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Monday, December 17
 
Looking back at the experts' preseason picks

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Sometimes, even the best experts can stumble on preseason predictions. A look back at our panel's preseason picks for conference winners and who they thought would be in the Rose Bowl.

And here's a quick rundown of the right answers:
Orange Bowl: Nebraska vs. Miami
ACC: Maryland
Big East: Miami
Big Ten: Illinois
Big 12: Colorado
C-USA: Louisville
MAC: Toledo
Mtn. West: BYU
Pac-10: Oregon
SEC: LSU
Sun Belt: North Texas
WAC: Louisiana Tech


Kirk Herbstreit
ROSE BOWL:
Miami vs. Oklahoma
CONFERENCES:
ACC: Florida St.
BIG EAST: Miami
BIG TEN: Ohio St.
BIG 12: Oklahoma
C-USA: East Carolina
MAC: Toledo
MTN. WEST: Col. St.
PAC-10: Oregon
SEC: Florida
SUN BELT: MTSU
WAC: Fresno St.

Lee Corso
ROSE BOWL:
Oregon vs. Va. Tech
CONFERENCES:
ACC: Florida St.
BIG EAST: Va. Tech
BIG TEN: Michigan
BIG 12: Nebraska
C-USA: Louisville
MAC: Toledo
MTN. WEST: BYU
PAC-10 Oregon
SEC: Florida
SUN BELT: MTSU
WAC: Fresno St.

Rod Gilmore
ROSE BOWL:
Florida vs. Oklahoma
CONFERENCES:
ACC: Florida St.
BIG EAST: Va. Tech
BIG TEN: Ohio State
BIG 12: Oklahoma
C-USA: East Carolina
MAC: Toledo
MTN. WEST: Col. St.
PAC-10: Oregon
SEC: Florida
SUN BELT: Idaho
WAC: Fresno St.

Bill Curry
ROSE BOWL:
Florida vs. Virginia Tech
CONFERENCES:
ACC: Ga. Tech
BIG EAST: Va. Tech.
BIG TEN: Michigan
BIG 12: Oklahoma
C-USA: Louisville
MAC: Marshall
MTN. WEST: Col. St.
PAC-10: Oregon St.
SEC: Florida
SUN BELT: Idaho
WAC: Fresno St.
 

Rece Davis
ROSE BOWL:
Florida vs. Oklahoma
CONFERENCES:
ACC: Georgia Tech
BIG EAST: Miami
BIG TEN: Purdue
BIG 12: Oklahoma
C-USA: Louisville
MAC: Toledo
MTN. WEST: UNLV
PAC-10: Oregon
SEC: Florida
SUN BELT: MTSU
WAC: Fresno St.

Mel Kiper, Jr.
ROSE BOWL:
Texas vs. Miami
CONFERENCES:
ACC: Georgia Tech
BIG EAST: Miami
BIG TEN: Illinois
BIG 12: Texas
C-USA: East Carolina
MAC: Toledo
MTN. WEST: BYU
PAC-10: UCLA
SEC: Florida
SUN BELT: MTSU
WAC: Fresno St.

Gene Wojciechowski
ROSE BOWL:
UCLA vs. Georgia Tech
CONFERENCES:
ACC: Ga. Tech
BIG EAST: Miami
BIG TEN: Wisconsin
BIG 12: Oklahoma
C-USA: East Carolina
MAC: Toledo
MTN. WEST: Col. St.
PAC-10: UCLA
SEC: Florida
SUN BELT: MTSU
WAC: San Jose St.

Mike Gottfried
ROSE BOWL:
Florida vs. Nebraska
CONFERENCES:
ACC: Florida St.
BIG EAST: Va. Tech
BIG TEN: Mich./Ohio St.
BIG 12: Nebraska
C-USA: E. Carolina
MAC: Marshall/W. Mich.
MTN. WEST: Col. St.
PAC-10: Oregon
SEC: Florida
SUN BELT: MTSU
WAC: Fresno St.
 

Beano Cook
ROSE BOWL:
Florida vs. Nebraska
CONFERENCES:
ACC: Clemson
BIG EAST: Miami
BIG TEN: Michigan
BIG 12: Nebraska
C-USA: Louisville
MAC: Toledo
MTN. WEST: BYU
PAC-10: Oregon
SEC: Florida
SUN BELT: MTSU
WAC: Fresno St.

Todd Christensen
ROSE BOWL:
Miami vs. Nebraska
CONFERENCES:
ACC: Florida St.
BIG EAST: Miami
BIG TEN: Wisconsin
BIG 12: Nebraska
C-USA: East Carolina
MAC: Marshall
MTN. WEST: Col. St.
PAC-10: Oregon
SEC: Florida
SUN BELT: MTSU
WAC: Fresno St.




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