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College Football's Post-Week 6 Bowl Projections

Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield

The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is still two 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.

The post-Week 6 bowl projections are a mixture between picks for the next few weeks, how things would look if the season ended today, and the results from the first six weeks of action. Expect several changes over the next two months.

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College Football's Post-Week 6 Bowl Projections

Bowl

Date

Tie-In

Projection

AutoNation Cure

Dec. 19

Sun Belt vs.
American

 East Carolina vs.Appalachian State 

Gildan New Mexico

Dec. 19

C-USA vs.
MW

 San Jose State vs.MTSU   

Royal PurpleLas Vegas

Dec. 19

MW/BYU vs.
Pac-12

Oregon vs.BYU 

Raycom MediaCamellia

Dec. 19

MAC vs.
Sun Belt

 Arkansas State vs.Ohio 

R+L CarriersNew Orleans

Dec. 19

C-USA vs.
Sun Belt

 UL Lafayette vs.Southern Miss 

Miami Beach

Dec. 21

American vs.
C-USA

 Houston vs.WKU 

Famous Idaho Potato

Dec. 22

MAC vs.
MW

Bowling Green vs.Colorado State 

Boca Raton

Dec. 22

American vs.
MAC

 Toledo vs.Temple 

SDCCU Poinsettia

Dec. 23

Mountain West vs.
Army

San Diego State vs.Washington* 

GoDaddy

Dec. 23

MAC vs.Sun Belt

 Georgia Southern vs.Northern Illinois 

Popeyes Bahamas

Dec. 24

C-USA vs.MAC

 Western Michigan vs.Louisiana Tech 

Hawaii

Dec. 24

American vs.
BYU/MW

 Utah State vs.Tulsa 

St. Petersburg

Dec. 26

C-USA vs. 
American

Cincinnati vs.Marshall 

Hyundai Sun

Dec. 26

ACC/ND vs.
Pac-12

USC vs.NC State 

Zaxby's Heart ofDallas

Dec. 26

Big 12 vs.
C-USA

Rice vs.Indiana* 

New Era Pinstripe

Dec. 26

ACC/ND vs.
Big Ten

 Northwestern vs.Pittsburgh   

Independence

Dec. 26

ACC/ND vs.
SEC

Virginia Tech vs.Missouri 

Foster Farms

Dec. 26

Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

California vs. Minnesota 

Military

Dec. 28

ACC/ND vs.
American

 Navy vs.Duke 

Quick Lane

Dec. 28

ACC/ND vs.
Big Ten

 Nebraska vs.Georgia Tech 

Lockheed MartinArmed Forces

Dec. 29

MW vs.
Big Ten

Air Force vs.Illinois   

Russell Athletic

Dec. 29

ACC/ND vs.
Big 12

 Louisville vs.Oklahoma State 

NOVA Home Loans Arizona

Dec. 29

C-USA vs. Mountain West

 Nevada vs.South Alabama* 

AdvoCare V100Texas

Dec. 29

Big 12 vs.
SEC

 Texas Tech vs.Mississippi State 

Birmingham

Dec. 30

American vs.
SEC

Memphis vs.Arkansas 

Belk

Dec. 30

ACC/ND vs.
SEC

 North Carolina vs.Tennessee 

Franklin American
Music City

Dec. 30

ACC/ND/Big Ten vs.
SEC

 Miami vs.Georgia 

National University
Holiday

Dec. 30

Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

 UCLA vs.Wisconsin 

Outback

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs. 
SEC

 Iowa vs.Florida 

Buffalo Wild Wings
Citrus

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs.
SEC

 Michigan State vs.Texas A&M  

TaxSlayer

Jan. 2

ACC/ND/Big Ten vs.
SEC

 Penn State vs.Ole Miss 

AutoZone Liberty

Jan. 2

Big 12 vs. 
SEC

 Kansas State vs.Kentucky 

Valero Alamo

Jan. 2

Big 12 vs.
Pac-12

Oklahoma vs.Arizona State 

Cactus

Jan. 2

Big 12 vs. 
Pac-12

 West Virginia vs.Arizona 

 

 

 

 

Chick-fil-A Peach

Dec. 31

At-large vs.
At-large

Florida State vs.Notre Dame 

Fiesta

Jan. 1

At-large vs.
At-large

 Utah vs.Boise State  

Rose

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

Stanford vs.Michigan 

Sugar

Jan. 1

SEC vs.
Big 12

 TCU vs. LSU 

 

 

 

 

Cotton

Dec. 31

Playoff
Semifinal

 Ohio State vs.Clemson 

Orange

Dec. 31

Playoff
Semifinal

 Alabama vs.Baylor 

National Championship

Jan. 11

Cotton Bowl Winner vs.
Orange Bowl Winner

 Ohio State vs.Alabama 

* Indicates an at-large selection. Conference not projected to have enough bowl-eligible teams to fulfill the conference alignment.