College Football Bowl Predictions: Week 13

Teams that are bowl eligible have at least six wins (if playing 12 games) or at least seven wins (if playing 13 games). Teams that are projected to be bowl eligible have their wins listed in parenthesis. Teams eliminated from bowl games have at least seven losses. Teams that are projected not to make a bowl game have their losses listed in parenthesis.

NOTE: Teams with 7 wins or more get higher preference for a bowl game as compared with teams, which have 6 wins.

*Indicates a team that needs seven wins.

Teams in bold, in the grid, have already accepted a bowl bid.

Includes games through Thursday, November 24th.

 

ACC (8)

Bowl Eligible (7): Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest.

Projected Bowl Eligible (1): North Carolina State* (6).

Eliminated from Bowl (4): Boston College, Maryland, Miami (FL) (self-imposed), Duke.

Projected Eliminated from Bowl (0): None.

Big 12 (9)

Bowl Eligible (8): Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M.

Projected Bowl Eligible (1): Texas Tech (5).

Eliminated from Bowl (1): Kansas.

Projected Eliminated from Bowl (0): None.

Big East (7)

Bowl Eligible (4): Cincinnati, Louisville, Rutgers, West Virginia.

Projected Bowl Eligible (3): Pittsburgh (5), South Florida (5), Syracuse (5).

Eliminated from Bowl (0): None.

Projected Eliminated from Bowl (1): Connecticut (6).

Big Ten (10)

Bowl Eligible (9): Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio, Penn State, Wisconsin.

Projected Bowl Eligible (1): Purdue (5).

Eliminated from Bowl (2): Indiana, Minnesota.

Projected Eliminated from Bowl (0): None.

Conference USA (5)

Bowl Eligible (4): Houston, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulsa.

Projected Bowl Eligible (1): Marshall (5).

Eliminated from Bowl (5): Memphis, Rice, Tulane, UAB, UCF.

Projected Eliminated from Bowl (2): East Carolina (6), UTEP (6).

Independents (2)

Bowl Eligible (2): Brigham Young, Notre Dame.

Projected Bowl Eligible (0): None.

Eliminated from Bowl (2): Army, Navy.

Projected Eliminated from Bowl (0): None.

Mid-American (6)

Bowl Eligible (6): Ball State, Northern Illinois, Ohio University, Temple, Toledo, Western Michigan.

Projected Bowl Eligible (0): None.

Eliminated from Bowl (5): Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Miami Ohio.

Projected Eliminated from Bowl (2): Eastern Michigan* (5), Kent State (6),

Mountain West (5)

Bowl Eligible (4): Boise State, San Diego State, TCU, Wyoming.

Projected Bowl Eligible (1): Air Force* (6).

Eliminated from Bowl (3): Colorado State, New Mexico, UNLV.

Projected Eliminated from Bowl (0): None.

PAC-12 (7)

Bowl Eligible (7): Arizona State, California, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Utah, Washington.

Projected Bowl Eligible (0): None.

Eliminated from Bowl (5): Arizona, Colorado, Oregon State, USC, Washington State.

Projected Eliminated from Bowl (0): None.

SEC (9)

Bowl Eligible (7): Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, South Carolina.

Projected Bowl Eligible (2): Mississippi State (5), Tennessee (5).

Eliminated from Bowl (2): Kentucky, Mississippi.

Projected Eliminated from Bowl (1): Vanderbilt (6).

Sun Belt (4)

Bowl Eligible (4): Arkansas State, Florida International, Louisiana-Lafayette, Western Kentucky.

Projected Bowl Eligible (0): None.

Eliminated from Bowl (5): Florida Atlantic, Louisiana-Monroe, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Troy.

Projected Eliminated from Bowl (0): None.

WAC (3)

Bowl Eligible (2): Louisiana Tech, Nevada.

Projected Bowl Eligible (1): Utah State (5).

Eliminated from Bowl (4): Fresno State, Idaho, New Mexico State, San Jose State.

Projected Eliminated from Bowl (1): Hawaii* (6).

Total Bowl Eligible: 64.

Total Projected Bowl Eligible: 11.

Combined Total: 75.

Bowl Spots: 70.

