Each week members of the Mountain West Connection team will be completing bowl projections. With the lack of bowl tie-ins for the Mountain West, some of these bowl projections required quite a bit of research. We will start with the obvious Mountain West tie-ins and then things get interesting.
You will notice there are quite a few changes this week.
Zach: I am assuming the conference has seven bowl eligible teams. I think the number could be as low as five and as high as eight. If there are eight bowl eligible teams, the conference needs to hope there are some empty spots or a few teams could be left home. This week I added UNLV and Colorado State. I subtracted Wyoming and Nevada.
Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State vs. Cal
Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii vs. Western Kentucky
New Mexico Bowl: San Diego State vs. Marshall
Arizona Bowl: Colorado State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Potato Bowl: UNLV vs. Western Michigan
Fiesta Bowl: Boise State vs. Notre Dame
Cactus Bowl: Utah State vs. Iowa State
Matt: Back to 6 bowl teams with Fresno State’s loss to Minnesota, and UNLV subbing in for Nevada. USU joins us instead of Wyo
Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State v. Arizona
Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii v. Middle Tennessee
New Mexico Bowl: Fresno State v. Marshall
Arizona Bowl: UNLV v. UL-L
Potato Bowl: Utah State v. Buffalo
Heart of Dallas Bowl: San Diego State v. Nebraska
FatDuckUW: I’m currently projecting seven bowl teams. For now, I’m waiting for Boise State to beat Oklahoma State before I project them in a NY6 bowl game.
Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State vs Colorado
Armed Forces Bowl: Fresno State vs Memphis
Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii vs North Texas
New Mexico Bowl: Air Force vs Middle Tennessee State
Arizona Bowl: San Diego State vs UL-Monroe
Potato Bowl: Utah State vs Miami (OH)
Frisco Bowl: Wyoming vs Tulane
Mike: Things are looking a bit more dicey. SDSU and Fresno State look a bit more vulnerable with some big injuries. Wyoming is fading, but Utah State is trending upward. (Again, pay more attention to the MWC side of things than the opponent side.
Fiesta Bowl: Boise State vs. Wisconsin
Las Vegas Bowl: Hawaii vs. Colorado
Hawaii Bowl: Fresno State vs. Western Kentucky
New Mexico Bowl: Utah State vs. Marshall
Arizona Bowl: UNLV vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Potato Bowl: SDSU vs. Buffalo