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Where does WSU stand in bowl projections?

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According to the Associate Press poll, we are entering in Week 7 of the 2020 college football season. We are also still multiple weeks away from the Pac-12 playing its first game of the 2020 college football season.

As you know, it has not been a typical regular season. It won’t be a typical bowl season either. Sure a lot of the same games will be played, and the conference matchups will look the same in many cases, but who plays in those games is going to be more variable than ever.

Win requirements for bowl eligibility are not a thing this year. I think the CollegeFootballNews.com staff did a nice job of describing the bowl situation:

Records don’t necessarily count this year – the bowls are able to fill in their contracted tie-ins no matter what. It’s not that everyone gets a bowl game, but if you’re in a Power Five conference and not totally miserable, a bowl will want you.

The bad news for WSU is even based on that description, CollegeFootballNews.com did not include the Cougars in their most recent bowl projections ...

247Sports.com doesn’t have the Cougars in their Week 7 bowl projections either.

ESPN, however, does have the Cougs bowling. ESPN is obviously the most accurate Week 7 bowl projection and all of the others are clearly wrong.

So where should you book your ticket to plan to watch the Cougs play, while you watch from home on TV this winter? Both ESPN analysts project WSU to play Army in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana. Or should I say the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl.

We shall see how the bowl projections chance. You know, once WSU finally plays a football game.

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