Nov 24, 2012; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Dominique Easley (2) celebrates with fans at the end of the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium. The Gators defeated the Seminoles 37-26. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

College Bowl Mania Picks-My Entry for 2012 NCAA Football Bowls


Throughout the next several weeks, we’ll be running a series of brief bowl previews breaking down where to watch, who to watch (NFL Prospects), and what team I’m picking to win. The series will kickoff next week, but as you prepare here’s how you can join our group on ESPN:

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Here’s my initial picks with my confidence level at this point:

1 point: Baylor over UCLA-Holiday Bowl

2 points: Texas A&M over Oklahoma-Cotton Bowl

3 points: Syracuse over West Virginia-Pinstripe Bowl

4 points: Arizona over Nevada-New Mexico Bowl

5 points: Arkansas State over Kent State-GoDaddy.com Bowl

6 points: Louisiana-Monroe over Ohio-Independence Bowl

7 points: San Diego State over Brigham Young-Poinsettia Bowl

8 points: Rutgers over Virginia Tech-Russell Athletic Bowl

9 points: Northwestern over Mississippi State-Gator Bowl

10 points: Western Kentucky over Central Michigan-Little Caesars Bowl

11 points: Louisiana-Lafayette over East Carolina-New Orleans Bowl

12 points: Iowa State over Tulsa-Liberty Bowl

13 points: Ball State over UCF-St. Petersburg Bowl

14 points: Cincinnati over Duke-Belk Bowl

15 points: Air Force over Rice-Armed Forces Bowl

16 points: Fresno State over Southern Methodist-Hawaii Bowl

17 points: Texas Tech over Minnesota-Texas Bowl

18 points: Oregon State over Texas-Alamo Bowl

19 points: San Jose State over Bowling Green-Military Bowl

20 points: Ole Miss over Pittsburgh-Compass Bowl

21 points: Florida State over Northern Illinois-Orange Bowl

22 points: TCU over Michigan State-Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

23 points: South Carolina over Michigan-Outback Bowl

24 points: Oregon over Kansas State-Fiesta Bowl

25 points: Arizona State over Navy-Fight Hunger Bowl

26 points: Vanderbilt over NC State-Music City Bowl

27 points: Utah State over Toledo-Idaho Potato Bowl

28 points: USC over Georgia Tech-Sun Bowl

29 points: Boise State over Washington-Las Vegas Bowl

30 points: LSU over Clemson-Chick-Fil-A Bowl

31 points: Georgia over Nebraska-Capital One Bowl

32 points: Alabama over Notre Dame-BCS Championship

33 points: Oklahoma State over Purdue-Heart of Dallas Bowl

34 points: Stanford over Wisconsin-Rose Bowl

35 points: Florida over Louisville-Sugar Bowl

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