Week 13 Mountain West Football Bowl Projections
No eight bowl-eligible teams
Seven teams are going bowling
The Mountain West will have seven bowl-eligible teams for the postseason. San Jose State could have made it eight but they were crushed, 40-9, to Fresno State.
As of now there is one more bowl-eligible team than spots for a bowl game which means a six-win Group of Five team will be left out, as Brett McMurphy of the Action Network notes.
Wins by LSU, Memphis & West Virginia makes it 83 bowl-eligible teams for 82 bowl spots, meaning a 6-win Group of 5 team will not go bowling
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 28, 2021
Within the Mountain West, that could mean that Wyoming might not be going to a bowl game as they are the only team from the conference to have just six wins.
Among the entire Group of Five these are the teams that have six wins.
- Old Dominion
- Middle Tennessee State
- North Texas
- Miami (OH)
- Ball State
One of those teams or the Cowboys will be left out of the postseason. The Mountain West has six bowl tie-ins, so there is a chance Wyoming could be that team on the outside looking in.
Bowl Lineup and matchup tie-ins
College Football Playoff/New Year’s Six Bowl
Los Angeles Bowl vs. Pac-12, Los Angeles
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs. MAC, Boise, Idaho
New Mexico Bowl vs. Sun Belt or C-USA, Albuquerque, N.M.
Arizona Bowl vs. MAC, Tucson, Ariz.
SoFi Hawai’i Bowl vs. AAC or C-USA, Honolulu
Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl vs. C-USA