Coaches Poll - LSU #14 BCS Bowl Predictions
National Title Game: Florida State versus Auburn
Rose: Stanford vs. MSU
Orange: Ohio State vs. Clemson
Sugar: Bama vs. OU
Fiesta: Baylor vs. UCF LSU Bowl Scenario
Alabama will join Auburn in the BCS bowls leaving the Capital One Bowl to have their choice between South Carolina and Missouri. How they choose will have a big impact on LSU's bowl scenario.
My guess is the Capital One takes 10-2 South Carolina. The Outback Bowl then gets first crack at 11-2 Missouri being an SEC east team. If they take them, the Cotton chooses between 9-3 LSU and 8-4 A&M and they probably take LSU. However, the Outback may pass on Missouri since they are so far away and may not have huge TV appeal. Missouri would be then locked into the Cotton by the "safety net rule" and the Outback chooses between LSU, A&M, and 8-4 Georgia. I think they take LSU there as I doubt that pass on an 11 win Missouri team to take an 8-win team.
If the Cap One takes Missouri instead, conventional wisdom would say that the Outback would take 10-2 SC. But they played there last year and SC has made it very clear they don't want to go and would rather the Cotton. My guess is the Outback doesn't want a team that isn't excited about it and passes on them - again leaving LSU, A&M and UGA. Probably going with LSU.
If the Outback does pass over LSU for A&M or UGA, it goes to the Chicken. I think they know how upset LSU fans would be about it and pass sending LSU to the Gator. Update at 4:00 pm - Looks like Outback against Iowa
quote: Times Picayune: LSU vs. Iowa in Outback
@RabalaisAdv: Breaking: source tells The Advocate #LSU will play Iowa in the Outback Bowl bowl Jan 1 in Tampa.
This post was edited on 12/8 at 4:42 pm