2013 College football rankings: Week 11 bowl projections

Bowl projections: Week 11

11/4/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Now that November has arrived, we've finally reached the home stretch of the regular season. It's one of the more difficult things to do, but the postseason has a visible shape and I've begun to compile a rough draft for bowl projections.

Remember—these predictions are completely biased and are meant to entertain the idea of which team will fall where. Everything is subject to change on a weekly basis. And will.

*Replacement team for a conference that does not have enough bowl-eligible teams.

Non-BCS Bowls

New Mexico Bowl: Colorado State (MWC No. 4/5) vs. Oregon State (Pac-12 No. 7)

Las Vegas: Boise State (MWC No. 1) vs. Arizona (Pac-12 No. 5)

Famous Idaho Potato: Utah *(MWC No. 6) vs. Buffalo (MAC No. 3)

New Orleans: Louisiana at Lafayette (Sun Belt No. 1) vs. Tulane (C-USA No. 6)


Beef O' Brady's: Bowling Green *(AAC No. 6) vs. East Carolina (C-USA No. 4)

Hawai'i: UNLV (MWC No. 5) vs. North Texas (C-USA No. 2)

Little Caesar's: Ball State (MAC No. 1) vs.  Notre Dame *(Big Ten No. 8)

Poinsettia: Utah State (MWC No. 2) vs. Ohio *(Army)

Military: Syracuse (ACC No. 8) vs. Middle Tennessee (C-USA No. 5)

Texas: Kansas State (Big 12 No. 6) vs. Minnesota (Big Ten No. 6)

Fight Hunger: Washington (Pac-12 No. 6) vs. BYU (BYU/ACC No. 9)

Pinstripe: West Virginia (Big 12 No. 7) vs. Cincinnati (AAC No. 4)

Belk: Houston (AAC No. 3) vs. North Carolina (ACC No. 5)

Russell Athletic: Louisville (AAC No. 2) vs. Virginia Tech (ACC No. 3)

Buffalo Wild Wings: Oklahoma (Big 12 No. 4) vs. Michigan (Big Ten No. 5)

Armed Forced: San Jose State (MWC No. 3) vs. Navy (C-USA No. 3/Navy)

Music City: Duke (ACC No. 6) vs. LSU (SEC No. 7)

Alamo: Oklahoma State (Big 12 No. 3) vs. Arizona State (Pac-12 No. 2)

Holiday: USC (Pac-12 No. 3) vs. Texas Tech (Big 12 No. 5)

Independence: Toledo *(SEC No. 10) vs. Maryland (ACC No. 7)

Sun: Georgia Tech (ACC No. 4) vs. UCLA (Pac-12 No. 4)

Liberty: Marshall (C-USA No. 1) vs. Florida (SEC No. 8)

Chick-fil-A: Clemson (ACC No. 2) vs. Ole Miss (SEC No. 5)

Gator: Nebraska (Big Ten No. 4) vs. Georgia (SEC No. 6)

Heart of Dallas: Iowa (Big Ten No. 7) vs. Rice *(Big 12 No. 8)

Capital One: Michigan State (Big Ten No. 2) vs. Auburn (SEC No. 2)

Outback: Wisconsin (Big Ten No. 3) vs. South Carolina (SEC No. 4)

Cotton: Texas (Big 12 No. 2) vs. Missouri (SEC No. 3)

BBVA Compass: Vanderbilt (SEC No. 9) vs. Rutgers (AAC No. 5)

GoDaddy.com: Northern Illinois (MAC No. 2) vs. Louisiana at Monroe (Sun Belt No. 2)

BCS Bowls

Rose: 
Ohio State (Big Ten No. 1) vs. Stanford (Pac-12 No. 1)

Fiesta: Baylor (Big 12 No. 1) vs. Oregon (BCS at-large)

Sugar: Texas A&M (SEC No. 1) vs. Fresno State (BCS at-large)

Orange: Miami (ACC No. 1) vs. Central Florida (BCS at-large)

BCS National Championship: Alabama (BCS No. 1) vs. Florida State (BCS No. 2)

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11/4/13   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Dan_B wrote:
I like the projection of Stanford over Oregon. Curious though, if FSU was to also lose, do you think the Buckeyes grab the No. 2 spot in the title game? Or will their week schedule hold them back?

A 12-0 (13-0, whatever) Ohio State team would have made it over a one-loss Alabama team last season, so I think that if both FSU and Oregon lose a game and Ohio State takes care of business in the Big Ten (as expected), it will be in.

11/4/13   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

I like the projection of Stanford over Oregon. Curious though, if FSU was to also lose, do you think the Buckeyes grab the No. 2 spot in the title game? Or will their week schedule hold them back?