College Football Bowl Predictions, Projections & Schedule 2016-17

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Washington hopes their Pac-12 Championship will send them to the College Football Playoff. (Getty)

As the college football regular season comes to a close, the attention starts to move towards the upcoming bowls. Washington became the first Power Five team to win their conference and will wait to see if their victory is enough to send them to the College Football Playoff.

Heavy’s projections have them as the third seed. With Ohio State likely being the only team in the College Football Playoff without a conference championship, we have them at the fourth position squaring off with top seeded Alabama. This season, the College Football Playoff bowls are the Peach and Fiesta Bowls.

As the conference championships become final, these predictions will continue to be updated based on the results.

There are a couple conferences that will not have enough bowl eligible teams to fill their normal tie-ins. According to CBS Sports, the top five-win teams based on APR (the tiebreaker) are North Texas, Mississippi State, Texas and Northern Illinois. These teams are likely to have the first shot to fill these openings.

Continue to check back throughout the weekend as the bowl picture becomes clearer. Teams in bold have already accepted the bowl invitation.

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 New Mexico University Stadium
Albuquerque, NM 2 p.m. ESPN

Las Vegas Bowl
San Diego State vs. Houston Sam Boyd Stadium
Las Vegas, NV 3:30 p.m. ABC

AutoNation Cure Bowl
UCF vs. Arkansas State Camping World Stadium
Orlando, FL 5:30pm CBSSN

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

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Southern Miss vs. Louisiana Lafayette Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, LA 9 p.m. ESPN

Monday, December 19, 2016

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

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Boca Raton Bowl
Western Kentucky vs. Memphis FAU Stadium
Boca Raton, FL 7 p.m. ESPN

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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

Thursday, December 22, 2016

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

Friday, Deccember 23, 2016

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
Old Dominion vs. Eastern Michigan Thomas Robinson Stadium
Nassau, Bahamas 1 p.m. ESPN

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

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

Saturday, December 24, 2016

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

Monday, December 26, 2016

St. Petersburg Bowl
Mississippi State vs. Miami (Ohio) Tropicana Field
St. Petersburg, FL 11 a.m. ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl
Maryland vs. Boston College Ford Field
Detroit, MI 2:30 p.m. ESPN

Camping World Independence Bowl
NC State vs. Vanderbilt Independence Stadium
Shreveport, LA 5 p.m. ESPN2

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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

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

Holiday Bowl
Minnesota vs. Washington State Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, CA 7 p.m. ESPN

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

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

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

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

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

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl
Texas A&M vs. Kansas State NRG Stadium
Houston, TX 9 p.m. ESPN

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Birmingham Bowl
USF vs. South Carolina Legion Field
Birmingham, AL 2 p.m. ESPN

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

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

Friday, December 30, 2016

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
TCU vs. Georgia Liberty Bowl
Memphis, TN Noon ESPN

Hyundai Sun Bowl
Stanford vs. North Carolina Sun Bowl Stadium
El Paso, TX 2 p.m. CBS

Franklin Music City Bowl
Nebraska vs. Tennessee Nissan Stadium
Nashville, TN 3:30 p.m. ESPN

Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl
South Alabama vs. Air Force Arizona Stadium
Tucson, AZ 5:30 p.m.

Orange Bowl
Florida State vs. Michigan Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, FL 8 p.m. ESPN

Saturday, December 31, 2016

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

TaxSlayer Bowl
Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech EverBank Field
Jacksonville, FL 11 a.m. ESPN

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

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

Monday, January 2, 2017

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

Cotton Bowl
Western Michigan vs. Wisconsin AT&T Stadium
Arlington, TX 1 p.m. ESPN

Rose Bowl Game
Penn State vs. USC Rose Bowl
Pasadena, California 5 p.m. ESPN

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

Monday, January 9, 2017
College Football Playoff National Championship

1 Alabama vs. 2 Clemson Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL 8:30 p.m. ESPN

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