Phil Steele Bowl Projections: Boston College Out to Start 2014 Season


The preseason Phil Steele bowl projections have the Boston College Eagles out of the postseason with the 2014 campaign approaching.

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A scan of the 39 bowl games, which includes three playoff games (in which the Eagles almost certainly will not be participating, anyway, but we can dream), reveals that Boston College is on the outside looking in and not one of the over 70 teams that will make it.

In a statement of the obvious, we can deduce from the Phil Steele bowl projections that the respected college football analyst believes Boston College will have a sub-.500 season. Within the pages of his official preview, Steele noted that the Eagles could be favored “in up to six games,” but does not see the Eagles winning that many as the season approaches. Our own in-house estimates figure five games as the favorite at present.

A number of Boston College’s opponents just might get in, however, and they include:

2014-15 Phil Steele Bowl Projections: Eagle Opponents

  • Colorado State Rams: New Mexico Bowl
  • Pittsburgh Panthers: Detroit Lions Bowl
  • Louisville Cardinals: Sun Bowl
  • Syracuse Orange: Pinstripe Bowl
  • USC Trojans: Holiday Bowl
  • Virginia Tech Hokies: Music City Bowl
  • Clemson Tigers: Belk Bowl
  • Florida State Seminoles: College Football Championship Game

Should Boston College fans be worried? Of course not. It’s still August, and even though Steele is a fine analyst, these things are not set in stone.

This does not necessarily apply to Phil Steele, but it is at least somewhat humorous that many believed the Eagles would miss a bowl last season because their talent was not good enough, even with a new coach — and now they will miss a bowl in 2014 because they no longer have much of said talent.

Boston College cannot win with some people, so they need to go out there, play their game the right way, and find their way back into these bowl projections.