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College Football's Post-Week 13 Bowl Projections

C.J. Beathard

C.J. Beathard

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

The post-Week 13 bowl projections are a mixture between predictions for Week 14, how things would look if the season ended today, and the results from the first 13 weeks of action. 

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Note: Bold indicates team has accepted bowl bid.

College Football's Post-Week 13 Bowl Projections

Bowl

Date

Tie-In

Projection

AutoNation Cure

Dec. 19

Sun Belt vs.
American

 Tulsa vs. San Jose State* 

Gildan New Mexico

Dec. 19

C-USA vs.
MW

New Mexico vs.Arizona State* 

Royal PurpleLas Vegas

Dec. 19

MW/BYU vs.
Pac-12

 BYU vs.Washington State 

Raycom MediaCamellia

Dec. 19

MAC vs.
Sun Belt

 Appalachian State vs.Akron 

R+L CarriersNew Orleans

Dec. 19

C-USA vs.
Sun Belt

 Arkansas State vs.Southern Miss 

Miami Beach

Dec. 21

American vs.
C-USA

WKU vs.South Florida 

Famous Idaho Potato

Dec. 22

MAC vs.
MW

Colorado State vs.Bowling Green 

Boca Raton

Dec. 22

American vs.
MAC

 Ohio vs.Cincinnati 

SDCCU Poinsettia

Dec. 23

Mountain West vs.
Army

 Boise State vs.Toledo 

GoDaddy

Dec. 23

MAC vs.Sun Belt

 Georgia Southern vs.Northern Illinois 

Popeyes Bahamas

Dec. 24

C-USA vs.MAC

MTSU vs.Western Michigan 

Hawaii

Dec. 24

American vs.
BYU/MW

San Diego State vs.Temple 

St. Petersburg

Dec. 26

C-USA vs. 
American

Marshall vs.UConn 

Hyundai Sun

Dec. 26

ACC/ND vs.
Pac-12

 UCLA vs.Louisville 

Zaxby's Heart ofDallas

Dec. 26

Big 12 vs.
C-USA

Louisiana Tech vs.Utah State* 

New Era Pinstripe

Dec. 26

ACC/ND vs.
Big Ten

 Indiana vs.Pittsburgh 

Independence

Dec. 26

ACC/ND vs.
SEC

 Duke vs.Illinois* 

Foster Farms

Dec. 26

Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

USC vs.Nebraska 

Military

Dec. 28

ACC/ND vs.
American

Navy vs.NC State 

Quick Lane

Dec. 28

ACC/ND vs.
Big Ten

Central Michigan* vs.Minnesota 

Lockheed MartinArmed Forces

Dec. 29

MW vs.
Big Ten

Air Force vs.Washington* 

Russell Athletic

Dec. 29

ACC/ND vs.
Big 12

Oklahoma State vs.North Carolina 

NOVA Home Loans Arizona

Dec. 29

C-USA vs. Mountain West

 Arizona* vs.Nevada 

AdvoCare V100Texas

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

 Mississippi State vs.Virginia Tech 

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

 Utah vs.Wisconsin 

Outback

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs. 
SEC

 Northwestern vs.Tennessee 

Buffalo Wild Wings
Citrus

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs.
SEC

 Michigan vs.Florida 

TaxSlayer

Jan. 2

ACC/ND/Big Ten vs.
SEC

 LSU vs.Miami 

AutoZone Liberty

Jan. 2

Big 12 vs. 
SEC

 Kansas State vs.Arkansas 

Valero Alamo

Jan. 2

Big 12 vs.
Pac-12

Oregon vs.TCU 

Cactus

Jan. 2

Big 12 vs. 
Pac-12

California vs.West Virginia 

 

 

 

 

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

 Ohio State vs.Stanford 

Sugar

Jan. 1

SEC vs.
Big 12

 Ole Miss 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