Week 13 Football Bowl Projections Breakdown

Despite all of the drama at the top of the bowls, the bottom is quite interesting too. There are more bowls than bowl eligible teams and, by our count, we should head to the APR for one team with a 5-7 record. That is assuming Buffalo beats Akron on December 2nd to secure their sixth win of the season. New Mexico State is also 5-6 and has been declared bowl eligible by the NCAA. Rice would get into a bowl games due to their APR and 5-7 overall record. Should Buffalo lose, Auburn would get the last spot. UNLV and Michigan State are next in line should anybody decline the bowl offer.
American: Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, SMU, Tulane, UCF
ACC: Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Wake Forest
Big 12: Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech
Big Ten: Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin
C-USA: Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Rice, Texas-San Antonio, UAB, Western Kentucky
Independent: BYU, Connecticut, Liberty, New Mexico State, Notre Dame
MAC: Bowling Green, Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Miami, Ohio, Toledo
MWC: Air Force, Boise State, Fresno State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Utah State, Wyoming
Pac-12: Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State
SEC: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee
Sun Belt: Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Louisiana, Marshall, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Troy