Boston College ended its regular season with a win at Syracuse on Saturday, improving their record to 7-5 overall, good for a fourth-place finish in the ACC Atlantic Division. Which, hey -- it means B.C. is headed to a bowl this season, and that's really what's important. But which bowl?
No one seems to know.
With the Eagles the last of nine ACC teams bowl eligible, BC Interruption says it is "99 percent assured that they'll end up playing in San Francisco on January 9 in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl." But that's just one of four bowls B.C. is projected to land in.
ESPN Andrea Adelson: Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl vs. Boise State
ESPN Heather Dinich: Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl vs. WAC (thanks for being specific, HD)
Rivals: Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl vs. Boise State
Orlando Sentinel: Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl vs. Fresno State
Scout: Independence Bowl vs. Air Force
ESPN Mark Schlabach: Sun Bowl vs. Army
Sports Illustrated: Military Bowl vs. East Carolina
CBS Sports: Military Bowl vs. East Carolina
NBC Sports: Military Bowl vs. East Carolina
The fact that Boston College may be playing against Boise State -- a team that is 36-2 over the past three seasons -- is somewhat unbelievable.
The Sun Bowl and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, two bowl games with Pac-10 tie-ins, will likely be scrambling to find replacements for a Pac-10 team. Both Oregon (Pac-10 champ) and Stanford (automatic BCS at-large) appear to be BCS bowl bound, while UCLA and California became bowl in-eligible over the weekend. That leaves the conference with just three bowl eligible teams with two more -- Washington (at Washington State) and Oregon State (Oregon) -- needing a win in their final game to get to six wins. Of the two teams, only Washington seems like a sure thing to become the fourth bowl-eligible team from the conference. That Pac-10 will likely see their fourth bowl-eligible team, Washington, land in the Holiday Bowl, leaving the Sun, Las Vegas and Kraft Fight Hunger bowl scrambling to fill their bowl slots.
The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl is Jan. 9, at 9 P.M. ET, in San Francisco's AT&T Park. Visit SB Nation for a complete 2010 Bowl Schedule.