College Football Bowl Projections for 2017-18

Projecting every bowl and playoff games for 2017-18.

All 14 weeks of the college football season are in the books, and the official announcement for bowls and the CFB Playoff is just hours away. Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia secured playoff bids with wins in conference championship games, but the No. 4 spot between Ohio State and Alabama remains uncertain going into Selection Sunday. With the Week 14 contests completed, it's time to revamp the bowl projections one more time before the final announcements are made on Sunday, Dec. 3.

 

Western Michigan, MTSU and Buffalo are outside of our bowl projections and are on the bubble to make a bowl game.

 

The start of college football’s 2017-18 bowl season is less than one month away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason.

 

The bowl season features 40 matchups, with five games on Dec. 16 starting the 2017-18 slate. The postseason concludes on Jan. 8 with the national championship, while the playoff semifinals are on Jan. 1 this year.

 

NEW: Picks for Every College Bowl Game 2017-18

 

Here's a look at how the 2017-18 postseason might look with the latest bowl projections:

 

College Football Bowl Projections After Week 14

Bowl

Date/

TV

Tie-In Projection
New Orleans

Dec. 16

ESPN

C-USA vs.

Sun Belt

 North Texas vs.

Troy 

Cure

Dec. 16

CBSSN

American vs. 

Sun Belt

Marshall* vs. 

Georgia State 

Las Vegas

Dec. 16

ABC

MW vs.

Pac-12

Bowl Projections for BYUBoise State vs.

Arizona  

New Mexico

Dec. 16

ESPN

C-USA vs. 

MW

WKU vs. 

Colorado State 

Camellia

Dec. 16

ESPN

MAC vs. 

Sun Belt

Bowl Projections for Akron Akron vs.

Arkansas State 

Boca Raton

Dec. 19

ESPN

American vs.

C-USA

 FAU vs.

Temple 

Frisco

Dec. 20

ESPN

American vs.

At-Large

 SMU vs. 

Louisiana Tech*  

Bad Boy
Mowers Gasparilla

Dec. 21

ESPN

American vs.

C-USA

 Duke* vs. 

FIU  

Bahamas 

Dec. 22

ESPN

C-USA vs. 

MAC

 UAB vs.

Ohio 

Famous Idaho Potato

Dec. 22

ESPN

MAC vs. 

MW

 Northern Illinois vs.

Wyoming 

Birmingham

Dec. 23

ESPN

American vs.

SEC

 USF vs. 

UCLA*  

Armed Forces

Dec. 23

ESPN

Army vs. 

C-USA

 Army vs.

UTSA 

Dollar General

Dec. 23

ESPN

MAC vs. 

Sun Belt

 Toledo vs.

Appalachian State 

Hawaii

Dec. 24

ESPN

American vs. 

MW

  Fresno State vs. 

Houston  

Heart of Dallas

Dec. 26

ESPN

Big 12 vs.

Big Ten

 Texas Tech vs.

Utah*  

Quick Lane

Dec. 26

ESPN

ACC vs. 

Big Ten

 Central Michigan* vs.

Purdue  

Cactus

Dec. 26

ESPN

 

Big 12 vs. 

Pac-12

 Kansas State vs. 

Oregon 

Independence

Dec. 27

ESPN

ACC vs. 

SEC

 Florida State vs.

Southern Miss* 

Pinstripe

Dec. 27

ESPN

ACC vs. 

Big Ten

 Boston College vs.

Iowa 

Foster Farms

Dec. 27

FOX

Big Ten vs. 

Pac-12

 San Diego State* vs.

Washington State 

Texas

Dec. 27

ESPN

Big 12 vs. 

SEC

 Missouri vs. 

Texas  

Military

Dec. 28

ESPN

ACC vs.

American

 Virginia vs.

Navy 

Camping World 

Dec. 28

ESPN

ACC vs.

Big 12

Bowl Projections for Virginia Tech Virginia Tech vs.

Iowa State 

Holiday

Dec. 28

FS1

Big Ten vs.

Pac-12

Bowl Projections for Michigan Michigan vs.

Stanford 

Alamo

Dec. 28

ESPN

Big 12 vs.

Pac-12

Oklahoma State vs.

Washington   

Belk

Dec. 29

ESPN

ACC vs.

SEC

 Wake Forest vs. 

Texas A&M     

Sun

Dec. 29

CBS

ACC vs. 

Pac-12

 NC State vs.

Arizona State 

Music City

Dec. 29

ESPN

ACC/Big Ten vs.

SEC

Northwestern vs.

Kentucky 

TaxSlayer

Dec. 30

ESPN

ACC/Big Ten vs.

SEC

 Louisville vs. 

Mississippi State  

Liberty

Dec. 30

ABC

Big 12 vs.

SEC

 West Virginia vs. 

Memphis*    

Arizona

Dec. 30

CBSSN

MW vs.

Sun Belt

Utah State vs.

New Mexico State 

Outback

Jan. 1

ESPN2

Big Ten vs.

SEC

Bowl Projections for Michigan State Michigan State vs.

South Carolina   

Citrus

Jan. 1

ABC

ACC/Big Ten vs.

SEC

 Notre Dame vs.

LSU    

       

New Year's Six Bowls

Cotton

Dec. 29

ESPN

At-Large vs.

At-Large

Bowl Projections for TCU TCU vs.

Penn State Bowl Projections for Penn State  

Fiesta

Dec. 30

ESPN

At-Large vs.

At-Large

 USC vs.

Ohio State Bowl Projections for Ohio State

Capital One Orange

Dec. 30

ESPN

ACC vs. 

Big Ten/SEC/ND

 Miami vs.

Wisconsin Bowl Projections for Wisconsin Badgers

Chick-fil-A

Jan. 1

ESPN

At-Large vs.

At-Large

 Auburn vs. 

UCF  

       

College Football Playoff

Rose

Jan. 1

ESPN

Playoff

Semifinal

 Oklahoma vs.

Georgia 

Sugar

Jan. 1

ESPN

Playoff

Semifinal

Bowl Projections for Alabama Alabama vs.

Clemson 

       

National Championship

CFB National Championship

(Atlanta, Ga.)

Jan. 8

ESPN

Rose Winner vs.

Sugar Winner

 Georgia vs.

Clemson 

* Indicates conference is not expected to fill its allotment of bids and spot will be filled by at-large team. Bold indicates team has accepted bid to bowl. 

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 00:25

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