College Football

Final Bowl Games Confirmed

Fully confirmed set of bowl games:

Sugar Bowl CFP Poll #1 vs. CFP Poll #4 Clemson vs. Alabama
Rose Bowl CFP Poll #2 vs. CFP Poll #3 Oklahoma vs. Georgia

 

Peach Bowl CFP At-Large vs. CFP At-Large Auburn vs. UCF
Orange Bowl ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/Notre Dame Miami vs. Wisconsin
Fiesta Bowl CFP At-Large vs. CFP At-Large Penn State vs. Washington
Cotton Bowl CFP At-Large vs. CFP At-Large USC vs. Ohio State

 

Citrus Bowl SEC vs. Big Ten/ACC LSU vs. Notre Dame
Outback Bowl SEC vs. Big Ten South Carolina vs. Michigan
Liberty Bowl SEC vs. Big XII/American Iowa State vs. Memphis
TaxSlayer Bowl SEC vs. Big Ten/ACC Mississippi State vs. Louisville
Arizona Bowl MWC vs. Sun Belt Utah State vs. New Mexico State
Music City Bowl SEC vs. ACC/Big Ten Kentucky vs. Northwestern
Sun Bowl Pac-12 vs. ACC Arizona State vs. NC State
Belk Bowl SEC vs. ACC Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest
Alamo Bowl Pac-12 vs. Big XII Stanford vs. TCU
Holiday Bowl Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Michigan State vs. Washington State
Camping World Bowl Big XII vs. ACC Oklahoma State vs. Virginia Tech
Military Bowl ACC vs. American Virginia vs. Navy
Texas Bowl SEC vs. Big XII Missouri vs. Texas
Foster Farms Bowl Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Purdue vs. Arizona
Pinstripe Bowl Big Ten vs. ACC Iowa vs. Boston College
Independence Bowl SEC/Conference USA vs. ACC/American Southern Miss vs. Florida State
Cactus Bowl Pac-12/MWC vs. Big XII/MWC UCLA vs. Kansas State
Quick Lane Bowl Big Ten/MAC vs. ACC/MAC Northern Illinois vs. Duke
Heart of Dallas Bowl Big XII vs. Big Ten West Virginia vs. Utah
Hawaii Bowl MWC vs. American Fresno State vs. Houston
Dollar General Bowl MAC vs. Sun Belt Toledo vs. Appalachian State
Armed Forces Bowl Army vs. Conference USA Army vs. San Diego State
Birmingham Bowl SEC/ACC vs. American/ACC Texas Tech vs. USF
Idaho Potato Bowl MWC vs. MAC Wyoming vs. Central Michigan
Bahamas Bowl Conference USA vs. MAC UAB vs. Ohio
Gasparilla Bowl Conference USA/ACC vs. American/ACC FIU vs. Temple
Frisco Bowl American vs. Sun Belt SMU vs. Louisiana Tech
Boca Raton Bowl American vs. Conference USA Akron vs. Florida Atlantic
Camellia Bowl MAC vs. Sun Belt Middle Tennessee vs. Arkansas State
New Mexico Bowl MWC vs. Conference USA Colorado State vs. Marshall
Las Vegas Bowl Pac-12 vs. MWC Oregon vs. Boise State
Cure Bowl American vs. Sun Belt Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State
New Orleans Bowl Conference USA vs. Sun Belt North Texas vs. Troy

A few notes on this:

  • Southern Miss will be Florida State’s opponent at the Independence Bowl.
  • Kansas State’s opponent announced for the Cactus Bowl and it’s UCLA.
  • So it looks like the CFP and NY6 (and a few of the other big bowl picks) caused havoc for some of the smaller bowls.  Fun times.  If they used my method (with some tweaking) then this maybe wouldn’t have happened.
  • Looks like Louisiana Tech going to the Frisco Bowl to play SMU.
  • So now Temple is not going to the all-Owl Boca Raton Bowl?  See what I mean!  They are now going to the Gasparilla Bowl.  This is crazy.
  • So now FAU gets the Akron Zips in the bowl game at home.
  • West Virginia headed to the Heart of Dallas Bowl.  Their opponent?  Utah for some reason.  Yeah fuck tie-ins right?
  • So USU-NMSU was on for the Arizona Bowl.  Then it wasn’t.  Then people panicked a bit.  They figured those teams weren’t going there.  Now we’re back to square one and USU-NMSU is the Arizona Bowl lineup.  My god.
  • Did I mention Texas Tech bypassing all tie-in logic and playing USF in Birmingham?  Maybe?  I don’t even know anymore.
  • Northern Illinois will play Duke at the Quick Lane Bowl.  Curious that Western Michigan didn’t get the nod there.
  • Middle Tennessee and Arkansas State invited to the Camellia Bowl.  They accepted!
  • Army gets UTSA in the Armed Forces Bowl.  That actually should be a good one.
  • FIU to play Temple at the Gasparilla Bowl on that SHITTY field in St. Pete.  God the Trop is such a shithole.
  • Thought UTSA was going to the Armed Forces Bowl.  Someone confirmed it.  Now, unconfirmed.
  • Marshall gets a bid to the New Mexico Bowl.  Another odd fit.  As in not really a fit at all but hey, that’s bowl season for ya!  They will play Colorado State.
  • One of the last teams to get their bowl bid was San Diego State.  At 10-2.  This is messed.  Anyway, they are the team that is going to the Armed Forces Bowl, not UTSA.  Despite the fact the Mountain West doesn’t have a tie-in to the Armed Forces Bowl and Conference USA does.
  • Who’s bowl-eligible but not bowling?  Western Michigan, Buffalo and UTSA.  Sucks for those teams but there’s only so many spots to fill.

Done.  No analysis.  No schedule.  Nothing else.  I’m too tired to post anymore.  I will talk about this more this coming week (hopefully tomorrow).

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