The college football season begins this week, but we’re already looking ahead to the postseason. Watch for these matchups:
BCS Championship, Jan. 9, Sugar Bowl (New Orleans): Stanford (Pac-12 champion) over Oklahoma (Big 12 champion): Cardinal QB Andrew Luck and Sooners QB Landry Jones give Pac-12 and Big 12 champions best shot to go unbeaten.
Rose Bowl, Jan. 2, Pasadena, Calif.: Oregon (BCS at-large) over Wisconsin (Big Ten champion): Oregon loses Pac-12 North showdown at Stanford and settles for traditional Rose Bowl date with Big 10 champion.
Fiesta Bowl, Jan. 2, Glendale, Ariz.: Boise State (BCS at-large) over West Virginia (Big East champion): Boise State handles difficult Mountain West schedule and tops TCU to earn BCS at-large berth vs. Big East winner.
Orange Bowl, Jan. 4, Miami: Alabama (BCS at-large) over Florida State (ACC champion): One-loss Alabama gets at-large bid to Orange, where it takes out frustration on ACC champion Seminoles.
Sugar Bowl, Jan. 3, New Orleans: LSU (SEC champion) over Texas A&M (BCS at-large): LSU loses opener to Oregon but pulls upset at Alabama, wins SEC and defeats at-large Texas A&M second straight year.