Football Week 10 Bowl Projection Breakdown

Two more undefeated teams fell again this week. Michigan State was toppled by Purdue and Wake Forest lost at North Carolina. We still project Ohio State to win the Big Ten and reach the playoffs, so all these upsets have not changed our playoff projections. Baylor also picked up their second loss of the season, knocking them out of playoff contention. However, Michigan State and Wake Forest are not out of the equation just yet. The Spartans have a clearer path, albeit more difficult. If MSU can beat Ohio State and win the Big Ten East and then the Big Ten title, they will surely reach the playoffs with one loss. Wake Forest has a tough game against North Carolina State up next, but even with one-loss they will find themselves quite far down the Playoff Committee’s rankings.
American: Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, SMU, UCF
ACC: Boston College, Clemson, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
Big 12: Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, West Virginia
Big Ten: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin
C-USA: Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, Marshall, Texas-San Antonio, UAB, UTEP, Western Kentucky
Independent: Army, BYU, Liberty, Notre Dame
MAC: Ball State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Northern Illinois, Toledo, Western Michigan
MWC: Air Force, Boise State, Fresno State, Nevada, San Diego State, Utah State
Pac-12: Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington State
SEC: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas A&M
Sun Belt: Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Louisiana, South Alabama, Troy