College Football's Post-Week 12 Bowl Projections

Where do teams stack up after Week 12?

The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than one 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.

 

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The post-Week 12 bowl projections are a mixture between picks for the next two weeks, how things would look if the season ended today, and the results from the first 12 weeks of action. Expect several changes over the next few weeks.

 

College Football's Post-Week 12 Bowl Projections
Bowl Date Tie-In Projection
AutoNation Cure Dec. 19 Sun Belt vs.
American

 UConn vs.

Buffalo* 

Gildan New Mexico Dec. 19 C-USA vs.
MW

New Mexico vs.

Old Dominion   

Royal Purple
Las Vegas
Dec. 19 MW/BYU vs.
Pac-12

 Air Force vs.

UCLA 

Raycom Media
Camellia
Dec. 19 MAC vs.
Sun Belt

 Toledo vs.

Appalachian State 

R+L Carriers
New Orleans
Dec. 19 C-USA vs.
Sun Belt

Louisiana Tech vs.

Arkansas State 

Miami Beach Dec. 21 American vs.
C-USA

 WKU vs.

Temple 

Famous Idaho Potato Dec. 22 MAC vs.
MW

 Utah State vs.

Bowling Green 

Boca Raton Dec. 22 American vs.
MAC

 Western Michigan vs.

Cincinnati 

SDCCU Poinsettia Dec. 23 Mountain West vs.
Army

San Diego State vs.

Ohio* 

GoDaddy Dec. 23

MAC vs.

Sun Belt

 Northern Illinois vs.

Georgia Southern 

Popeyes Bahamas Dec. 24

C-USA vs.

MAC

 MTSU vs.

Akron 

Hawaii Dec. 24 American vs.
BYU/MW

 BYU vs.

Tulsa 

St. Petersburg Dec. 26 C-USA vs. 
American

Marshall vs.

USF 

Hyundai Sun Dec. 26 ACC/ND vs.
Pac-12

NC State vs.

Washington State 

Zaxby's Heart of
Dallas
Dec. 26 Big 12 vs.
C-USA

 Southern Miss vs.

Washington* 

New Era Pinstripe Dec. 26 ACC/ND vs.
Big Ten

Indiana vs.

Pittsburgh 

Independence Dec. 26 ACC/ND vs.
SEC

 Duke vs.

Arizona* 

Foster Farms Dec. 26 Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

 Nebraska vs.

Oregon 

Military Dec. 28 ACC/ND vs.
American

 Navy vs. 

Miami 

Quick Lane Dec. 28 ACC/ND vs.
Big Ten

 Central Michigan* vs.

Colorado State* 

Lockheed Martin
Armed Forces
Dec. 29 MW vs.
Big Ten

 Boise State vs.

Arizona State* 

Russell Athletic Dec. 29 ACC/ND vs.
Big 12

 TCU vs.

North Carolina 

NOVA Home 

Loans Arizona

Dec. 29

C-USA vs. 

Mountain West

Nevada vs.

East Carolina* 

AdvoCare V100
Texas
Dec. 29 Big 12 vs.
SEC

Texas Tech vs.

Texas A&M 

Birmingham Dec. 30 American vs.
SEC

 Auburn vs.

Memphis 

Belk Dec. 30 ACC/ND vs.
SEC

Virginia Tech vs.

Mississippi State 

Franklin American
Music City
Dec. 30 ACC/ND/Big Ten vs.
SEC

 Penn State vs.

Georgia 

National University
Holiday
Dec. 30 Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

 Wisconsin vs.

Utah 

Outback Jan. 1 Big Ten vs. 
SEC

 Northwestern vs.

Tennessee 

Buffalo Wild Wings
Citrus
Jan. 1 Big Ten vs.
SEC

 Michigan vs.

Ole Miss 

TaxSlayer Jan. 2 ACC/ND/Big Ten vs.
SEC

 LSU vs.

Louisville 

AutoZone Liberty Jan. 2 Big 12 vs. 
SEC

West Virginia vs.

Arkansas 

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 State vs.

Iowa 

Fiesta Jan. 1 At-large vs.
At-large

Houston vs.

Notre Dame 

Rose Jan. 1 Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

Stanford vs.

Ohio State 

Sugar Jan. 1 SEC vs.
Big 12

 Florida vs.

Baylor 

       
Cotton Dec. 31 Playoff
Semifinal

 Alabama vs.

Oklahoma 

Orange Dec. 31 Playoff
Semifinal

Clemson vs.

Michigan State 

National Championship Jan. 11 Cotton Bowl Winner vs.
Orange Bowl Winner

 Alabama vs.

Clemson 

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