2022 Minnesota Bowl Projection Tracker

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How many predictions for the Heart of Dallas Bowl?
 




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No surprise that the first three have us going to lower bowls than the rest. I wonder how much of this is due to their more pessimistic view of our likely remaining performance and how much is due to their view that the Gophers will be assigned a bowl below their performance merit (like last year).
My guess is the former. Probably think Minnesota is a paper tiger now because of the Purdue loss.
 

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Here's a wonderful reminder that the Web is filled with so much garbage and that any schmuck can have a web page and pretend he knows something.

This site is called "Pro Football Network."

This page has Indiana in the Reliaquest (Outback) against LSU while fellow in-stater Purdue will meet Western Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl. It's not impossible that Indiana could be bowl eligible but a New Year's Day bowl?

They have Texas v. Illinois in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. Perhaps Illinois could end up there (after all, we did last year) but I think Texas can and will do better.

Nebraska will be bowl eligible and play Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl. Not impossible but I think getting three more wins will be hard going.

Finally, this site regards Maryland so highly that it has them assigned to two bowls: against Kentucky in the Music City Bowl and against Auburn in Duke's Mayo Bowl (which I thought matches a Big Ten team against an ACC team this season).
 






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Here's how things have changed in the bowl tracker from Week 1-Week 7

Week 1
  • ESPN - Pinstripe Vs. Syracuse/Pittsburgh
  • CBS' - Pinstripe Vs. Wake Forest
  • Action Network - Pinstripe Vs. North Carolina
  • College Football News - Music City Vs. South Carolina
  • 247 Sports - Citrus Vs. Arkansas
Week 2
  • CBS - Music City Vs. Florida
  • 247 Sports - Pinstripe Vs. Pittsburgh
  • CFN - ReliaQuest Vs. Ole Miss
  • ESPN - ReliaQuest Vs. Mississippi State/Citrus Vs. Tennessee
  • Sports Illustrated - Music City Vs. Ole Miss
  • Action Network - Pinstripe Vs. North Carolina
  • Saturday Tradition - Duke’s Mayo Vs. Pittsburgh
  • Athlon - Duke’s Mayo Vs. Florida State
Week 3
  • CBS - Music City Vs. Arkansas
  • CFN - Citrus Vs. Tennessee
  • CBS Sports - Music City Vs. Arkansas
  • ESPN - Citrus Vs. Tennessee/Arkansas
  • Sporting News - Citrus Vs. Ole Miss
  • Action Network - Citrus Vs. Arkansas
  • 247 Sports - Music City Vs. Florida
  • College Football News - Citrus Vs. Tennessee
  • Saturday Down South - ReliaQuest Vs. Texas A&M
Week 4
  • 247 Sports - Citrus Vs. Texas A&M
  • CBS Sports - Music City Vs. Arkansas
  • ESPN - Orange Vs. Florida State/Citrus Vs. Kentucky
  • Saturday Tradition - Citrus Vs. Ole Miss
  • Action Network - Citrus Vs. Ole Miss
  • College Football News - Citrus Vs. Tennessee
  • Sporting News - Citrus Vs. Kentucky
  • USA Today - Citrus Bowl Vs. Tennessee
Week 5
  • CBS Sports - Citrus Vs. Ole Miss
  • ESPN - Citrus Vs. Ole Miss
  • Action Network - Music City Vs. Florida
  • College Football News - Citrus Vs. Tennessee
  • Sporting News - Pinstripe Vs. Pittsburgh
  • Athlon Sports - Citrus Vs. Ole Miss
Week 6
  • CBS Sports - Music City Vs. Arkansas
  • Sporting News - Music City Vs. LSU
  • Action News - Pinstripe Vs. Florida State
  • 247 Sports - Citrus Vs. Ole Miss
  • College Football News - Citrus Vs. Ole Miss
  • Saturday Tradition - Citrus Vs. Mississippi State
  • ESPN - Citrus Vs. Ole Miss
Week 7
  • CBS Sports - Pinstripe Vs. Florida State
  • 247 Sports - Music City Vs. Florida
  • ESPN - Pinstripe Vs. Notre Dame/Florida State
  • Action Network - Music City Vs. Arkansas
  • ProFootballNetwork - ReliaQuest Vs. LSU
  • Sporting News - Music City Vs. LSU
  • College Football News - Pinstripe Vs. Pitt
 

