Sports Illustrated is predicting No. 1 Florida will play No. 2 Texas next Jan. 7 in the BCS title game in the Rose Bowl.
The magazine also predicted Oklahoma would end the year at No. 3 in the nation, with its only loss coming at the hands of the Longhorns on Oct. 17. It picked Oklahoma State to finish seventh. No other Big 12 teams made the mag's Top 20, but in its 1-120 rankings Kansas was 23rd, Texas Tech 26th, Missouri 31st, Nebraska 34th, Colorado 55th, Baylor 61st, Kansas State 69th, Texas A&M 79th and Iowa State 90th. Other Texas schools included TCU 17th, UTEP 46th, Houston 57th, SMU 89th, Rice 107th and North Texas 119th.
Its bowl predictions for Big 12 and Texas teams are:
Independence Bowl: Colorado vs. Western Michigan
Holiday Bowl: Cal vs. Nebraska
Sun Bowl: Oregon vs. Texas Tech
Insight Bowl: Michigan vs. Missouri
Armed Forces Bowl: TCU vs. Houston
Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. LSU
Liberty Bowl: UTEP vs. Auburn
Alamo Bowl: Kansas vs. Michigan State
Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Boise State
BCS: Florida vs. Texas