College Football's Post-Week 14 Bowl Projections

Athlon projects the postseason after Week 14.

The final week of the 2014 college football season has arrived, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its sixth set of rankings on Tuesday this week, and there’s one more poll coming from the committee next Sunday after the Week 15 action.

 

The new playoff format has added a new layer of intrigue, as four teams – instead of two – will have a shot at the national championship once the bowl pairings are announced in early December.

 

With 14 weeks in the books, it’s time to take a look at what the bowl picture might hold for each conference and team this year.
 

Teams on the projection bubble and missing our projections this week: Oklahoma State, MTSU, Temple, UAB and Ohio. 
 

College Football's Post-Week 14 Bowl Projections
Bowl Date Tie-In Projection
New Orleans Dec. 20 Sun Belt vs.
Mountain West
 UL Lafayette vs.
Air Force 
New Mexico Dec. 20 C-USA vs.
Mountain West
 UTEP vs.
Utah State 
Las Vegas Dec. 20 Mountain West vs.
Pac-12
 Colorado State vs.
Stanford 
Famous Idaho Potato Dec. 20 MAC vs.
Mountain West
 Bowling Green vs.
Nevada 
Camellia Dec. 20 MAC vs.
Sun Belt
 Central Michigan vs.
South Alabama 
Miami Beach Dec. 22 American vs.
BYU
Cincinnati vs.
BYU 
Boca Raton Dec. 23 C-USA vs.
MAC
 Marshall vs.
Toledo 
Poinsettia Dec. 23 Mountain West vs.
Navy
 San Diego State vs.
Navy 
Bahamas Dec. 24 C-USA vs.
MAC
 Western Kentucky vs.
Western Michigan 
Hawaii Dec. 24 C-USA vs. 
Mountain West
 Rice vs.
Fresno State 
Heart of Dallas Dec. 26 Big Ten vs.
C-USA
 Rutgers vs.
Louisiana Tech 
Quick Lane Dec. 26 ACC vs. 
Big Ten
 Virginia Tech vs.
Illinois 
St. Petersburg Dec. 26 ACC vs.
American
 Miami vs.
UCF 
Military Dec. 27 ACC vs.
American
 NC State vs.
East Carolina 
Sun Dec. 27 ACC vs.
Pac-12
 Duke vs.
Utah 
Independence Dec. 27 ACC vs.
SEC
 North Carolina vs.
Texas A&M 
Pinstripe Dec. 27 ACC vs.
Big Ten
 Boston College vs.
Penn State 
Holiday Dec. 27 Big Ten vs.
Pac-12
 Nebraska vs.
USC 
Liberty Dec. 29 SEC vs.
Big 12
 Tennessee vs.
West Virginia 
Russell Athletic Dec. 29 ACC vs.
Big 12
 Clemson vs.
Kansas State 
Texas Dec. 29 Big 12 vs.
SEC
 Texas vs.
Arkansas 
Music City Dec. 30 ACC/Big Ten vs.
SEC
 Maryland vs.
Auburn 
Belk Dec. 30 ACC vs.
SEC
 Notre Dame vs.
South Carolina 
San Francisco Dec. 30 Big Ten vs.
Pac-12
 Iowa vs.
Arizona State 
Outback Jan. 1 Big Ten vs.
SEC
 Minnesota vs.
Georgia 
Citrus Jan. 1 Big Ten/ACC vs.
SEC
 Wisconsin vs.
Missouri 
Armed Forces Jan. 2 American vs.
Big 12/Army
 Houston vs.
Pittsburgh* 
Taxslayer Jan. 2 ACC/Big Ten vs.
SEC
 Louisville vs.
LSU 
Alamo Jan. 2 Big 12 vs.
Pac-12
 Oklahoma vs.
UCLA 
TicketCity Cactus Jan. 2 Big 12 vs.
Pac-12
 Washington vs.
Texas State* 
Birmingham Jan. 3 American vs.
SEC
 Memphis vs.
Florida 
GoDaddy Jan. 4 MAC vs.
Sun Belt
 Northern Illinois vs.
Arkansas State 
       
New Year's Bowls
Peach Dec. 31 At-large vs.
At-large
 Ohio State vs.
Ole Miss 
Fiesta Dec. 31 At-large vs.
At-large
 Boise State vs.
Arizona 
Orange Dec. 31 ACC vs.
Big Ten/SEC/ND
 Georgia Tech vs.
Mississippi State 
Cotton Jan. 1 At-large vs.
At-large
 TCU vs.
Michigan State 
       
Related: Projecting the Playoff Teams After Week 14
Rose Jan. 1 Playoff 
Semifinal
 Oregon vs.
Florida State 
Sugar Jan. 1 Playoff 
Semifinal
 Alabama vs.
Baylor 
National Title Jan. 12 Semifinal Winner vs.
Semifinal Winner
 Alabama vs.
Florida State 

Bold indicates team has accepted bowl bid.

* Indicates conference is not expected to fill all of its allotted tie-ins.

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