What If The BCS Ran College Basketball?: The 2013 Bowl Match-Ups

Kevin C. Cox

What if the BCS ran college basketball as well as college football? What kind of post-season exhibition games that mean nothing would we have to look forward to? And who would play in the BCS National Championship Game?

You know, you're gonna miss the BCS when she's gone. There's nothing quite like having a convoluted, nonsensical, arbitrary system for determining a National Champion to make you truly appreciate something like the NCAA Tournament.

So naturally, it makes one wonder...what if the BCS ran college basketball as well as college football? What kind of post-season exhibition games that mean nothing would we have to look forward to? And who would play in the BCS National Championship Game?

First, some ground rules...

  • We'll use the 2012-2013 bowl game schedule.
  • We'll try to stick to the actual NCAA Tournament 1-68 seedings when possible.
  • Same rules as football, BCS Conference champions get auto-BCS bids. At-large bids determined by any non-BCS teams highly ranked and remaining at-large teams.
  • I will try my best to stick to bowl-conference affiliations without getting too crazy.
  • Mid-Major bowl affiliations will be re-imagined amongst the different conferences in basketball.
  • Keep the same order in which the bowls are played.
Without further ado, here's the 2013 college basketball bowl schedule... Enjoy?

Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Albuquerque, N.M.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Boise, ID

St. Mary's Gaels (27-6) vs. South Dakota St. Jackrabbits (25-9)


S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, San Diego, CA
Colorado St. Rams (25-8) vs. Pacific Tigers (22-12)


Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl, St. Petersburg, FL
Villanova Wildcats (20-13) vs. FGCU Eagles (24-10)


R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, New Orleans, LA
Middle Tenn St. Blue Raiders (28-5) vs. Davidson Wildcats (26-7)


MAACO Las Vegas Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Honolulu, HI
Little Caesars Bowl, Detroit, MI
Akron Zips (26-6) vs. Valparaiso Crusaders (26-7)


Military Bowl, Washington, D.C.
VCU Rams (26-8) vs. Harvard Crimson (19-9)


Belk Bowl, Charlotte, NC


Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, San Diego, CA
Oklahoma Sooners (20-11) vs. UCLA Bruins (25-9)


AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl, Shreveport, LA
Temple Owls (23-9) vs. Iona Gaels (20-13)


Russell Athletic Bowl, Orlando, FL
N.C. State Wolfpack (24-10) vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (23-8)


Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl, Houston, TX
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Dallas, TX
UNLV Runnin' Rebels (25-9) vs. Southern U Jaguars (23-9)


New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Bronx, NY
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, San Francisco, CA

Valero Alamo Bowl, San Antonio, TX


Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Tempe, Ariz.
Iowa St. Cyclones (22-11) vs. Illinois Fightin Illini (22-12)


Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Nashville, TN
Hyundai Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX
AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN
Chick-fil-A Bowl, Atlanta, GA
North Carolina Tar Heels (24-10) vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (21-12)

Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, FL
Wisconsin Badgers (23-11) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (20-12)

Heart of Dallas Bowl, Dallas, TX

Capital One Bowl, Orlando, FL


Outback Bowl, Tampa, FL

Kentucky Wildcats (21-11)

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Big Ten Champ Ohio St. Buckeyes (26-7) vs vs. Pac-12 Champ Oregon Ducks (26-8)

Discover Orange Bowl, Miami, FL
ACC Champ Miami Hurricanes (27-6) vs. Georgetown Hoyas (25-6)

Allstate Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, LA
SEC Champ Mississippi Rebels (26-8) vs. Duke Blue Devils (27-5)

Tostitos Fiesta, Glendale, AZ

AT&T Cotton Bowl, Arlington, TX

BBVA Compass Bowl, Birmingham, AL

GoDaddy.com, Mobile, AL

BCS Championship Game, Miami, FL.
Big East Champ Louisville Cardinals (29-5) vs. Big 12 Champ Kansas Jayhawks (29-5)

Note 1: As dumb as this all way, remember, this is exactly how we have been determining our football national champion.

Note 2: I swear I didn't put Pitt in Birmingham on purpose, it actually worked out that way. Amazing.

Note 3: See the 2011-2012 season results here.

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