Three of the four major college football teams we cover -West Virginia University, Ohio State University and Ohio University -will be participating in postseason contests.
Each learned on Sunday where they will be going and who and when they will be playing. Here's an early look at each team's situation:
Champs officials could have selected Notre Dame over WVU, but chose the Mountaineers as their Big East representative.
While Charlotte and the Meineke Car Care Bowl is an easy drive for Mountaineer fans, Orlando offers better weather and more attractions.
As for West Virginia's opponent, the Wolfpack looked impressive with wins over Georgia Tech (45-28) and Florida State (28-24). But it had a couple of bad losses in East Carolina (33-27) and their regular-season finale against Maryland (38-31), a team WVU easily handled.
The Mountaineers will be facing a high-powered offense led by quarterback Russell Wilson, who completed 280 of 482 passes during the regular season, good for 3,288 yards and 26 touchdowns versus 14 interceptions.
WVU is a four-point favorite.
If West Virginia does get its 10th win of the season, it will be the eighth Mountaineer team to capture a double-digit amount of wins.
OSU has been installed as a three-point favorite. That's impressive as Arkansas' only losses came to No. 1 Auburn (63-45) and Alabama (24-20). The Razorbacks closed out the regular season with six straight wins, including three against ranked teams - 41-20 over South Carolina, 38-31 over Mississippi State and 31-23 over LSU.
This game will be billed as a battle of the junior quarterbacks as it features OSU's Terrelle Pryor against Arkansas signal-caller Ryan Mallett, who transferred there from Ohio's biggest rival, Michigan.
While Pryor is an athletic quarterback who can run when needed, Mallett strictly is a dropback passer.
Handicappers will slam Ohio State for its weak schedule, but it is not the Buckeyes' fault the Big Ten was down this season.
Fortunately for 8-4 Ohio, it got a much more manageable opponent in 7-5 Troy, not to mention a great road trip to New Orleans to play in the New Orleans Bowl at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18.
The biggest issue for the Bobcats will be contending with Troy's speed, which could be the deciding factor.
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