Wednesday, December 23, 2009

If we Had a College Football Playoff - 2nd Round Matchups

The first round is complete. Now there is no more home field advantage. All the remainder of the games are played at sites of College Bowl games, except the Championship Game, which will be played at the site of the Super Bowl each year. So here are the 16 2nd round matchups.

33 California vs 1 Alabama @ Mobile, Alabama site of GMAC Bowl
Jahvid Best was a Heisman contender early in the season

17 Stanford vs 16 Arkansas @ Memphis Tennessee site of Liberty Bowl
This has the potential for points a plenty

9 Georgia Tech vs 24 Nebraska @ Charlotte North Carolina site of the Meineke Car Care Bowl
ACC Champs looking to move on in ACC country

25 Auburn vs 8 Boise State @ Boise Idaho site of the Humanitarian Bowl
Okay so maybe home field advantage still exists

5 Oregon vs 28 Georgia @ San Francisco California site of the Emerald Bowl
This has a lot of folks thinking upset

12 Ohio State vs 21 Clemson @ Toronto Canada site of the International Bowl
Do they allow singles since it is in Canada?

52 Nevada vs 20 Penn State @ San Diego California site of the Pointsettia Bowl
Can the Pack keep the Pistol moving?

36 Wisconsin vs 4 TCU @ Albuquerque New Mexico site of the New Mexico Bowl
Badgers try to take out 2nd Mountain West team in as many weeks

3 Texas vs  35 Utah @ Houston Texas site of the Texas Bowl
Texas trying to advance to San Antonio with win

14 Arizona vs 19 Iowa @ Tempe Arizona site of Insight Bowl
Cats trying to make Sun Devil Stadium home for a day - and avenge early season loss

11 Miami Fl vs 22 Ole Miss @ Nashville Tennessee site of the Music City Bowl
'Canes didn't draw optimum site on this game, will it matter?

27 West Virginia vs 6 Cincinnatti @ Detroit Michigan site of the Motor City Bowl
WVU came close once before

7 Virginia Tech vs 26 Tennessee @ Washington DC site of the EagleBank Bowl
Tech has a lot of followers in DC

10 LSU vs 23 Oklahoma @ Shreveport Louisiana site of the Independence Bowl
One of the most appealing matchups of the second weekend

15 Oregon State vs 18 Pittsburgh @ Las Vegas Nevada site of the Las Vegas Bowl
Quality Sun Bowl rematch

31 Texas Tech vs 2 Florida @ St. Petersburg Florida site of the St. Petersburg Bowl
Gators can play five of six games in State, but better not get caught looking ahead

Check back tomorrow for the first four game results, and then the bulk of the schedule will be played on Saturday.

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