2014-15 College football bowl projections

Published November 16 2014
Updated December 7 2014

Bowl: (Matchup) Where, when, TV — Projection

(Through games of Saturday, Dec. 6)

New Orleans: (MWC vs. Sun Belt) New Orleans, Dec. 20, 11 a.m., ESPN — Louisiana-Lafayette vs. San Diego State

New Mexico: (C-USA vs. MWC) Albuquerque, Dec. 20, 2, ESPN — UTEP vs. Fresno State

Las Vegas: (MWC vs. Pac-12) Las Vegas, Dec. 20, 3:30, Ch. 28 — Colorado State vs. Stanford

Idaho Potato: (MAC vs. MWC) Boise, Idaho, Dec. 20, 5:45, ESPN — Western Michigan vs. Nevada

Camellia: (MAC vs. Sun Belt) Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 20, 9:15, ESPN — Bowling Green vs. South Alabama

Miami Beach: (BYU vs. AAC) Miami, Dec. 22, 2, ESPN — BYU vs. Cincinnati

Boca Raton: (C-USA vs. MAC) Boca Raton, Dec. 23, 6, ESPN — Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan

Poinsettia: (Navy vs. MWC) San Diego, Dec. 23, 9:30, ESPN — Navy vs. Utah State

Bahamas: (C-USA vs. MAC) Nassau, Dec. 24, noon, ESPN — Louisiana Tech vs. Toledo

Hawaii: (C-USA vs. MWC) Honolulu, Dec. 24, 8, ESPN — Rice vs. Air Force

Heart of Dallas: (Big Ten vs. C-USA) Dallas, Dec. 26, 1, ESPN — Penn State vs. Marshall

Quick Lane: (Big Ten vs. ACC) Detroit, Dec. 26, 4:30, ESPN — Illinois vs. Boston College

Bitcoin: (ACC vs. AAC) St. Petersburg, Dec. 26, 8, ESPN — Miami vs. UCF

Military: (ACC vs. AAC) Annapolis, Md., Dec. 27, 1, ESPN — North Carolina vs. East Carolina

Sun: (ACC vs. Pac-12) El Paso, Texas, Dec. 27, 2, Ch. 10 — Notre Dame vs. Utah

Independence: (ACC vs. SEC) Shreveport, La., Dec. 27, 2, Ch. 28 — Virginia Tech vs. Arkansas

Pinstripe: (ACC vs. Big Ten) Bronx, N.Y., Dec. 27, 4:30, ESPN — Louisville vs. Maryland

Holiday: (Big Ten vs. Pac-12) San Diego, Dec. 27, 8, ESPN — Minnesota vs. USC

Liberty: (Big 12 vs. SEC) Memphis, Dec. 29, 2, ESPN — Texas vs. Tennessee

Russell Athletic: (ACC vs. Big 12) Orlando, Dec. 29, 5:30, ESPN — Clemson vs. Oklahoma

Texas: (Big 12 vs. SEC) Houston, Dec. 29, 9, ESPN — West Virginia vs. LSU

Music City: (ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC) Nashville, Dec. 30, 3, ESPN — Duke vs. Auburn

Belk: (ACC vs. SEC) Charlotte, N.C., Dec. 30, 6:30, ESPN — North Carolina State vs. Florida

Foster Farms: (Big Ten vs. Pac-12) Santa Clara, Calif., Dec. 30, 10, ESPN — Rutgers vs. Arizona State

Peach: (TBD vs. TBD) Atlanta, Dec. 31, 12:30, ESPN — Boise State vs. Mississippi

Fiesta: (TBD vs. TBD) Glendale, Ariz., Dec. 31, 4, ESPN — Michigan State vs. Arizona

Orange: (TBD vs. TBD) Miami, Dec. 31, 8, ESPN — Georgia Tech vs. Mississippi State

Cotton: (TBD vs. TBD) Arlington, Texas, 12:30 p.m., Jan. 1, ESPN — Ohio State vs. Baylor

Citrus: (ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC) Orlando, Jan. 1, 1, Ch. 28 — Wisconsin vs. Missouri

Outback: (Big Ten vs. SEC) Tampa, Jan. 1, 1, ESPN2 — Nebraska vs. Georgia

Rose: (CFP vs. CFP) Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 5, ESPN — Oregon vs. Florida State

Sugar: (CFP vs. CFP) New Orleans, Jan. 1, 8:30, ESPN — TCU vs. Alabama

Armed Forces: (Army vs. AAC) Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 2, noon, ESPN — Houston vs. Pittsburgh*

TaxSlayer: (ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC) Jacksonville, Jan. 2, 3:20, ESPN — Iowa vs. Texas A&M

Alamo: (Big 12 vs. Pac-12) San Antonio, Jan. 2, 6:45, ESPN — Kansas State vs. UCLA

Cactus: (Big 12 vs. Pac-12) Tempe, Ariz., Jan. 2, 10:15, ESPN — Oklahoma State vs. Washington

Birmingham: (SEC vs. AAC) Birmingham, Ala., Jan. 3, 1, ESPN2 — South Carolina vs. Memphis

GoDaddy: (MAC vs. Sun Belt) Mobile, Ala., Jan. 4, 9, ESPN — Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas State

Championship Game: (CFP vs. CFP) Arlington, Texas, Jan. 12, 8:30, ESPN — Rose Bowl winner vs. Sugar Bowl winner

Teams in bold have accepted a bid.

* — At-large team filling in when a conference doesn't have enough bowl-eligible teams.

Note: The college football playoff committee will chose 12 teams — four for the national semifinals (Rose and Sugar) and eight for the other major bowls (Fiesta, Cotton, Orange and Peach).

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