Big East bowl projections: Week 12

I am making one change to my bowl projections from the past several weeks. Welcome back, Syracuse!

With its win over Louisville, I believe this team will win at least one of its final two games (at Missouri, at Temple). I am not feeling as confident in Pitt. I had the Panthers in the bowl projections based on a win over UConn. That did not happen. Now they have to beat Rutgers and USF. So, they come out this week.

As for the BCS rep, I still think Louisville has the edge over Rutgers in the finale, despite the big loss Saturday.

BCS, Orange, Jan. 1 -- Louisville vs. ACC. The Cardinals have a bye week to help them refocus before their final two games.

Russell Athletic, Dec. 28 -- Rutgers vs. ACC. The Scarlet Knights' offense is still a huge cause for concern.

Belk, Dec. 27 -- Cincinnati vs. ACC. Do not count Cincinnati out as the potential BCS rep from the Big East.

New Era Pinstripe, Dec. 29 -- Syracuse vs. Big 12. Win over Mizzou or Temple gets the Orange back into the Pinstripe.

BBVA Compass, Jan. 5, 2013 -- No team eligible.

Beef 'O' Brady's, Dec. 21 -- No team eligible.