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It’s almost here.

Bowl season is upon us. It may look a little different this year, but that’s OK.

We still have college football for a whole other month! 

Now, our projections are looking a bit messy. The combination of teams opting out of games, cancellations, and self-imposed bowl bans has not made it easy, but we’ll give it a shot. 

Without further ado, let’s all gather around and take a look at our official Week 15 bowl projections. 

College Football Playoff

College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL

Jan. 11, ESPN

2. Clemson vs. 1. Alabama

College Football Playoff Semifinal: Rose Bowl

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

Jan. 1, ESPN

3. Ohio State vs. 2. Clemson

College Football Playoff Semifinal: Allstate Sugar Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Jan. 1, ESPN

4. Notre Dame vs. 1. Alabama

New Year’s Six

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

Dec. 30, ESPN

Oklahoma vs. Florida

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl 

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA

Jan. 1, ESPN

Georgia vs. Cincinnati

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ

Jan. 2, ESPN

USC vs. Indiana 

Capital One Orange Bowl

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL

Jan. 2, ESPN

North Carolina vs. Texas A&M

All The Others

Dec. 19

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl 

AAC vs. Conference USA


Dec. 21

Myrtle Beach Bowl 

Conference USA vs. Sun Belt 

North Texas vs. Appalachian State 

Dec. 22

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Mountain West vs. MAC

Nevada vs. Tulane*

Boca Raton Bowl

AAC vs. Conference USA/MAC

UCF vs. BYU*

Dec. 23

Montgomery Bowl

Group of Five

Memphis vs. Florida Atlantic

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Conference USA vs. Sun Belt

Louisiana Tech vs. Georgia Southern  

Dec. 24

New Mexico Bowl

Mountain West vs. Conference USA/MAC

Hawaii vs. Houston*

Dec. 25

Camellia Bowl

MAC vs. Sun Belt

Buffalo vs. Louisiana

Dec. 26 

Cure Bowl

Conference USA vs. Sun Belt

UAB vs. Coastal Carolina

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl


Louisville vs. South Carolina

LendingTree Bowl

MAC/Conference USA vs. Sun Belt

Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State 

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl


West Virginia* vs. Liberty*

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl

Army vs. Pac-12

Army vs. Oregon  

Guaranteed Rate Bowl

Big Ten vs. Big 12

Minnesota vs. Kansas State

Dec. 28

Military Bowl Presented by Perspecta


Virginia Tech vs. Marshall*

Dec. 29

Cheez-It Bowl 

ACC vs. Big 12

Miami vs. Texas

Valero Alamo Bowl

Big 12 vs. Pac-12

Iowa State vs. Washington

Dec. 30

Duke’s Mayo Bowl

ACC vs. Big Ten

NC State vs. Penn State

TransPerfect Music City Bowl

Big Ten vs. SEC

Wisconsin vs. Kentucky

Dec. 31

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Pac-12 vs. SEC

Colorado vs. San Jose State*

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl 

MAC vs. Mountain West

Ball State vs. Boise State

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Big 12 vs. SEC

TCU vs. Arkansas

Texas Bowl 

Big 12 vs. SEC

Oklahoma State vs. Mississippi State

Jan. 1

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl


Tulsa vs. Tennessee 

VRBO Citrus Bowl

Big Ten vs. SEC

Northwestern vs. Auburn

Jan. 2

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl 


Wake Forest vs. Ole Miss

Outback Bowl

Big Ten vs. SEC

Iowa vs. Missouri

**Denotes team plays in a conference not affiliated with bowl.