College Football's Post-Week 12 Bowl Projections

Where do teams stack up after Week 12?

Just two weeks remain in college football’s 2016 season. While the regular season is winding down, the bowl picture is starting to clear for all 10 conferences and rivalry week should add even more certainty to postseason destinations for eligible teams. Considering the 2016-17 bowl season is less than one month away, 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 12 bowl projections are a mixture between picks for the next two weeks, preseason projections, 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 two weeks.

 

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

 

College Football's Post-Week 12 Bowl Projections

 

Bowl Date Matchup Projection
New Mexico Dec. 17

C-USA vs.

MW

 UTSA vs.

New Mexico 

Las Vegas Dec. 17

Pac-12 vs.

MW

San Diego State vs.

Arizona State 

AutoNation Cure Dec. 17

American vs.

Sun Belt

 Appalachian State vs.

UCF 

Camellia Dec. 17

MAC vs.

Sun Belt

 Miami, Ohio vs.

South Alabama 

New Orleans Dec. 17

C-USA vs.

Sun Belt

 Arkansas State vs.

Old Dominion 

Miami Beach Dec. 19

American vs.

MAC

 Toledo vs.

Houston 

Boca Raton Dec. 20

American/MAC vs.

C-USA

WKU vs.

Tulsa 

Poinsettia Dec. 21

BYU vs.

MW

 BYU vs.

Wyoming 

Famous Idaho Potato Dec. 22

MW vs.

MAC

 Central Michigan vs.

Colorado State 

Bahamas Dec. 23

American/MAC vs.

C-USA

 Eastern Michigan vs.

North Texas

Armed Forces Dec. 23

American vs.

Big 12

 Navy vs.

Baylor 

Dollar General Dec. 23

Sun Belt vs.

MAC

 Troy vs.

Ohio 

Hawaii Dec. 24

MW vs.

C-USA

 Hawaii vs.

MTSU 

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.

Vanderbilt* 

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

 TCU vs.

Boise State* 

Pinstripe Dec. 28

ACC vs.

Big 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

 Northwestern vs.

Utah 

Texas Dec. 28

Big 12 vs.

SEC

 Kansas State vs.

Texas A&M 

Birmingham Dec. 29

American vs.

SEC

 South Carolina vs.

USF 

Belk Dec. 29

ACC vs.

SEC

 Georgia vs.

Virginia Tech 

Alamo Dec. 29

Big 12 vs.

Pac-12

Oklahoma State vs.

Colorado 

Liberty Dec. 30

Big 12 vs.

SEC

 Texas vs.

Ole Miss 

Sun Dec. 30

ACC/ND vs.

Pac-12

 Wake Forest vs.

Stanford 

Arizona Dec. 30

Sun Belt vs.

MW

 Air Force vs.

Idaho 

Music City Dec. 30

ACC/Big Ten vs.

SEC

 Minnesota vs.

Arkansas 

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Dec. 31

Big Ten/ACC vs.

SEC

 Auburn vs.

Florida State 

TaxSlayer Dec. 31

ACC/Big Ten vs.

SEC

 LSU vs.

Miami 

Outback Jan. 2

Big Ten vs.

SEC

 Nebraska vs.

Florida 

       
       
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.

USC 

Sugar Jan. 2

Big 12 vs.

SEC

 Oklahoma vs.

Tennessee 

       
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: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 21:42

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