With just one weekend of play left in college football’s 2013-2014 regular season, bowl-eligible teams such as the Boise State Broncos are waiting to find out where they will play over the holidays.
The Broncos (8-4, 6-2 MWC) are one of seven bowl-eligible teams in the Mountain West Conference, which has ties to six bowl games in 2013.
With the exception of the first two bowl partners (Las Vegas and Poinsettia), there is no defined pecking order for MWC teams, and bowls are not obligated to choose by record.
However, due to Boise State’s enduring success and marketability, it is safe to assume that the Broncos will be bowling somewhere this year.
Because the Broncos failed to qualify for the inaugural Mountain West Conference Championship Game, it is worth speculating where the team will end up over the holidays. There are several places Boise State may end up, including sites that are not associated with the MWC.
According to Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman, Boise State’s popularity may earn them the right to take the spot of a conference that cannot fulfill all of its bowl slots.
In the following slides, we’ll take a look at some of the most likely destinations for the Broncos this December.