Week 11

College Football Playoff & Bowl Projections After Week 11


What will the College Football Playoff and bowl matchups be? It’s all here in the 2016 Week 11 Bowl Projections.


2016 After Week 11 Bowl Projections

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After all of the crazy losses and big shakeups this weekend, where will everyone go in the post-season? What will the latest College Football Playoff be?

Here’s the call – the committee will go with three Power Five conference champions with one loss or fewer – SEC (Alabama), ACC (Clemson) and Pac-12 (Washington) – and will take the Big Ten champion no matter what.

With that in mind, the projection is that Penn State and Wisconsin will win their final two regular season games, Ohio State will beat Michigan, and Wisconsin will beat Penn State in the Big Ten championship game. There will be an argument by the College Football Playoff committee about the Buckeyes and Badgers, and in the end, it will go with the conference champ.

Here’s how this works in terms of open spaces. Six-win teams get picked off first by the top bowls needing a team, and then, after a slew of other tie-breakers that won’t apply – it’s up to APR, or Academic Progress Rate. That’s not as easy as it might seem.

Trying to put it all together, here are latest College Football Playoff and bowl projections.

– 2016-2017 College Football Conference Bowl Tie-Ins

What does it all mean?
College Football Playoff Breakdown After The Upsets
What Will The College Football Playoff Rankings Be?
Clemson-Pitt | Michigan-Iowa | Washington-USC
Georgia-Auburn | Duke-North Carolina

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM, 2:00 ET, ESPN
Conference USA vs. Mountain West
Southern Miss 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. Arizona State
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. South Alabama
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. Appalachian State
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. Western Kentucky  
– 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. Miami University
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. TCU
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. Troy 
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
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
UTSA vs. South Florida 
*ACC not projected available
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Quick Lane Bowl

Ford Field, Detroit, MI, 2:30 ET, ESPN
ACC vs. Big Ten
*Army vs. Maryland
*Army to get in on six-win, but FCS provision/APR
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Camping World Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA, 5:00 ET, ESPN2
ACC vs. SEC
*Boston College vs. Kentucky
*Boston College to get in on APR
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
*Texas Tech vs. Middle Tennessee 
*No Big Ten team projected available
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
Minnesota vs. Colorado 
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
Baylor vs. *Colorado State 
*No Pac-12 team projected available, MW conditional team
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
Miami 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
North Carolina 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
Indiana vs. Utah
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston, TX, 9:00 ET, ESPN
Big 12 vs. SEC
Texas vs. Georgia
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
*UCLA vs. South Carolina
*UCLA to get in on APR, No AAC 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
Pitt vs. Ole Miss 
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. Washington State 
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
Florida State vs. Stanford 
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. Arkansas 
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
Idaho 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. Virginia Tech
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
Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest
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. Michigan
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
Ohio State vs. USC 
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. LSU
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. Penn State 
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. Wisconsin 
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
Clemson 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. Clemson 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

2016 College Football Conference Bowl Tie-Ins