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College Football Bowl Projections for 2022-23

Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

Projecting every bowl and playoff games for 2022-23 after Week 13

The 2022-23 bowl schedule features 42 overall games, and Athlon Sports is here with complete projections and predictions for all of the matchups. With 14 weeks of the season in the books, it’s never too early to take a peek at what the bowl games could look like at its conclusion.

The postseason officially begins on Dec. 16 with two matchups and continues until Jan. 9 with the national championship at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. The semifinals for the College Football Playoff take place on Dec. 31 this year, with the Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl hosting the matchups.

The actual selection process is more complicated than in previous years, and as usual, some trading of teams to fill spots is likely to happen by December. However, nearly all of the necessary information regarding the 2022-23 bowl schedule has been released. Projections will be updated every week during the year. 82 teams are needed to fill all bowl slots, but it's possible not enough programs will reach six victories. If necessary, 5-7 teams are projected (and selected) using APR for the 2022 season.

Projections will be updated as announcements are made on Sunday, Dec. 4. How will the postseason matchups look by December? Below are Athlon Sports' predictions for every bowl and playoff game in 2022 after Week 14:

College Football Bowl Projections for 2022-23

Bahamas Bowl (Dec. 16)

Tie-In: Conference USA vs. MAC

Projection: UAB vs. Miami (Ohio)

Cure Bowl (Dec. 16)

Tie-In: AAC/C-USA/MAC/MW/Sun Belt

Projection: UTSA vs. Troy

Fenway Bowl (Dec. 17)

Tie-In: ACC vs. American

Projection: Louisville vs. Cincinnati

New Mexico (Dec. 17)

Tie-In: American/C-USA vs. Mountain West

Projection: SMU vs. BYU

LA Bowl (Dec. 17)

Tie-In: Mountain West vs. Pac-12

Projection: Washington State vs. Fresno State

LendingTree Bowl (Dec. 17)

Tie-In: MAC/C-USA vs. Sun Belt

Projection: Rice vs. Southern Miss

Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 17)

Tie-In: Pac-12 vs. SEC

Projection: Oregon State vs. Florida

Frisco Bowl (Dec. 17)

Tie-In: AAC/C-USA/MAC/MW/Sun Belt

Projection: North Texas vs. Boise State

Myrtle Beach Bowl (Dec. 19)

Tie-In: AAC/C-USA/MAC/Sun Belt

Projection: Marshall vs. UConn

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Dec. 20)

Tie-In: MAC vs. Mountain West

Projection: Eastern Michigan vs. San Jose State

Boca Raton Bowl (Dec. 20)

Tie-In: AAC/C-USA/MAC/Sun Belt

Projection: Liberty vs. Toledo

New Orleans Bowl (Dec. 21)

Tie-In: C-USA vs. Sun Belt

Projection: WKU vs. South Alabama

Armed Forces Bowl (Dec. 22)

Tie-In: Big 12/C-USA/AAC

Projection: Baylor vs. Air Force

Independence Bowl (Dec. 23)

Tie-In: AAC vs. Army

Projection: Louisiana vs. Houston

Gasparilla Bowl (Dec. 23)


Projection: Wake Forest vs. Missouri