Bowl Projections After Week 12: Michigan State's Move

Bowl Projections After Week 12: Michigan State's Move

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Bowl Projections After Week 12: Michigan State's Move

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Bowl Projections

It’s about to get truly crazy starting with the College Football Playoff world on down. It all starts with the Notre Dame game at Stanford, and then after that it should all fall into place with several key parts of the puzzle ready to be placed.

There will be too many Pac-12 teams – especially if Washington beats Washington State – there won’t be enough ACC teams, and the Sun Belt and Conference USA will have a hard time filling all of their spots.

So keeping the geographic challenges in mind, and looking at what the bowl people are going to want to try putting together, here we go …

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College Football Playoff

College Football Playoff Championship

Monday, January 11, ESPN
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
Playoff Winner vs. Playoff Winner
Projection: Oklahoma vs. Alabama

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

College Football Playoff Semifinal
Thursday, December 31, 4:00 or 8:00 pm ET, ESPN
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Playoff vs. Playoff
Projection: Alabama vs. Michigan State

Let’s assume Michigan State ends up in the No. 3 spot with wins over Oregon, Michigan, Ohio State, and in the Big Ten championship over Iowa. Alabama gets the No. 2 ranking, but it doesn’t matter – it’s in.

Capital One Orange Bowl

College Football Playoff Semifinal
Thursday, December 31, 4:00 or 8:00 pm ET, ESPN
Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
Playoff vs. Playoff
Projection: Clemson vs. Oklahoma

Clemson will end up as the only unbeaten team in college football taking the No. 1 spot and a trip to Miami. Oklahoma will survive Oklahoma State, go 11-1, and will get the call over the Notre Dame-Stanford winner.

New Year’s Six Bowls

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Thursday, December 31, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
CFP Top 12 vs. CFP Top 12
Projection: North Carolina vs. Notre Dame

Fiesta Bowl

Friday, January 1, 1:00 pm ET, ESPN
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
CFP Top 12 vs. CFP Top 12
Projection: Navy vs. Oregon

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual

Friday, January 1, 5:00 pm ET, ESPN
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Projection: Ohio State vs. Stanford

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Friday, January 1, 8:30 pm ET, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Big 12 vs. SEC
Projection: Baylor vs. Florida

2015-2016 Bowl Schedule

AutoNation Cure Bowl

Saturday, December 19, 12:00 pm ET, CBSSN
Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando, FL
American vs. Sun Belt
Projection: Connecticut vs. Buffalo*
*No Sun Belt
team projected available

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Saturday, December 19, 2:00 pm ET, ESPN
University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM
Conference USA vs. Mountain West
Projection: Old Dominion vs. New Mexico

Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl

Saturday, December 19, 3:30 pm ET, ABC
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
BYU or Mountain West vs. Pac-12
Projection: San Diego State vs. Arizona State

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Saturday, December 19, 5:30 pm ET, ESPN
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL
MAC vs. Sun Belt
Projection: Ohio vs. Georgia Southern

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Saturday, December 19, 9:00 ET, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Conference USA vs. Sun Belt
Projection: Louisiana Tech vs. Arkansas State

Miami Beach Bowl

Monday, December 21, 2:30 pm ET, ESPN
Marlins Park, Miami, FL
American Athletic vs. Conference USA
Projection: Memphis vs. WKU

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Tuesday, December 22, 3:30 pm ET, ESPN
Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID
MAC vs. Mountain West
Projection: Western Michigan vs. Colorado State

Boca Raton Bowl

Tuesday, December 22, 7:00 pm ET, ESPN
FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL
American Athletic vs. MAC
Projection: Temple vs. Toledo

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Wednesday, December 23, 4:30 pm ET, ESPN
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
MAC vs. Mountain West
Projection: Bowling Green vs. Boise State

GoDaddy Bowl

Wednesday, December 23, 8:00 pm ET, ESPN
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL
MAC vs. Sun Belt
Projection: Northern Illinois vs. Appalchian State

