College Football's Post-Week 6 Bowl Projections

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Indiana hasn’t played in bowl since 2007, but thanks to Saturday’s win over Penn State, third-year coach Kevin Wilson should have the Hoosiers back in the postseason in 2013.

Indiana’s schedule is by no means easy in the second half of the season. However, games against Minnesota, Illinois and Purdue should allow the Hoosiers to get to the six-win mark.

Another team on the move in the bowl projections is Auburn. The Tigers knocked off Ole Miss in Week 6, improving to 4-1 in coach Gus Malzahn’s first year. Auburn still has to play Texas A&M, Georgia and Alabama, but the Tigers have a chance to finish 8-4. In this week’s projections, Athlon has Auburn playing in the Gator Bowl against Michigan State. 

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 six weeks of results in the books, it's still 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 little data to work with, the post-Week 6 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, West Virginia, Mississippi State, Utah, Arkansas, Minnesota and Illinois from BCS conferences. And Texas State, Arkansas State, Buffalo 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 6 Bowl Projections for 2013

BowlTie-InDateProjection
New MexicoDec. 21Pac-12 vs. MWCUSC vs. Wyoming
Famous Idaho PotatoDec. 21MAC vs. MWCBGSU vs. Nevada
Las VegasDec. 21Pac-12 vs. MWCArizona vs. Fresno State
New OrleansDec. 21Sun Belt vs. CUSAUL Lafayette vs. Tulane
Beef 'O' Brady'sDec. 23American vs. CUSAOhio* vs. Tulsa
HawaiiDec. 24MWC vs. CUSASJSU vs. MTSU
Little Caesars PizzaDec. 26MAC vs. Big TenNo. Illinois vs. Indiana
PoinsettiaDec. 26Army vs. MWCNotre Dame* vs. Boise State
MilitaryDec. 27CUSA vs. ACCMarshall vs. N. Carolina
TexasDec. 27Big 12 vs. Big TenTCU vs. Iowa
Kraft Fight HungerDec. 27BYU vs. Pac-12BYU vs. Oregon State
PinstripeDec. 28American vs. Big 12Cincinnati vs. K-State
BelkDec. 28American vs. ACCRutgers vs. NC State
Russell AthleticDec. 28American vs. ACCUCF vs. Virginia Tech
Buffalo Wild WingsDec. 28Big 12 vs. Big TenTexas vs. Nebraska
Armed ForcesDec. 30MWC vs. NavyUtah State vs. Navy
Music CityDec. 30ACC vs. SECPittsburgh vs. Missouri
AlamoDec. 30Big 12 vs. Pac-12Okla. State vs. UCLA
HolidayDec. 30Pac-12 vs. Big 12Washington vs. Texas Tech
AdvoCare V100Dec. 31ACC vs. SECGa. Tech vs. Tennessee
SunDec. 31Pac-12 vs. ACCArizona State vs. Maryland
LibertyDec. 31SEC vs. CUSAOle Miss vs. East Carolina
Chick-fil-ADec. 31SEC vs. ACCMiami vs. So. Carolina
GatorJan. 1SEC vs. Big TenAuburn vs. Mich. State
Heart of DallasJan. 1Big Ten vs. CUSARice vs. Wash. State*
OutbackJan. 1SEC vs. Big TenN'Western vs. Florida
Capital OneJan. 1SEC vs. Big TenWisconsin vs. Texas A&M
RoseJan. 1BCS vs. BCSOregon vs. Michigan
FiestaJan. 1BCS vs. BCSStanford vs. Oklahoma
SugarJan. 2BCS vs. BCSGeorgia vs. Florida State
CottonJan. 3SEC vs. Big 12LSU vs. Baylor
OrangeJan. 3BCS vs. BCSClemson vs. Louisville
BBVA CompassJan. 4SEC vs. AmericanVanderbilt vs. Houston
GoDaddyJan. 5MAC vs. Sun BeltBall State vs. WKU
National TitleJan. 6BCS vs. BCSAlabama vs. Ohio State

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