2017 ACC Bowl Projections: Week 1
The 2017 CFN bowl projections for all the projected eligible ACC teams.
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.
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
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
Notre Dame vs. Auburn
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
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.
Pitt vs. Mississippi State
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.
Conditional if American Athletic or SEC can’t fill the spot.