2017 ACC Bowl Projections: Week 1

2017 ACC Bowl Projections: Week 1


2017 ACC Bowl Projections: Week 1


2017 ACC Bowl Projections: Week 1

The 2017 CFN bowl projections for all the projected eligible ACC teams.

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ACC Bowl Ties & Projections

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After the top bowls, the ACC doesn’t have a pecking order – it has tiers. There are plenty of bowl slots and for everyone, but as much as possible, it’ll be determined on geography and top matchups.

Bowl Tie-Ins & Affiliations

Notre Dame is eligible for any ACC bowl tie-in as long as it’s within one game of the team eligible for the slot, except the Orange Bowl.

The ACC champion goes to the Orange Bowl if it’s not in the College Football Playoff. If the ACC plays the Big Ten in the Orange Bowl, the ACC should get another team – at least it has the opportunity – into the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

College Football Playoff: Rose Bowl

Clemson vs. Stanford

1. Capital One Orange Bowl

Miami vs. Ohio State

Since the Big Ten – Michigan – played in the last Orange Bowl last year, the SEC could be in next to face the ACC, but it’s not a sure thing. Both the Big Ten and SEC are guaranteed three appearances each over a 12-year span. The Orange will likely take the highest-ranked team available, and the next projected SEC team would be a better fit for the Chick-fil-A Peach.

2. Camping World Bowl

Florida State vs. TCU

First Tier

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

Notre Dame vs. Auburn

Belk Bowl

NC State vs. Arkansas

Hyundai Sun Bowl

Virginia Tech vs. Utah

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Louisville vs. Minnesota

Franklin American Mortgage Music City

Georgia Tech vs. Arkansas


TaxSlayer Bowl

The ACC is hand-in-hand with the Big Ten in these two bowls. In 2015, the ACC played in the Music City and the Big Ten was in the TaxSlayer. In 2016, the ACC was in the TaxSlayer and the Big Ten in the Music City. Expect the ACC to go to the Music City.

Second Tier

Independence Bowl

Pitt vs. Mississippi State

Military Bowl

Syracuse vs. Navy

Quick Lane Bowl

Wake Forest vs. Nebraska

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

Conditional if American Athletic or Conference USA can’t fill the spot.

Birmingham Bowl

Conditional if American Athletic or SEC can’t fill the spot.

Bowl Tie-Ins & Affiliations

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