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College Football's Post-Week 6 Bowl Projections

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Indiana hasn’t played in bowl since 2007, but thanks to Saturday’s win over Penn State, third-year coach Kevin Wilson should have the Hoosiers back in the postseason in 2013.

Indiana’s schedule is by no means easy in the second half of the season. However, games against Minnesota, Illinois and Purdue should allow the Hoosiers to get to the six-win mark.

Another team on the move in the bowl projections is Auburn. The Tigers knocked off Ole Miss in Week 6, improving to 4-1 in coach Gus Malzahn’s first year. Auburn still has to play Texas A&M, Georgia and Alabama, but the Tigers have a chance to finish 8-4. In this week’s projections, Athlon has Auburn playing in the Gator Bowl against Michigan State. 

College football's bowl season is still a few months away, but it's never too early to take a look at what the matchups might look like. With six weeks of results in the books, it's still hard to make long-term projections about teams, especially with several teams still playing overmatched non-conference games. But with conference play right around the corner, we should be able to get a better grasp on what teams will be able to reach the six-win mark.

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With little data to work with, the post-Week 6 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 Boston College, West Virginia, Mississippi State, Utah, Arkansas, Minnesota and Illinois from BCS conferences. And Texas State, Arkansas State, Buffalo and Toledo 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 6 Bowl Projections for 2013

Bowl

Tie-In

Date

Projection

New Mexico

Dec. 21

Pac-12 vs. MWC

USC vs. Wyoming

Famous Idaho Potato

Dec. 21

MAC vs. MWC

BGSU vs. Nevada

Las Vegas

Dec. 21

Pac-12 vs. MWC

Arizona vs. Fresno State

New Orleans

Dec. 21

Sun Belt vs. CUSA

UL Lafayette vs. Tulane

Beef 'O' Brady's

Dec. 23

American vs. CUSA

Ohio* vs. Tulsa

Hawaii

Dec. 24

MWC vs. CUSA

SJSU vs. MTSU

Little Caesars Pizza

Dec. 26

MAC vs. Big Ten

No. Illinois vs. Indiana

Poinsettia

Dec. 26

Army vs. MWC

Notre Dame* vs. Boise State

Military

Dec. 27

CUSA vs. ACC

Marshall vs. N. Carolina

Texas

Dec. 27

Big 12 vs. Big Ten

TCU vs. Iowa

Kraft Fight Hunger

Dec. 27

BYU vs. Pac-12

BYU vs. Oregon State

Pinstripe

Dec. 28

American vs. Big 12

Cincinnati vs. K-State

Belk

Dec. 28

American vs. ACC

Rutgers vs. NC State

Russell Athletic

Dec. 28

American vs. ACC

UCF vs. Virginia Tech

Buffalo Wild Wings

Dec. 28

Big 12 vs. Big Ten

Texas vs. Nebraska

Armed Forces

Dec. 30

MWC vs. Navy

Utah State vs. Navy

Music City

Dec. 30

ACC vs. SEC

Pittsburgh vs. Missouri

Alamo

Dec. 30

Big 12 vs. Pac-12

Okla. State vs. UCLA

Holiday

Dec. 30

Pac-12 vs. Big 12

Washington vs. Texas Tech

AdvoCare V100

Dec. 31

ACC vs. SEC

Ga. Tech vs. Tennessee

Sun

Dec. 31

Pac-12 vs. ACC

Arizona State vs. Maryland

Liberty

Dec. 31

SEC vs. CUSA

Ole Miss vs. East Carolina

Chick-fil-A

Dec. 31

SEC vs. ACC

Miami vs. So. Carolina

Gator

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Auburn vs. Mich. State

Heart of Dallas

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs. CUSA

Rice vs. Wash. State*

Outback

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

N'Western vs. Florida

Capital One

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Wisconsin vs. Texas A&M

Rose

Jan. 1

BCS vs. BCS

Oregon vs. Michigan

Fiesta

Jan. 1

BCS vs. BCS

Stanford vs. Oklahoma

Sugar

Jan. 2

BCS vs. BCS

Georgia vs. Florida State

Cotton

Jan. 3

SEC vs. Big 12

LSU vs. Baylor

Orange

Jan. 3

BCS vs. BCS

Clemson vs. Louisville

BBVA Compass

Jan. 4

SEC vs. American

Vanderbilt vs. Houston

GoDaddy

Jan. 5

MAC vs. Sun Belt

Ball State vs. WKU

National Title

Jan. 6

BCS vs. BCS

Alabama vs. Ohio State

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