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2011 Bowl Predictions: UConn Football Not Eligible For Postseason

Thanks to a 35-27 loss to the University of Cincinnati Saturday afternoon, the University of Connecticut football program will not be eligible for the 2011-12 postseason. A year after earning a share of the Big East Conference title and its Bowl Championship Series bowl invitation, UConn finished its season with a 5-7 overall record.

Surprisingly, UConn dominated Rutgers University, 40-22, last week to move within a victory of qualifying for the postseason.

As for this season's Big East championship, it will be shared by West Virginia University, the University of Louisville and Cincinnati. However, the Mountaineers are expected to earn the league's BCS bowl berth, as they're projected to finish with the highest ranking in the BCS standings, which is the Big East's tiebreaker for that situation.

Last Friday, Boston College ended its season with a 24-17 victory over the University of Miami. However, the Eagles finished with a 4-8 overall record, making them not eligible for the postseason. Clemson University earned the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and its BCS bowl invitation Saturday with a 38-10 victory over Virgina Tech in the league's title game.

For more on UConn Huskies football, check out SB Nation's The UConn Blog.