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Projections for Every College Football Bowl Game

After the regular season ended with some wild results, where do things stand in bowl season?

The bowl projections takes shape with the regular season over. USC and Cal rescheduled their game with the hope of securing a bowl but alas, they'll remain shut out of the postseason, as both have four wins and we'll have no need for 5–7 teams because we actually have too many six-win teams. So despite "too many bowl games" angst, someone's going to be on the couch despite being eligible.

The playoff picture has six teams seemingly within reasonable striking distance heading into championship weekend, so the top of the projections could still see some wild changes that upset the New Year's Six picture.

All times are Eastern.


College Football Playoff

CFP national championship Presented by AT&T
Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)
Jan. 10, 8 p.m., ESPN
Pick: Georgia vs. Michigan

CFP semifinal at Capital One Orange Bowl
Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, Fla.)
Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Pick: Georgia vs. Cincinnati

CFP semifinal at Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)
Dec. 31, 3:30 or 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Pick: Michigan vs. Oklahoma State

New Year's Six

Dec. 30

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)
7 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Wake Forest vs. BYU

Jan. 1

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
State Farm Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.)
1 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Notre Dame vs. Ole Miss

Rose Bowl Game
Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)
5 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Iowa vs. Utah

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans)
8:45 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Alabama vs. Baylor

Bowl Season

Dec. 17

Bahamas Bowl
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium (Nassau, Bahamas)
Noon on ESPN
Pick: Middle Tennessee vs. Toledo

Cure Bowl
Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Fla.)
6 p.m. on ESPN2
Pick: Western Michigan vs. Liberty

Dec. 18 Boca Raton Bowl
FAU Stadium (Boca Raton, Fla.)
11 a.m. on ESPN
Pick: North Texas vs. Army

Cricket Celebration Bowl
Mercedes Benz Stadium (Atlanta)
Noon on ABC
Pick: South Carolina State vs. Jackson State

New Mexico Bowl
University Stadium (Albuquerque, N.M.)
2:15 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Western Kentucky vs. Wyoming

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl
Independence Stadium (Shreveport, La.)
3:30 p.m. on ABC
Pick: UCF vs. Utah State

LendingTree Bowl
Ladd-Peebles Stadium (Mobile, Ala.)
5:45 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Northern Illinois vs. Georgia State

Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl
SoFi Stadium (Inglewood, Calif.)
7:30 p.m. on ABC
Pick: San Diego State vs. Washington State

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans)
9:15 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Louisiana vs. UTSA

Dec. 20

Myrtle Beach Bowl
Brooks Stadium (Conway, S.C.)
2:30 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Coastal Carolina vs. Miami (OH)

Dec. 21

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Albertsons Stadium (Boise, Idaho)
3:30 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Eastern Michigan vs. Nevada

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl
Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)
7:30 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: UTEP vs. Fresno State

Dec. 22

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Amon G. Carter Stadium (Fort Worth, Texas)
8 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Memphis vs. UAB

Dec. 23

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl
Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)
7 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Virginia Tech vs. Florida

Dec. 24

EasyPost Hawai'i Bowl
Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex (Honolulu)
8 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Boise State vs. Marshall

Dec. 25

Camellia Bowl
Cramton Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.)
2:30 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Old Dominion vs. Mississippi State

Dec. 27

Quick Lane Bowl
Ford Field (Detroit)
11 a.m. on ESPN
Pick: SMU vs. Kent State

Military Bowl presented by Peraton
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Annapolis, Md.)
2:30 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Pitt vs. East Carolina

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Dec. 28

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
Protective Life Stadium (Birmingham, Ala.)
Noon on ESPN
Pick: Appalachian State vs. LSU

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Gerald J. Ford Stadium (Dallas)
3:15 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Virginia vs. South Carolina

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (Memphis, Tenn.)
6:45 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: West Virginia vs. Missouri

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
Petco Park (San Diego)
8 p.m. on Fox
Pick: North Carolina State vs. UCLA

Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Chase Field (Phoenix)
10:15 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Texas Tech vs. Ball State

Dec. 29

Wasabi Fenway Bowl
Fenway Park (Boston)
11 a.m. on ESPN
Pick: Boston College vs. Houston

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Yankee Stadium (New York)
2:15 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Miami vs. Minnesota

Cheez-It Bowl
Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Fla.)
5:45 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Louisville vs. Oklahoma

Valero Alamo Bowl
Alamodome (San Antonio)
9:15 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Kansas State vs. Oregon State

Dec. 30

Duke's Mayo Bowl
Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, N.C.)
11:30 a.m. on ESPN
Pick: Clemson vs. Wisconsin

TransPerfect Music City Bowl
Nissan Stadium (Nashville)
3 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Maryland vs. Auburn

SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl
Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas)
10:30 p.m. on ESPN
Pick: Purdue vs. Oregon

Dec. 31

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
TIAA Bank Field (Jacksonville, Fla.)
11 a.m. on ESPN
Pick: Penn State vs. Tennessee

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
Sun Bowl Stadium (El Paso, Texas)
12:30 p.m. on CBS
Pick: North Carolina vs. Arizona State

Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl
Arizona Stadium (Tucson, Ariz.)
5:30 p.m.
Pick: Air Force vs. Central Michigan

Jan. 1

Outback Bowl
Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)
Noon on ESPN2
Pick: Michigan State vs. Arkansas

Vrbo Citrus Bowl
Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Fla.)
1 p.m. on ABC
Pick: Ohio State vs. Kentucky

Jan. 4

Texas Bowl
NRG Stadium (Houston)
Time TBD, on ESPN
Pick: Iowa State vs. Texas A&M

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