College Football Bowl Season and Playoff Predictions

As we enter a new era of college football, a even more grand column is written.  Previewing the “Bowl Season” games on top of the “at-large”, committee picked bowls, and the Playoff is a lot of predictions.  I highly doubt that even 80% of them will be right, but this is for fun.  The “Bowl Season” games still consist of a conference vs. conference format.  The “committee” picked bowl games are strictly at-large. The best teams who didn’t make the Playoff.  Then we have the new, updated, and fair playoff system.  The committee picks the top four teams in the nation, seeds them, and they play two semi-finals games.  The winners advance to a National Championship game.  This should provide more excitement and certainly more fairness among the teams.

Bowl Season Games (Non-Committee Picked)

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl- Louisiana Lafayette vs. Air Force

Gildan New Mexico Bowl- SMU vs.Fresno State

Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl- Boise State vs. Oregon State

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl- Bowling Green vs.San Diego State

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (New)- Buffalo vs. Arkansas

Miami Beach Bowl (New)- BYU vs. Houston

Boca Raton Bowl (New)- Tulane vs. Ohio

San Diego County Credit Union Bowl- Navy vs. Utah State

Bahamas Bowl (New)- Louisville vs. Ball State

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl- East Carolina vs. San Jose State

Heart of Dallas Bowl- UT-San Antonio vs. Penn State

Detroit Lions Bowl (New)- Syracuse vs. Minnesota

BITCOIN St. Petersburg Bowl- Rutgers vs. Clemson

Military Bowl- Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech

Hyundai Sun Bowl- Georgia Tech vs. Arizona

Duck Commander Independence Bowl- Miami FL vs. Marshall

New Era Pinstripe Bowl- Nebraska vs. Pittsburgh

National University Holiday Bowl-  Illinois vs. Utah

AutoZone Liberty Bowl- Oklahoma State vs. South Carolina

Russell Athletic Bowl- Boston College vs. Kansas State

Advocare Texas Bowl- Texas vs. Kentucky

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl- Michigan vs. Texas A&M

Belk Bowl- North Carolina vs. Vanderbilt

San Francisco Bowl- Ohio State vs. Arizona State

Capital One Bowl- Duke vs. Georgia

Outback Bowl- Wake Forest vs. Ole Miss

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl- Army vs. Central Florida

Tax Slayer Gator Bowl- Iowa vs. Mississippi State

Valero Alamo Bowl- TCU vs. Washington

Cactus Bowl- Texas Tech vs. USC

Birmingham Bowl- Tennesee vs. Memphis

GoDaddy Bowl- Northern Illinois vs South Alabama

 

Now we go to the big ones.  The committee picked, New Years Six.

Committee Picked Bowl Games (Part of New Years Six)

Non-Playoff

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl- Michigan State vs. LSU

Fiesta Bowl- Auburn vs. Stanford

Discover Orange Bowl (Still conference tied)- Missouri vs. Wisconsin

AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic- Alabama vs. UCLA

Playoff Semi-Final Games
The Big 12 gets two teams. I don’t know what other teams are going to be good enough to get in to the Playoff. Baylor vs. Oregon was a incredibly hard decision. If this game actually happens, defense wouldn’t even be a word. This would be a shoot-out, with scores probably in 50’s. Florida State is a somewhat easy pick against Oklahoma. I thought Oklahoma was a little overrated this year, which is why I picked Baylor to win the Big 12. However, Oklahoma will better than Auburn or Alabama.

#1 Florida State vs. #4 Oklahoma

#2 Oregon vs. #3 Baylor

National Championship

#1 Florida State vs #2 Oregon

Not even going to try to decide…

 

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