Bowl projections: Week 13

The ACC has reached its max -- nine teams are now bowl-eligible after three teams -- Georgia Tech, Clemson and Boston College -- earned their sixth wins this past weekend. It’s an important accomplishment for the ACC, but not as important as actually winning those bowl games would be. It doesn’t look like the Pac-10 or WAC will be able to fulfill their obligations, so a spot should be open for the ACC in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco.

These predictions haven’t changed since last week because there has been little movement in the ACC standings, but things could shuffle a bit if North Carolina would lose to Duke and Maryland would beat NC State. The one interchangeable pick here would be NC State and Florida State, as the Chick-fil-A Bowl could choose either team, but a Florida State-SEC matchup seems more intriguing, even if it is against Mississippi State.

Here’s a look at this week’s bowl projections:

Orange Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. BCS

Chick-fil-A Bowl: Florida State vs. SEC

Champs Sports Bowl: NC State vs. Big East

Hyundai Sun Bowl: Miami vs. Pac-10

Meineke Car Care Bowl: Clemson vs. Big East

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina vs. SEC

Advocare V100 Independence Bowl: Georgia Tech vs. Mountain West

Military Bowl: Maryland vs. Conference USA

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Boston College vs. WAC