WKU ended a thrilling season with a big comeback win over Southern Miss in the Conference USA championship. There are only five bowl eligible teams – where are they going?
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Conference USA Football Rankings
1. WKU 11-2
2. Marshall 9-3
3. Southern Miss 9-4
4. Louisiana Tech 8-4
5. Middle Tennessee 7-5
6. Florida International 5-7
7. UTEP 5-7
8. Rice 5-7
9. Old Dominion 5-7
10. Florida Atlantic 3-9
11. Texas-San Antonio 3-9
12. Charlotte 2-10
13. North Texas 1-11
Conference USA Bowl Projections
The season was fun and exciting with WKU, Marshall and Southern Miss all having big years, and with Louisiana Tech and Middle Tennessee coming up with nice runs, but it’s also going to be the year of the near miss in terms of bowls.
The league has seven bowl slots, and only five available teams with Florida International, Old Dominion, Rice and UTEP all finishing at 5-7. It would’ve been nice to get a little bit of luck and big wins late to get more teams into the post-season, but the five being sent to the bowls are all going to be dangerous.
Miami Beach Bowl vs. American Athletic
St. Petersburg Bowl vs. American Athletic
Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl vs. Big 12 (but Big 12 not likely to have a team available)
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl vs. Sun Belt
Popeyes Bahamas Bowl vs. Western Michigan