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College Football's Post-Week 13 Bowl Projections

Tajh Boyd

Tajh Boyd

With 13 weeks in the books, college football’s bowl and national title picture is starting to come into focus.

The post-Week 13 BCS standings featured some movement at the top, but the biggest surprise was Northern Illinois jumping Fresno State. The Huskies are in position to return to the BCS, but the Bulldogs could pass Northern Illinois in next week’s standings. Fresno State plays San Jose State, while the Huskies host Western Michigan. The small boost in strength of schedule could help the Bulldogs just enough to pass the Huskies. For now, Fresno State gets the nod over Northern Illinois in our BCS projections. But this is one battle that could change hands a couple of times over the next two weeks.

With Oregon’s loss to Arizona, Stanford is back in the driver’s seat to win the Pac-12 and play in the Rose Bowl. The Cardinal finished their Pac-12 slate with a blowout win over California last Saturday and host Notre Dame this week. The Ducks are still alive for an at-large BCS bowl spot. However, Mark Helfrich’s team needs a lot to go their way in order to play in a BCS bowl.

Outside of Stanford, the other change in our BCS projections is Oklahoma State. After beating Baylor, the Cowboys are projected to win the Big 12 and should play in the Fiesta Bowl against Fresno State or Northern Illinois.

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

The post-Week 13 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 13 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 after Saturday's games.

A few teams barely missed the projections this week, including Syracuse, Central Michigan, Texas State, FAU and Ohio.

College Football's Post-Week 13 Bowl Projections for 2013

Bowl

Tie-In

Date

Projection

New Mexico

Dec. 21

Pac-12 vs. MWC

Colo. State vs. Arizona

Famous Idaho Potato

Dec. 21

MAC vs. MWC

Ball State vs. Washington 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

Toledo* vs. MTSU

Hawaii

Dec. 24

MWC vs. CUSA

UNLV vs. Rice

Little Caesars Pizza

Dec. 26

MAC vs. Big Ten

No. Illinois vs. Arkansas State*

Poinsettia

Dec. 26

Army vs. MWC

Utah State vs. Buffalo*

Military

Dec. 27

CUSA vs. ACC

E. Carolina vs. Boston College

Texas

Dec. 27

Big 12 vs. Big Ten

Texas Tech vs. Michigan

Fight Hunger

Dec. 27

BYU vs. Pac-12

BYU vs. Washington

Pinstripe

Dec. 28

American vs. Big 12

Cincinnati vs. Notre Dame

Belk

Dec. 28

American vs. ACC

Houston vs. North Carolina

Russell Athletic

Dec. 28

American vs. ACC

Louisville vs. Miami

Buffalo Wild Wings

Dec. 28

Big 12 vs. Big Ten

Texas vs. Iowa

Armed Forces

Dec. 30

MWC vs. Navy

Navy vs. SDSU

Music City

Dec. 30

ACC vs. SEC

Georgia vs. Pittsburgh

Alamo

Dec. 30

Big 12 vs. Pac-12

Oklahoma vs. Oregon

Holiday

Dec. 30

Pac-12 vs. Big 12

Arizona State vs. Kansas State

AdvoCare V100

Dec. 31

ACC vs. SEC

Georgia Tech vs. Oregon State*

Sun

Dec. 31

Pac-12 vs. ACC

UCLA vs. Virginia Tech

Liberty

Dec. 31

SEC vs. CUSA

Vanderbilt vs. Marshall

Chick-fil-A

Dec. 31

SEC vs. ACC

South Carolina vs. Duke

Gator

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Ole Miss vs. Minnesota

Heart of Dallas

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs. CUSA

North Texas vs. Maryland*

Outback

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Missouri vs. Nebraska

Capital One

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Michigan State vs. Texas A&M

Rose

Jan. 1

BCS vs. BCS

Stanford vs. Ohio State

Fiesta

Jan. 1

BCS vs. BCS

Fresno State vs. Oklahoma State

Sugar

Jan. 2

BCS vs. BCS

Auburn vs. UCF

Cotton

Jan. 3

SEC vs. Big 12

LSU vs. Baylor

Orange

Jan. 3

BCS vs. BCS

Clemson vs. Wisconsin

BBVA Compass

Jan. 4

SEC vs. American

Troy* vs. Rutgers

GoDaddy

Jan. 5

MAC vs. Sun Belt

Bowling Green vs. Western Kentucky

National Title

Jan. 6

BCS vs. BCS

Alabama vs. Florida State

* 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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