Predictions for Every College Football 2017-18 Bowl Game

Predictions and picks for all 39 postseason games and the national championship.

College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 16 and continues until the national championship in Atlanta, Ga. on Jan. 8. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 16, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.

 

Five games are slated for the first Saturday of action and nine other matchups are scheduled before Christmas. The bowl slate resumes after Christmas with three games on Dec. 26 and continues with matchups slated on Dec. 27-30. Due to the NFL on Sunday, Dec. 31, no bowl games are slated for that day. However, the action resumes on Jan. 1 with five games, including the Outback, Peach and Citrus Bowls. The New Year's Six matchups in the Fiesta (Washington vs. Penn State) and Cotton (Ohio State vs. USC) are two of the most anticipated games of the bowl schedule.

 

The fourth College Football Playoff starts on Jan. 1, with Oklahoma meeting Georgia in the Rose Bowl. The matchup between the Bulldogs' defense and Heisman winner Baker Mayfield is one of the must-see battles of the bowl season. Following the Rose Bowl, Alabama meets Clemson for the third year in a row - this time in a playoff semifinal. 

 

Note: Number in parentheses indicates confidence in prediction. A No. 39 ranking indicates more confidence in the prediction, while a lower number indicates less confidence in a pick.

 

College Football's 2017-18 Bowl Predictions and Picks
 

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New Mexico  (23)  (24)  (24)
Las Vegas  (13)  (11)  (6)
Camellia  (31)  (9)  (38)
Cure  (21)  (36)  (18)
New Orleans (17)  (10)  (28)
Boca Raton  (39)  (39)  (39)
Frisco  (5)  (7)  (1)
Gasparilla  (19)  (30)  (4)
Famous Idaho (15) (12)  (13)
Bahamas  (24) (23)  (29)
Armed Forces (32)  (32)  (19)
Dollar General (26)  (34)  (35)
Birmingham (35)  (35)  (30)
Hawaii  (7)  (25)  (23)
Quick Lane  (3)  (22)  (14)
Heart of Dallas  (30)  (33)  (36)
Cactus  (12)  (1)  (37)
Independence  (29)  (38)  (12)
Pinstripe  (20)  (13)  (27)
Foster Farms  (4)  (21)  (10)
Texas  (1)  (20)  (9)
Military  (6)  (5)  (26)
Holiday  (18)  (2)  (3)
Camping World  (27)  (18)  (7)
Alamo  (14)  (19)  (25)
Belk  (11)  (14)  (2)
Music City  (28)  (15)  (17)
Arizona  (2)  (37)  (33)
Sun  (37)  (31)  (32)
Cotton  (34)  (6)  (20)
TaxSlayer  (33)  (29)  (34)
Liberty  (9)  (8)  (11)
Fiesta  (8)  (4)  (5)
Orange  (22)  (16)  (22)
Citrus  (25)  (28)  (8)
Chick-fil-A  (38)  (27)  (31)
Outback  (36)  (17)  (16)
Rose  (10)  (26)  (15)
Sugar  (16)  (3)  (21)
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Event Date: 
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 02:21

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