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College Football Playoff & Bowl Projections After Week 9. Get Ready For APR


What will the College Football Playoff and bowl matchups be? It’s all here in the 2016 Week 9 Bowl Projections.


2016 After Week 9 Bowl Projections

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The Academic Progress Rate means the season is still alive for several teams. The APR is the progress a school makes academically, and if there aren’t enough eligible teams, and a five-win team has a high APR, it gets in. That happened last year for Minnesota, Nebraska, and San Jose State, and all three teams won.

This year, that means Duke, Army, North Texas, UCF, and others are within range, and it means Army, South Carolina, UCF and Indiana are all but mortal locks to get a post-season slot.

Notre Dame and Michigan State are still alive, but MSU might not get to five wins and the Irish would likely deny a bowl appearance if they have a losing season.

So who’s likely still alive for a bowl appearance as a five-win team? Check out the latest bowl projections.

– 2016-2017 College Football Conference Bowl Tie-Ins

What does it all mean?
Baylor-Texas | Michigan-Mich State | Wash-Utah
USC-Cal | Virginia Tech-Pitt | Ok State-WVU

Roundups, Rankings & Bowl Projections 
ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC
What will the 1st College Football Playoff Rankings Be?

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM, 2:00 ET, ESPN
Conference USA vs. Mountain West
Western Kentucky vs. New Mexico 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Las Vegas Bowl

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV, 3:30 ET, ABC
Mountain West vs. Pac-12
San Diego State vs. Stanford
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL, 5:30 ET, ESPN
MAC vs. Sun Belt
Eastern Michigan vs. Troy
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

AutoNation Cure Bowl

Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando, FL, 7:00 ET, CBS Sports Network
American Athletic vs. Sun Belt
Tulsa vs. Georgia Southern
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, 9:00 ET, ESPN
Conference USA vs. Sun Belt
Louisiana Tech vs. Arkansas State 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Monday, December 19, 2016

Miami Beach Bowl

Marlins Park, Miami, FL, 2:30 ET, ESPN
American Athletic vs. MAC
Temple vs. Ohio
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Marmot Boca Raton Bowl

FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL, ESPN
American Athletic vs. Conference USA
UCF vs. Southern Miss 
– Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA, 9:00 ET, ESPN
BYU vs. Mountain West
BYU vs. Wyoming 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Albertson’s Stadium, Boise, ID, 7:00 ET, ESPN
MAC vs. Mountain West
Toledo vs. Boise State 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Friday, December 23, 2016

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas, 1:00 ET, ESPN
American Athletic vs. MAC
Memphis vs. Akron 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX, 4:30 ET, ESPN
Navy vs. Big 12
Navy vs. Texas Tech
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Dollar General Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL, 8:00 ET, ESPN
MAC vs. Sun Belt
Central Michigan vs. South Alabama 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Hawai’i Bowl

Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI, 8:00 ET, ESPN
Conference USA vs. Mountain West
Old Dominion vs. Hawaii*  
*Hawaii to get in on APR
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Monday, December 26, 2016

St. Petersburg Bowl

ACC vs. American Athletic
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL, 11:00 am ET, ESPN
*Boston College vs. South Florida 
*Boston College projected on APR
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Quick Lane Bowl

Ford Field, Detroit, MI, 2:30 ET, ESPN
ACC vs. Big Ten
*Oregon vs. Indiana
*Oregon projected on APR
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Camping World Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA, 5:00 ET, ESPN2
ACC vs. SEC
Wake Forest vs. South Carolina
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl

Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX, 12:00 ET, ESPN
Big Ten vs. Conference USA
Maryland vs. Middle Tennessee
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Military Bowl Presented By Northrup Grumman

Navy-Marine Corps. Stadium, Annapolis, MD, 3:30 ET, ESPN
ACC vs. American Athletic
Georgia Tech vs. Houston 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

National Funding Holiday Bowl

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA, 7:00 ET, ESPN
Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Penn State vs. USC 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl

Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ, 10:15 ET, ESPN
Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Texas vs. Arizona State 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY, 2:00 ET, ABC
ACC vs. Big Ten
Pitt vs. Iowa
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Russell Athletic Bowl

Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL, 5:30 ET, ESPN
ACC vs. Big 12
Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Foster Farms Bowl

Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA, 8:30 ET, FOX
Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Minnesota vs. Colorado
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston, TX, 9:00 ET, ESPN
Big 12 vs. SEC
Baylor vs. Arkansas
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Birmingham Bowl

Legion Field, Birmingham, AL, 2:00 ET, ESPN
American Athletic vs. SEC
Cincinnati* vs. Army 
*Cincinnati to get in on APR, No SEC team projected available
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Belk Bowl

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC, 5:30 ET, ESPN
ACC vs. SEC
NC State vs. Kentucky 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio, TX, 9:00 ET, ESPN
Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Oklahoma State vs. Utah 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Friday, December 30, 2016

Hyundai Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX, CBS
ACC vs. Pac-12
North Carolina vs. UCLA 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN, 12:00 ET, ESPN
Big 12 vs. SEC
Kansas State vs. Georgia 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN, 3:30 ET, ESPN
SEC vs. Big Ten or ACC
Tennessee vs. Northwestern
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ, Campus Insiders
Sun Belt vs. Mountain West
Appalachian State vs. Air Force  
– Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL, 11:00 ET, ABC
SEC vs. Big Ten or ACC
Auburn vs. Florida State
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

TaxSlayer Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL, 11:00 ET, ABC
SEC vs. Big Ten or ACC
Ole Miss vs. Miami 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Monday, January 2, 2017

Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL, 1:00 ET, ABC
Big Ten vs. SEC
Nebraska vs. Florida
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

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. Wisconsin 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Rose Bowl

Monday, January 2, 2017
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA, 4:30 ET, ESPN
Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Michigan vs. Washington State 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Monday, January 2, 2017
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, 8:30 ET, ESPN
Big 12 vs. SEC
Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

Monday, January 2, 2017
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX, 1:00 ET, ESPN
at-large vs. at-large
Western Michigan vs. LSU 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

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
Alabama vs. Clemson 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Fiesta Bowl

Saturday, December 31, 2016
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ, 3:00 or 7:00 ET, ESPN
CFP vs. CFP
Ohio State vs. Washington 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

College Football Playoff National Championship

Monday, January 9, 2017
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL, 8:30 ET, ESPN
Alabama vs. Ohio State 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

2016 College Football Conference Bowl Tie-Ins