South Carolina's loss to The Citadel, coupled with Georgia and Florida struggling in tight victories, was an embarrassment for the conference.
Oklahoma is projected to be in the College Football Playoff after the release of the CFP rankings, while West Virginia joined the bowl-eligible crowd.
Florida's struggles have put its hopes of making a New Year's Six Bowl in danger, with the Egg Bowl winner possibly profiting from the Gators' demise.
A win over Washington State would be the sixth of the season for Washington, giving the Pac-12 a 10th bowl-eligible team.
With just one week left in the regular season, there's still a lot that can change in the Big Ten bowl picture. Here are projections as things stand.
A North Carolina team that beats Clemson and wins out to take the ACC would have a strong case for the College Football Playoff.
|Mississippi Valley State||1-8||1-10|
|Prairie View A&M||8-1||8-2|
|Sam Houston State||7-2||8-3|
|Stephen F Austin||4-5||4-7|