Week 5 Football Bowl Projection Breakdown

North Carolina nearly shook up the playoff picture, but Clemson managed to beat the Tar Heels 21-20. The Tigers may appear vulnerable now, but there are bound to be some close calls along the way. That left very few upsets in the top 25 this week. Arizona State went to #14 Cal and came away with a surprising win and Oklahoma State knocked off a Kansas State squad that was ranked in some polls. The only other ranked teams that lost came against higher ranked teams. USC fell at Washington and Virginia could not quite the job done at Notre Dame. Without many upsets, there are not too many changes to this week’s bowl projections. Most of the action comes in the Mountain West where 4-1 Wyoming and 4-1 Hawaii both move into the bowl projections.
American: Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis, Navy, SMU, Temple, Tulane
ACC: Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
Big 12: Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech
Big Ten: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin
C-USA: Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, North Texas, Southern Miss, UAB
Independent: Army, BYU, Notre Dame
MAC: Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Toledo, Western Michigan
MWC: Air Force, Boise State, Hawaii, San Diego State, Utah State, Wyoming
Pac-12: Arizona State, California, Colorado, Oregon, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State
SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Texas A&M
Sun Belt: Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Georgia Southern, Louisiana, Troy