Week 10 College Football Bowl Predictions: Brett McMurphy’s Updated Projections With Projected Spreads
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Week 10 College Football Bowl Predictions
College football is the absolute greatest sport on this planet. But has anyone else noticed it's slowly turning into professional wrestling?
On Saturday alone, there was the Melee at Michigan Stadium, which has law enforcement conducting an investigation. The only thing missing from the tunnel brawl in Ann Arbor was a folding chair over the back of someone’s head.
Then in College Station, a winning coach called the losing coach a “joker.” This was in response to the “joker” coach calling the other coach a “clown” a few months earlier.
Later that night, a Pac-12 athletic director called out a Pac-12 officiating crew on social media for their “bullshit” calls.
Earlier Saturday, news broke an SEC athletic director was doing the ultimate heel turn and was in the process of leaving his school for another school within the same SEC division.
Brawling, trash-talking, BS-spewing, heel-turning college football. Or just another Saturday. And, yes, I can’t wait for this week’s games.
This is where the script says I dive off the top rope into my bowl projections.
Heading into November, 36 teams are bowl-eligible, while nine are mathematically eliminated. That means 86 teams are alive to reach bowl eligibility with only 48 spots to fill.
I’m still projecting the bowl system will need seven 5-7 teams to fill the openings. This week, those include Iowa, Kansas, Miami, Michigan State, Missouri, Texas Tech and UTEP.
Here are this week’s projections with Action Network senior writer Collin Wilson’s current college football betting power ratings.
CFP National Championship Prediction
College Football Playoff Semifinals Projections
New Year's Six Bowl Games
Projections for All Other Bowls
* The highest-rated champion from the Group of Five conferences (American, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sun Belt) will be selected to play in the Cotton Bowl if it does not qualify for College Football Playoff.
**ESPN will create a bowl this fall to replace the San Francisco Bowl if it is not played.