Final AAC Bowl Projections, Football Rankings


Final AAC bowl projections and football rankings following Houston’s win over Temple in the conference championship game.


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AAC Football Rankings

1. Houston 12-1
2. Navy 9-2
3. Temple 10-3
4. Memphis 9-3
5. South Florida 8-4
6. Cincinnati 7-5
7. Connecticut 6-6
8. East Carolina 5-7
9. Tulsa 6-6
10. SMU 2-10
11. Tulane 3-9

12. UCF 0-12

AAC Bowl Projections

With Houston beating Temple in the inaugural American Athletic Conference championship game, the league is a mortal lock to get a team into a New Year’s Six game. There are just enough teams to fill out all the official AAC bowl slots, with the league able to come up with some terrific matchups involving the higher-profile teams.

Navy is an obvious fit for the Military Bowl against an ACC team, but the more interesting pairings should involve Temple and Memphis, two of the stars this year. In some way, these two should end up playing top teams from Conference USA in the St. Petersburg and one of the MAC’s elite in the Boca Raton.

Houston

Fiesta Bowl vs. CFP Top 12

Navy

Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman vs. ACC or Notre Dame

Temple

Boca Raton vs. MAC

Memphis

St. Petersburg Bowl vs. Conference USA

South Florida

Miami Beach Bowl vs. Conference USA

Cincinnati

Hawai’i Bowl vs. Mountain West

Connecticut

AutoNation Cure Bowl vs. Sun Belt

Tulsa

Birmingham Bowl vs. SEC


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