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Here's how things have changed in the bowl tracker from Week 1-Week 7

Week 1
  • ESPN - Pinstripe Vs. Syracuse/Pittsburgh
  • CBS' - Pinstripe Vs. Wake Forest
  • Action Network - Pinstripe Vs. North Carolina
  • College Football News - Music City Vs. South Carolina
  • 247 Sports - Citrus Vs. Arkansas
Week 2
  • CBS - Music City Vs. Florida
  • 247 Sports - Pinstripe Vs. Pittsburgh
  • CFN - ReliaQuest Vs. Ole Miss
  • ESPN - ReliaQuest Vs. Mississippi State/Citrus Vs. Tennessee
  • Sports Illustrated - Music City Vs. Ole Miss
  • Action Network - Pinstripe Vs. North Carolina
  • Saturday Tradition - Duke’s Mayo Vs. Pittsburgh
  • Athlon - Duke’s Mayo Vs. Florida State
Week 3
  • CBS - Music City Vs. Arkansas
  • CFN - Citrus Vs. Tennessee
  • CBS Sports - Music City Vs. Arkansas
  • ESPN - Citrus Vs. Tennessee/Arkansas
  • Sporting News - Citrus Vs. Ole Miss
  • Action Network - Citrus Vs. Arkansas
  • 247 Sports - Music City Vs. Florida
  • College Football News - Citrus Vs. Tennessee
  • Saturday Down South - ReliaQuest Vs. Texas A&M
Week 4
  • 247 Sports - Citrus Vs. Texas A&M
  • CBS Sports - Music City Vs. Arkansas
  • ESPN - Orange Vs. Florida State/Citrus Vs. Kentucky
  • Saturday Tradition - Citrus Vs. Ole Miss
  • Action Network - Citrus Vs. Ole Miss
  • College Football News - Citrus Vs. Tennessee
  • Sporting News - Citrus Vs. Kentucky
  • USA Today - Citrus Bowl Vs. Tennessee
Week 5
  • CBS Sports - Citrus Vs. Ole Miss
  • ESPN - Citrus Vs. Ole Miss
  • Action Network - Music City Vs. Florida
  • College Football News - Citrus Vs. Tennessee
  • Sporting News - Pinstripe Vs. Pittsburgh
  • Athlon Sports - Citrus Vs. Ole Miss
Week 6
  • CBS Sports - Music City Vs. Arkansas
  • Sporting News - Music City Vs. LSU
  • Action News - Pinstripe Vs. Florida State
  • 247 Sports - Citrus Vs. Ole Miss
  • College Football News - Citrus Vs. Ole Miss
  • Saturday Tradition - Citrus Vs. Mississippi State
  • ESPN - Citrus Vs. Ole Miss
Week 7
  • CBS Sports - Pinstripe Vs. Florida State
  • 247 Sports - Music City Vs. Florida
  • ESPN - Pinstripe Vs. Notre Dame/Florida State
  • Action Network - Music City Vs. Arkansas
  • ProFootballNetwork - ReliaQuest Vs. LSU
  • Sporting News - Music City Vs. LSU
  • College Football News - Pinstripe Vs. Pitt
I gotta be honest, Nashville would be a fun bowl on New Year’s Eve.

Anything lower and I’m not interested.
 

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I gotta be honest, Nashville would be a fun bowl on New Year’s Eve.

Anything lower and I’m not interested.

It's a great tourist city but Nashville is fairly cold in late December; not any better than NYC and possibly worse. I remember looking for my car at night for about 30 minutes in an outdoor Nashville AP parking lot in late December about 20 years ago. It was not a comfortable experience. I would think Charlotte NC (Duke's Mayo) would be better than either of those cities although I haven't been there at that time of year.
 





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Other than the four ranked teams, it's just a whole soup of teams at 3 or 4 total wins in the Big Ten, plus Purdue and Maryland maybe a half-step above the soup but solidly below the top 4.
 


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It's a great tourist city but Nashville is fairly cold in late December; not any better than NYC and possibly worse. I remember looking for my car at night for about 30 minutes in an outdoor Nashville AP parking lot in late December about 20 years ago. It was not a comfortable experience. I would think Charlotte NC (Duke's Mayo) would be better than either of those cities although I haven't been there at that time of year.
Charlotte in late December is nothing special (wife is from the area, so I've been there plenty around the holidays).
 


