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Bowl Projections: Tulane In, Tennessee Out of New Year’s Six

Our College Football Playoff picture stayed the same from last week, but there are some changes in the other marquee bowls.

The bowl eligibility picture is coming together. There are a few holes where a five-win team could plug in, but for the most part, the games are filled with six-win bowl-eligible teams the old-fashioned way. Next weekend will almost certainly determine at least the Big Ten's contribution to the College Football Playoff with Ohio State and Michigan facing off at The Horseshoe. We’ll also see USC in a big spot against Notre Dame and TCU against an Iowa State team that isn't its normal tricky self.

All times are Eastern.

College Football Playoff

Peach Bowl, Atlanta (Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN)
CFP semifinalist vs. CFP semifinalist
Georgia vs. TCU

Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, Ariz. (Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN)
CFP semifinalist vs. CFP semifinalist
Ohio State vs. USC

Tulane safety Lummie Young IV celebrates an interception

Tulane is back in the New Year’s Six picture after UCF lost to Navy on Saturday.

New Year’s Six

Orange Bowl, Miami (Dec. 30, 7:30 or 8 p.m., ESPN)
ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/Notre Dame
Clemson vs. Penn State

Sugar Bowl, New Orleans (Dec. 31, noon, ESPN)
SEC vs. Big 12
Alabama vs. Kansas State

Cotton Bowl, Arlington, Texas (Jan. 2, 1 p.m., ESPN)
At-large vs. at-large
Tulane vs. LSU

Rose Bowl, Pasadena (Jan. 2, 5 p.m., ESPN)
Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Michigan vs. Oregon

All other bowls

Dec. 16

Bahamas Bowl, Nassau (11:30 a.m., ESPN)
FAU vs. Ball State

Cure Bowl, Orlando (3 p.m., ESPN)
At-large vs. at-large
South Alabama vs. Air Force

Dec. 17

Fenway Bowl, Boston (11 a.m., ESPN)
ACC/Notre Dame vs. American
Duke vs. UCF

New Mexico Bowl, Albuquerque (2:15 p.m., ESPN)
C-USA vs. Mountain West
North Texas vs. Utah State

Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl, Inglewood, Calif. (3:30 p.m., ABC)
Pac-12 vs. Mountain West
Oregon State vs. Wyoming

LendingTree Bowl, Mobile (5:45 p.m., ESPN)
At-large vs. Sun Belt
Eastern Michigan vs. Troy

Las Vegas Bowl, Las Vegas (7:30 p.m., ABC)
Pac-12 vs. SEC
Washington State vs. Miami

Frisco Bowl, Frisco, Texas (9:15 p.m., ESPN)
At-large vs. at-large
San Diego State vs. App State

Dec. 19

Myrtle Beach Bowl, Conway, S.C. (2:30 p.m., ESPN)
At-large vs. at-large
UConn vs. Toledo

Dec. 20

Famous Idaho Potato, Boise, Id. (3:30 p.m., ESPN)
Mountain West vs. MAC
San Jose State vs. Bowling Green

Boca Raton Bowl, Boca Raton, Fla. (7:30 p.m., ESPN)
At-large vs. at-large
BYU vs. Marshall

Dec. 21

New Orleans Bowl, New Orleans (9 p.m., ESPN)
C-USA vs. Sun Belt
Rice vs. Coastal Carolina

Dec. 22

Armed Forces Bowl, Fort Worth (7:30 p.m., ESPN)
American vs. at-large
Memphis vs. UAB

Dec. 23

Independence Bowl, Shreveport, La. (3 p.m., ESPN)
American vs. Army/BYU
ECU vs. Western Kentucky

Gasparilla Bowl, Tampa (6:30 p.m., ESPN)
ACC/SEC vs. at-large
Pitt vs. Notre Dame

Dec. 24

Hawai’i Bowl, Honolulu (8 p.m., ESPN)
Mountain West vs. C-USA
Fresno State vs. Middle Tennessee State

Dec. 26

Quick Lane Bowl, Detroit (2:30 p.m., ESPN)
Big Ten vs. MAC
Liberty vs. Buffalo

Dec. 27

Camellia Bowl, Montgomery, Ala. (Noon, ESPN)
At-large vs. at-large
Southern Miss vs. UTSA

First Responder Bowl, Dallas (3:15 or 6:45 p.m., ESPN)
Big 12 vs. at-large
SMU vs. Oklahoma

Birmingham Bowl, Birmingham (3:15 or 6:45 p.m., ESPN)
At-large vs. ACC/SEC
Houston vs. Florida

Guaranteed Rate Bowl, Phoenix (10:15 p.m., ESPN)
Big 12 vs. Big Ten
Kansas vs. Michigan State

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Dec. 28

Military Bowl, Annapolis, Md. (2 p.m., ESPN)
ACC vs. American
Syracuse vs. Cincinnati

Liberty Bowl, Memphis (5:30 p.m., ESPN)
Big 12 vs. SEC
Texas Tech vs. Kentucky

Holiday Bowl, San Diego (8 p.m., ESPN)
ACC vs. Pac-12
UNC vs. Washington

Texas Bowl, Houston (9 p.m., ESPN)
Big 12 vs. SEC
Texas vs. Arkansas

Dec. 29

Pinstripe Bowl, the Bronx (2 p.m., ESPN)
ACC vs. Big Ten
Wake Forest vs. Wisconsin

Cheez-It Bowl, Orlando (5:30 p.m., ESPN)
ACC vs. Big 12
NC State vs. Baylor

Alamo Bowl, San Antonio (9 p.m., ESPN)
Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Oklahoma State vs. UCLA

Dec. 30

Duke’s Mayo Bowl, Charlotte (Noon, ESPN)
ACC vs. Big Ten
Louisville vs. Minnesota

Sun Bowl, El Paso (2 p.m., CBS)
ACC vs. Pac-12
Florida State vs. Utah

Gator Bowl, Jacksonville (3:30 p.m., ESPN)
Big Ten vs. SEC
Illinois vs. South Carolina

Arizona Bowl, Tucson (4:30 p.m., Barstool)
Mountain West vs. MAC
Boise State vs. Ohio

Dec. 31

Music City Bowl, Nashville (Noon, ABC)
Big Ten vs. SEC
Purdue vs. Mississippi State

Jan. 2

ReliaQuest Bowl, Tampa (Noon, ESPN2)
Big Ten/ACC vs. SEC
Maryland vs. Ole Miss

Citrus Bowl, Orlando (1 p.m., ABC)
SEC vs. Big Ten
Tennessee vs. Iowa

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