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The bowl projections will change and adapt as the season goes on. Where are all the good teams expected to play in the post-season and who’ll get into the College Football Playoff? 



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2017-2018 Projected Bowl Matchups

*All times Eastern

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R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Saturday, December 16th, 2017
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
ESPN, 1:00 pm
Arkansas State vs. Louisiana Tech 
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AutoNation Cure Bowl

Saturday, December 16th, 2017
Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando, FL
CBS Sports Network, 2:30 pm
Georgia State vs. Western Michigan*
*No American Athletic team expected available
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Las Vegas Bowl

Saturday, December 16th, 2017
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
ABC, 3:30 pm
Boise State vs. UCLA
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Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Saturday, December 16th, 2017
University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM
ESPN, 4:30 pm
Southern Miss vs. San Diego State 
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Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Saturday, December 16th, 2017
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL
ESPN, 8:00 pm
Akron vs. Appalachian State
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Boca Raton Bowl

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL
ESPN, 7:00 pm
Temple vs. FIU
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Frisco Bowl

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
Houston vs. WKU*
*No Sun Belt team projected available
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Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

Thursday, December 21st
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
ESPN, 8:00 pm
Florida Atlantic vs. USF 
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Bahamas Bowl

Friday, December 22nd, 2017
Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
ESPN, 12:30 pm
Marshall vs. Northern Illinois
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Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Friday, December 22nd, 2017
Albertson’s Stadium, Boise, ID
ESPN, 4:00 pm
Ohio vs. Wyoming
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Birmingham Bowl

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
Legion Field, Birmingham, AL
ESPN, 12:00 pm
UAB* vs. Memphis
*No SEC team projected available
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Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
ESPN, 3:30 pm
Army vs. North Texas*
*No Big 12 team projected available
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Dollar General Bowl

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL
ESPN, 7:00 pm
Toledo vs. Troy
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Hawai’i Bowl

Sunday, December 24th, 2017
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI
ESPN, 8:30 pm
Colorado State vs. SMU
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Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX
ESPN, 1:30 pm
Middle Tennessee* vs. Utah State*
*No Big Ten or Big 12 team projected available
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Quick Lane Bowl

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
ESPN, 5:15 pm
*Central Michigan vs. Indiana 
*No ACC team projected available
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Cactus Bowl

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
ESPN, 9:00 pm
Kansas State vs. Arizona State
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Walk-On’s Independence Bowl

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA
ESPN, 1:30 pm
Utah* vs. Virginia
*No SEC team projected available
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New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
ESPN, 5:15 pm
Florida State vs. Michigan State
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Foster Farms Bowl

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
FOX, 8:30 pm
Iowa vs. Washington State
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Texas Bowl

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
ESPN, 9:00 pm
Texas vs. Texas A&M
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Military Bowl Presented By Northrup Grumman

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
Navy-Marine Corps. Stadium, Annapolis, MD
ESPN, 1:30 pm
Boston College vs. Navy  
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Camping World Bowl

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
ESPN, 5:15 pm
West Virginia vs. NC State
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Valero Alamo Bowl

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
ESPN, 9:00 pm
TCU vs. Washington
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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
FS1, 9:00 pm
Michigan vs. Arizona
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Belk Bowl

Friday, December 29th, 2017
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
ESPN, 1:00 pm
Georgia Tech vs. South Carolina
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Hyundai Sun Bowl

Friday, December 29th, 2017
Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX
CBS, 2:00 pm
Stanford vs. Louisville
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Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Friday, December 29th, 2017
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN
ESPN, 4:30 pm
Missouri vs. Wake Forest
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TaxSlayer Bowl

Friday, December 29th, 2017
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
ESPN, 12:00
Oregon* vs. Northwestern
*No ACC or SEC team projected available
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AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Friday, December 29th, 2017
Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN
ABC, 12:30 pm
Iowa State vs. Kentucky
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NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Friday, December 29th, 2017
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ
CBS Sports Network, 5:30 pm
Fresno State vs. New Mexico State 
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Outback Bowl

Monday, January 1st, 2018
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
ESPN2, 12:00 pm
Ohio State vs. LSU
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Citrus Bowl

Monday, January 1st, 2018
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
ABC, 1:00 pm
Mississippi State vs. Virginia Tech
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New Year’s Six Bowls

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Goodyear Cotton Bowl

Friday, December 29th, 2017
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
ESPN, 8:30 pm
Oklahoma State vs. Notre Dame
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Capital One Orange Bowl

Saturday, December 30th, 2017
New Miami Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
ESPN, 8:00 pm
Clemson vs. Penn State
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Fiesta Bowl

Saturday, December 30th, 2017
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
ESPN, 4:00 pm
USC vs. Auburn 
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Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Monday, January 1st, 2018
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
ESPN, 12:30 pm
Georgia vs. UCF
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Rose Bowl

Monday, January 1st, 2018
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
ABC, 5:00 pm
Miami vs. Wisconsin
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Sugar Bowl

Monday, January 1st, 2018
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
ESPN, 8:45 pm
Alabama vs. Oklahoma
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College Football Playoff National Championship

Monday, January 8th, 2018
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
ESPN, 8:00 pm
Wisconsin vs. Alabama
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Nov 9, 2016
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Note: All times Eastern

College Football Playoff semifinals

College Football Playoff at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Georgia Dome, Atlanta
Dec. 31, TBD (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Washington
McMurphy: Alabama vs. Washington

