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College Football's Post-Week 7 Bowl Projections

Andre Williams

Andre Williams

With seven weeks in the books, college football’s bowl picture is starting to clear. Stanford’s loss to Utah was a huge setback to the Cardinal’s national title hopes, while Oregon took a step forward with its win against Washington.

Alabama still looks like the team to beat in the SEC, while Ohio State should be a heavy favorite to win the Big Ten. Baylor takes over as the No. 1 team in the Big 12 with Oklahoma’s loss to Texas.

The bowl season doesn’t start until December, but it's never too early to take a look at what the matchups might look like. Even at the midpoint of the 2013 season, it's still hard to make long-term projections about teams, especially with nearly two months of conference games still remaining.

The post-Week 7 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.

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A few teams barely missed the projections this week, including West Virginia, Washington State, Duke and NC State from BCS conferences. And Texas State, Buffalo, Tulsa, North Texas and Arkansas State 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 7 Bowl Projections for 2013

Bowl

Tie-In

Date

Projection

New Mexico

Dec. 21

Pac-12 vs. MWC

Utah vs. SJSU

Famous Idaho Potato

Dec. 21

MAC vs. MWC

Ball State vs. Wyoming

Las Vegas

Dec. 21

Pac-12 vs. MWC

Oreg. State vs. Boise State

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

Nevada vs. Arizona*

Little Caesars Pizza

Dec. 26

MAC vs. Big Ten

No. Illinois vs. Indiana

Poinsettia

Dec. 26

Army vs. MWC

Notre Dame* vs. SDSU

Military

Dec. 27

CUSA vs. ACC

ECU vs. B. College

Texas

Dec. 27

Big 12 vs. Big Ten

TCU vs. N'Western

Kraft Fight Hunger

Dec. 27

BYU vs. Pac-12

BYU vs. USC

Pinstripe

Dec. 28

American vs. Big 12

Cincinnati vs. K-State

Belk

Dec. 28

American vs. ACC

Rutgers vs. Pittsburgh

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

Ga. Tech vs. Missouri

Alamo

Dec. 30

Big 12 vs. Pac-12

Texas Tech vs. UCLA

Holiday

Dec. 30

Pac-12 vs. Big 12

Washington vs. Okla. State

AdvoCare V100

Dec. 31

ACC vs. SEC

UNC vs. Tennessee

Sun

Dec. 31

Pac-12 vs. ACC

Ariz. State vs. Maryland

Liberty

Dec. 31

SEC vs. CUSA

Ole Miss vs. Marshall

Chick-fil-A

Dec. 31

SEC vs. ACC

Miami vs. Georgia

Gator

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Auburn vs. Michigan

Heart of Dallas

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs. CUSA

Rice vs. Iowa

Outback

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Mich. State vs. Florida

Capital One

Jan. 1

SEC vs. Big Ten

Wisconsin vs. Texas A&M

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

So. Carolina vs. FSU

Cotton

Jan. 3

SEC vs. Big 12

LSU vs. Oklahoma

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

BGSU vs. WKU

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.

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