This is when doing bowl projections gets fun. Twelve teams have three or more wins, giving them all a shot at bowl eligibility midway through the season. Clemson and Virginia Tech already are eligible. Florida State, Miami and Maryland each need one more win to lock down a spot.
We put Duke back in because the Blue Devils need only two more victories to get to six and look like a different team with Anthony Boone.
Syracuse, Wake Forest and Boston College are on the waiting list. NC State may seem a bit high, but we like the Wolfpack there for geographic reasons.
Discover Orange Bowl, Jan. 3: Clemson
Allstate Sugar Bowl, Jan. 2: Florida State
Chick-fil-A Bowl, Dec. 31: Miami
Russell Athletic Bowl, Dec. 28: Virginia Tech
Hyundai Sun Bowl, Dec. 31: Maryland
Belk Bowl, Dec. 28: NC State
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Dec. 30: Pitt
Advocare V100 Bowl, Dec. 31: Georgia Tech
Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman, Dec. 27: Duke