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Thursday, December 24, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
Conference USA vs. MAC
Projection: Middle Tennessee vs. Akron

Hawai’i Bowl

Thursday, December 24, 8:00 pm ET, ESPN
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI
American Athletic vs. Mountain West or BYU
Projection: Cincinnati vs. BYU

St. Petersburg Bowl

Saturday, December 26, 11:00 am ET, ESPN
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
American Athletic vs. Conference USA
Projection: South Florida vs. Marshall

Hyundai Sun Bowl

Saturday, December 26, 2:00 pm ET, CBS
Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX
ACC or Notre Dame vs. Pac-12
Projection: Pitt vs. UCLA

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl

Saturday, December 26, 2:20 pm ET, ESPN
Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX
Big 12 vs. Conference USA
Projection: Washington* vs. Southern Miss
*No Big
12 team projected available

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Saturday, December 26, 3:30 pm, ABC
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
ACC or Notre Dame vs. Big Ten
Projection: Miami vs. Penn State

Independence Bowl

Saturday, December 26, 5:35 pm ET, ESPN
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA
ACC or Notre Dame vs. SEC
Projection: Louisville vs. LSU

Foster Farms Bowl

Saturday, December 26, 9:15 pm ET, ESPN
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Projection: Nebraska vs. Washington State

Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

Monday, December 28, 2:30 pm, ESPN
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD
ACC or Notre Dame vs. American Athletic
Projection: Virginia Tech vs. Houston

Quick Lane Bowl

Monday, December 28, 5:00 pm, ESPN2
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
ACC or Notre Dame vs. Big Ten
Projection: Central Michigan* vs. Indiana
*No ACC team available

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Tuesday, December 29, 2:00 pm ET, ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
Big Ten vs. Mountain West
Projection: California* vs. Air Force
*No
Pac-12 team projected available

Russell Athletic Bowl

Tuesday, December 29, 5:30 pm ET, ESPN
Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
ACC or Notre Dame vs. Big 12
Projection: Florida State vs. TCU

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Tuesday, December 29, 7:30 pm ET, Campus Insiders
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ
Conference USA vs. Mountain West (Sun Belt alternative)
Projection: East Carolina* vs. Nevada
*No
Conference USA or Sun Belt team projected available

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

Tuesday, December 29, 9:00 pm ET, ESPN
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Big 12 vs. SEC
Projection: Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M

Birmingham Bowl

Wednesday, December 30, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
Legion Field, Birmingham, AL
American Athletic vs. SEC
Projection: Tulsa vs. Utah State*
*No SEC team
projected available

Belk Bowl

Wednesday, December 30, 3:30 pm ET, ESPN
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
ACC or Notre Dame vs. SEC
Projection: NC State vs. Auburn

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Wednesday, December 30, 7:00 pm ET, ESPN
LP Field, Nashville, TN
ACC or Notre Dame or Big Ten vs. SEC
Projection: Duke vs. Arkansas

National University Holiday Bowl

Wednesday, December 30, 10:30 pm ET, ESPN
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Projection: Michigan vs. Utah

Outback Bowl

Friday, January 1, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN2
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Big Ten vs. SEC
Projection: Northwestern vs. Mississippi State

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

Friday, January 1, 12:00 pm ET, ABC
Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
Big Ten vs. SEC
Projection: Iowa vs. Ole Miss

TaxSlayer Bowl

Saturday, January 2, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
ACC or Notre Dame or Big Ten vs. SEC
Projection: Wisconsin vs. Georgia

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Saturday, January 2, 3:20 pm ET, ESPN
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN
Big 12 vs. SEC
Projection: West Virginia vs. Tennessee

Valero Alamo Bowl

Saturday, January 2, 6:45 pm ET, ESPN
Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Projection: Oklahoma State vs. USC

Cactus Bowl

Saturday, January 2, 10:15 pm ET, ESPN
Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Projection: Kansas State vs. Arizona

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