Week 11 Football Bowl Projection Breakdown

The playoff picture was muddled on Saturday as Clemson, Michigan and Washington all lost. However, all three of those teams are still in the mix for a playoff spot. The Big Ten and ACC were potentially the big winners of the day. If Penn State wins out, which they should with Rutgers and Michigan State remaining on the schedule, they will win the Big Ten East. They will likely face another two-loss team in Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game. Either Penn State or Wisconsin could crack the playoffs in that scenario. And that leaves either a one-loss Michigan or Ohio State that would almost certainly be included. The ACC is in a similar situation, but slightly less complicated. Clemson should win the ACC title and finish up the year 12-1 with an ACC championship. That would put them in the playoffs. And Louisville should be 11-1 as well, but miss out on the ACC Championship game. Of course with Alabama dominating everybody they play, they are in great shape. If Washington wins out and finishes 12-1, they will be in the mix for a playoff spot too, but not necessarily over a one loss Michigan or Ohio State or Louisville that did not make their conference title games.
American: Houston, Memphis, Navy, SMU, South Florida, Temple, Tulsa, UCF
ACC: Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
Big 12: Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, West Virginia
Big Ten: Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin
C-USA: Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Old Dominion, Southern Miss, Texas-San Antonio, Western Kentucky
Independent: Army, BYU
MAC: Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Miami (OH), Ohio, Toledo, Western Michigan
MWC: Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, Wyoming
Pac-12: Arizona State, Colorado, Stanford, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State
SEC: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
Sun Belt: Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Idaho, Louisiana, Troy