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College Football's Post-Week 9 Bowl Projections

Trevone Boykin

Trevone Boykin

The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than two months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason.

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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.

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The post-Week 9 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 nine weeks of action. Expect several changes over the next two months.

College Football's Post-Week 9 Bowl Projections

Bowl

Date

Tie-In

Projection

AutoNation Cure

Dec. 19

Sun Belt vs.
American

 Georgia Southern vs.East Carolina 

Gildan New Mexico

Dec. 19

C-USA vs.
MW

 Utah State vs.Louisiana Tech 

Royal PurpleLas Vegas

Dec. 19

MW/BYU vs.
Pac-12

 Washington State vs.Boise State 

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

WKU vs.Houston 

Famous Idaho Potato

Dec. 22

MAC vs.
MW

 Nevada vs.Bowling Green 

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

 Appalachian State vs.Northern Illinois 

Popeyes Bahamas

Dec. 24

C-USA vs.MAC

MTSU vs.Western Michigan 

Hawaii

Dec. 24

American vs.
BYU/MW

 BYU vs. Tulsa 

St. Petersburg

Dec. 26

C-USA vs. 
American

Marshall vs.USF 

Hyundai Sun

Dec. 26

ACC/ND vs.
Pac-12

 Pittsburgh vs.Oregon 

Zaxby's Heart ofDallas

Dec. 26

Big 12 vs.
C-USA

 Rice vs.Texas State* 

New Era Pinstripe

Dec. 26

ACC/ND vs.
Big Ten

 Duke vs.Wisconsin 

Independence

Dec. 26

ACC/ND vs.
SEC

Virginia Tech vs.Kentucky 

Foster Farms

Dec. 26

Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

Arizona State vs.Minnesota 

Military

Dec. 28

ACC/ND vs.
American

 Navy vs.NC State 

Quick Lane

Dec. 28

ACC/ND vs.
Big Ten

 Miami vs.Central Michigan* 

Lockheed MartinArmed Forces

Dec. 29

MW vs.
Big Ten

 Air Force vs.California* 

Russell Athletic

Dec. 29

ACC/ND vs.
Big 12

 Oklahoma State vs.Florida State 

NOVA Home Loans Arizona

Dec. 29

C-USA vs. Mountain West

Colorado State vs.Old Dominion 

AdvoCare V100Texas

Dec. 29

Big 12 vs.
SEC

Texas Tech vs.Mississippi State 

Birmingham

Dec. 30

American vs.
SEC

Cincinnati vs.Auburn 

Belk

Dec. 30

ACC/ND vs.
SEC

 North Carolina vs.Tennessee 

Franklin American
Music City

Dec. 30

ACC/ND/Big Ten vs.
SEC

Indiana vs.Georgia 

National University
Holiday

Dec. 30

Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

 UCLA vs.Northwestern 

Outback

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs. 
SEC

 Penn State vs.Ole Miss  

Buffalo Wild Wings
Citrus

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs.
SEC

 Michigan vs.Florida 

TaxSlayer

Jan. 2

ACC/ND/Big Ten vs.
SEC

 Louisville vs.Texas A&M   

AutoZone Liberty

Jan. 2

Big 12 vs. 
SEC

Kansas State vs.Arkansas 

Valero Alamo

Jan. 2

Big 12 vs.
Pac-12

Oklahoma vs.USC 

Cactus

Jan. 2

Big 12 vs. 
Pac-12

 West Virginia vs.Arizona 

 

 

 

 

Chick-fil-A Peach

Dec. 31

At-large vs.
At-large

Memphis vs.Iowa 

Fiesta

Jan. 1

At-large vs.
At-large

 Notre Dame vs.Utah 

Rose

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

 Michigan State vs.Stanford 

Sugar

Jan. 1

SEC vs.
Big 12

 LSU vs.TCU 

 

 

 

 

Cotton

Dec. 31

Playoff
Semifinal

 Ohio State vs.Baylor 

Orange

Dec. 31

Playoff
Semifinal

 Alabama vs.Clemson 

National Championship

Jan. 11

Cotton Bowl Winner vs.
Orange Bowl Winner

 Ohio State vs.Alabama