With just two games left the prognosticators are getting closer to nailing down what bowl teams are going to. Updated bowl projections are out.
Here are the Big 12 bowl standings for 2017:
- College Football Playoff At-Large
- Alamo Bowl
- Camping World Bowl
- Texas Bowl
- Liberty Bowl
- Cactus Bowl
- Heart of Dallas Bowl
Let’s take a look at the projections.
ESPN (David Hale) – Camping World Bowl vs N.C. State (previously Texas Bowl vs Texas A&M)
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ESPN (Kyle Bonagura) – Camping World Bowl vs N.C. State (previously Texas Bowl vs Texas A&M)
CBS Sports – Texas Bowl vs Utah (Previously Texas Bowl vs Texas A&M)
College Football News – Camping World Bowl vs N.C. State (previously Liberty Bowl vs Kentucky)
Sports Illustrated – Liberty Bowl vs Missouri (previously Alamo Bowl vs USC)
SB Nation – Heart of Dallas Bowl vs UCLA (previously Cactus Bowl vs Stanford)
247 Sports – Texas Bowl vs Utah (previously Texas Bowl vs Texas A&M)
Three of the sites have West Virginia going to the Camping World Bowl, two to the Texas Bowl and one each to the Liberty Bowl and Heart of Dallas Bowl.
Very interesting that Sports Illustrated had the Mountaineers going to the Alamo Bowl, which is for the second ranked team in the Big 12, then after a win knocked WVU down to the Liberty Bowl, which is for the fifth place Big 12 team. Might reach out to SI writer Eric Single and ask him what he is smoking.
The Alamo Bowl would be a big deal because the Mountaineers would get a crack at one of the top teams in the Pac-12. The Liberty Bowl is an 11 hour drive and good luck getting a cheap flight to Memphis unless you work for FedEx. From a travel standpoint (for me) the best option is the Camping World Bowl. Allegiant Airlines out of Clarksburg offers very reasonable flights on Thursdays and Sundays.
Based on this, Mountaineer Sports is going to make the Camping World Bowl our official projection. Orlando here we come!
Before we finalize our travel plans for bowl season let’s see how things shake out. Maybe they’ll all be wrong and the Mountaineers will sneak into the Big 12 title game, win it and look to add another win to their undefeated BCS record.