College Football's Post-Week 14 Bowl Projections

Missouri is one win away from a BCS bowl.

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?

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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