Week 7 Football Bowl Projections Breakdown

The top spots in the bowl projections finally saw some major changes following an exciting week 7. The biggest of them all came in Knoxville where Tennessee beat Alabama. That moves the Volunteers into the projected playoffs in Alabama’s old spot. The spots in the Big 12 and ACC New Year’s Six Bowls also changed hands. TCU slipped past Oklahoma State in overtime and are now eyeing a spot in the Sugar Bowl. In the ACC, North Carolina State lost to Syracuse and that, even if temporarily, places the Orange in the Orange Bowl. And out West, Utah came from behind and shocked USC. UCLA and Oregon are the only teams undefeated in Pac-12 play and the Bruins move into the Rose Bowl slot. Those two will face each other in Eugene this weekend.
American: Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, SMU, Tulane, UCF
ACC: Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Wake Forest
Big 12: Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas
Big Ten: Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin
C-USA: North Texas, Rice, Texas-San Antonio, UAB, UTEP, Western Kentucky
Independent: BYU, Liberty, Notre Dame
MAC: Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Miami, Ohio, Toledo
MWC: Air Force, Boise State, Fresno State, San Diego State, San Jose State, UNLV, Wyoming
Pac-12: Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State
SEC: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M
Sun Belt: Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Old Dominion, South Alabama, Texas State, Troy