The college football bowl season is almost here. So it’s time for predictions. Below, find our bowl projections for the College Football Playoff, New Year’s Six games and the entire bowl slate.

The bowl games start Dec. 15 and continue through the College Football Playoff. Alabama is the defending national champion. This story will be updated as games go final in Week 14. Teams in bold have been officially announced for those games.

Bowl Projections: College Football Playoff

Bowl Date Location Tie-ins Teams
Orange Bowl Dec. 29 Arlington,
Texas
CFP Semifinal Alabama
vs. Oklahoma
Cotton Bowl Dec. 29 Miami,
Fla.
CFP Semifinal Clemson
vs. Notre Dame

Bowl projections: New Year’s Six games predictions

Bowl Date Location Tie-ins Prediction
Sugar Bowl Jan. 1 New Orleans SEC
vs. Big 12
Georgia
vs. Texas
Rose Bowl Jan. 1 Pasadena,
Calif.
Big Ten
vs. Pac-12
Ohio State
vs. Washington
Fiesta Bowl Jan. 1 Glendale,
Ariz.
At-large
vs. At-large
Florida
vs. UCF
Peach Bowl Dec. 29 Atlanta At-large
vs. At-large
LSU
vs. Michigan

Bowl Projections

NOTE: Teams will fill in for bowl slots if conferences can’t fill them through tie-ins.

MORE: 2018-19 college football bowl schedule, TV listings

Bowl Date Location Tie-ins Predictions
Citrus
Bowl
Jan. 1 Orlando,
Fla.
ACC/Big Ten
vs. SEC
Penn State
vs. Kentucky
Outback
Bowl
Jan. 1 Tampa,
Fla.
Big Ten
vs. SEC
Northwestern
vs. Mississippi State
TaxSlayer
Bowl
Dec. 31 Jacksonville,
Fla.
ACC/Big Ten
vs. SEC
Wisconsin
vs. Texas A&M
Holiday
Bowl
Dec. 31 San Diego,
Calif.
Big Ten vs.
Pac-12
Iowa
vs. Utah
Liberty
Bowl
Dec. 31 Memphis,
Tenn.
Big 12
vs. SEC
Oklahoma State
vs. Vanderbilt
Redbox
Bowl
Dec. 31 Santa Clara,
Calif.
Big Ten
vs. Pac-12
Michigan State
vs. Oregon
Sun
Bowl
Dec. 31 El Paso,
Texas
ACC vs.
Pac-12
Virginia
vs. Arizona State
Military
Bowl
Dec. 31 Annapolis,
Md.
ACC
vs. American
Virginia Tech
vs. Cincinnati
Arizona
Bowl
Dec. 29 Tucson,
Ariz.
Mountain West
vs. Sun Belt
Fresno State
vs. Arkansas State
Belk
Bowl
Dec. 29 Charlotte,
N.C.
ACC
vs. SEC
N.C. State
vs. South Carolina
Alamo
Bowl
Dec. 28 San Antonio,
Texas
Big 12 vs.
Pac-12
West Virginia
vs. Washington State
Camping
World
Bowl
Dec. 28 Orlando,
Fla.
ACC vs.
Big 12
Syracuse
vs. Iowa State
Music
City
Bowl
Dec. 28 Nashville,
Tenn.
ACC/Big Ten
vs. SEC
Missouri
vs. Boston College
Texas
Bowl
Dec. 27 Houston,
Texas
Big 12
vs. SEC
TCU
vs. Auburn
Pinstripe
Bowl
Dec. 27 New York,
N.Y.
ACC vs.
Big Ten
Purdue
vs. Duke
Independence
Bowl
Dec. 27 Shreveport,
La.
ACC vs.
SEC
Miami
vs. UAB
Cheez-It
Bowl
Dec. 26 Tempe,
Ariz.
Big 12 vs.
Pac-12
California
vs. San Diego State
Quick
Lane
Bowl
Dec. 26 Detroit,
Mich.
ACC vs.
Big Ten
Pitt
vs. Minnesota
First
Responder
Bowl
Dec. 26 Dallas,
Texas
Big Ten vs.
ACC/C-USA
North Texas
vs. BYU
Hawaii
Bowl
Dec. 22 Honolulu,
Hawaii
C-USA vs. Mountain West Hawaii
vs. Louisiana Tech
Dollar
General
Bowl
Dec. 22 Mobile,
Ala.
MAC
vs. Sun Belt
Buffalo
vs. Troy
Armed
Forces Bowl
Dec. 22 Fort Worth,
Texas
American
vs. Big 12
Army
vs. Baylor
Birmingham
Bowl
Dec. 22 Birmingham,
Ala.
American
vs. SEC
Memphis
vs. Georgia Tech
Idaho
Potato
Bowl
Dec. 21 Boise,
Idaho
MAC vs. Mountain West Utah State
vs. Northern Illinois
Bahamas
Bowl
Dec. 21 Nassau,
Bahamas
C-USA
vs. MAC
Florida International
vs. Toledo
Gasparilla
Bowl
Dec. 20 Tampa,
Fla.
American vs. ACC/C-USA Wake Forest
vs. South Florida
Frisco
Bowl
Dec. 19 Dallas,
Texas
American
vs.
C-USA/MAC
/Sun Belt
Houston
vs. Ohio
Boca
Raton
Bowl
Dec. 18 Boca Raton,
Fla.
American
vs. C-USA
Tulane vs.
Marshall
New
Orleans
Bowl
Dec. 15 New Orleans,
La.
C-USA vs.
Sun Belt
Appalachian State vs.
Southern Miss
Camellia
Bowl
Dec. 15 Montgomery,
Ala.
MAC vs.
Sun Belt
Western Michigan vs.
Georgia Southern
Las
Vegas
Bowl
Dec. 15 Las Vegas,
Nev.
Mountain West
vs. Pac-12
Boise State
vs. Stanford
Cure
Bowl
Dec. 15 Orlando,
Fla.
American
vs. Sun Belt
Temple
vs. Louisiana
New
Mexico
Bowl
Dec. 15 Albuquerque,
N.M.
C-USA vs. Mountain West Middle Tennessee
vs. Nevada

MORE: College Football Playoff rankings

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