• #1 by jbcarol on 25 Jan 2017

    Making it a little harder on the 5-7 teams
  • #2 by tophawg19 on 25 Jan 2017
  • another will fill the spot . THE Stephens , Walmart , J.B Hunt Bowl maybe
  • #3 by jbcarol on 26 Jan 2017
  • 2017 College Football Playoff predictions

    National Championship
    Jan. 13, Atlanta    Alabama    Ohio State

    Arlington, TX    USC    LSU

    Miami    Louisville    Georgia
  • #4 by jbcarol on 23 Feb 2017
  • Birmingham Bowl 

    UCF v. Ole Miss
  • #5 by jbcarol on 05 Mar 2017
  • #6 by jbcarol on 14 Jun 2017
  • I'd take it. Even though I rather it be a Jan 1st bowl.

    Bender’s bowl picks involving SEC teams:

    Dec. 23 – Birmingham Bowl: Tulsa vs. Kentucky
    Dec. 27 – Texas Bowl: West Virginia vs. Missouri
    Dec. 29 – Belk Bowl: South Carolina vs. Notre Dame
    Dec. 29 – Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. Texas A&M
    Dec. 30 – TaxSlayer Bowl: Iowa vs. Arkansas
    Dec. 30 – AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Texas vs. Tennessee
    Dec. 30 – Capital One Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. LSU
    Jan. 1 – Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl: South Florida vs. Auburn
    Jan. 1 – Outback Bowl: Nebraska vs. Georgia
    Jan. 1 – Citrus Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Florida
    Jan. 1 – Allstate Sugar Bowl (Playoff semifinal): Ohio State vs. Alabama
    Jan. 8 – College Football Championship Game: Alabama vs. USC
  • #7 by jbcarol on 18 Jun 2017
  • #8 by jbcarol on 20 Jun 2017

    TaxSlayer Bowl (Dec. 29, Jacksonville)    Arkansas

    Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, New Orleans) — CFP    #1 Alabama

    Arkansas, South Carolina and Vanderbilt could reasonably win six or seven games. For Derek Mason, back-to-back bowl appearances would be a decent accomplishment. For Bret Bielema, a fourth season with less than eight wins would at least raise questions about his job security. Will Muschamp will probably punch himself at least once regardless of his record.

    Ole Miss: The Rebels have bigger things to worry about.
  • #9 by jbcarol on 05 Jul 2017

    Georgia vs. Miami in the Citrus Bowl (Jan. 1), Tennessee vs. Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl (Jan. 1), South Carolina vs. West Virginia in the Liberty Bowl (Dec. 30), Mississippi State vs. Virginia Tech in the Tax Slayer Bowl (Dec. 30), Kentucky vs. Indiana in the Music City Bowl (Dec. 29), Florida vs. Louisville in the Belk Bowl (Dec. 29), Arkansas vs. Baylor in the Texas Bowl (Dec. 27), Texas A&M vs. Pitt in the Independence Bowl (Dec. 27) and Vanderbilt vs. Tulsa in the Birmingham Bowl (Dec. 23).
  • #10 by jbcarol on 31 Jul 2017

    Ten SEC teams are predicted to go bowling...

    Bama is picked to defeat Southern Cal in the CFP semifinals (Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1) and then face off with Ohio State in Atlanta for the championship on Jan. 8.

    Auburn is projected to play South Florida in the Chick Fil-A Bowl on Jan. 1.

    Georgia is slated to face Miami in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1.

    Florida is predicted to take on Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1.

    LSU is tabbed to go up against Virginia Tech on Dec. 30 in the TaxSlayer Bowl.

    Tennessee is picked to square off with Nebraska in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 29.

    South Carolina is picked to play against Georgia Tech in the Belk Bowl on Dec. 29.

    A&M is prognosticated to matchup with TCU in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 27.

    State is expected to play vs. North Carolina in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 27.

