2017 College Football Playoff & Bowl Projections: After Week 5

2017 College Football Playoff & Bowl Projections: After Week 5

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2017 College Football Playoff & Bowl Projections: After Week 5

2017-2018 College Football Playoff & Bowl Projections: After Week 5


The bowl projections will change and adapt as the season goes on. Where are all the good teams expected to play in the post-season and who’ll get into the College Football Playoff? 



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2017-2018 College Football Conference Bowl Tie-Ins


2017-2018 Projected Bowl Matchups

*All times Eastern

Week 5 CFN Rankings 
ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC
AAC | C-USA | IND | MAC | MW | Sun Belt

Week 5 CFN Bowl Projections
ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC
AAC | C-USA | IND | MAC | MW | Sun Belt

CFN Rankings & Thoughts No. 1-130 After Week 5

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Saturday, December 16th, 2017
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
ESPN, 1:00 pm
Louisiana Tech vs. Arkansas State 
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AutoNation Cure Bowl

Saturday, December 16th, 2017
Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando, FL
CBS Sports Network, 2:30 pm
Cincinnati vs. Old Dominion*
(no AAC team projected available)
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Las Vegas Bowl

Saturday, December 16th, 2017
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
ABC, 3:30 pm
San Diego State vs. Colorado
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Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Saturday, December 16th, 2017
University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM
ESPN, 4:30 pm
Southern Miss vs. Air Force
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Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Saturday, December 16th, 2017
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL
ESPN, 8:00 pm
Eastern Michigan vs. Troy
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Boca Raton Bowl

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL
ESPN, 7:00 pm
UCF vs. Middle Tennessee
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Frisco Bowl

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
Houston vs. ULM
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Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

Thursday, December 21st
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
ESPN, 8:00 pm
Marshall vs. Miami University*
(no AAC team projected available)
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Bahamas Bowl

Friday, December 22nd, 2017
Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
ESPN, 12:30 pm
WKU vs. Toledo
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Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Friday, December 22nd, 2017
Albertson’s Stadium, Boise, ID
ESPN, 4:00 pm
Boise State vs. Northern Illinois
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Birmingham Bowl

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
Legion Field, Birmingham, AL
ESPN, 12:00 pm
Memphis vs. Vanderbilt
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Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
ESPN, 3:30 pm
Army vs. UTSA
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Dollar General Bowl

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL
ESPN, 7:00 pm
Ohio vs. Appalachian State
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Hawai’i Bowl

Sunday, December 24th, 2017
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI
ESPN, 8:30 pm
SMU vs. Hawaii
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Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX
ESPN, 1:30 pm
Nebraska vs. North Texas*
(no Big 12 team projected available)
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Quick Lane Bowl

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
ESPN, 5:15 pm
Purdue vs. Western Michigan
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Week 5 CFN Rankings 
ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC
AAC | C-USA | IND | MAC | MW | Sun Belt

Week 5 CFN Bowl Projections
ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC
AAC | C-USA | IND | MAC | MW | Sun Belt


Cactus Bowl

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
ESPN, 9:00 pm
Texas Tech vs. Utah
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Independence Bowl

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA
ESPN, 1:30 pm
Virginia vs. Arkansas 
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New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
ESPN, 5:15 pm
Louisville vs. Maryland
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Foster Farms Bowl

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
FOX, 8:30 pm
Minnesota vs. Washington State

Texas Bowl

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
ESPN, 9:00 pm
Texas vs. Texas A&M
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Military Bowl Presented By Northrup Grumman

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
Navy-Marine Corps. Stadium, Annapolis, MD
ESPN, 1:30 pm
Duke vs. Navy
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Camping World Bowl

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
ESPN, 5;15 pm
West Virginia vs. NC State
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Valero Alamo Bowl

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
ESPN, 9:00 pm
Oklahoma State vs. USC
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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
FS1, 9:00 pm
Iowa vs. Stanford

Belk Bowl

Friday, December 29th, 2017
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
ESPN, 1:00 pm
Florida State vs. LSU
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Hyundai Sun Bowl

Friday, December 29th, 2017
Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX
CBS, 2:00 pm
Georgia Tech vs. Oregon
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Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Friday, December 29th, 2017
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN
ESPN, 4:30 pm
South Carolina vs. Wake Forest
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TaxSlayer Bowl

Friday, December 29th, 2017
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
ESPN, 12:00
Michigan State vs. Florida
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AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Friday, December 29th, 2017
Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN
ABC, 12:30 pm
Tennessee vs. Kansas State
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NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Friday, December 29th, 2017
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ
CBS Sports Network, 5:30 pm
Colorado State vs. BYU*
(no Sun Belt team projected available)
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Outback Bowl

Monday, January 1st, 2018
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
ESPN2, 12:00 pm
Mississippi State vs. Penn State
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Citrus Bowl

Monday, January 1st, 2018
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
ABC, 1:00 pm
Auburn vs. Virginia Tech
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New Year’s Six Bowls

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

Friday, December 29th, 2017
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
ESPN, 8:30 pm
TCU vs. Washington
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Capital One Orange Bowl

Saturday, December 30th, 2017
New Miami Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
ESPN, 8:00 pm
Miami vs. Ohio State
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Fiesta Bowl

Saturday, December 30th, 2017
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
ESPN, 4:00 pm
Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin
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Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Monday, January 1st, 2018
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
ESPN, 12:30 pm
Georgia vs. USF
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2018 College Football Playoff

Rose Bowl

Monday, January 1st, 2018
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
ABC, 5:00 pm
Oklahoma vs. Clemson
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Sugar Bowl

Monday, January 1st, 2018
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
ESPN, 8:45 pm
Alabama vs. Michigan
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College Football Playoff National Championship

Monday, January 8th, 2018
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
ESPN, 8:00 pm
Alabama vs. Clemson
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Bowl Tie-Ins & Affiliations

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