2009 NCAA Bowl Projections, Part Ten: The Sun Belt Conference

Posted by Lou DiPietro on December-5-2009 Add Comments
There’s only one non-BCS conference left to spotlight in the Bowl Projection Series, and that’s the Sun Belt. The Sun Belt is like the red-headed step-child of the FBS; everyone beats up on them. They are so maligned that they only have one bowl bid, and any others they get almost always come by default instead of choice. But what more can you expect for a conference that just a few years ago faced the very real possibility of their champion not even reaching bowl eligibility standards? The dominant team is Troy. The Trojans have finished first or second in the Sun Belt five times since joining the conference in 2004. They went undefeated in the league this year, edging out Middle Tennessee State (who had the same overall record as...

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