Florida State's loss to Boston College really shakes up the ACC bowl picture. I now project the Seminoles finishing fourth in their division, making it impossible for the Gator Bowl to jump over three teams and take Florida State. No other surprises this week, really -- everything remains on track for a Virginia Tech-Maryland matchup in Tampa, as it has for weeks.
Tulsa and East Carolina both lost this weekend, but they're still on target to meet in the Conference USA title game as long as ECU wins one of its final two games. They hold the tie-breaker over Memphis and the rest of the East Division stinks. It could get really interesting if Houston wins at Rice on Nov. 29, which would move the Cougars past Tulsa and throw the C-USA bowl picture into a mess. Until that happens, though, ECU's still likely to end up in Mobile on Jan. 6.
Conference USA's hopes of filling its sixth bowl spot rest on Marshall (5-5), Southern Mississippi (5-6) and UTEP (5-5), but all three face tough finishing schedules.
Orange Bowl -- Virginia Tech
Peach Bowl -- North Carolina
Gator Bowl -- Maryland
Champs Bowl -- Wake Forest
Music City Bowl -- Georgia Tech
Meineke (Charlotte) Bowl -- Boston College
Emerald Bowl -- Florida State
Humanitarian Bowl -- Miami
Eagle (Congressional) Bowl -- Virginia
Liberty Bowl -- Tulsa
GMAC Bowl -- East Carolina
Texas Bowl -- Rice
Armed Forces Bowl -- Houston
New Orleans Bowl -- Memphis
St. Petersburg Bowl -- open