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Week 7 Bowl Projections

As the college football season enters the meat of the season, each week of conference action sends teams in and out the picture to play in the 2021 Valero Alamo Bowl.

On the Pac-12 side, Arizona State continues to be the team most media members are projecting for San Antonio, while the Big 12 selections now have Baylor and Iowa State as popular picks after Oklahoma State beat Texas to remain undefeated. That win put the Cowboys into one of the six CFP games in most media projections and Texas to the Cheez It Bowl.

Here is a list of current bowl projections:

ESPN (Kyle Bonagura): Baylor vs. Arizona State

ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Baylor vs. Utah

Action Network (Brett McMurphy): Baylor vs. Utah

CBS Sports (Jerry Palm): Texas vs. Arizona State

College Football News: Iowa State vs. Arizona State

247 Sports (Brad Crawford): Iowa State vs. Arizona State

Valero Alamo Bowl Selection Rights
The Valero Alamo Bowl has the #1 selection from the Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences after the CFP. For their at-large selections, the CFP bowls select by final ranking so that has allowed teams as high as #10 to be on the board when the Valero Alamo Bowl selects.

These rights have allowed the Valero Alamo Bowl to select these matchups in the CFP era:

  • Jan. 2, 2015:  #14 UCLA 40 vs. #11 Kansas State 35
  • Jan. 2, 2016:  #11 TCU 47 vs. #15 Oregon 41 (3OT)
  • Dec. 29, 2016: #12 Oklahoma State vs. #10 Colorado 8
  • Dec. 28, 2017:  #15 TCU 39 vs. #13 Stanford 37
  • Dec. 28, 2018:  #14 Washington State 28 vs. #24 Iowa State 26
  • Dec. 31, 2019: Texas 38 vs. #11 Utah 10
  • Dec. 29, 2020: #20 Texas 55 vs. Colorado 23

This weekend is sure to bring even more surprises. Here are your Pac-12 and Big 12 week 8 matchups. (all times in CST)


Washington @ Arizona: 10/22, 9:30 PM

BYU @ Washington State: 10/23, 2:30 PM

Colorado @ California: 10/23, 2:30 PM

Oregon @ UCLA: 10/23, 2:30 PM

USC @ Notre Dame: 10/23, 6:30 PM

Utah @ Oregon State: 10/23, 6:30 PM

Big 12:

Kansas State @ Texas Tech: 10/23, 11 AM

Oklahoma @ Kansas: 10/23, 11 AM

Oklahoma State @ Iowa State: 10/23, 2:30 PM

West Virginia @ TCU: 10/23, 6:30 PM

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