College Football's Post-Week 3 Bowl Projections for 2013

College football's bowl season is still a few months away, but it's never too early to take a look at what the matchups might look like. With only three weeks of results in the books, it's hard to make long-term projections about teams, especially with several teams still playing overmatched non-conference games. But with conference play right around the corner, we should be able to get a better grasp on what teams will be able to reach the six-win mark.

With very little data to work with, the post-Week 3 bowl projections are a mixture between preseason projections, how things would look if the season ended today, and a small dose of the results so far this year. Expect more changes over the next few weeks, especially as we see how teams perform in conference games.

A few teams barely missed the projections this week, including Boston College, Utah, Virginia, Washington State and Illinois from BCS conferences. And San Diego State, Western Kentucky and Toledo from the non-BCS ranks.

As the season progresses, it will be easier to project which teams will get to the six-win mark or finish below.
College Football's Post-Week 3 Bowl Projections for 2013

BowlDateTie-InProjection
New MexicoDec. 21Pac-12 vs. MWCOregon State vs. Utah State 
Famous Idaho PotatoDec. 21MAC vs. MWCWyoming vs. Ohio
Las VegasDec. 21Pac-12 vs. MWCArizona vs. Fresno State
New OrleansDec. 21Sun Belt vs. CUSAUL Lafayette vs. Tulsa
Beef 'O' Brady'sDec. 23American vs. CUSAMTSU vs. Houston
HawaiiDec. 24MWC vs. CUSASan Jose State vs. Rice
Little Caesars PizzaDec. 26MAC vs. Big TenNorthern Illinois vs. Minnesota
PoinsettiaDec. 26Army vs. MWCBoise State vs. Notre Dame* 
Military Dec. 27CUSA vs. ACCMarshall vs. Maryland
TexasDec. 27Big 12 vs. Big TenIndiana vs. TCU
Kraft Fight HungerDec. 27BYU vs. Pac-12BYU vs. USC
PinstripeDec. 28American vs. Big 12West Virginia vs. Rutgers
BelkDec. 28American vs. ACCNorth Carolina vs. UCF
Russell AthleticDec. 28American vs. ACCGeorgia Tech vs. Cincinnati
Buffalo Wild WingsDec. 28Big 12 vs. Big TenNebraska vs. Texas Tech
Armed ForcesDec. 30MWC vs. NavyNevada vs. Navy
Music CityDec. 30ACC vs. SECAuburn vs. NC State
AlamoDec. 30Big 12 vs. Pac-12UCLA vs. Baylor
HolidayDec. 30Pac-12 vs. Big 12Washington vs. Texas
AdvoCare V100Dec. 31ACC vs. SECTennessee vs. Pittsburgh
SunDec. 31Pac-12 vs. ACCArizona State vs. Virginia Tech
LibertyDec. 31SEC vs. CUSAArkansas vs. East Carolina
Chick-fil-ADec. 31SEC vs. ACCTexas A&M vs. Miami
GatorJan. 1SEC vs. Big TenOle Miss vs. Michigan State
Heart of DallasJan. 1Big Ten vs. CUSAIowa vs. Kansas State*
OutbackJan. 1SEC vs. Big TenFlorida vs. Northwestern
Capital OneJan. 1SEC vs. Big TenSouth Carolina vs. Wisconsin
RoseJan. 1BCS vs. BCSOregon vs. Michigan
FiestaJan. 1BCS vs. BCSOklahoma State vs. Stanford
SugarJan. 2BCS vs. BCSGeorgia vs. Florida State
CottonJan. 3SEC vs. Big 12LSU vs. Oklahoma
OrangeJan. 3BCS vs. BCSClemson vs. Louisville
BBVA CompassJan. 4SEC vs. AmericanVanderbilt vs. ULM*
GoDaddyJan. 5MAC vs. Sun BeltBowling Green vs. Arkansas State
National TitleJan. 6BCS vs. BCSAlabama vs. Ohio State

* Indicates we do not expect a conference to fill its tie-ins. An at-large team will be selected for conferences that do not meet their required teams for bowl eligibility. 

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