    Arkansas is predicted to face Houston in the Birmingham Bowl on Dec. 23.
  • #11 by jbcarol on 09 Aug 2017
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  • #12 by jbcarol on 19 Aug 2017
  •  Brett McMurphy‏Verified account @Brett_McMurphy

    Sources: St. Pete Bowl has been renamed Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl. Despite name change game remains in St. Pete
    7:08 AM - 18 Aug 2017
  • #13 by jbcarol on 26 Aug 2017
  • Jerry Palm 2017-18 college football bowl projections: Preseason calls for each of the games

    Jan. 1  Sugar Bowl New Orleans Semifinal    
    (1) Alabama vs. (4) Florida State

    Selection committee bowl games
    Jan. 1 Peach         Florida vs. South Florida

    Dec. 29 Cotton     Oklahoma State vs. LSU

    Other bowl games
    Jan. 1 Outback     Georgia vs. Nebraska

    Jan. 1 Buffalo Wild Wings  Auburn vs. Miami

    Dec. 30 TaxSlayer  Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech

    Dec. 30 Liberty    Arkansas vs. Kansas State

    Dec. 29 Park Belk  Mississippi State vs. Georgia Tech

    Dec. 29 Music City  Kentucky vs. Northwestern

    Dec. 27 Texas       TCU vs. A&M

  • #14 by jbcarol on 26 Aug 2017
  • George Schroeder‏Verified account @GeorgeSchroeder

    'Meaningless' bowls in Playoff era? Not to teams that get there, officials say. (From @usatodaysports CFB preview):

    Even in a world where we’ve grown accustomed to odd sponsorships and clunky naming conventions, the announcement Wednesday raised eyebrows. The bowl game in St. Petersburg, Fla., will be known, at least for a while, as the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl. Chew on that for a moment. And then realize the game is played indoors. On artificial turf.

    The jokes write themselves.

    Even within the bowl industry, they’ll chuckle, at least a little. But if you want to make bowl executives bristle, mention instead the fallout last December when star running backs Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey declined to play in the Citrus Bowl and the Sun Bowl, respectively, in order to prepare for the NFL Draft. Some applauded the move, saying they were simply skipping “meaningless bowls.”

    “For those two teams (Eastern Michigan and Old Dominion) that went to the Bahamas (Bowl) last year, that was hardly a meaningless game,” says Wright Waters, the former commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference who is now the executive director of the Football Bowl Association. “It may be the only time some of those players go out of the country in their lives, much less spend four days at Atlantis. As long as our games are unique experiences, they’re not meaningless. They’re very meaningful.”

    That Waters feels the need to make that defense, though, is a reflection of the reality that college football’s traditional postseason events are navigating uncertain times. And the College Football Playoff — the new postseason tradition —
  • #15 by jbcarol on 05 Sep 2017
  • ESPN Week 1 college football bowl projections

    College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T
    Alabama vs. USC

    College Football Playoff at the Allstate Sugar Bowl
    Alabama vs. Ohio State

    Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl
    Memphis vs. Old Dominion

    Birmingham Bowl
    Bonagura: UCF vs. Missouri
    Troy Hale: SMU vs. Texas A&M

    Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl
    Bonagura: Minnesota vs. Vanderbilt

    Independence Bowl
    Bonagura: Syracuse vs. Kentucky
    Hale: Wake Forest vs. South Carolina

    Texas Bowl
    Bonagura: Texas vs. South Carolina
    Hale: TCU vs. Arkansas [Rematch]

    Belk Bowl
    Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee [Rematch]

    Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
    Duke or Iowa v. State

    Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
    Hale: Oklahoma State vs. Auburn

    TaxSlayer Bowl
    Louisville or Miami (F) vs. Florida

    Liberty Bowl
    Bonagura: Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M
    Hale: Texas vs. Kentucky

    Outback Bowl
    Michigan or Nebraska vs. LSU

    Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
    Bonagura: Georgia vs. USF

    Citrus Bowl
    Bonagura: Auburn vs. Miami
    Hale: Virginia Tech vs. Georgia
  • #16 by jbcarol on 09 Sep 2017
  • #17 by jbcarol on 11 Sep 2017
  • Week 2 college football bowl projections

    Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
    Bonagura: Alabama vs. Clemson

