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Boston College Football Bowl Projections, Week 13

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Bowl stock takes a hit this week as the Irish fade down the stretch.

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Despite playing Florida State more or less even, Boston College's bowl stock took a bit of a hit this week. That has as much to do with Notre Dame's late season collapse as much as anything BC has done on the field, but here we are—needing a win in the regular season finale to improve bowl positioning.

ESPN (McMurphy): Military Bowl vs. Memphis (12/27)

ESPN (Schlabach): Duck Commander Independence Bowl vs. Houston

ESPN ACC Blog (Hale): Quick Lane Bowl (12/26)

SB Nation: Quick Lane Bowl vs. Central Michigan* (12/26)

CBSSports: Military Bowl vs. East Carolina (12/27)

Phil Steele: Quick Lane Bowl vs. Northwestern (12/26)

Scout.com: Hyundai Sun Bowl vs. Washington (12/27)

Syracuse Post-Standard / Patrick Stevens: Quick Lane Bowl (12/26)

College Sports Madness: Quick Lane Bowl vs. Maryland (12/26)

The Sporting News: Sun Bowl vs. Utah (12/27)

Athlon: Quick Lane Bowl vs. Northwestern (12/26)

Sports Illustrated: Military Bowl vs. Central Florida (12/27)

FOX Sports: Military Bowl vs. East Carolina (12/27)

Orlando Sentinel: New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. Rutgers (12/27)

* replacement team

Changes this week:

– Schlabach takes BC out of the Music City Bowl vs. LSU and places the Eagles in the Duck Commander nee AdvoCare V100 Bowl vs. Houston. Gross.

– SB Nation replaces Western Michigan with Central Michigan as the replacement team in the Quick Lane Bowl, testing the theory as to whether one directional Michigan is better than another. Yay?

– CBS Sports swaps out Cincinnati for East Carolina in the Military Bowl.

– Phil Steele, who had been driving the BC-to-Bronx bus for several weeks, now has BC in Detroit against Northwestern. Bummer.

– Scout.com also bounced BC from the Pinstripe, placing the Eagles in the Sun Bowl vs. Washington. Interesting.

– The Sporting News has been on the BC-to-El Paso bandwagon for a while. This week, they swapped out Utah for...USC, a rematch of BC's 37-31 upset victory over the Trojans in week 3?

– Athlon also places Northwestern in Detroit. It was Rutgers last week.