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College Football's Post-Week 10 Bowl Projections

Connor Cook

Connor Cook

With 10 weeks in the books, college football’s bowl picture is starting to clear.

The third release of the BCS standings saw another change at the top. Florida State passed Oregon for the No. 2 spot behind Alabama. However, if both teams win out, the Ducks should pass the Seminoles and play in the national championship.

For now, we project Oregon to edge Florida State for the No. 2 spot. However, there’s a month to play and upsets and changes at the top of the BCS standings will happen.

Even though teams like Texas A&M, LSU and Wisconsin are out of the national title picture, the next month of the season will be important for their hopes of earning an appearance as an at-large team in the BCS. The Badgers rank No. 24 in the latest BCS standings and should be favored to win their final four games. However, coach Gary Andersen’s team needs some help, especially with Clemson having an opportunity for a marquee win (and BCS positioning) against South Carolina in the season finale. Big Ten foe Michigan State is also in the mix for an at-large spot, with the Spartans improving to No. 17 in the BCS standings.

West Virginia worked its way back into the bowl projections after beating TCU on Saturday. With games against Kansas and Iowa State remaining, the Mountaineers should be able to get to six victories.

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The bowl season doesn’t start until December, but with one month to go in the season, it's never too early to take a look at what the matchups might look like.

The post-Week 10 bowl projections are a mixture between projections for the next few weeks, how things would look if the season ended today, and the results from the first 10 weeks of action. Expect more changes over the next few weeks. With several teams projected to be right around the six-win mark, more at-large spots in bowls should open in the next month. 

A few teams barely missed the projections this week, including Maryland and Syracuse from BCS conferences. And Texas State, UTSA, Buffalo, Bowling Green, ULM, Arkansas State and Troy from the non-BCS ranks.

College Football's Post-Week 10 Bowl Projections for 2013

Bowl

Tie-In

Date

Projection

New Mexico

Dec. 21

Pac-12 vs. MWC

Colo. State vs. Oregon State

Famous Idaho Potato

Dec. 21

MAC vs. MWC

UNLV vs. Ball State

Las Vegas

Dec. 21

Pac-12 vs. MWC

Boise State vs. USC

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

SJSU vs. Rice

Little Caesars Pizza

Dec. 26

MAC vs. Big Ten

No. Illinois vs. North Carolina*

Poinsettia

Dec. 26

Army vs. MWC

SDSU vs. Utah*

Military

Dec. 27

CUSA vs. ACC

E. Carolina vs. Boston College

Texas

Dec. 27

Big 12 vs. Big Ten

K-State vs. Iowa

Fight Hunger

Dec. 27

BYU vs. Pac-12

BYU vs. Arizona

Pinstripe

Dec. 28

American vs. Big 12

Rutgers vs. West Virginia

Belk

Dec. 28

American vs. ACC

Houston vs. Duke

Russell Athletic

Dec. 28

American vs. ACC

Louisville vs. Miami

Buffalo Wild Wings

Dec. 28

Big 12 vs. Big Ten

Texas vs. Nebraska

Armed Forces

Dec. 30

MWC vs. Navy

Navy vs. Utah State

Music City

Dec. 30

ACC vs. SEC

Ga. Tech vs. Ole Miss

Alamo

Dec. 30

Big 12 vs. Pac-12

Oklahoma State vs. UCLA

Holiday

Dec. 30

Pac-12 vs. Big 12

Arizona State vs. Texas Tech

AdvoCare V100

Dec. 31

ACC vs. SEC

Pittsburgh vs. Vanderbilt

Sun

Dec. 31

Pac-12 vs. ACC

Va. Tech vs. Washington

Liberty

Dec. 31

SEC vs. CUSA

Tennessee vs. Marshall

Chick-fil-A

Dec. 31

SEC vs. ACC

Clemson vs. Auburn

Gator

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Georgia vs. Minnesota

Heart of Dallas

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs. CUSA

North Texas vs. Notre Dame*

Outback

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Michigan vs. Missouri

Capital One

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Mich. State vs. S. Carolina

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

Texas A&M vs. UCF

Cotton

Jan. 3

SEC vs. Big 12

LSU vs. Oklahoma

Orange

Jan. 3

BCS vs. BCS

Florida State vs. Wisconsin

BBVA Compass

Jan. 4

SEC vs. American

Florida vs. Cincinnati

GoDaddy

Jan. 5

MAC vs. Sun Belt

Toledo vs. Western Kentucky

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.

Bold indicates team has accepted bid to bowl.


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