Where are all the American Athletic teams going this post-season? What bowls are their destiny? Here are the College Football News preseason predictions and bowl projections looking at where the American Athletic teams will go.
2016 American Athletic Conference Preseason Bowl Projections
There isn’t any set rhyme or reason for the American Athletic Conference bowl deals. It’s all about which matchups look the strongest, and which ones should work out best geographically.
With that in mind, here are the best preseason guesses on the American Athletic Conference bowl projections.
One key note – the projection is for Houston to get into the New Year’s Six bowl picture again. That takes away a team from the bowl tie-ins, meaning there might not be enough teams for all the available slots.
The 2016 preseason American Athletic Conference bowl projections are …
Not Projected Bowl Eligible: Connecticut, SMU, Tulane, Tulsa
Cotton Bowl vs. New Year’s Six
Houston vs. Notre Dame
Armed Forces Bowl (Navy) vs. Big 12
Navy vs. Kansas State
AutoNation Cure Bowl vs. Sun Belt
Temple vs. Georgia Southern
Marmot Boca Raton Bowl vs. Conference USA
South Florida vs. Marshall
Miami Beach Bowl vs. MAC
Cincinnati vs. Central Michigan
Military Bowl vs. ACC
East Carolina vs. Georgia Tech
Popeyes Bahamas Bowl vs. MAC
Memphis vs. Northern Illinois
St. Petersburg Bowl vs. ACC
UCF vs. Syracuse
Birmingham Bowl vs. SEC
NO AMERICAN ATHLETIC TEAM PROJECTED