Thursday, November 24, 2016

The American has seven bowl eligible teams.


Bowl Eligiblity Watch


Nothing much has chanced for The American Athletic Conference on the bowl eligibility front. There are still seven bowl eligible American teams. Only one team, SMU, still has a chance to join them, but that chance involved having to beat The American West leader Navy to do so.



Here's the rundown of The American teams that are bowl eligible...and SMU. Bowl projections are via Jason Kirk of SB*Nation.

Bowl Eligible Teams (Six Wins)

South Florida (9-2)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Military Bowl vs. Wake Forest (Dec. 27, Annapolis, Maryland)

Navy (8-2)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Armed Forces Bowl vs. Baylor (Dec. 23, Ft. Worth, Tx.)

If Navy wins The American title, and can jump Boise State and Western Michigan in the College Football Playoff rankings, it could wind up in a New Year's Six bowl.

Houston (9-2) 
Projected Bowl: 2016 Birmingham Bowl vs. Kentucky (Dec. 29, Birmingham, Al.)

Temple (8-3)
Projected Bowl: St. Petersburg Bowl vs. Middle Tennessee State (Dec. 26, St. Petersburg, Fl.)

Tulsa (8-3)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Bahamas Bowl vs. Miami (Ohio) (Dec. 23, Nassau, The Bahamas)

Memphis (7-4)
Project Bowl: 2016 Boca Raton Bowl vs. Old Dominion (Dec. 20, Boca Raton, Fl.)

Central Florida (6-5)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Miami Beach Bowl vs. Ohio (Dec. 19, Miami, Fl.)

It's Now or Never (Five wins, one win needed for bowl eligibility)

SMU (5-6)
Week 13: vs. Navy (Nov. 26)




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