...then what will the other BCS bowls look like?
What follows is by necessity an educated guess (which also means I could be made out to be a fool by Saturday night). But for now, let's project how the BCS bowls will be stocked.
Michigan vs Houston -- The cries of anguish from Boise, Idaho, go unnoticed. Sugar Bowl officials are desperately hoping they don't end with up with Michigan and West Virginia. The over/under on the Rich Rod jokes would be about 10,463,924.
Oklahoma State vs Stanford -- A no-brainer if both teams end their seasons with wins.
Virginia Tech vs West Virginia -- The road the ACC champion takes here looks rather clear; for the Big East champion, it's filled with too many tiebreakers to count. The Orange Bowl committee could opt for Houston, which would then send West Virginia to New Orleans.
Wisconsin vs Oregon -- The Grandaddy of Them All is as it should be, the Big 10 playing the Pac-12.
BCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:
LSU vs Alabama -- The rematch the south really wants, but about which the rest of America appears torn.