Week 14 College Football Bowl Projections
With less than a week before the Bowl bids were officially announced, it’s still unclear how many teams will qualify for the Bowl.
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The Buffalo (5-6) face Akron in Friday’s game rescheduled due to weather, so it’s unclear how many teams will qualify. It’s easy for Buffalo — a win would make the Bulls his 80th bowl-eligible team.
If Buffalo wins, they’ll need two 5-win teams to fill the final two spots. Akron’s win means he needs three of his five-win teams to fill the 82 spot.
The standings of the five-win teams are based on their Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. Rice has the highest APR score of any five-win team, followed by him by UNLV and Auburn. Rice is guaranteed a bowl regardless of the Buffalo-Akron outcome. His APR for UNLV is his second highest, followed by Auburn.
If Buffalo loses, UNLV and Auburn will receive bowl bids next.
However, New Mexico Athletic Director Mario Mocha told Action Network that the school today appealed to the NCAA Football Oversight Board and waived its right to allow 5-6 NMSUs to play in the bowl. He said he asked for
New Mexico is seeking waivers after the Aggies were unable to play their full 12-game schedule due to tragic circumstances, including the death of a San Jose State player and the subsequent cancellation of the NMSU-SJSU game.
New Mexico tried unsuccessfully to find another FBS opponent.Click here for details Appeal activities in New Mexico.
If the NCAA rules in New Mexico’s favor, the Aggies will be picked ahead of Rice, UNLV and Auburn. As for UNLV and Auburn, we’ll have to wait to see if (a) Buffalo wins and (b) New Mexico’s appeal succeeds.
As for this week’s bowl predictions, Buffalo is predicted to be the 80th bowl-eligible team, leaving a spot behind two five-win teams. Until the NCAA rules out his Mexico state appeals, I’m putting Rice and his UNLV in my bowl predictions.
Following Tuesday’s penultimate College Football Playoff rankings, we have a special bowl prediction updated for Wednesday. Please plan accordingly. All bowl matches will be officially announced on Sunday.
Here are this week’s predictions from the Action Network: Senior Writer Colin Wilson‘s current College Football Betting Power Rating.
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