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Week 6 Mountain West bowl projections: Boise State to a New Year’s Six Bowl?

With Houston’s loss, Boise State is now a trendy pick to snag the autobid from the Group of Five schools.

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Bowl projections in the first few weeks of the season are honestly pointless, but now that there have been a few conference games in the books there is actual concrete evidence of where to place team into bowl games.

With the Houston loss, this gives Boise State a much better shot at getting into one of the New Year Six Bowl games if they can take care of business. That would

Each week going forward we will take a look around the internet as to where the Mountain West teams are ranked. Also, remember the Mountain West does not go by record or order of finish buy bowls get to pick in an order and can take any team they wish that is bowl eligible.

SB Nation:

These projections have some interesting selections and will make some fan bases very happy, and in particular Hawaii and Wyoming.

Cotton Bowl: Boise State vs. Baylor

Arizona Bowl: Utah State vs. Georgia Southern

Hawaii Bowl: Middle Tennessee State vs. Hawaii (WHAT!!!!)

Idaho Potato Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Air Force

Poinsettia Bowl: BYU vs. San Diego State

Las Vegas Bowl: Wyoming vs. Stanford

New Mexico Bowl: Central Florida vs. New Mexico

ESPN has a pair making projections with Brett McMurphy and Mark Schlabach making the picks.

Cotton Bowl:

Schlabach: Boise State vs. Baylor

McMurphy: Boise State vs. Tennessee

Arizona Bowl:

Schlabach: Idaho vs. Wyoming

McMurphy: Idaho vs. Nevada

Hawaii Bowl:

Schlabach: Western Kentucky vs. Hawaii

McMurphy: Western Kentucky vs. Hawaii

Idaho Bowl:

Schlabach: Colorado State vs. Ohio

McMurphy: Colorado State vs. Ohio

Poinsettia Bowl:

Schlabach: BYU vs. Air Force

McMurphy: BYU vs. Wyoming

Las Vegas Bowl:

Schlabach: San Diego State vs. Stanford

McMurphy: San Diego State vs. Stanford

New Mexico Bowl:

Schlabach: Nevada vs. Old Dominion

McMurphy: Air Force vs. Old Dominion

CBS’ projections from Jerry Palm and these are wonky and it starts with Palm still having Houston being in a big time bowl game. Also, he doesn’t even have the conference filling out all of their bowl spots.

Arizona Bowl: Utah State vs. Georgia Southern

Hawaii Bowl: Old Dominion vs. Hawai'i

Cactus Bowl: Kansas State vs. Colorado State

Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo vs. Nevada

Poinsettia Bowl: Air Force vs. BYU

Las Vegas Bowl: San Diego State vs. Washington State

New Mexico Bowl: Middle Tennessee State vs. Boise State