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2016 American Athletic Conference Preseason Bowl Projections


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


2016 American Athletic Conference Preseason Bowl Projections

There isn’t any set rhyme or reason for the American Athletic Conference bowl deals. It’s all about which matchups look the strongest, and which ones should work out best geographically.

With that in mind, here are the best preseason guesses on the American Athletic Conference bowl projections.

One key note – the projection is for Houston to get into the New Year’s Six bowl picture again. That takes away a team from the bowl tie-ins, meaning there might not be enough teams for all the available slots.

The 2016 preseason American Athletic Conference bowl projections are …

Not Projected Bowl Eligible: Connecticut, SMU, Tulane, Tulsa

Cotton Bowl vs. New Year’s Six

Houston vs. Notre Dame

Armed Forces Bowl (Navy) vs. Big 12

Navy vs. Kansas State

AutoNation Cure Bowl vs. Sun Belt

Temple vs. Georgia Southern

Marmot Boca Raton Bowl vs. Conference USA

South Florida vs. Marshall

Miami Beach Bowl vs. MAC

Cincinnati vs. Central Michigan

Military Bowl vs. ACC

East Carolina vs. Georgia Tech

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl vs. MAC

Memphis vs. Northern Illinois

St. Petersburg Bowl vs. ACC

UCF vs. Syracuse

Birmingham Bowl vs. SEC

NO AMERICAN ATHLETIC TEAM PROJECTED