2015 college football bowl projections

Published Dec. 6, 2015

Updated through games of December 5

Dec. 19

Celebration: MEAC champion vs. SWAC champion, Atlanta, Noon, Ch. 28 — North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State

Cure: American vs. Sun Belt, Orlando, Noon, CBSSN — Connecticut vs. Georgia State

New Mexico: C-USA vs. MWC, Albuquerque, 2 p.m., ESPN — Southern Miss vs. New Mexico

Las Vegas: MWC/BYU vs. Pac-12, Las Vegas, 3:30 p.m., Ch. 28 — BYU vs. UCLA

Camellia: MAC vs. Sun Belt, Montgomery, Ala., 5:30 p.m., ESPN — Central Michigan vs. Appalachian State

New Orleans: Sun Belt vs. C-USA, New Orleans, 9 p.m., ESPN — Arkansas State vs. San Jose State#*

Dec. 21

Miami Beach: American vs. C-USA, Miami, 2:30 p.m., ESPN — USF vs. Western Kentucky

Dec. 22

Potato: MAC vs. MWC, Boise, Idaho, 3:30 p.m., ESPN — Northern Illinois vs. Utah State

Boca Raton: American vs. MAC, Boca Raton, 7 p.m., ESPN — Cincinnati vs. Toledo

Dec. 23

Poinsettia: MWC vs. Army or at-large, San Diego, 4:30 p.m., ESPN — Boise State vs. Akron*

GoDaddy: MAC vs. Sun Belt, Mobile, Ala., 8 p.m., ESPN — Bowling Green vs. Georgia Southern

Dec. 24

Bahamas: C-USA vs. MAC, Nassau, Noon, ESPN — Middle Tennessee vs. Western Michigan

Hawaii: American vs. MWC/BYU, Honolulu, 8 p.m., ESPN — Tulsa vs. San Diego State

Dec. 26

St. Petersburg: C-USA vs. American, St. Petersburg, 11 a.m., ESPN — Temple vs. Louisiana Tech

Sun: ACC/ND vs. Pac-12, El Paso, Texas, 2 p.m., Ch. 10 — Pittsburgh vs. Washington State

Heart of Dallas: Big 12 vs. C-USA, Dallas, 2:20 p.m., ESPN — Colorado State* vs. Marshall

Pinstripe: ACC/ND vs. Big Ten, New York, 3:30 p.m., Ch. 28 — Duke vs. Indiana

Independence: ACC/ND vs. SEC, Shreveport, La., 5:45 p.m., ESPN — Virginia Tech vs. Washington*

Foster Farms: Big Ten vs. Pac-12, Santa Clara, Calif., 9:15 p.m., ESPN — Nebraska# vs. Utah

Dec. 28

Military: ACC/ND vs. American, Annapolis, Md., 2:30 p.m., ESPN — North Carolina State vs. Navy

Quick Lane: ACC/ND vs. Big Ten, Detroit, 5 p.m., ESPN2 — Ohio* vs. Minnesota#

Dec. 29

Armed Forces: MWC vs. Big Ten, Fort Worth, Texas, 2 p.m., ESPN — Air Force vs. Arizona State*

Russell Athletic: ACC/ND vs. Big 12, Orlando, 5:30 p.m., ESPN — North Carolina vs. Baylor

Arizona: C-USA vs. MWC, Tucson, 7:30 p.m., online — Arizona* vs. Nevada

Texas: Big 12 vs. SEC, Houston, 9 p.m., ESPN — West Virginia vs. Texas A&M

Dec. 30

Birmingham: American vs. SEC, Birmingham, Ala., Noon, ESPN — Memphis vs. Auburn

Belk: ACC/ND vs. SEC, Charlotte, N.C., 3:30 p.m., ESPN — Louisville vs. Arkansas

Music City: ACC/ND or Big Ten vs. SEC, Nashville, 7 p.m., ESPN — Penn State vs. Tennessee

Holiday: Big Ten vs. Pac-12, San Diego, 10:30 p.m., ESPN — Wisconsin vs. USC

Dec. 31

Peach: At-large vs. At-large, Atlanta, Noon, ESPN — Houston vs. Florida State

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Cotton: CFP semifinal, Arlington, Texas, TBD, ESPN — Alabama vs. Oklahoma

Orange: CFP semifinal, Miami, TBD, ESPN — Clemson vs. Michigan State

Jan. 1

Outback: Big Ten vs. SEC, Tampa, Noon, ESPN2 — Northwestern vs. Georgia

Citrus: Big Ten vs. SEC, Orlando, 1 p.m., Ch. 28 — Michigan vs. Florida

Fiesta: At-large vs. At-large: Glendale, Ariz., 1 p.m., ESPN — Iowa vs. Notre Dame

Rose: Big Ten vs. Pac-12, Pasadena, Calif., 5 p.m., ESPN — Ohio State vs. Stanford

Sugar: SEC vs. Big 12, New Orleans, 8:30 p.m., ESPN — Mississippi vs. TCU

Jan. 2

TaxSlayer: ACC/ND or Big Ten vs. SEC, Jacksonville, Noon, ESPN — Miami vs. LSU

Liberty: Big 12 vs. SEC, Memphis, 3:20 p.m., ESPN — Texas Tech vs. Mississippi State

Alamo: Big 12 vs. Pac-12, San Antonio, Texas, 6:45 p.m., ESPN — Oklahoma State vs. Oregon

Cactus: Big 12 vs. Pac-12, Phoenix, 10:15 p.m., ESPN — Kansas State vs. California

Jan. 11

National Championship: Glendale, Ariz., 8:30 p.m., ESPN — Cotton winner vs. Orange winner

* — Team fills bid where conference doesn't have enough eligible teams to fill all of its spots.

# — A 5-7 team projected to accept a bid because there aren't enough teams projected to finish .500 or better.

Teams in bold accepted a bid to this game.