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BCS Bowl Projections: UConn edition

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Prognosticators are split on where UConn will wind up. Something tells me these fine people would be just fine with either Miami or Glendale.
Prognosticators are split on where UConn will wind up. Something tells me these fine people would be just fine with either Miami or Glendale.

Despite all odds, the UConn Huskies are heading into the final week of the season staring down a BCS berth. All the Huskies have to do is win at South Florida on Saturday night (or, improbably, have Pittsburgh and West Virginia get upset) and the Huskies will be headed for annihilation of National TV. 

Like any good fan, I have spent the last 24 hours looking straight past the Bulls and instead wondering where my hypothetical Big East champion Huskies will end up if they do make the BCS. There are really only two options because of the way selection order plays out, and the UConn's fate is all in the hands of the Orange Bowl committee. Should everything go according to plan, the Orange Bowl will likely have Virginia Tech in one slot with the option of taking either UConn or Stanford to fill the other. 

There are two schools of thought here. One is that the Orange Bowl's Miami location might make travel less appealing for Stanford's California fanbase, so the bowl would opt for the east coast team and grab UConn. The other is that UConn as the Big East champion is going to be so toxic that it'd be better to avoid them at all costs and send the Huskies sliding to the Fiesta Bowl. I've found projections from four websites (link me if you know of more) that disagree on the Huskies' fate, though it's a 3-1 split. Their results listed after the jump.

 

  • CBSSportline: Citing geography, they have the Huskies headed to Miami.
  • ESPN: Brad Edwards takes the opposite tack, and pencils the Huskies in for a Fiesta berth.
  • Rivals: They, like CBS, are picking like the Huskies to head to Miami.
  • Scout: Also Orange.