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Week 1 College Football Playoff & Bowl Projections


What’s going to happen this post-season and where will each worthy team go bowling? It’s all here in the 2016 Week 1 Bowl Projections.


2016 Week 1 Bowl Projections

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2016 Conference Week 1 Bowl Projections
ACC | Big Ten | Big 12Pac-12 | SEC

2016 Conference Week 1 Rankings
AAC | ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | C-USA
MAC | M-West | Pac-12 | SEC | Sun Belt

With so many interesting twists and turn in the opening weekend, the bowl picture is as murky as it’s ever been for Week 1.

Who’s going to get into the College Football Playoff? The call is that a few of the Power 5 champs will have two losses or more, opening the door for a Group of 5 team – although it’s probably not the one you think. The other call is that the ACC champ will get in. More to the point, the ACC Atlantic champion.

– 2016-2017 College Football Conference Bowl Tie-Ins.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM, 2:00 ET, ESPN
Conference USA vs. Mountain West
Marshall vs. Utah State 
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. Utah
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL, 5:30 ET, ESPN
MAC vs. Sun Belt
Bowling Green vs. Appalachian State
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. Louisiana 
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
UCF vs. Western Michigan 
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
Cincinnati 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. Air Force 
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. Colorado 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
Temple vs. Northern Illinois 
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. Arkansas State 
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
Middle Tennessee vs. Nevada 
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
NC State vs. South Florida 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Quick Lane Bowl

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

Camping World Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA, 5:00 ET, ESPN2
ACC vs. SEC
Pitt vs. Missouri 
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. Western Kentucky 
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. East Carolina 
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
Iowa 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
West Virginia 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
Virginia Tech vs. Nebraska 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Russell Athletic Bowl

Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL, 5:30 ET, ESPN
ACC vs. Big 12
Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State 
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. Stanford 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston, TX, 9:00 ET, ESPN
Big 12 vs. SEC
TCU vs. South Carolina 
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
Memphis vs. Boston College 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Belk Bowl

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

Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio, TX, 9:00 ET, ESPN
Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Texas vs. UCLA 
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
Miami vs. Washington 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN, 12:00 ET, ESPN
Big 12 vs. SEC
Baylor 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
Ole Miss vs. Penn State 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ, Campus Insiders
Sun Belt vs. Mountain West
Texas State vs. New Mexico 
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
Georgia vs. Wisconsin 
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. Syracuse 
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
Michigan 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
Florida State vs. Tennessee 
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 State vs. Oregon 
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
Houston vs. Clemson 
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. Boise State 
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. Louisville 
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 Conference Week 1 Bowl Projections
ACC | Big Ten | Big 12Pac-12 | SEC

2016 Conference Week 1 Rankings
AAC | ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | C-USA
MAC | M-West | Pac-12 | SEC | Sun Belt

2016 College Football Conference Bowl Tie-Ins