Bowl Projections, College Football Playoff Predictions: Week 3

Bowl Projections, College Football Playoff Predictions: Week 3

Bowl Projections

Bowl Projections, College Football Playoff Predictions: Week 3

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New Year’s Six Bowls Schedule

New Year’s Six Games
Rose Bowl: Big Ten vs. Pac-12 team
Sugar Bowl: Big 12 vs. SEC
Orange Bowl: ACC vs. Notre Dame or highest-ranked available SEC or Big Ten team not in the Sugar or Rose, respectively.
Cotton Bowl: Highest-ranked Group of Five champion if not in CFP vs. top ranked at-large team after the other NY6 bowls are figured out.

So here’s the call. The College Football Playoff committee would love nothing more than to put Florida and UCF in the Orange Bowl, but that can’t happen – an ACC has to go to the Orange. The CFP would also love to avoid New Year’s Six rematches, but there’s no way they’re keeping a Florida team out of the Orange.

Yes, UCF vs. LSU and Georgia vs. Texas would be rematches from the last New Year’s Six, but that’s more attractive than LSU and Texas playing again after going at it earlier in the year in Austin.

GoodYear Cotton Bowl Classic

Saturday, December 28
12:00 ET, ESPN
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
at-large vs. at-large

Projection: UCF vs.  LSU
Other Top Options: Boise State, Florida, Georgia
Last Season: Clemson 30, Notre Dame 3
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Capital One Orange Bowl

Monday, December 30
8:00 ET, ESPN
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
ACC vs. Big Ten or SEC

Projection: Virginia vs. Florida 
Other Top Options: LSU, Ohio State, Michigan, Georgia, Miami
Last Season: Alabama 45, Oklahoma 34
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Rose Bowl

Wednesday, January 1
5:00 ET, ESPN
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Big Ten vs. Pac-12

Projection: Wisconsin vs. Oregon 
Other Top Options: Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Utah, Washington
Last Season: Ohio State 28, Washington 23
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AllState Sugar Bowl

Wednesday, January 1
8:45 ET, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, New Orleans, LA
Big 12 vs. SEC

Projection: Georgia vs. Texas 
Other Top Options: LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Florida
Last Season: Texas 28, Georgia 21
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