This one’s going to be quick. As usual, you can find them here.
- I had to relent and put Fresno in. I give them a slight edge over NIU because the MWC is probably perceived to be a better conference than the MAC.
- Yes, this whole exercise was obvious to get Northern Illinois and Illinois to play each other in Detroit.
- Avoiding some repeat destinations for bowl teams right now is difficult. For instance, I had a hard time not sending Georgia Tech to the Sun Bowl for the third year in a row. I also have South Carolina making a repeat trip to the Outback Bowl. There’s probably more at this point, but I’ll start worrying about them in the coming weeks.
That’s all I have time for, so tune in next week to see how things shake out.