Week 7 Football Bowl Projection Breakdown

Michigan State made a dramatic statement with a win an amazing last second win over rival Michigan. Despite the close calls by Michigan State and the top ranking of Ohio State, we are keeping the Spartans in the playoffs over the Buckeyes. Still that trip to Ohio State on November 21st looms large. The Buckeyes are looking better though and they will certainly be favored to beat the Spartans at home. But for now MSU has the momentum and even a one-loss Michigan State or Ohio State team will be in the playoff mix. The rest of our projected playoffs also remain the same with TCU, Clemson and Alabama rounding out the field of four. TCU and Clemson almost certainly need to go undefeated to reach the playoffs, but TCU hosts Baylor in the season finale and Clemson hosts Florida State. But we can’t look too far ahead since there are tough games remaining for all those playoff teams before they face off against the tougher competition on their schedule.


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

ACC: Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh

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

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

C-USA: Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Old Dominion, Rice, Southern Miss, Western Kentucky

Independent: BYU, Notre Dame

MAC: Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Kent State, Northern Illinois, Toledo, Western Michigan

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

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

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

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


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