2015-2016 College Football Bowl Projections After Week 12

    2015-2016 college football bowl projections after Week 12. It was another big week for Alabama, who keeps rolling on towards a possible playoff spot.

    November 22, 2015


    Bowl Projections After Week 12

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    It’s about to get truly crazy starting with the College Football Playoff world
    on down. It all starts with the Notre Dame game at Stanford, and then after that
    it should all fall into place with several key parts of the puzzle ready to be
    placed.

    There will be too many Pac-12 teams – especially if Washington
    beats Washington State – there won’t be enough ACC teams, and the Sun Belt and
    Conference USA will have a hard time filling all of their spots.

    So
    keeping the geographic challenges in mind, and looking at what the bowl people
    are going to want to try putting together, here we go …

    College Football Playoff

    College Football Playoff Championship

    Monday, January 11, ESPN
    University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
    Playoff Winner vs. Playoff Winner
    Projection: Oklahoma vs. Alabama

    Goodyear Cotton Bowl

    College Football Playoff Semifinal
    Thursday, December 31, 4:00 or 8:00 pm ET, ESPN
    AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
    Playoff vs. Playoff
    Projection: Alabama vs. Michigan State

    Let’s assume Michigan State ends up in the No. 3 spot with wins over Oregon,
    Michigan, Ohio State, and in the Big Ten championship over Iowa. Alabama gets
    the No. 2 ranking, but it doesn’t matter – it’s in.

    Capital One Orange Bowl

    College Football Playoff Semifinal
    Thursday, December 31, 4:00 or 8:00 pm ET, ESPN
    Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
    Playoff vs. Playoff
    Projection: Clemson vs. Oklahoma

    Clemson will end up as the only unbeaten team in college football taking the No.
    1 spot and a trip to Miami. Oklahoma will survive Oklahoma State, go 11-1, and
    will get the call over the Notre Dame-Stanford winner.

    New Year’s Six Bowls

    Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

    Thursday, December 31, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
    Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
    CFP Top 12 vs. CFP Top 12
    Projection: North Carolina vs. Notre Dame

    Fiesta Bowl

    Friday, January 1, 1:00 pm ET, ESPN
    University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
    CFP Top 12 vs. CFP Top 12
    Projection: Navy vs. Oregon

    Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual

    Friday, January 1, 5:00 pm ET, ESPN
    Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
    Big Ten vs. Pac-12
    Projection: Ohio State vs. Stanford  

    Allstate Sugar Bowl

    Friday, January 1, 8:30 pm ET, ESPN

    Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
    Big 12 vs. SEC
    Projection: Baylor vs. Florida

    2015-2016 Bowl Schedule

    AutoNation Cure Bowl

    Saturday, December 19, 12:00 pm ET, CBSSN
    Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando, FL
    American vs. Sun Belt
    Projection: Connecticut vs. Buffalo*
    *No Sun Belt
    team projected available

    Gildan New Mexico Bowl

    Saturday, December 19, 2:00 pm ET, ESPN
    University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM
    Conference USA vs. Mountain West
    Projection: Old Dominion vs. New Mexico

    Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl

    Saturday, December 19, 3:30 pm ET, ABC
    Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
    BYU or Mountain West vs. Pac-12
    Projection: San Diego State vs. Arizona State

    Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

    Saturday, December 19, 5:30 pm ET, ESPN
    Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL
    MAC vs. Sun Belt
    Projection: Ohio vs. Georgia Southern  

    R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

    Saturday, December 19, 9:00 ET, ESPN
    Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
    Conference USA vs. Sun Belt
    Projection: Louisiana Tech vs. Arkansas State

    Miami Beach Bowl

    Monday, December 21, 2:30 pm ET, ESPN
    Marlins Park, Miami, FL
    American Athletic vs. Conference USA
    Projection: Memphis vs. WKU

    Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

    Tuesday, December 22, 3:30 pm ET, ESPN
    Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID
    MAC vs. Mountain West
    Projection: Western Michigan vs. Colorado State

    Boca Raton Bowl

    Tuesday, December 22, 7:00 pm ET, ESPN
    FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL
    American Athletic vs. MAC
    Projection: Temple vs. Toledo

    San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

    Wednesday, December 23, 4:30 pm ET, ESPN
    Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
    MAC vs. Mountain West
    Projection: Bowling Green vs. Boise State

    GoDaddy Bowl

    Wednesday, December 23, 8:00 pm ET, ESPN
    Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL
    MAC vs. Sun Belt
    Projection: Northern Illinois vs. Appalchian State

    Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

    Thursday, December 24, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
    Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
    Conference USA vs. MAC
    Projection: Middle Tennessee vs. Akron

    Hawai’i Bowl

    Thursday, December 24, 8:00 pm ET, ESPN
    Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI
    American Athletic vs. Mountain West or BYU
    Projection: Cincinnati vs. BYU

    St. Petersburg Bowl

    Saturday, December 26, 11:00 am ET, ESPN
    Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
    American Athletic vs. Conference USA
    Projection: South Florida vs. Marshall

    Hyundai Sun Bowl

    Saturday, December 26, 2:00 pm ET, CBS
    Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX
    ACC or Notre Dame vs. Pac-12
    Projection: Pitt vs. UCLA

    Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl

    Saturday, December 26, 2:20 pm ET, ESPN
    Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX
    Big 12 vs. Conference USA
    Projection: Washington* vs. Southern Miss
    *No Big
    12 team projected available

    New Era Pinstripe Bowl

    Saturday, December 26, 3:30 pm, ABC
    Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
    ACC or Notre Dame vs. Big Ten
    Projection: Miami vs. Penn State

    Independence Bowl

    Saturday, December 26, 5:35 pm ET, ESPN
    Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA
    ACC or Notre Dame vs. SEC
    Projection: Louisville vs. LSU

    Foster Farms Bowl

    Saturday, December 26, 9:15 pm ET, ESPN
    Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
    Big Ten vs. Pac-12
    Projection: Nebraska vs. Washington State

    Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

    Monday, December 28, 2:30 pm, ESPN
    Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD
    ACC or Notre Dame vs. American Athletic
    Projection: Virginia Tech vs. Houston

    Quick Lane Bowl

    Monday, December 28, 5:00 pm, ESPN2
    Ford Field, Detroit, MI
    ACC or Notre Dame vs. Big Ten
    Projection: Central Michigan* vs. Indiana
    *No ACC team available

    Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

    Tuesday, December 29, 2:00 pm ET, ESPN
    Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
    Big Ten vs. Mountain West
    Projection: California* vs. Air Force
    *No
    Pac-12 team projected available

    Russell Athletic Bowl

    Tuesday, December 29, 5:30 pm ET, ESPN
    Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
    ACC or Notre Dame vs. Big 12
    Projection: Florida State vs. TCU

    NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

    Tuesday, December 29, 7:30 pm ET, Campus Insiders
    Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ
    Conference USA vs. Mountain West (Sun Belt alternative)
    Projection: East Carolina* vs. Nevada
    *No
    Conference USA or Sun Belt team projected available

    AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

    Tuesday, December 29, 9:00 pm ET, ESPN
    NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
    Big 12 vs. SEC
    Projection: Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M

    Birmingham Bowl

    Wednesday, December 30, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
    Legion Field, Birmingham, AL
    American Athletic vs. SEC
    Projection: Tulsa vs. Utah State*
    *No SEC team
    projected available

    Belk Bowl

    Wednesday, December 30, 3:30 pm ET, ESPN
    Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
    ACC or Notre Dame vs. SEC
    Projection: NC State vs. Auburn

    Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

    Wednesday, December 30, 7:00 pm ET, ESPN
    LP Field, Nashville, TN
    ACC or Notre Dame or Big Ten vs. SEC
    Projection: Duke vs. Arkansas

    National University Holiday Bowl

    Wednesday, December 30, 10:30 pm ET, ESPN
    Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
    Big 12 vs. Pac-12
    Projection: Michigan vs. Utah

    Outback Bowl

    Friday, January 1, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN2
    Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
    Big Ten vs. SEC
    Projection: Northwestern vs. Mississippi State

    Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

    Friday, January 1, 12:00 pm ET, ABC
    Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
    Big Ten vs. SEC
    Projection: Iowa vs. Ole Miss

    TaxSlayer Bowl

    Saturday, January 2, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
    EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
    ACC or Notre Dame or Big Ten vs. SEC
    Projection: Wisconsin vs. Georgia

    AutoZone Liberty Bowl

    Saturday, January 2, 3:20 pm ET, ESPN
    Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN
    Big 12 vs. SEC
    Projection: West Virginia vs. Tennessee

    Valero Alamo Bowl

    Saturday, January 2, 6:45 pm ET, ESPN
    Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
    Big 12 vs. Pac-12
    Projection: Oklahoma State vs. USC

    Cactus Bowl

    Saturday, January 2, 10:15 pm ET, ESPN
    Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
    Big 12 vs. Pac-12
    Projection: Kansas State vs. Arizona

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