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I meant maybe better from a weather standpoint.
Sorry, that's what I was saying. There's been a couple years when we've been down there where it's pretty nice weather, but more often than not, it's been highs of upper 30s/lower 40s.
 

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A few updates after the 31-0 win over Rutgers. I haven't checked this thread since after Illinois and was curious where the Gophers are projected. Not really surprised. Just keep winning please.

247: Pinstripe vs Duke
CBS (Palm): Pinstripe vs Duke
ESPN Schlabach: Mayo vs Florida State
ESPN Bonagura: Music City vs. Arkansas
 

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A few updates after the 31-0 win over Rutgers. I haven't checked this thread since after Illinois and was curious where the Gophers are projected. Not really surprised. Just keep winning please.

247: Pinstripe vs Duke
CBS (Palm): Pinstripe vs Duke
ESPN Schlabach: Mayo vs Florida State
ESPN Bonagura: Music City vs. Arkansas

Pinstripe vs. Duke would be a disappointing result of this season.

CFN keeps the faith in MN but, right now, getting to the ReliaQuest would seem to be a minor miracle. I agree that Duke's Mayo and Pinstripe are the most likely destinations but we could go to the Music City with an 8-4 record.

PSU was sent to the Outback Bowl last year with a 7-5 record.
 

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A few updates after the 31-0 win over Rutgers. I haven't checked this thread since after Illinois and was curious where the Gophers are projected. Not really surprised. Just keep winning please.

247: Pinstripe vs Duke
CBS (Palm): Pinstripe vs Duke
ESPN Schlabach: Mayo vs Florida State
ESPN Bonagura: Music City vs. Arkansas
Our ceiling at this point is probably Tampa Bay and that would require being picked over Purdue, a 3rd NY6 B1G team, and for the bowl suits to not care that we were just there in 2020. We could win out and likely still end up in Nashville. Drop Wisconsin or Iowa and we’re looking at Duke’s Mayo or Pinstripe.
 

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Our ceiling at this point is probably Tampa Bay and that would require being picked over Purdue, a 3rd NY6 B1G team, and for the bowl suits to not care that we were just there in 2020. We could win out and likely still end up in Nashville. Drop Wisconsin or Iowa and we’re looking at Duke’s Mayo or Pinstripe.

We beat Purdue head to head last year and ended up with the same record. They went to the Music City Bowl over us. So there is a possibility that the Gophers get the nod this year.
 

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We beat Purdue head to head last year and ended up with the same record. They went to the Music City Bowl over us. So there is a possibility that the Gophers get the nod this year.
I think we had a great showing in 2020 in Tampa so that may go a long way in us getting invited back. Need to keep winning though.
 

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I think we had a great showing in 2020 in Tampa so that may go a long way in us getting invited back. Need to keep winning though.

Yup. Got to win three of the final four at least. Get to 8-4....and we've got a good shot to get a good SEC opponent in the Citrus, ReliaQuest, or Music City Bowl. Would like to think the Big Ten brass gives the Gophers the tie breakers seeing as how a 7-5 PSU team....and two other 8-4 teams (that the Gophers beat heads up) "jumped" the Gophers last year.
 

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PSU was sent to the Outback Bowl last year with a 7-5 record.

Yes, but they wouldn't do that for us. PSU is still a national brand. Last year, when we were in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl, that game had the worst attendance of that bowl's history (by a significant margin). That includes the years when that bowl had other names.
 

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Our ceiling at this point is probably Tampa Bay and that would require being picked over Purdue, a 3rd NY6 B1G team, and for the bowl suits to not care that we were just there in 2020. We could win out and likely still end up in Nashville. Drop Wisconsin or Iowa and we’re looking at Duke’s Mayo or Pinstripe.

That seems like a pretty fair appraisal of the situation to me.
 

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Yes, but they wouldn't do that for us. PSU is still a national brand. Last year, when we were in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl, that game had the worst attendance of that bowl's history (by a significant margin). That includes the years when that bowl had other names.

Doesn't matter. The conference has as much say as who goes to what bowls. At some point, they need to make sure that records dictate bowl placement. Can't imagine that they'd try to justify continuously favoring certain programs over others.

Also...the Gophers represented very well at the Outback Bowl a few years back. People will travel to decent bowls if we get them.
 




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