- Andrea Adelson, ESPN Staff Writer
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It was a disappointing week for the Big East, but my bowl projections are not going to change much. I still have Notre Dame taking up a much-needed spot in the Champs Sports Bowl.
BCS, Discover Orange Bowl: West Virginia vs. ACC. Still holding firm on the Mountaineers.
Champs Sports Bowl: Notre Dame*
Belk Bowl: Pitt vs. ACC. The Panthers dominated USF.
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: USF vs. Big 12. The Bulls played badly against Pitt, but will still go bowling.
BBVA Compass Bowl: Cincinnati vs. SEC. The Bearcats dominated NC State and Miami (Ohio) in back to back weeks.
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl: Syracuse vs. Conference USA. The Orange had every opportunity to beat Rutgers.
* Champs Sports Bowl can take Notre Dame once in a four-year cycle provided it is 7-5 or better.