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College Football's Post-Week 10 Bowl Projections

Mark Dantonio

Mark Dantonio

The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than two months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason.

The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 matchups, starting on Dec. 19 with five games. The postseason concludes on Jan. 11 with the national championship, while the playoff semifinals are on Dec. 31 this year.

Related: CFB Playoff Committee Rankings (Nov. 10)

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The post-Week 10 bowl projections are a mixture between picks for the next few weeks, how things would look if the season ended today, and the results from the first 10 weeks of action. Expect several changes over the next few weeks.

College Football's Post-Week 10 Bowl Projections

Bowl

Date

Tie-In

Projection

AutoNation Cure

Dec. 19

Sun Belt vs.
American

Tulsa vs.Georgia Southern 

Gildan New Mexico

Dec. 19

C-USA vs.
MW

Rice vs.New Mexico 

Royal PurpleLas Vegas

Dec. 19

MW/BYU vs.
Pac-12

 Boise State vs.Arizona State 

Raycom MediaCamellia

Dec. 19

MAC vs.
Sun Belt

 Appalachian State vs.Toledo 

R+L CarriersNew Orleans

Dec. 19

C-USA vs.
Sun Belt

 Southern Miss vs.UL Lafayette 

Miami Beach

Dec. 21

American vs.
C-USA

Temple vs.WKU 

Famous Idaho Potato

Dec. 22

MAC vs.
MW

 Utah State vs.Central Michigan 

Boca Raton

Dec. 22

American vs.
MAC

Cincinnati vs.Bowling Green 

SDCCU Poinsettia

Dec. 23

Mountain West vs.
Army

 San Diego State vs.Ohio* 

GoDaddy

Dec. 23

MAC vs.Sun Belt

 Arkansas State vs.Western Michigan 

Popeyes Bahamas

Dec. 24

C-USA vs.MAC

MTSU vs.Northern Illinois 

Hawaii

Dec. 24

American vs.
BYU/MW

 BYU vs.Washington* 

St. Petersburg

Dec. 26

C-USA vs. 
American

USF vs.Marshall 

Hyundai Sun

Dec. 26

ACC/ND vs.
Pac-12

Oregon vs.Pittsburgh 

Zaxby's Heart ofDallas

Dec. 26

Big 12 vs.
C-USA

Louisiana Tech vs.Buffalo* 

New Era Pinstripe

Dec. 26

ACC/ND vs.
Big Ten

 Wisconsin vs.Duke 

Independence

Dec. 26

ACC/ND vs.
SEC

Virginia Tech vs.Colorado State* 

Foster Farms

Dec. 26

Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

 Nebraska vs.Washington State 

Military

Dec. 28

ACC/ND vs.
American

NC State vs.Navy 

Quick Lane

Dec. 28

ACC/ND vs.
Big Ten

Illinois vs.Miami 

Lockheed MartinArmed Forces

Dec. 29

MW vs.
Big Ten

Indiana vs.Air Force 

Russell Athletic

Dec. 29

ACC/ND vs.
Big 12

 Florida State vs.TCU 

NOVA Home Loans Arizona

Dec. 29

C-USA vs. Mountain West

 UTEP vs.Nevada 

AdvoCare V100Texas

Dec. 29

Big 12 vs.
SEC

Texas Tech vs.Texas A&M 

Birmingham

Dec. 30

American vs.
SEC

Memphis vs.Kentucky 

Belk

Dec. 30

ACC/ND vs.
SEC

 Miss. State vs.North Carolina 

Franklin American
Music City

Dec. 30

ACC/ND/Big Ten vs.
SEC

 Georgia vs.Penn State 

National University
Holiday

Dec. 30

Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

 Northwestern vs.UCLA 

Outback

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs. 
SEC

 Michigan vs.Ole Miss 

Buffalo Wild Wings
Citrus

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs.
SEC

 Tennessee vs.Michigan State 

TaxSlayer

Jan. 2

ACC/ND/Big Ten vs.
SEC

Arkansas vs.Louisville 

AutoZone Liberty

Jan. 2

Big 12 vs. 
SEC

 Auburn vs.West Virginia 

Valero Alamo

Jan. 2

Big 12 vs.
Pac-12

 Oklahoma State vs.USC 

Cactus

Jan. 2

Big 12 vs. 
Pac-12

Kansas State vs.California 

 

 

 

 

Chick-fil-A Peach

Dec. 31

At-large vs.
At-large

 Florida vs.Notre Dame 

Fiesta

Jan. 1

At-large vs.
At-large

 Houston vs.Utah 

Rose

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

Stanford vs. Iowa 

Sugar

Jan. 1

SEC vs.
Big 12

 LSU vs.Oklahoma 

 

 

 

 

Cotton

Dec. 31

Playoff
Semifinal

 Ohio State vs.Baylor 

Orange

Dec. 31

Playoff
Semifinal

 Clemson vs. Alabama 

National Championship

Jan. 11

Cotton Bowl Winner vs.
Orange Bowl Winner

 Ohio State vs.Alabama