College Football's Post-Week 7 Bowl Projections

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College Football's Post-Week 7 Bowl Projections for 2013

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

BowlTie-InDateProjection
New MexicoDec. 21Pac-12 vs. MWCUtah vs. SJSU
Famous Idaho PotatoDec. 21MAC vs. MWCBall State vs. Wyoming
Las VegasDec. 21Pac-12 vs. MWCOreg. State vs. Boise State
New OrleansDec. 21Sun Belt vs. CUSAUL Lafayette vs. Tulane
Beef 'O' Brady'sDec. 23American vs. CUSAOhio* vs. MTSU
HawaiiDec. 24MWC vs. CUSANevada vs. Arizona*
Little Caesars PizzaDec. 26MAC vs. Big TenNo. Illinois vs. Indiana
PoinsettiaDec. 26Army vs. MWCNotre Dame* vs. SDSU
MilitaryDec. 27CUSA vs. ACCECU vs. B. College
TexasDec. 27Big 12 vs. Big TenTCU vs. N'Western
Kraft Fight HungerDec. 27BYU vs. Pac-12BYU vs. USC
PinstripeDec. 28American vs. Big 12Cincinnati vs. K-State
BelkDec. 28American vs. ACCRutgers vs. Pittsburgh
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. SECGa. Tech vs. Missouri
AlamoDec. 30Big 12 vs. Pac-12Texas Tech vs. UCLA
HolidayDec. 30Pac-12 vs. Big 12Washington vs. Okla. State
AdvoCare V100Dec. 31ACC vs. SECUNC vs. Tennessee
SunDec. 31Pac-12 vs. ACCAriz. State vs. Maryland
LibertyDec. 31SEC vs. CUSAOle Miss vs. Marshall
Chick-fil-ADec. 31SEC vs. ACCMiami vs. Georgia
GatorJan. 1SEC vs. Big TenAuburn vs. Michigan
Heart of DallasJan. 1Big Ten vs. CUSARice vs. Iowa
OutbackJan. 1SEC vs. Big TenMich. State vs. Florida
Capital OneJan. 1SEC vs. Big TenWisconsin vs. Texas A&M
RoseJan. 1BCS vs. BCSOhio State vs. Stanford
FiestaJan. 1BCS vs. BCSFresno State vs. Baylor
SugarJan. 2BCS vs. BCSSo. Carolina vs. FSU
CottonJan. 3SEC vs. Big 12LSU vs. Oklahoma
OrangeJan. 3BCS vs. BCSClemson vs. Louisville
BBVA CompassJan. 4SEC vs. AmericanVanderbilt vs. Houston
GoDaddyJan. 5MAC vs. Sun BeltBGSU vs. WKU
National TitleJan. 6BCS vs. BCSAlabama vs. Oregon


* Indicates conference is not expected to fill its alloted bowl slots, leaving an at-large spot available.

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