Date

Bowl

Location

Conference #1

Conference #2

Conference #3

 

Projected Team #1

Projected Team #2

17-Dec

Gildan New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

MWC #4 or #5

PAC-12 #7

San Diego State

Syracuse

17-Dec

Famous Idaho Potato

Boise, ID

MAC #3

WAC #1 or #2

Toledo

Louisiana Tech

17-Dec

R+L Carriers New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

C-USA #5

Sun Belt #1

Pittsburgh

Louisiana-Lafayette

20-Dec

Beef O’Brady’s Bowl

St. Petersburg, FL

Big East #6

C-USA #4

South Florida

Marshall

21-Dec

SDCCU Poinsettia

San Diego, CA

MWC #2

WAC #1

Boise State

Nevada

22-Dec

MAACO Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

MWC #1

PAC-12 #5

TCU

Utah

24-Dec

Sheraton Hawai’i

Honolulu, HI

C-USA #2

WAC #3/Hawai’i

Tulsa

Utah State

26-Dec

Advocare V100 Independence

Shreveport, LA

ACC #7

MWC #3

North Carolina State

Wyoming

27-Dec

Little Caesars Pizza

Detroit, MI

Big Ten #8

MAC #1 or #2

Sun Belt AL

Illinois

Northern Illinois

27-Dec

Belk

Charlotte, NC

ACC #5

Big East #3

Georgia Tech

Cincinnati

28-Dec

Military

Washington, DC

ACC #8

Big 12 #9*

Navy/MAC #4/At Large

North Carolina

Iowa State

28-Dec

Bridgepoint Education Holiday

San Diego, CA

Big 12 #5

PAC-12 #3

Texas A&M

Washington

29-Dec

Champs Sports

Orlando, FL

ACC #3

Big East #2

Notre Dame

Florida State

Notre Dame

29-Dec

Valero Alamo

San Antonio, TX

Big 12 #3

PAC-12 #2

Kansas State

UCLA

30-Dec

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces

Dallas, TX

C-USA #3

MWC #4 or #5

Brigham Young

SMU

Brigham Young

30-Dec

New Era Pinstripe

Bronx, NY

Big 12 #7

Big East #4

Missouri

Rutgers

30-Dec

Franklin American Mortgage Music City

Nashville, TN

ACC #6

SEC #7*

Wake Forest

Florida

30-Dec

Insight

Tempe, AZ

Big 12 #4

Big Ten #4

Texas

Penn State

31-Dec

Meineke Car Care

Houston, TX

Big 12 #6

Big Ten #6

Baylor

Purdue

31-Dec

Hyundai Sun

El Paso, TX

ACC #4

PAC-12 #4

Virginia

Arizona State

31-Dec

AutoZone Liberty

Memphis, TN

Big East #5*

C-USA #1

SEC #8*

Air Force

Southern Miss

31-Dec

Kraft Fight Hunger

San Francisco, CA

ACC #9/Army

PAC-12 #6

Northwestern

California

31-Dec

Chick-fil-A

Atlanta, GA

ACC #2

SEC #5

Clemson

Tennessee

2-Jan

TicketCity

Dallas, TX

Big Ten #7

C-USA #6

Big 12 #9*

Ohio State

Texas Tech

2-Jan

Capital One

Orlando, FL

Big Ten #2

SEC #2

Michigan State

Georgia

2-Jan

Gator

Jacksonville, FL

Big Ten #4 or #5

SEC #6

Iowa

Auburn

2-Jan

Outback

Tampa, FL

Big Ten #3

SEC #3 (East)

Nebraska

South Carolina

2-Jan

Rose

Pasadena, CA

Big Ten #1

PAC-12 #1

Wisconsin

Oregon

3-Jan

Allstate Sugar

New Orleans, LA

SEC #1

At Large

Houston

Michigan

4-Jan

Discover Orange

Miami Gardens, FL

ACC #1

Big East #1

Virginia Tech

West Virginia

5-Jan

Tostitos Fiesta

Glendale, AZ

Big 12 #1

At Large

Oklahoma State

Stanford

6-Jan

AT&T Cotton

Arlington, TX

Big 12 #2

SEC #3 (West)

Oklahoma

Arkansas

7-Jan

BBVA Compass

Birmingham, AL

Big East #5*

SEC #8

Sun Belt AL

Louisville

Mississippi State

8-Jan

GoDaddy.com

Mobile, AL

MAC #2

Sun Belt #2

Ohio University

Arkansas State

9-Jan

Allstate BCS National Championship

New Orleans, LA

BCS #1

BCS #2

LSU

Alabama

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