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College Football's Post-Week 14 Bowl Projections

James Franklin

James Franklin

Just one week remains for college football’s regular season, and the bowl picture is starting to come into focus.

Week 14 brought significant changes to the BCS, as Ohio State has now replaced Alabama as our projected opponent for Florida State for the national title. While the SEC is out of the national championship in this week’s projections, an Ohio State loss to Michigan State would create a spot for Auburn, Missouri or Alabama.

In addition to the BCS bowl matchups, there is some intrigue about which teams might get left out of the postseason.

The Pac-12 has nine bowl-eligible teams but only seven tie-ins. Could Oregon State or Washington State spend the bowl season at home?

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San Jose State’s upset bid of Fresno State creates seven bowl-eligible teams in the Mountain West, but the conference has only six tie-ins. Will the Spartans, San Diego State or UNLV spend the bowl season at home? Or can the Mountain West find a way to get all seven teams in a bowl game?

One other conference to watch over the next week is the ACC. With 11 bowl-eligible teams, the ACC is searching for a home for a few extra spots. Syracuse’s win over Boston College added the Orange to the postseason mix, while Pittsburgh is also fighting for a spot at 6-6.

With bowl announcements expected throughout the week, Athlon Sports will update these projections with the latest information to provide the best outlook on where teams will spend the postseason.

College Football's Post-Week 14 Bowl Projections for 2013

Bowl

Tie-In

Date

Projection

New Mexico

Dec. 21

Pac-12 vs. MWC

San Diego State vs. Arizona

Famous Idaho Potato

Dec. 21

MAC vs. MWC

Ball State vs. Colorado State

Las Vegas

Dec. 21

Pac-12 vs. MWC

Fresno State vs. USC

New Orleans

Dec. 21

Sun Belt vs. CUSA

UL Lafayette vs. Tulane

Beef 'O' Brady's

Dec. 23

American vs. CUSA

Western Kentucky* vs. MTSU

Hawaii

Dec. 24

MWC vs. CUSA

UNLV vs. Rice

Little Caesars Pizza

Dec. 26

MAC vs. Big Ten

Toledo vs. Pittsburgh*

Poinsettia

Dec. 26

Army vs. MWC

Utah State vs. Buffalo*

Military

Dec. 27

CUSA vs. ACC

E. Carolina vs. Maryland

Texas

Dec. 27

Big 12 vs. Big Ten

Texas Tech vs. Minnesota

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. Nebraska

Armed Forces

Dec. 30

MWC vs. Navy

Navy vs. Boise State

Music City

Dec. 30

ACC vs. SEC

Georgia Tech vs. Ole Miss

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

Boston College 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

Texas A&M vs. Duke

Gator

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Georgia vs. Michigan

Heart of Dallas

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs. CUSA

North Texas vs. Washington State*

Outback

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Missouri vs. Iowa

Capital One

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Wisconsin vs. South Carolina

Rose

Jan. 1

BCS vs. BCS

Stanford vs. Michigan State

Fiesta

Jan. 1

BCS vs. BCS

Northern Illinois 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. Alabama

BBVA Compass

Jan. 4

SEC vs. American

Mississippi State vs. Rutgers

GoDaddy

Jan. 5

MAC vs. Sun Belt

Bowling Green vs. Arkansas State

National Title

Jan. 6

BCS vs. BCS

Ohio State 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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