Bowl Projections, College Football Playoff Predictions: Week 4

Bowl Projections, College Football Playoff Predictions: Week 4

Bowl Projections

Bowl Projections, College Football Playoff Predictions: Week 4


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.

With Notre Dame’s schedule looking not all that bad, it should be able to work its way into the New Year’s Six. Going back to the Cotton Bowl for a second year in a row isn’t exactly ideal, but it’s the right fit considering where the other pieces fall. Flip a coin between Boise State and UCF as the opponent.

The Orange Bowl has to be ACC vs. SEC no matter what. Ideally, this would be Florida, but LSU and Georgia have to find spots. LSU would be best for the Sugar, but that’s against a Big 12 team – most likely Texas. A rematch of the earlier season Tiger-Longhorn game isn’t ideal, and a Georgia-Texas rematch of last year’s Sugar would be okay because of the massive matchup

GoodYear Cotton Bowl Classic

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

Projection: Boise State vs. Notre Dame
Other Top Options: UCF, 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. LSU
Other Top Options: Florida, Ohio State, Wisconsin, 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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