Week 14

Final College Football Playoff & Bowl Projections

2016 Final College Football Playoff & Bowl Projections


What will the College Football Playoff and bowl matchups be? The final call – and updated throughout the day – check out all the picks.


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Here we go with the final call, changed up throughout the day as things start happening. Changed up whenever news and info breaks, the latest College Football Playoff and bowl projections. … Note: These will change with the latest info that comes in.

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College Football Playoff Guidelines 
CFP selection committee voting process
CFP Protocol: How it all works
How the CFP selects the four best teams
– 2016-2017 College Football Conference Bowl Tie-Ins
College Football Playoff & Bowl Selection Rules Breakdown

Click on each bowl for history, projection, and soon, preview and pick.

Teams in red have accepted their bowl bids. 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM, 2:00 ET, ESPN
Conference USA vs. Mountain West
UTSA vs. New Mexico  
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Southern Miss, 2) Colorado State, 3) Air Force
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. *Houston
*No Pac-12 team projected available
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Wyoming, 2) California, 3) Air Force
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL, 5:30 ET, ESPN
MAC vs. Sun Belt
Central Michigan vs. Arkansas State 
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Miami Univ., 2) Troy, 3) Ohio
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
UCF vs. Appalachian State
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Temple, 2) Tulsa, 3) Arkansas State
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Monday, December 19, 2016

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, 9:00 ET, ESPN
Conference USA vs. Sun Belt
Southern Miss vs. Louisiana Lafayette 
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Arkansas State, 2) Louisiana Tech, 3) WKU
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Miami Beach Bowl

Marlins Park, Miami, FL, 2:30 ET, ESPN
American Athletic vs. MAC
Tulsa vs. Ohio  
Top 3 Other Options: 1) UCF, 2) Toledo, 3) Central 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
Memphis vs. Louisiana Tech 
Top 3 Other Options: 1) South Florida, 2) UCF, 3) 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 
Top 3 Other Options: 1) San Diego State, 2) New Mexico, 3) Boise State
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
*Idaho vs. Colorado State
*Here’s the crazy call. The 25th Anniversary of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will figure out how to get Idaho in it.
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Boise State, 2) Central Michigan, 3) Wyoming
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
Old Dominion vs. Eastern Michigan  
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. *Western Kentucky 
*No Big 12 team projected available
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Baylor, 2) Mississippi State, 3) California
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Dollar General Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL, 8:00 ET, ESPN
MAC vs. Sun Belt
Toledo vs. Troy  
Top 3 Other Options: 1) South Alabama, 2) Ohio, 3) Miami University
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. Hawaii  
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Southern Miss, 2) Louisiana Tech, 3) Western Kentucky
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
ACC vs. American Athletic
*Miami Univ. vs. *Mississippi State  
*No ACC team projected available, Mississippi State in on APR
Top 3 Other Options: 1) UCF, 2) Wake Forest, 3) Memphis
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Quick Lane Bowl

Ford Field, Detroit, MI, 2:30 ET, ESPN
ACC vs. Big Ten
Boston College vs. Maryland  
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Indiana, 2) Northwestern, 3) NC State 
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. Vanderbilt  
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Boston College, 2) South Carolina, 3) NC State
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
*Army vs. *North Texas
*No Big Ten team is available, North Texas in on APR
Top 3 Other Options: 1) UTSA, 2) Indiana, 3) Southern Miss
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
NC State vs. Temple  
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Houston, 2) Memphis, 3) Wake Forest
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
Nebraska vs. Washington State 
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Minnesota, 2) Iowa, 3) Utah
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. *Boise State
*Mountain West gets spot if no Pac-12
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Colorado State, 2) TCU, 3) Air Force
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
North Carolina vs. Northwestern   
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Pitt, 2) Boston College, 3) Minnesota
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Russell Athletic Bowl

Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL, 5:30 ET, ESPN
ACC vs. Big 12
Louisville vs. West Virginia 
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Oklahoma State, 2) Virginia Tech, 3) Pitt
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. Stanford 
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Utah, 2) Northwestern, 3) Washington State
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston, TX, 9:00 ET, ESPN
Big 12 vs. SEC
Kansas State vs. Texas A&M 
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Baylor, 2) TCU, 3) 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
South Florida vs. South Carolina    
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Vanderbilt, 2) Houston, 3) Temple
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

Belk Bowl

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC, 5:30 ET, ESPN
ACC vs. SEC
Virginia Tech vs. Arkansas
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Pitt, 2) Georgia, 3) Miami
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. Colorado  
Top 3 Other Options: 1) West Virginia, 2) USC, 3) 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
Pitt vs. Utah
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Stanford, 2) Georgia Tech, 3) North Carolina
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN, 12:00 ET, ESPN
Big 12 vs. SEC
TCU vs. Georgia
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Arkansas, 2) Vanderbilt, 3) Baylor
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. Minnesota 
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Northwestern, 2) Vanderbilt, 3) Arkansas
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ, Campus Insiders
Sun Belt vs. Mountain West
South Alabama vs. Air Force 
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Colorado State, 2) New Mexico, 3) Idaho
– 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
Florida vs. Louisville 
Top 3 Other Options: 1) LSU, 2) Florida State, 3) Auburn
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

TaxSlayer Bowl

EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL, 11:00 ET, ABC
SEC vs. Big Ten or ACC
Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech 
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Georgia, 2) Tennessee, 3) 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
Iowa vs. LSU 
Top 3 Other Options: 1) Florida, 2) Nebraska, 3) Tennessee
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. 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
Penn 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. Auburn
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. Wisconsin 
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. Washington 
Bowl game info and where to buy tickets

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

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