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College Football's Post-Week 11 Bowl Projections

Where do teams stack up after Week 11?

Week 11 provided its share of upsets for the 2016 college football season. Clemson, Michigan and Washington were knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten, while Auburn and Texas A&M – two of the selection committee’s top-10 teams – were also defeated in SEC play last Saturday.

 

Now that the dust has settled from Week 11, it’s time to pick up the pieces and examine what type of impact the upsets will have on the bowl season. There’s a long way to go this year, but for now, last week’s results didn’t change much in our projections. If Alabama, Clemson, Washington and Ohio State win out, that’s our guess on the top four. However, Louisville, Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan are still in the mix.

 

The start of college football’s 2016-17 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 first edition of the College Football Playoff rankings by the committee were released on Nov. 1 and continue each Tuesday until the first Sunday in December after the conference championship games.

 

The bowl season features 41 matchups, with five games on Dec. 17 starting the 2016-17 slate. The postseason concludes on Jan. 9 with the national championship, while the playoff semifinals are on Dec. 31 this year.

 

The post-Week 11 bowl projections are a mixture between picks for the next few weeks, preseason projections, how things would look if the season ended today, and the results from the first 11 weeks of action. Expect several changes over the next few weeks.

 

* Indicates conferences did not have enough projected teams to fill tie-ins.

 

College Football's Post-Week 11 Bowl Projections

 

Bowl Date Matchup Projection
New Mexico Dec. 17

C-USA vs.

MW

 UTSA vs.

Colorado State 

Las Vegas Dec. 17

Pac-12 vs.

MW

Arizona State vs.

Boise State 

AutoNation Cure Dec. 17

American vs.

Sun Belt

 South Alabama vs.

UCF 

Camellia Dec. 17

MAC vs.

Sun Belt

 Arkansas State vs.

Miami, Ohio 

New Orleans Dec. 17

C-USA vs.

Sun Belt

 Troy vs.

Southern Miss 

Miami Beach Dec. 19

American vs.

MAC

 Houston vs.

Toledo 

Boca Raton Dec. 20

American/MAC vs.

C-USA

 Tulsa vs.

WKU 

Poinsettia Dec. 21

BYU vs.

MW

 BYU vs.

San Diego State 

Famous Idaho Potato Dec. 22

MW vs.

MAC

 Central Michigan vs.

Wyoming 

Bahamas Dec. 23

American/MAC vs.

C-USA

 Eastern Michigan vs.

Old Dominion 

Armed Forces Dec. 23

American vs.

Big 12

 Navy vs.

Texas Tech 

Dollar General Dec. 23

Sun Belt vs.

MAC

 Appalachian State vs.

Ohio  

Hawaii Dec. 24

MW vs.

C-USA

MTSU vs.

Hawaii 

St. Petersburg Dec. 26

American vs.

ACC

 Memphis vs.

Army* 

Quick Lane Dec. 26

ACC vs.

Big Ten

 Indiana vs.

Boston College 

Independence Dec. 26

ACC vs.

SEC

 Kentucky vs.

NC State 

Heart of Dallas Dec. 27

Big Ten vs.

C-USA

 Louisiana Tech vs.

Baylor* 

Military Dec. 27

American vs.

ACC

 Temple vs.

Georgia Tech 

Holiday Dec. 27

Big Ten vs.

Pac-12

 Iowa vs.

Washington State 

Cactus Dec. 27

Big 12 vs.

Pac-12

 Kansas State vs.

New Mexico* 

Pinstripe Dec. 28

ACC vs.

ig Ten

 Maryland vs.

Pitt 

Russell Athletic Dec. 28

ACC vs.

Big 12

 West Virginia vs.

North Carolina 

Foster Farms Dec. 28

Big Ten vs.

Pac-12

 Minnesota vs.

Colorado 

Texas Dec. 28

Big 12 vs.

SEC

 TCU vs.

Texas A&M 

Birmingham Dec. 29

American vs.

SEC

 USF vs.

South Carolina 

Belk Dec. 29

ACC vs.

SEC

Georgia vs.

Virginia Tech 

Alamo Dec. 29

Big 12 vs.

Pac-12

 Oklahoma State vs.

USC 

Liberty Dec. 30

Big 12 vs.

SEC

Texas vs.

Ole Miss 

Sun Dec. 30

ACC/ND vs.

Pac-12

 Stanford vs.

Wake Forest 

Arizona Dec. 30

Sun Belt vs.

MW

 Idaho vs.

Air Force 

Music City Dec. 30

ACC/Big Ten vs.

SEC

Northwestern vs.

Arkansas 

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Dec. 31

Big Ten/ACC vs.

SEC

 Florida State vs.

Tennessee 

TaxSlayer Dec. 31

ACC/Big Ten vs.

SEC

 Florida vs.

Miami 

Outback Jan. 2

Big Ten vs.

SEC

 Nebraska vs.

Auburn 

       
New Year's Six
   
Orange Dec. 30

ACC vs.

ND/SEC/Big Ten

 Louisville vs.

Wisconsin 

Cotton Jan. 2

At-large vs.

At-large

 Western Michigan vs.

Penn State 

Rose Jan. 2

Big Ten vs.

Pac-12

 Michigan vs.

Utah 

Sugar Jan. 2

Big 12 vs.

SEC

Oklahoma vs.

LSU 

       
CFB Playoff
   
Chick-fil-A Peach Dec. 31

Playoff

Semifinal

 Alabama vs.

Washington 

Fiesta Dec. 31

Playoff

Semifinal

 Ohio State vs.

Clemson 

       
National Title Jan. 9

Peach Winner vs.

Fiesta Winner

 Alabama vs.

Ohio State 

       
Event Date: 
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 03:06

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