Week 8 Football Bowl Projection Breakdown

Week 8 Football Bowl Projection Breakdown

Utah’s loss to USC puts them out of the playoff picture for now. A one-loss Pac-12 team should be in the playoffs, but it will be tough for Utah or Stanford to run the gauntlet in the Pac-12. Although the possibility of those two both having one loss heading into the Pac-12 title game would basically make the Pac-12 title game a play-in game for the playoffs. But no Pac-12 team with one loss would presumably leave a spot open for a team like Clemson. And Clemson, unlike Florida State, is actually a really, really good team that can compete with anybody in the country. The Seminoles shocking loss to Georgia Tech closed the door on their playoff hopes, but they are still in prime position to go to the Peach Bowl or Fiesta Bowl should Clemson reach the playoffs.


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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, Texas Tech, West Virginia

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

C-USA: Florida International, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Rice, Southern Miss, Western Kentucky

Independent: BYU, Notre Dame

MAC: Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, 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, Washington State

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

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


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