College Football's Post-Week 6 Bowl Projections

Where do teams stack up after Week 6?

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.

 

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 Purple
Las Vegas
Dec. 19 MW/BYU vs.
Pac-12

Oregon vs.

BYU 

Raycom Media
Camellia
Dec. 19 MAC vs.
Sun Belt

 Arkansas State vs.

Ohio 

R+L Carriers
New 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 of
Dallas
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 Martin
Armed 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 V100
Texas
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. 

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