With the football season more-or-less two-thirds over, the bowl picture is starting to shape up.
I've believed since the start of the season that UNC would win eight games and go to the Peach Bowl, which would love to have the Heels in Atlanta for New Year's Eve. I see no reason to change that prediction now.
I forsee a Virginia Tech win over Maryland in the ACC Championship Game, which would put the Hokies in the Orange Bowl. And while after watching Duke self-destruct against Miami I never thought the Devils could get six wins, I wasn't figuring on Vanderbilt being one of them.
As for East Carolina, the Pirates should win Conference USA's weaker division, only to be slaughtered by Tulsa in the title game. With the two Texas bowls snapping up Houston and Rice, look for the Pirates to head down to Mobile for the GMAC Bowl at the late date of Jan. 6.