The pairings won’t be official until Sunday, but based on a bunch of phone calls here is the latest Bowl Buzz for the BCS, ACC, and SEC:
Championship, Jan. 8: Oklahoma vs. Alabama-Florida winner: This assumes, of course, that Oklahoma beats Missouri in the Big 12 championship game. If Florida beats Alabama, it will jump over No. 3 Texas, which is idle, into the No. 2 or No. 1 spot.
Rose Bowl, Jan. 1: Southern Cal vs. Penn State: Penn State (11-1) is in and Southern Cal (11-1) can punch its ticket to Pasadena if the Trojans beat UCLA (4-7) on Saturday. Could No. 5 Southern Cal jump over Texas if Missouri beats Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship game? Nope. The Trojans are ranked No. 8 in the computers and that ranking will only go down after playing UCLA.
Orange Bowl, Jan. 1: