Final Bowl Projections, College Football Playoff Picks

Final Bowl Projections, College Football Playoff Picks

Bowl Projections

Final Bowl Projections, College Football Playoff Picks


The final CollegeFootballNews.com predictions for the 2018-2019 College Football Playoff & bowl projections.


2018-2019 College Football Conference Bowl Tie-Ins

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NOTE: There will be more eligible teams than spots. At the moment, the projection is that Eastern Michigan, Miami University, Western Michigan and Wyoming will be left out.

Teams in Red have accepted the bowl bid.

LATEST ACCEPTED BOWL INVITES
– Fresno State to Las Vegas Bowl
– Appalachian State to New Orleans Bowl
– Louisiana Tech to Hawaii Bowl vs. Hawaii
– Toledo & FIU to the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl
– Arkansas State to the NOVA Home Loans Arizona

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Saturday, December 15
2:00, ESPN
Branch Field at Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM
Conference USA vs. Mountain West
Projection: North Texas vs. Utah State

AutoNation Cure Bowl

Saturday, December 15
2:30, CBS Sports Network
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
American Athletic vs. Sun Belt
Projection: Tulane vs. Louisiana

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl

Saturday, December 15
3:30, ABC
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
Mountain West vs. Pac-12
Projection: Fresno State vs. Arizona State

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Saturday, December 15
5:30, ESPN
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL
MAC vs. Sun Belt
Projection: Ohio vs. Georgia Southern

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Saturday, December 15
9:00, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Conference USA vs. Sun Belt Champion
Projection: Southern Miss vs. Appalachian State

Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl

Tuesday, December 18
7:00, ESPN
Howard Schnellenberger Field at FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL
American Athletic vs. Conference USA
Projection: Cincinnati vs. Middle Tennessee

Frisco Bowl

Wednesday, December 19
8:00, ESPN
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
American Athletic vs. At-Large Bid
Projection: Duke* vs. BYU

*No American Athletic team projected available

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

Thursday, December 20
8:00, ESPN
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
American Athletic vs. Conference USA
Projection: USF vs. UAB  

Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

Friday, December 21
12:30, ESPN
Thomas Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
MAC vs. Conference USA
Projection: FIU vs. Toledo

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Friday, December 21
4:00, ESPN
Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID
MAC vs. Mountain West
Projection: Buffalo vs. Boise State

Birmingham Bowl

Saturday, December 22
12:00, ESPN
Legion Field, Birmingham, AL
American Athletic or SEC (ACC conditional)
Projection: Temple vs. ULM

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Saturday, December 22
3:30, ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
American Athletic vs. Big 12 (SEC Conditional)
Projection: Houston vs. Army*

*No Big 12 or SEC team projected available

Dollar General Bowl

Saturday, December 22
7:00, ESPN
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL
MAC vs. Sun Belt
Projection: Northern Illinois vs. Troy

Hawai’i Bowl

Saturday, December 22
10:30, ESPN
Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union Field at Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI
Conference USA vs. Mountain West
Projection: Louisiana Tech vs. Hawaii

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

Wednesday, December 26
1:30, ESPN
Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX
Big Ten or Big 12 vs. Conference USA 
Projection: Wake Forest* vs. Marshall
*No Big Ten or Big 12 team projected available

Quick Lane Bowl

Wednesday, December 26
5:15, ESPN
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
ACC vs. Big Ten
(MAC the conditional tie-in)
Projection: Virginia vs. Purdue

Cheez-It Bowl

Wednesday, December 26
9:00, ESPN
Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
Big 12 vs. Pac-12 
Projection: Oklahoma State vs. Cal

Walk-On’s Independence Bowl

Thursday, December 27
1:30, ESPN
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA
ACC vs. SEC
(Conference USA the conditional tie-in)
Projection: Boston College vs. San Diego State*

*No SEC or Conference USA team projected available

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Thursday, December 27
5:15, ESPN
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
ACC vs. Big Ten
Projection: Georgia Tech vs. Michigan State

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

Thursday, December 27
9:00, ESPN
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Big 12 vs. SEC
Projection: TCU vs. South Carolina

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Friday, December 28
1:30, ESPN
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN
SEC vs. (likely) ACC, or Big Ten
Projection: Miami vs. Mississippi State

Camping World Bowl

Friday, December 28
5:15, ESPN
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
ACC vs. Big 12
Projection: Syracuse vs. Iowa State

Valero Alamo Bowl

Friday, December 28
9:00, ESPN
Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Projection: West Virginia vs. Washington State

Belk Bowl

Saturday, December 29
12:00, ABC
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
ACC vs. SEC
Projection: NC State vs. Auburn

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Friday, December 29
1:15, CBS Sports Network
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ
Sun Belt vs. Mountain West
Projection: Arkansas State vs. 
Nevada 

Military Bowl Presented By Northrup Grumman

Monday, December 31st
12:00, ESPN
Navy-Marine Corps. Stadium, Annapolis, MD
ACC vs. American Athletic
Projection: Virginia Tech vs. Memphis 

Hyundai Sun Bowl

Monday, December 31
2:00, CBS
Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX
ACC vs. Pac-12
Projection: Pitt vs. Oregon

Redbox Bowl

Monday, December 31
3:00, FOX
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Projection: Minnesota vs. Stanford

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Monday, December 31
3:45, ESPN
Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN
Big 12 vs. SEC
Projection: Baylor vs. Vanderbilt

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Monday, December 31st
7:00, FS1
SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, CA
Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Projection: Iowa vs. Utah

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

Monday, December 31
7:30, ESPN
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
SEC vs. (likely) Big Ten, or ACC
Projection: Missouri vs. Wisconsin

Outback Bowl

Tuesday, January 1st
12:00, ESPN2
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Big Ten vs. SEC
Projection: Penn State vs. Texas A&M

VRBO Citrus Bowl

Tuesday, January 1st
1:00, ABC
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
SEC vs. (likely) Big Ten or ACC
Projection: Kentucky vs. Northwestern

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