Week 12 Football Bowl Projections Breakdown

No team in the committee’s top ten lost this weekend, so there are not a lot of big changes in the bowl projections this week. Quite a few teams got their sixth win to clinch bowl eligibility, but there are still many who are looking for their sixth win in their final game this weekend. It looks very unlikely that 6-win teams will fill all 82 bowl spots. That is good news for James Madison and Jacksonville State, who would be next in line. After that, possible 5-7 teams like Minnesota and Rice, who have a high APR score, would be in a good spot to still go bowling. For now, we are keeping teams that can still reach six wins and are otherwise bowl eligible in our projections, but next week look for JMU and JSU to get into the projections assuming there are not a ton of upset victories for teams that are currently 5-6.
American: Memphis, Navy, Rice, South Florida, Southern Methodist, Texas-San Antonio, Tulane
ACC: Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami FL, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Syracuse, Virginia Tech
Big 12: Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, UCF, West Virginia
Big Ten: Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Wisconsin
C-USA: Liberty, New Mexico State, Western Kentucky
Independent: Notre Dame
MAC: Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Miami OH, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Toledo
MWC: Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah State, Wyoming
Pac-12: Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington
SEC: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas A&M
Sun Belt: Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Louisiana, Marshall, South Alabama, Texas State, Troy