Updated bowl projections:
|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. Ohio State|
|Fiesta Bowl||CFP At-Large vs. CFP At-Large||USC vs. Wisconsin|
|Cotton Bowl||CFP At-Large vs. CFP At-Large||Washington vs. Penn State|
|Citrus Bowl||SEC vs. Big Ten/ACC||LSU vs. Notre Dame|
|Outback Bowl||SEC vs. Big Ten||Mississippi State vs. Michigan State|
|Liberty Bowl||SEC vs. Big XII/American||West Virginia vs. Memphis|
|TaxSlayer Bowl||SEC vs. Big Ten/ACC||South Carolina vs. Michigan|
|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. Louisville|
|Belk Bowl||SEC vs. ACC||Missouri vs. NC State|
|Alamo Bowl||Pac-12 vs. Big XII||Washington State vs. TCU|
|Holiday Bowl||Big Ten vs. Pac-12||Iowa vs. Stanford|
|Camping World Bowl||Big XII vs. ACC||Iowa State vs. Virginia Tech|
|Military Bowl||ACC vs. American||Virginia vs. Utah*|
|Texas Bowl||SEC vs. Big XII||Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma State|
|Foster Farms Bowl||Big Ten vs. Pac-12||Purdue vs. UCLA|
|Pinstripe Bowl||Big Ten vs. ACC||Texas Tech* 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||Arizona vs. Kansas State|
|Quick Lane Bowl||Big Ten/MAC vs. ACC/MAC||Toledo vs. Duke|
|Heart of Dallas Bowl||Big XII vs. Big Ten||Texas vs. UTSA*|
|Hawaii Bowl||MWC vs. American||Fresno State vs. Houston|
|Dollar General Bowl||MAC vs. Sun Belt||Northern Illinois vs. UL-Lafayette|
|Armed Forces Bowl||Army vs. Conference USA||Army vs. Southern Miss|
|Birmingham Bowl||SEC/ACC vs. American/ACC||Wake Forest vs. USF|
|Idaho Potato Bowl||MWC vs. MAC||Colorado State vs. Central Michigan|
|Bahamas Bowl||Conference USA vs. MAC||UAB vs. Ohio
|Gasparilla Bowl||Conference USA/ACC vs. American/ACC||Marshall vs. Navy|
|Frisco Bowl||American vs. Sun Belt||SMU vs. Appalachian 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:
- Four 6-6 teams will be home for the holidays. Right now I have Wyoming, Western Michigan, Buffalo and Louisiana Tech out.
- CFP Rankings are set but bowls aren’t set yet which I find odd. Then again, a lot of what goes on today is odd.
- Looks like WKU and Georgia State at the Cure Bowl.
- Just realized it’s OWL-ON-OWL VIOLENCE at the Boca Bowl this year. Surprised I didn’t catch that.
- So with Notre Dame not in the New Year’s Six (and not even that close), they will go to the Citrus to play LSU. That will feel like a MASSIVE bowl game (outside the big six). It also kicks off New Year’s Day which will be a big day once again in college football (but bigger than it has felt in the past couple years).
- Feels like the mid-2000’s all over again with the New Orleans Bowl as former conference running mates meet: North Texas and Troy.