    College Football Playoff at the Allstate Sugar Bowl
    Hale: Alabama vs. Oklahoma

    College Football Playoff National Championship
    Bama v. USC or Clemson

    Birmingham Bowl

    Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
    Dec. 23, noon (ESPN)

    Bonagura: UCF vs. Missouri
    Hale: Memphis vs. Vanderbilt

    Independence Bowl

    Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana
    Dec. 27, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN)

    Bonagura: North Carolina vs. Vanderbilt
    Hale: Wake Forest vs. South Carolina

    Texas Bowl

    NRG Stadium, Houston
    Dec. 27, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

    Bonagura: Texas vs. South Carolina
    Hale: Texas vs. Arkansas

    Park Belk Bowl

    Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
    Dec. 29, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

    Bonagura: NC State vs. Texas A&M
    Hale: Duke vs. Kentucky

    Music City Bowl

    Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
    Dec. 29, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

    Bonagura: Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee
    Hale: Wisconsin vs. Tennessee

    TaxSlayer Bowl

    EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
    Dec. 30, noon (ESPN)

    Bonagura: Miami vs. Florida
    Hale: Louisville vs. Florida

    AutoZone Liberty Bowl

    Liberty Bowl, Memphis, Tennessee
    Dec. 30, 12:30 p.m. (ABC)

    Mississippi State vs. West Virginia

    Outback Bowl

    Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
    Jan. 1, noon (ESPN2)

    Bonagura: Auburn vs. Maryland
    Hale: LSU vs. Michigan State

    Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

    Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
    Jan. 1, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

    Bonagura: Georgia vs. USF
    Hale: Georgia vs. San Diego State

    Citrus Bowl

    Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
    Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ABC)

    Bonagura: LSU vs. Michigan
    Hale: Virginia Tech vs. Auburn
  • #18 by jbcarol on 11 Sep 2017
  • CBS Sports' Jerry Palm's Playoff Projection [SEC]

    Sugar Bowl    Jan. 1    New Orleans, La.    CFP Semifinal    Alabama vs. Oklahoma

    Selection Committee Bowl Games
    Peach Bowl    Jan. 1    Atlanta, Ga.    at-large vs. at-large    Georgia vs. USF

    Other Bowl Games
    Outback Bowl    Jan. 1    Tampa, Fla.    Big Ten vs. SEC    Nebraska vs. LSU
    Liberty Bowl    Dec. 30    Memphis, Tenn.    Big 12 vs. SEC    Indiana+ vs. Tennessee
    TaxSlayer Bowl    Dec. 30    Jacksonville    ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC    VPI vs. Florida
    Music City Bowl    Dec. 29 Nashville ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Northwestern vs. Arkansas
    Belk Bowl    Dec. 29    Charlotte    ACC vs. SEC    Georgia Tech vs. South Carolina
    Texas Bowl    Dec. 27    Houston, Tex.    Big 12 vs. SEC    West Virginia vs. Kentucky
    Independence Bowl    Dec. 27    Shreveport   SEC vs. ACC    Miss. State vs. Duke
    Birmingham Bowl    Dec. 23    Birmingham American vs. SEC    Memphis vs. A&M
  • #19 by jbcarol on 19 Sep 2017
  • Week 3 college football bowl projections

    Championship: Alabama vs. Clemson

    Citrus Bowl

    Birmingham Bowl
    South Carolina

    Liberty Bowl

  • #20 by jbcarol on 24 Sep 2017

    College Football Playoff
    Bama v. OU

    Selection Committee Bowl Games
    UG v. Wisconsin

    Other Bowl Games
    Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl     Miami (F) v. Florida (F)

    Outback Bowl                     Purdue v. Auburn

    Liberty Bowl                       TTech v. Arkansas

    TaxSlayer Bowl                   FSU v. MissSt.

