Boston College is on track to make a bowl.
With seven weeks in the books, college football’s bowl picture is starting to clear. Stanford’s loss to Utah was a huge setback to the Cardinal’s national title hopes, while Oregon took a step forward with its win against Washington.
Alabama still looks like the team to beat in the SEC, while Ohio State should be a heavy favorite to win the Big Ten. Baylor takes over as the No. 1 team in the Big 12 with Oklahoma’s loss to Texas.
The bowl season doesn’t start until December, but it's never too early to take a look at what the matchups might look like. Even at the midpoint of the 2013 season, it's still hard to make long-term projections about teams, especially with nearly two months of conference games still remaining.
The post-Week 7 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 West Virginia, Washington State, Duke and NC State from BCS conferences. And Texas State, Buffalo, Tulsa, North Texas and Arkansas State 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 7 Bowl Projections for 2013
|New Mexico||Dec. 21||Pac-12 vs. MWC||Utah vs. SJSU|
|Famous Idaho Potato||Dec. 21||MAC vs. MWC||Ball State vs. Wyoming|
|Las Vegas||Dec. 21||Pac-12 vs. MWC||Oreg. State vs. Boise State|
|New Orleans||Dec. 21||Sun Belt vs. CUSA||UL Lafayette vs. Tulane|
|Beef 'O' Brady's||Dec. 23||American vs. CUSA||Ohio* vs. MTSU|
|Hawaii||Dec. 24||MWC vs. CUSA||Nevada vs. Arizona*|
|Little Caesars Pizza||Dec. 26||MAC vs. Big Ten||No. Illinois vs. Indiana|
|Poinsettia||Dec. 26||Army vs. MWC||Notre Dame* vs. SDSU|
|Military||Dec. 27||CUSA vs. ACC||ECU vs. B. College|
|Texas||Dec. 27||Big 12 vs. Big Ten||TCU vs. N'Western|
|Kraft Fight Hunger||Dec. 27||BYU vs. Pac-12||BYU vs. USC|
|Pinstripe||Dec. 28||American vs. Big 12||Cincinnati vs. K-State|
|Belk||Dec. 28||American vs. ACC||Rutgers vs. Pittsburgh|
|Russell Athletic||Dec. 28||American vs. ACC||UCF vs. Virginia Tech|
|Buffalo Wild Wings||Dec. 28||Big 12 vs. Big Ten||Texas vs. Nebraska|
|Armed Forces||Dec. 30||MWC vs. Navy||Utah State vs. Navy|
|Music City||Dec. 30||ACC vs. SEC||Ga. Tech vs. Missouri|
|Alamo||Dec. 30||Big 12 vs. Pac-12||Texas Tech vs. UCLA|
|Holiday||Dec. 30||Pac-12 vs. Big 12||Washington vs. Okla. State|
|AdvoCare V100||Dec. 31||ACC vs. SEC||UNC vs. Tennessee|
|Sun||Dec. 31||Pac-12 vs. ACC||Ariz. State vs. Maryland|
|Liberty||Dec. 31||SEC vs. CUSA||Ole Miss vs. Marshall|
|Chick-fil-A||Dec. 31||SEC vs. ACC||Miami vs. Georgia|
|Gator||Jan. 1||SEC vs. Big Ten||Auburn vs. Michigan|
|Heart of Dallas||Jan. 1||Big Ten vs. CUSA||Rice vs. Iowa|
|Outback||Jan. 1||SEC vs. Big Ten||Mich. State vs. Florida|
|Capital One||Jan. 1||SEC vs. Big Ten||Wisconsin vs. Texas A&M|
|Rose||Jan. 1||BCS vs. BCS||Ohio State vs. Stanford|
|Fiesta||Jan. 1||BCS vs. BCS||Fresno State vs. Baylor|
|Sugar||Jan. 2||BCS vs. BCS||So. Carolina vs. FSU|
|Cotton||Jan. 3||SEC vs. Big 12||LSU vs. Oklahoma|
|Orange||Jan. 3||BCS vs. BCS||Clemson vs. Louisville|
|BBVA Compass||Jan. 4||SEC vs. American||Vanderbilt vs. Houston|
|GoDaddy||Jan. 5||MAC vs. Sun Belt||BGSU vs. WKU|
|National Title||Jan. 6||BCS vs. BCS||Alabama vs. Oregon|
* Indicates conference is not expected to fill its alloted bowl slots, leaving an at-large spot available.
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