College Football Playoff at the Fiesta Bowl

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Dec. 31, TBD (ESPN)

Schlabach: Clemson vs. Michigan
McMurphy: Clemson vs. Ohio State

College Football Playoff National Championship

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Jan. 9, 2017, TBD (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Michigan
McMurphy: Alabama vs. Ohio State

Bowl schedule

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

University Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dec. 17, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: New Mexico vs. Middle Tennessee
McMurphy: New Mexico vs. Texas San Antonio


Las Vegas Bowl

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
Dec. 17, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Schlabach: Arizona State vs. Wyoming
McMurphy: San Diego State vs. California


Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama
Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Arkansas State vs. Akron
McMurphy: Appalachian State vs. Akron


AutoNation Cure Bowl

Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Dec. 17, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)

Schlabach: UCF vs. Georgia Southern
McMurphy: Army vs. Georgia Southern


R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Dec. 17, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Appalachian State vs. Southern Miss
McMurphy: Arkansas State vs. North Texas


Miami Beach Bowl

Marlins Park, Miami
Dec. 19, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Houston vs. Ohio
McMurphy: UCF vs. Ohio


Marmot Boca Raton Bowl

FAU Football Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida
Dec. 20, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Old Dominion vs. Memphis
McMurphy: Middle Tennessee vs. Memphis


San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Dec. 21, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: BYU vs. San Diego State
McMurphy: BYU vs. Wyoming


Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Dec. 22, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Miami (Ohio) vs. Colorado State
McMurphy: Air Force vs. Eastern Michigan


Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
Dec. 23, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Western Kentucky vs. Tulsa
McMurphy: Old Dominion vs. Tulsa


Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Dec. 23, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Kansas State vs. Navy
McMurphy: Kansas State vs. Navy


Dollar General Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
Dec. 23, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Troy vs. Toledo
McMurphy: Troy vs. Toledo


Hawaii Bowl

Aloha Stadium, Honolulu
Dec. 24, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Texas San Antonio vs. Hawaii
McMurphy: Western Kentucky vs. Boise State


St. Petersburg Bowl

Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Dec. 26, 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Central Michigan vs. South Florida
McMurphy: Miami (Ohio) vs. Temple


Quick Lane Bowl

Ford Field, Detroit
Dec. 26, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Eastern Michigan vs. Indiana
McMurphy: NC State vs. Northwestern


Camping World Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana
Dec. 26, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)

Schlabach: Charlotte vs. Texas Tech
McMurphy: Syracuse vs. Southern Miss


Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl

Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas
Dec. 27, noon (ESPN)

Schlabach: Maryland vs. Louisiana Tech
McMurphy: Central Michigan vs. Louisiana Tech


Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland
Dec. 27, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Georgia Tech vs. Temple
McMurphy: Georgia Tech vs. USF


National Funding Holiday Bowl

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Dec. 27, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Nebraska vs. Washington State
McMurphy: Minnesota vs. Utah


Cactus Bowl

Chase Field, Phoenix
Dec. 27, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Texas vs. Boise State
McMurphy: Arizona State vs. Texas


New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium, New York
Dec. 28, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota
McMurphy: Miami vs. Maryland


Russell Athletic Bowl

Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida
Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State
McMurphy: Florida State vs. Oklahoma State


Foster Farms Bowl

Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Dec. 28, 8:30 p.m. (Fox)

Schlabach: Northwestern vs. Colorado
McMurphy: USC vs. Indiana


AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston
Dec. 28, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: TCU vs. Ole Miss
McMurphy: TCU vs. South Carolina


Birmingham Bowl

Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
Dec. 29, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Army vs. South Carolina
McMurphy: Houston vs. Kentucky


Belk Bowl

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: LSU vs. North Carolina
McMurphy: Arkansas vs. Pittsburgh


Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio
Dec. 29, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: West Virginia vs. USC
McMurphy: West Virginia vs. Colorado


AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl, Memphis, Tennessee
Dec. 30, noon (ESPN)

Schlabach: Baylor vs. Kentucky
McMurphy: Georgia vs. Baylor


Hyundai Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas
Dec. 30, 2 p.m. (CBS)

Schlabach: Wake Forest vs. Stanford
McMurphy: Wake Forest vs. Stanford


Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Dec. 30, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Georgia vs. Iowa
McMurphy: Tennessee vs. Iowa


NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Dec. 30, 5:30 p.m. (Campus Insiders)

Schlabach: Idaho vs. Air Force
McMurphy: Idaho vs. Charlotte


Capital One Orange Bowl

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Dec. 30, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Louisville vs. Penn State
McMurphy: Louisville vs. Wisconsin


Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Dec. 31, 11 a.m. (ABC)

Schlabach: Florida State vs. Tennessee
McMurphy: Virginia Tech vs. Texas A&M


TaxSlayer Bowl

EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Dec. 31, 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Miami vs. Florida
McMurphy: North Carolina vs. LSU


Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Jan. 2, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Schlabach: Wisconsin vs. Arkansas
McMurphy: Nebraska vs. Florida


Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Jan. 2, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Western Michigan vs. Texas A&M
McMurphy: Western Michigan vs. Penn State


Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Jan. 2, 5 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Utah
McMurphy: Michigan vs. Washington State


Allstate Sugar Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Auburn vs. Oklahoma
McMurphy: Auburn vs. Oklahoma