The first six weeks of the college football season are in the books. And as expected, the 2016 season has already experienced some unexpected teams on the rise and on the decline. Florida State was picked by many as a preseason favorite to reach the national championship, but the Seminoles are out of the picture with two losses. Louisville, Washington and Michigan are three teams on the rise through the first month of the season and should factor into the playoff picture. In Week 6, Alabama and Ohio State inched closer to an unbeaten record, while Texas A&M knocked off Tennessee in overtime. With Houston losing at Navy, Boise State takes the top spot for the Group of 5 conferences.
The start of college football’s 2016-17 bowl season is still than two months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason.
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 6 bowl projections are a mixture between picks for the next few weeks, preseason projections, how things would look if the season ended today, and the results from the first five weeks of action. Expect several changes over the next few weeks.