@ Kansas State L 20-37


Kansas Schedule
Florida Atlantic W 33-11
Appalachian St. W 41-14
Louisiana Tech W 34-23
@ Texas Tech L 23-34
@ Kansas State L 16-28
Oklahoma L 17-27
@ Colorado L 16-20
Missouri W 27-20
Nebraska W 26-24
@ Texas L 13-28
Iowa State L 16-27

Texas Schedule
LA-Lafayette W 55-9
@ Ohio State L 20-24
Rice W 42-7
@ Missouri W 34-17
Oklahoma (Dallas) W 24-20
Colorado W 27-20
Texas Tech W 38-27
@ Oklahoma State W 40-17
@ Baylor W 34-14
Kansas W 28-13
@ Texas A&M W 28-24

Oklahoma Schedule
TCU W 44-7
Tulsa W 38-13
@ UCLA W 24-16
Kansas State W 38-20
Texas (Dallas) L 20-24
Kansas (Kansas City) W 27-17
Baylor W 47-13
@ Nebraska W 31-20
Texas A&M W 23-20
@ Texas Tech L 24-34
Oklahoma State W 44-17


Texas A&M
@ Clemson W 27-24
SMU W 42-9
Texas State W 48-0
Baylor W 38-19
@ Colorado W 30-16
Oklahoma State W 31-27
@ Kansas State W 34-16
Iowa State W 28-17
@ Texas Tech W 43-40
@ Oklahoma L 20-23
Texas L 24-28


Texas Tech
Florida Int'l W 66-20
Sam Houston State W 51-13
Indiana State W 63-3
Kansas W 32-23
@ Nebraska W 38-31
Kansas State W 38-31
@ Texas L 27-38
@ Baylor W 41-20
Texas A&M L 40-43
@Oklahoma State W 45-27
Oklahoma W 34-24