College football’s 2016 regular season is down to its final weekend of action. And with just one week remaining, the bowl picture for every game and teams involved is starting to clear. A majority of the matchups won’t be announced until Sunday, Dec. 4 but some clarity about teams and destinations could pop up throughout the week. With that in mind, Athlon Sports will update its bowl projections as needed before the final weekend of 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 13 bowl projections are a mixture between picks for the final week of the season and the results from the first 13 weeks of action.
* Indicates conferences did not have enough projected teams to fill tie-ins.
Teams in bold have accepted a bid to that bowl game.