Bowl Picks: Staff predictions for each game, the College Football Playoff

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Friday December 19th, 2014

Can Florida State continue its quest for a second consecutive national title against Oregon? Does underdog Ohio State have what it takes to hang with SEC champion Alabama? Which under-the-radar bowl games are set to surprise?

College football’s postseason has finally arrived. Four teams will compete in the playoff, but many more will look to close out their 2014 campaigns on a high note.

SI.com’s college football experts Andy Staples, Pete Thamel, Thayer Evans, Zac Ellis, Martin Rickman, Lindsay Schnell, Brian Hamilton and Ben Glicksman make their picks for all 38 bowl games.

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Staples

Thamel

Evans

Ellis

Rickman

Schnell

Hamilton

Glicksman

NEW ORLEANS BOWL
NEW MEXICO BOWL
LAS VEGAS BOWL
IDAHO POTATO BOWL
CAMELLIA BOWL
MIAMI BEACH BOWL
BOCA RATON BOWL
POINSETTIA BOWL
BAHAMAS BOWL
HAWAI'I BOWL
HEART OF DALLAS BOWL
QUICK LANE BOWL
ST. PETERSBURG BOWL
MILITARY BOWL
SUN BOWL
INDEPENDENCE BOWL
PINSTRIPE BOWL
HOLIDAY BOWL
LIBERTY BOWL
RUSSELL ATHLETIC BOWL
VALERO TEXAS BOWL
MUSIC CITY BOWL
BELK BOWL
FOSTER FARMS BOWL
CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL
FIESTA BOWL
ORANGE BOWL
OUTBACK BOWL
COTTON BOWL
CITRUS BOWL
ROSE BOWL (PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL)
SUGAR BOWL (PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL)
ARMED FORCES BOWL
TAXSLAYER BOWL
ALAMO BOWL
CACTUS BOWL
BIRMINGHAM BOWL
GODADDY BOWL

179-77

166-90

169-87

175-81

181-75

165-91

177-79

164-92

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