Updated 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||Middle Tennessee 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. UTSA*|
|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. Southern Miss|
|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||Marshall vs. Utah|
|Frisco Bowl||American vs. Sun Belt||SMU vs. Colorado State*|
|Boca Raton Bowl||American vs. Conference USA||Temple vs. Florida Atlantic|
|Camellia Bowl||MAC vs. Sun Belt||Akron vs. Arkansas State|
|New Mexico Bowl||MWC vs. Conference USA||San Diego State vs. FIU|
|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:
- Arizona will now face Purdue at the Foster Farms Bowl.
- Didn’t notice this either. We have an all-Owl bowl game (Boca Bowl) and now an all-Wildcat bowl game with the Music City Bowl. Wild.
- Duke heading to the Quick Lane Bowl. A bit of an odd ACC tie-in but oh well.
- Back to FSU to the Independence Bowl (and as a bit of an aside), I wonder who will become the next coach there. That is still a PRIME coaching spot and it should be coveted unlike, you know, the job in Knoxville.
- Iowa State announced as Memphis’ opponent for the Liberty Bowl. Should be interesting for the Cyclones basically playing a true road game.
- No surprise that SMU will go to the new Frisco Bowl this year to stay close to home. Surprised to hear very little on Chad Morris getting a P5 coaching opportunity.
- Correction: I said that New Mexico’s first bowl game in half a century would be the Arizona Bowl. I meant to type New Mexico State.
- Kansas State going to the Cactus Bowl. Odd they would send one of the more northern Big XII teams to one of their most southwestern bowl tie-ins.
- USF headed to the Birmingham Bowl. Another odd move with a couple Florida-based bowls having AAC tie-ins.
- Wyoming-Central Michigan set for the Idaho Potato Bowl.
The next update should be the last. But we shall see. Bowl bid season is a funny time.