2014 College Football BCS bowl projection, latest updates, analysis Week 15
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2014 College Football BCS bowl projection, latest updates, analysis Week 15

San Francisco : CA : USA | Nov 30, 2013 at 8:19 PM PST
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Auburn vs Alabama last play

With seven days before the championship weekend, things are really getting wild and ugly. So, hold on your seat tight as College Football currently undergoes a major shakedown going into Week 15 of the BCS rankings.

It's time to jump the Bama ship as your favorite to get the BCS berth since week one, after a stunning upset in the Iron Bowl on Saturday. Yes, the mighty Alabama Crimson Tide lost to No.4 Auburn Tigers on Saturday.

Nobody foreseen the Crimson Tide epic collapse going into this game, not even after 32 seconds as the Tigers tied the game at 28. But on the final play, Nick Saban choose to hand the crucial play to freshman Adam Griffith for 57-yard goal attempt.

The result, Griffith field goal fell short as Chris Davis catch the ball and returned for more than 100 yards for a touchdown on the final play to lift No. 4 Auburn to a 34-28 victory over No. 1 Alabama. Saban only regret, he wished he never attempted that field goal and let the game goes to overtime. It would hunt him for quite some time in his storied coaching career.

The No. 1 Alabama upended their consecutive trip to SEC championship and doomed their BCS national title hopes. They probably end up in Orange Bowl.

So after Week 14, the scenario now is Florida State Seminoles moves to No.1, followed by Ohio State Buckeyes at No.2 as both teams are now projected to play for the National Championship in Pasadena Calif.

Ohio State squeaks 42-41 win over Michigan in a game marred with brawl as two Buckeyes players faces a potential suspension in Big Ten Championship next week against Michigan State.

Auburn win could move them to No.3 however if the Tigers can win against potential matchup of Missouri or South Carolina for SEC Championship, then Auburn hopes for national championship is very much alive.

With championship week coming, things getting more interesting as top teams are jockeying for position to acquire automatic bids as conference champion. Based previous my last BCS bowl projection report,

“Six teams receive automatic bids as conference champions, leaving four “at-large” bids for the BCS bowls to fill, which are chosen in a “draft” format. Teams will be eligible for selection if they finish the season ranked in the top 14 in the final BCS standings and have at least nine victories.”

Here are College Football BCS bowl projection and analysis based on BCS ranking results.

Rose Bowl - Michigan State vs Stanford (Big Ten vs. Pac-12) — January 1 in Pasadena, Calif.

Michigan State (11-1, 8-0 Big Ten) completes undefeated record in Big Ten conference and on course for Rose Bowl against Stanford. Michigan State has not played in the Rose Bowl since 1988. The Spartans has to win next weekend's league championship game against Ohio State.

Stanford held off No. 25 Notre Dame 27-20 on Saturday night. Stanford will play Pac-12 against Arizona State and win to get Rose Bowl berth.

Fiesta Bowl - Oklahoma State vs Northern Illinois (Big 12 1 vs. At-large 3) — January 1 in Glendale, Ariz.

The BCS ranked No.7 Oklahoma State (10-1, 7-1) is now projected to play against Northern Illinois in Fiesta Bowl after Fresno State lost to San Jose State on Friday. The Cowboys can win the Big 12 by beating rival Oklahoma at home in two weeks.

If the Cowboys lose, and Baylor could win against Texas next week, then Baylor has outright to qualify for a BCS bid.

Meanwhile, N. Illinois (12-0, 8-0 MAC) stays undefeated on Friday and should beat Bowling Green in MAC championship next week.

Sugar Bowl - Missouri vs UCF (SEC No.2 vs. At-large 2) — January 2 in New Orleans, La.

Missouri still projected to play against University of Central Florida (UCF) for Sugar Bowl showdown after the Tigers beat Texas A&M on Saturday night. Missouri and Auburn will face for SEC championship showdown nextweek, with stake of BCS national title. Loser still earns BCS bowl as SEC No.2 automatic bid.

UCF victory over South Florida on Saturday keep the Knights on course for a conference title Southern Methodist Mustangs (SMU). A win keeps their BCS bid alive.

Orange Bowl - Clemson vs Alabama (ACC No.2 vs. At-large 1) — January 3 in Miami, Fla.

Clemson Tigers (10-2, 7-1 ACC) lost to South Carolina also on Saturday but they still lead as Florida State replacement. Aside from Rose Bowl, Auburn is also in contention for the Orange Bowl.

Alabama loss will slide them back at SEC No.2 spot to get at-large number one.

Duke wins on Saturday to play division title to play against Florida State for Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Although a heavy underdog, the Blue Devils has very slim chance for Orange Bowl if they beat FSU.

BCS National Championship Game - Florida State vs Ohio State (BCS 1 vs. BCS 2) — January 7 in Pasadena, Calif.

Alabama’s stunning loss Auburn causes major shift in the BCS rankings as Florida State Seminoles moves to No.1 in the standing. followed by Ohio State Buckeyes at No.2 as both teams are now projected to play for the National Championship in Pasadena Calif. Seminoles stay unbeaten after ripping Florida Gators 37-7 also on Saturday.

Ohio State squeaks 42-41 win over Michigan in a game marred with brawl as two Buckeyes players faces a potential suspension in Big Ten Championship next week against Michigan State.

Auburn win could move them to No.3 however if the Tigers can win against matchup of Missouri for SEC Championship, then Auburn hopes for national championship is very much alive.

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Alabama loss is beyond someones wildest dream. Saban handing the ball to a freshman will be his worst decision he ever made as a coach. If the game proceed to overtime, can the Tide pull it off? who knows.
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