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2016 ACC Preseason Bowl Projections


Where are all the ACC teams going this post-season? What bowls are their destiny? Here are the College Football News preseason predictions and bowl projections, looking where the ACC teams will go.


2016 Preseason ACC Bowl Projections

The ACC has a relatively set order on how the bowl projections work. The conference gets a team into the Orange Bowl, even if it has a team going to the College Football Playoff. It also has a few bowl tie-ins depending on what the Big Ten ends up doing.

For example, there’s a trade-off in years with the Franklin American Music City Bowl, and there’s a change to get into the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, again, depending on the Big Ten.

There’s also the Notre Dame factor. Except for the Orange Bowl, the Irish can take any ACC bowl slot as long as it’s within one game record-wise of the conference team that would be the right fit.

So with all that in mind, the 2016 preseason ACC bowl projections are …

Not Projected Bowl Eligible: Virginia, Wake Forest, (Boston College projected bowl eligible, but without a home)

1. Capital One Orange Bowl vs. Big Ten or SEC or Notre Dame

Louisville vs. Alabama

2. Russell Athletic Bowl vs. Big 12

Florida State vs. Baylor

Miami vs. Missouri

Hyundai Sun Bowl vs. Pac-12

Clemson vs. Arizona State

New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. Big Ten

North Carolina vs. Nebraska

Franklin American Mortgage Music City vs. SEC

ACC WON’T GO THIS YEAR, TRADING OFF WITH THE BIG TEN, SO …

OR

TaxSlayer vs. SEC

Pitt vs. Florida

Camping World Independence Bowl vs. SEC

Virginia Tech vs. South Carolina

Military Bowl vs. American Athletic

Georgia Tech vs.

Quick Lane Bowl vs. Big Ten

NC State vs. Maryland

St. Petersburg Bowl vs. American

Syracuse vs. UCF

Birmingham Bowl vs. SEC or American Athletic

Duke vs. Auburn