College football bowl projections: Kansas State, UCF and Washington head into all six New Year’s games

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At least we don’t have to worry about whether the college football playoff selection committee will want to see this game again. Washington waltzed into Autzen Stadium and beat Oregon, 37-34, derailing the Ducks’ possible shot at redemption in the CFP as well as quarterback Bo Nix’s hopes for the Heisman Trophy. He also bounced Oregon from a projected spot in the Cotton Bowl, with Washington set to land there.

However, the loss did not kill Oregon‘s chance to win a Pac-12 championship. In fact, the Ducks are still in control of their own destiny in this regard. Oregon, USC and Utah each have a conference loss, and the Utes visit the Ducks this week.

TCU won 17-10 at Texas to solidify their hold on the projected No. 3 seed. The victory also clinched a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game. Kansas State is preferred to be TCU’s opponent in this game. Whichever team the Horned Frogs face, their opponent will suffer at least three losses.

Georgia and LSU are now set for the SEC Championship game after respective wins at Mississippi State and Arkansas. The ACC Championship Game is also official with Clemson facing North Carolina, the latter beating Wake Forest to improve to 6-0 on the road this season and clinch their spot in the title game.

The race for the Group of Five spot in the Cotton Bowl became clearer on Saturday. UCF won at Tulane to take control of the AAC race. Each team has a league loss (just like Cincinnati), but the Knights hold tiebreakers on the other two. If UCF wins, they will most likely host the AAC championship game against winner Tulane in Cincinnati (November 26).

College Football Playoffs

January 9

National Championship
Inglewood, California.

title game Winners of the semi-finals

December 31st

fishing bowl

Semi final

(1) Georgia vs. (4) Tennessee

December 31st

party bowl
Glendale, Arizona.

Semi final

(2) Ohio State vs. (3) TCU


Six New Year’s bowls

The Big Ten West continued to descend into chaos after Purdue’s 31-24 win at Illinois. That tied a four-way tie at the top of the division with Minnesota and Iowa, which beat Wisconsin for its third straight win. The Badgers are one game back at 3-4 but still have an outside shot to win the division. You must understand that the opening line of the Big Ten Championship Game, regardless of who participates, will be north of 30 in favor of either Ohio State or Michigan.

There are currently 63 teams eligible for bowling, which means we only need 19 more to fill all the spots. However, there are only two weeks left for teams to become eligible. The current projection is that we’re two teams short, so Rice and Iowa State should play games at 5-7.

Don’t see your team? Check Bowl projections updated by Jerry Palm after week 11 as well as the CBS Sports Bowl Eligibility Tracker for updates on what your team needs to do to bowl this season.

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