National bowl predictions for LSU

With just one week left in the season the Tigers’ bowl projections are all over the map.

Shut out of the BCS, LSU’s possibilities are the Capital One Bowl (Jan. 1, Orlando), the AT&T Cotton Bowl (Jan. 4, Arlington, Texas), the Outback Bowl (Jan. 1, Tampa) and the Chick-fil-A Bowl (Dec. 31, Atlanta). Bowl bids will be finalized next Sunday.

Here’s a sampling of some national bowl projections for LSU. Advocate sportswriter Ted Lewis projects the Tigers in the Cotton Bowl against Texas:

Edward Aschoff, Outback Bowl (no opponent listed)

Bill Bender, The Sporting News: Chick-fil-A vs. Clemson Outback vs. Michigan Cotton vs. Oklahoma State

Brad Edwards, Cotton vs. Texas

Matt Murschel,OrlandoSentinel: Outback vs. Michigan

Jerry Palm, Chick-fil-A vs. Clemson

Mark Schlabach, Chick-fil-A vs. Clemson

Jim Tomlin, Tampa Bay Times: Chick-fil-A vs. Clemson