Week 1 Football Bowl Projection Breakdown

Week 1 Football Bowl Projection Breakdown

Many of the top teams appeared to be a little vulnerable over the first weekend of the 2015 season. Of course there is a long ways to go and rust to be shaken off, but teams like Ohio State, TCU, Auburn and Oregon all played close games over the weekend. Of course, Ohio State was down 17-14 to Virginia Tech at the half, before pulling away from the Hokies. TCU went to Minneapolis and beat the Golden Gophers 23-17. It is that 23 number that was a bit of a surprise. Minnesota has a solid defense, but TCU’s offense has looked much, much better against more potent defenses than that. Auburn looked like they were going to crush Louisville before allowing the Cardinals back in the game in the second half. The Tigers held on to win 31-24, but turnovers could be a big problem. Oregon dropped 61 points on Eastern Washington, but they did allow 42 points against quarterback Vernon Adams’ old team. The EWU offense almost always looks good, but Oregon’s defense did not look too impressive either. We still have those four teams projected to make the playoffs, but it certainly won’t be an easy road for anybody to make the top four in 2015.


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American: Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, Navy, Temple, UCF

ACC: Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia Tech

Big 12: Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, West Virginia

Big Ten: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Northwestern, Wisconsin

C-USA: Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Old Dominion, Rice, Western Kentucky

Independent: BYU, Notre Dame

MAC: Ball State, Bowling Green, Northern Illinois, Toledo, Western Michigan

MWC: Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State, Utah State

Pac-12: Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington

SEC: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M

Sun Belt: Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Georgia Southern, Louisiana


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