College Football Bowl Projections 2016: Week 9 Predictions

Just when you thought you had things figured out, college football happened. Week 8 gave fans some excitement and shook up the postseason picture. Penn State pulled off the upset over No. 2 Ohio State while No. 11 Houston was upset by SMU. Things are starting to get interesting.

Heavy has projected all the college football bowl games. If the season were to end today, we like No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Washington and No. 4 Clemson to be the top four teams.

This would make one of the College Football Playoff semifinal matchups Alabama-Clemson. It would provide a rematch of what was an epic national championship game a season ago. Michigan and Washington would square off in the other semifinal in a matchup reminiscent of old Rose Bowl games.

As we learned yesterday, there is still plenty of football left to be played. Click here for a full breakdown of the conference bowl tie-ins.

Here’s the latest college football bowl projections and schedule.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

AFR Celebration Bowl
North Carolina Central vs. Grambling State Georgia Dome
Atlanta, GA Noon ABC

Gildan New Mexico Bowl
UTSA vs. New Mexico University Stadium
Albuquerque, NM 2 p.m. ESPN

Las Vegas Bowl
UNLV vs. Cal Sam Boyd Stadium
Las Vegas, NV 3:30 p.m. ABC

AutoNation Cure Bowl
UCF vs. Appalachian State Citrus Bowl Stadium
Orlando, FL 5:30pm CBSSN

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Toledo vs. Idaho Cramton Bowl
Montgomery, AL 5:30 p.m. ESPN

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Louisiana Tech vs. South Alabama Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, LA 9 p.m. ESPN

Monday, December 19, 2016

Miami Beach Bowl
Temple vs. Western Michigan Marlins Park
Miami, FL 2:30 p.m. ESPN

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Boca Raton Bowl
Memphis vs. Southern Miss FAU Stadium
Boca Raton, FL 7 p.m. ESPN

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

San Diego County Poinsettia Bowl
BYU vs. San Diego State Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, CA 9 p.m. ESPN

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Ohio vs. Wyoming Albertson’s Stadium
Boise, ID 7 p.m. ESPN

Friday, Deccember 23, 2016

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
USF vs. Western Kentucky Thomas Robinson Stadium
Nassau, Bahamas 1 p.m. ESPN

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Navy vs. Texas Tech Amon G. Carter Stadium
Fort Worth, TX 4:30 p.m. ESPN

Dollar General Bowl
Akron vs. Troy Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Mobile, AL 8 p.m. ESPN

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Hawai’i Bowl
Middle Tennessee vs. Hawai’i Aloha Stadium
Honolulu, HI 8 p.m. ESPN

Monday, December 26, 2016

St. Petersburg Bowl
Georgia Tech vs. Cincinnati Tropicana Field
St. Petersburg, FL 11 a.m. ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl
Syracuse vs. Minnesota Ford Field
Detroit, MI 2:30 p.m. ESPN

Camping World Independence Bowl
North Carolina vs. Vanderbilt Independence Stadium
Shreveport, LA 5 p.m. ESPN2

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl
Iowa vs. North Texas Cotton Bowl Stadium
Dallas, TX Noon ESPN

Military Bowl
Wake Forest vs. Tulsa Navy-Marine Corps. Stadium
Annapolis, MD 3:30 p.m. ESPN

Holiday Bowl
Penn State vs. USC Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, CA 7 p.m. ESPN

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl
TCU vs. Arizona State Chase Field
Phoenix, AZ 10:15 P.M. ESPN

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Pitt vs. Maryland Yankee Stadium
Bronx, NY 2 p.m. ESPN

Russell Athletic Bowl
Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia Camping World Stadium
Orlando, FL 5:30 p.m. ESPN

Foster Farms Bowl
Northwestern vs. Stanford Levi’s Stadium
Santa Clara, CA 8:30 p.m. FOX

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Auburn NRG Stadium
Houston, TX 9 p.m. ESPN

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Birmingham Bowl
Houston vs. Kentucky Legion Field
Birmingham, AL 2 p.m. ESPN

Belk Bowl
Miami vs. Arkansas Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte, NC 5:30 p.m. ESPN

Valero Alamo Bowl
Oklahoma vs. Colorado Alamodome
San Antonio, TX 9 p.m. ESPN

Friday, December 30, 2016

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Kansas State vs. Georgia Liberty Bowl
Memphis, TN Noon ESPN

Hyundai Sun Bowl
NC State vs. Washington State Sun Bowl Stadium
El Paso, TX 2 p.m. CBS

Franklin Music City Bowl
Ole Miss vs. Duke Nissan Stadium
Nashville, TN 3:30 p.m. ESPN

Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Georgia Southern vs. Colorado State Arizona Stadium
Tucson, AZ 5:30 p.m.

Orange Bowl
Louisville vs. Wisconsin Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, FL 8 p.m. ESPN

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
LSU vs. Florida State Camping World Stadium
Orlando, FL 11 a.m. ABC

TaxSlayer Bowl
South Carolina vs. Indiana EverBank Field
Jacksonville, FL 11 a.m. ESPN

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Semifinal Game
1 Alabama vs. 4 Clemson
Georgia Dome
Atlanta, GA 3 or 7 p.m. ESPN

Fiesta Bowl
Semifinal Game
2 Michigan vs. 3 Washington
University of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, AZ 3 or 7 p.m. ESPN

Monday, January 2, 2017

Outback Bowl
Nebraska vs. Florida Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL 1 p.m. ABC

Cotton Bowl
Boise State vs. Texas A&M AT&T Stadium
Arlington, TX 1 p.m. ESPN

Rose Bowl Game
Ohio State vs. Utah Rose Bowl
Pasadena, California 5 p.m. ESPN

Sugar Bowl
Baylor vs. Tennessee Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana 8:30 p.m. ESPN

Monday, January 9, 2017
College Football Playoff National Championship

Alabama vs. Michigan Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL 8:30 p.m. ESPN