Teams & Conferences

2016-2017 Post-Spring Bowl Projections

CFP Playoff 3


Nothing crazy about it. Here are the post-spring bowl projections including the first look at the possible College Football Playoff final four.


Disagree? Contact @PeteFiutak

Yes, these post-spring bowl projections are correct.

There’s no reason to watch college football until December, because this is what’s going to happen.

Okay, fine, this will change up several times and several ways over the next seven months, but here’s the starting point with all the tie-ins and all the possibilities.

Crazy? Insane? Of course, but over the years most have been relatively close to the pin. And yeah, there’s a massive call being made for the College Football Playoff, and even the New Year’s Six.

It’s time to have some fun.

Foster Farms Bowl

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA, ESPN
Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Minnesota vs. Stanford

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Conference USA vs. Mountain West (Backup: Sun Belt)
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ, Campus Insiders
Old Dominion vs. New Mexico

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2016
University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM, 2:00 ET, ESPN
Conference USA vs. Mountain West
Rice vs. Colorado State

Las Vegas Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2016
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV, 3:30 ET, ABC
Mountain West vs. Pac-12
San Diego State vs. Washington

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2016
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL, 5:30 ET, ESPN
MAC vs. Sun Belt
Ohio vs. Appalachian State

AutoNation Cure Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2016
Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando, FL, 7:00 ET, CBS Sports Network
American Athletic vs. Sun Belt
East Carolina vs. Georgia Southern

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2016
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, 9:00 ET, ESPN
Conference USA vs. Sun Belt
Louisiana Tech vs. Louisiana

Miami Beach Bowl

Monday, December 19, 2016
Marlins Park, Miami, FL, 2:30 ET, ESPN
American Athletic vs. MAC
South Florida vs. Western Michigan

Marmot Boca Raton Bowl

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL, ESPN
American Athletic vs. Conference USA
UCF vs. Marshall

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA, 9:00 ET, ESPN
BYU vs. Mountain West
BYU vs. Air Force

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Albertson’s Stadium, Boise, ID, 7:00 ET, ESPN
MAC vs. Mountain West
Bowling Green vs. Nevada

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Friday, December 23, 2016
Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas, 1:00 ET, ESPN
Conference USA vs. MAC
WKU vs. Toledo

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Friday, December 23, 2016
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX, 4:30 ET, ESPN
Navy vs. Big 12
Navy vs. Texas Tech

GoDaddy Bowl

Friday, December 23, 2016
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL, 8:00 ET, ESPN
MAC vs. Sun Belt
Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas State

Hawai’i Bowl

December 24, 2016
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI, 8:00 ET, ESPN
Conference USA vs. Mountain West
Middle Tennessee vs. Utah State

St. Petersburg Bowl

Monday, December 26, 2016
ACC vs. American Athletic
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL, 11:00 am ET, ESPN
NC State vs. Temple

Quick Lane Bowl

Monday, December 26, 2016
Ford Field, Detroit, MI, 2:30 ET, ESPN
ACC vs. Big Ten
Virginia Tech vs. Northwestern

Camping World Independence Bowl

Monday, December 26, 2016
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA, 5:00 ET, ESPN2
ACC vs. SEC
Duke vs. Mississippi State

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX, 12:00 ET, ESPN
Big Ten vs. Conference USA
Indiana vs. Southern Miss

Military Bowl Presented By Northrup Grumman

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Navy-Marine Corps. Stadium, Annapolis, MD, 3:30 ET, ESPN
ACC vs. American Athletic
Georgia Tech vs. Cincinnati

National Funding Holiday Bowl

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA, 7:00 ET, ESPN
Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Iowa vs. UCLA

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ, 10:15 ET, ESPN
Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Kansas State vs. Arizona State

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY, 2:00 ET, ABC
ACC vs. Big Ten
Syracuse vs. Nebraska

Russell Athletic Bowl

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL, 5:30 ET, ESPN
ACC vs. Big 12
Miami vs. Oklahoma State

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX, 9:00 ET, ESPN
Big 12 vs. SEC
TCU vs. Texas A&M

Birmingham Bowl

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Legion Field, Birmingham, AL, 2:00 ET, ESPN
American Athletic vs. SEC (Backup: ACC)
Pitt vs. Missouri

Belk Bowl

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC, 5:30 ET, ESPN
ACC vs. SEC
Florida State vs. South Carolina

Valero Alamo Bowl

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Alamodome, San Antonio, TX, 9:00 ET, ESPN
Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Texas vs. USC

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Friday, December 30, 2016
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN, 3:30 ET, ESPN
SEC vs. Big Ten or ACC
Ole Miss vs. Penn State

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Friday, December 30, 2016
Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN, 12:00 ET, ESPN
Big 12 vs. SEC
West Virginia vs. Auburn

Hyundai Sun Bowl

Friday, December 30, 2016
Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX, CBS
ACC vs. Pac-12
Notre Dame vs. Arizona

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

Saturday, December 31, 2016
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL, 11:00 ET, ABC
SEC vs. Big Ten or ACC
Georgia vs. Wisconsin

TaxSlayer Bowl

Saturday, December 31, 2016
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL, 11:00, ET, ESPN
SEC vs. Big Ten or ACC
Florida vs. North Carolina

Outback Bowl

Monday, January 2, 2017
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL, 1:00, ET, ABC
Big Ten vs. SEC
Michigan State vs. Arkansas

New Year’s Six Bowls

Capital One Orange Bowl

Saturday, December 30, 2016
New Miami Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL, 8:00 ET, ESPN
ACC vs. Big Ten or SEC or Notre Dame
Louisville vs. Alabama

Rose Bowl

Monday, January 2, 2017
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA, 4:30 ET, ESPN
Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Michigan vs. Oregon

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Monday, January 2, 2017
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, 8:30 ET, ESPN
Big 12 vs. SEC
Baylor vs. Tennessee

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

Monday, January 2, 2017
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX, 1:00 ET, ESPN
at-large vs. at-large
Clemson vs. Houston

College Football Playoff

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Saturday, December 31, 2016
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA, 3:00 or 7:00 ET, ESPN
CFP vs. CFP
LSU vs. Boise State

Fiesta Bowl

Saturday, December 31, 2016
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ, 3:00 or 7:00 ET, ESPN
CFP vs. CFP
Oklahoma vs. Ohio State

College Football Playoff National Championship

Monday, January 9, 2017
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL, 8:30 ET, ESPN