Week 2 Football Bowl Projection Breakdown

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The Big Ten had an awful week and it seems very unlikely that a one loss team from the conference will make the playoffs. Losses by Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State were the marquee games, but Purdue also fell to Central Michigan and Northwestern lost to Northern Illinois. But it is worth looking deeper than just the wins and losses. Nebraska had a lot of trouble with McNeese State, Iowa barely beat Ball State, Illinois just slipped past Western Kentucky and Maryland struggled against South Florida. Overall, the Big Ten looked bad on Saturday and there will be some more bad losses for the conference before non-conference play is over.


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American: Cincinnati, Connecticut, East Carolina, Houston, UCF

ACC: Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech

Big 12: Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, West Virginia

Big Ten: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Wisconsin

C-USA: Marshall, North Texas, Rice, Texas-San Antonio, Western Kentucky

Independent: BYU, Navy, Notre Dame

MAC: Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Toledo

MWC: Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada, San Diego State, Utah State

Pac-12: Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington

SEC: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M

Sun Belt: Arkansas State, Louisiana, Louisiana-Monroe, South Alabama


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