2013 College football rankings: Week 14 bowl projections

Bowl projections: Week 14

11/24/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   407 respect

Now that we're in the final week of November, things are really starting to heat up. 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. Washington State (Pac-12 No. 7)
 
Las Vegas: San Diego State (MWC No. 1) vs. UCLA (Pac-12 No. 5)
 
Famous Idaho Potato: Oregon State *(MWC No. 6) vs. Buffalo (MAC No. 3)
 
New Orleans: Louisiana at Lafayette (Sun Belt No. 1) vs. UTSA (C-USA No. 6)
 
Beef O' Brady's: Pittsburgh *(AAC No. 6) vs. North Texas (C-USA No. 4)
 
Hawai'i: UNLV (MWC No. 5) vs. Rice (C-USA No. 2)
 
Little Caesar's: Northern Illinois (MAC No. 1) vs. Arizona *(Big Ten No. 8)
 
Poinsettia: Utah State (MWC No. 2) vs. Tulane *(Army)
 
Military: Maryland (ACC No. 8) vs. Middle Tennessee (C-USA No. 5)
 
Texas: Notre Dame *(Big 12 No. 6) vs. Michigan (Big Ten No. 6)
 
Fight Hunger: Washington (Pac-12 No. 6) vs. BYU (BYU/ACC No. 9)
 
Pinstripe: Bowling Green *(Big 12 No. 7) vs. Houston (AAC No. 4)
 
Belk: Louisville (AAC No. 3) vs. Virginia Tech (ACC No. 5)
 
Russell Athletic: Cincinnati (AAC No. 2) vs. Miami (ACC No. 3)
 
Buffalo Wild Wings: Texas Tech (Big 12 No. 5) vs. Iowa (Big Ten No. 5)
 
Armed Forces: Boise State (MWC No. 3) vs. Navy (C-USA No. 3/Navy)
 
Music City: Georgia Tech (ACC No. 6) vs. Ole Miss (SEC No. 7)
 
Alamo: Oklahoma (Big 12 No. 3) vs. Arizona State (Pac-12 No. 2)
 
Holiday: Oregon (Pac-12 No. 3) vs. Kansas State (Big 12 No. 4)
 
Independence: Central Michigan *(SEC No. 10) vs. North Carolina (ACC No. 7)
 
Sun: Boston College (ACC No. 4) vs. USC (Pac-12 No. 4)
 
Liberty: Marshall (C-USA No. 1) vs. Vanderbilt (SEC No. 8)
 
Chick-fil-A: Duke (ACC No. 2) vs. LSU (SEC No. 5)
 
Gator: Nebraska (Big Ten No. 4) vs. Texas A&M (SEC No. 6)
 
Heart of Dallas: Minnesota (Big Ten No. 7) vs. East Carolina *(Big 12 No. 8)
 
Capital One: Michigan State (Big Ten No. 2) vs. Auburn (SEC No. 2)
 
Outback: Wisconsin (Big Ten No. 3) vs. Georgia (SEC No. 4)
 
Cotton: Texas (Big 12 No. 2) vs. South Carolina (SEC No. 3)
 
BBVA Compass: Toledo *(SEC No. 9) vs. Rutgers (AAC No. 5)
 
GoDaddy.com: Ball State (MAC No. 2) vs. Arkansas State (Sun Belt No. 2)
 
BCS Bowls
 
Rose: Ohio State (Big Ten No. 1) vs. Stanford (Pac-12 No. 1)
 
Fiesta: Oklahoma State (Big 12 No. 1) vs. Fresno State (BCS at-large)
 
Sugar: Missouri (SEC No. 1) vs. Baylor (BCS at-large)
 
Orange: Clemson (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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11/25/13   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   407 respect

Dan_B wrote:
Also, you think Fresno State re-hops Northern Illinois?

Had a few questions on Twitter about this. Yes I do. Fresno had a substantial lead on NIU heading into last weekend, played New Mexico at home while NIU got Toledo on the road. Both won in blowouts, but obviously Toledo was the more impressive win. Result? Huskies jump Fresno. This week Fresno has San Jose State (a bowl hungry team) on the road, while NIU gets 1-10 Western Michigan. I expect the Dawgs win and re-jump, then hold its stance after winning MWC Championship vs. Utah State (8-4 probably) while NIU beats Buffalo (9-3?) for the MAC. The Mountain West is still a stronger conference than the MAC, and I still believe the human voters want Fresno over NIU because of last year's Orange Bowl.

11/25/13   |   Dan_B   |   1066 respect

Also, you think Fresno State re-hops Northern Illinois?

11/25/13   |   Dan_B   |   1066 respect

Wooooo back-door Rose Bowl trip!!