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Man of Troy
11-22-2009, 12:49 PM
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There is one week left, so the bowl predictions are getting interesting, especially in some conferences where extra teams will be available. UAB is the only team in Conference USA that can still gain bowl eligibility, though that looks unlikely since the Blazers will face a really tough Central Florida team.

Bowling Green became bowl eligible in the MAC, but I think itís going to need to win its final game to earn a bowl berth with four MAC teams already with seven or more wins.

Thereís something interesting going on in the Sun Belt Conference. Thereís been talk about the MAC and Sun Belt champions meeting in the GMAC Bowl this year because the ACC probably wonít fill its spot. However, that was provided that the Sun Belt had a third seven-win team. Right now, Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana-Lafayette both have six wins and tough games to end the regular season.
The WAC also is interesting because Nevada is playing great right now and could give Boise State a run for its money this Friday. I moved Nevada to the Humanitarian Bowl because there potentially is a better matchup there with an at-large than Idaho. However, Boise State could end up in the H-Bowl if it loses and then Nevada could be going to Hawaii to play SMU, another good matchup for the Wolf Pack.

NATIONAL

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: TCU vs. BCS

FedEx Orange Bowl: Boise State vs. BCS

CONFERENCE USA

Liberty Bowl: Houston vs. SEC

Hawaii Bowl: SMU vs. WAC

Armed Forces Bowl: Marshall vs. MWC

New Orleans Bowl: Central Florida vs. Sun Belt

St. Petersburg Bowl: Southern Miss vs. Big East (Sun Belt)

EagleBank Bowl: East Carolina vs. At-Large

INDEPENDENTS

Texas Bowl: Navy vs. Big 12

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl: Northern Illinois vs. Big Ten

GMAC Bowl: Central Michigan vs. ACC

International Bowl: Temple vs. Big East

EagleBank Bowl: Ohio vs. C-USA

MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Utah vs. Pac-10

Poinsettia Bowl: BYU vs. Pac-10

Armed Forces Bowl: Air Force vs. C-USA

New Mexico Bowl: Wyoming vs. WAC

SUN BELT CONFERENCE

New Orleans Bowl: Troy vs. C-USA

St. Petersburg Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. C-USA

WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Humanitarian Bowl: Nevada vs. At-Large

New Mexico Bowl: Fresno State vs. MWC

Hawaii Bowl: Idaho vs. C-USA