    Music City Bowl                  Northwestern v. LS

    Park Belk Bowl                   NC State v. Tennessee

    Texas Bowl                        WVU v. A&M

    Independence Bowl            UK v. Pitt

    Birmingham Bowl               USF v. Vandy

  • #21 by jbcarol on 27 Sep 2017

    National Championship
    Bama v. Clemson

    Birmingham Bowl
    Bonagura: Houston vs. South Carolina
    Hale: Memphis vs. Vanderbilt

    Independence Bowl
    Wake Forest v. A&M or USC

    Texas Bowl
    Bonagura: Texas vs. Vanderbilt
    Hale: Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M

    Park Belk Bowl
    FSU v. LS or UK

    Music City Bowl
    Bonagura: Louisville vs. Florida
    Hale: Michigan State vs. Mississippi State

    Cotton Bowl
    Bonagura: Georgia vs. Ohio State

    TaxSlayer Bowl
    Bonagura: Minnesota vs. Kentucky
    Hale: NC State vs. Tennessee

    Liberty Bowl
    Bonagura: Kansas State vs. Tennessee
    Hale: Texas vs. LS

    Outback Bowl
    Bonagura: Mississippi State vs. Michigan
    Hale: Florida vs. Wisconsin

    Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
    Hale: Georgia vs. San Diego State

    Citrus Bowl
    Auburn v. VPI or Miami(F)
  • #22 by jbcarol on 30 Sep 2017
  •  Ross Dellenger‏Verified account @RossDellenger 5h5 hours ago

    AM | From @RabalaisAdv:

    5 memorable #LSU HC games

    LSU bowl projections

    • Bill Bender, Outback Bowl vs. Wisconsin

    • Kyle Bonagura, Belk Bowl vs. Florida State

    • TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Minnesota

    • Brad Crawford, Outback Bowl vs. Michigan

    • Pete Fiutak, Belk Bowl vs. N.C. State

    • David M. Hale, Liberty Bowl vs. Texas

    • Jason Kirk, Liberty Bowl vs. Kansas State

    • Jerry Palm, Music City Bowl vs. Northwestern

    • Brant Parsons, Orlando Sentinel: Liberty Bowl vs. West Virginia

    • Alex Shirkey, Outback Bowl vs. Michigan

    • Eric Single, Liberty Bowl vs. Oklahoma State

    • Erick Smith, USA Today: Music City Bowl vs. Louisville
  • #23 by jbcarol on 30 Sep 2017
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  • #25 by jbcarol on 01 Oct 2017
  • This is the first time I have projected a need for so few 5-7 teams.

    Check out my full slate of bowl projections after Week 5 here.[/url]

    Outback    Purdue v. Auburn
    Liberty      Tech v. LS
    TaxSlayer  FSU v. MSU
    Music City NW v. Arkansas
    Park Belk  NC State v. Vols
    Texas       WVU v. A&M
    Indy         UK v. Pitt
    Birmingham  USF v. Vandy [short trip]

  • #26 by jbcarol on 08 Oct 2017
  • This week's bowl projections - shakeups everywhere.

    Sugar Bowl   Bama v. PennSt.

    Selection committee bowl games

    Orange   Auburn v. Miami (F)

    Cotton    Georgia v. Washington

    The Rest

    Outback  LSU v. Purdue

    Liberty    TTech v. UK

    TaxSlayer  Vols v. NCState

    Music City  UF v. NW

    Park Belk  USC v. FSU

    Texas       A&M v. WVU

    Birmingham  Vandy v. USF

  • #27 by jbcarol on 13 Oct 2017
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  •  CBS Sports CFB‏Verified account @CBSSportsCFB Oct 13

    College Football Playoff projection: Why Alabama-Clemson is still on, just earlier

    You can spell S-U-G-A-R without UA

  • #29 by jbcarol on 15 Oct 2017
  • Bowl projections: Four top-10 upsets create chaos starting with College Football Playoff

    Sugar Bowl  Bama v. Clemson

    Selection committee bowl games

    Orange Bowl  Miami (F) v. Georgia

    The Rest

    Citrus  MichSt. v. AU

    Outback  Purdue v. LS

    Liberty  KState v. MissSt

    TaxSlayer  NCSt. v. UF

    Music City  NW v. UK

    Belk     FSU v. USC

    Texas Bowl  Texas v. A&M

    B'Ham  UCF v. Vols