What’s out of a bowl game this year.
Down the stretch we come and already Boston College, Pitt, Virginia, Georgia Tech and Stanford have decided that they will not play a bowl this year. If they wanted, all those schools would be headed to a Bowl game, but because this year’s game is basically another road trip and delays when they can return home to their families, we are from the Power Five League A few more teams may choose Saturday after the final slate of the game.
So, who’s left to play? It changes literally every day.
Monday night, news broke that the Frisco Bowl – between SMIU and UTSA – was scheduled for Saturday, as SMU’s contact would not allow Tracing Mustangs to compete. This is a first: a bowl game was canceled six days before kickoff due to an epidemic.
On Tuesday, UTSA was reappointed to the First Responder Bowl, adding to the college football history process. The Roadrunners became the first team to earn two bowl berths in a single season.
The situation at SMU / Frisco Bowl is that driving executives are going crazy. Many are still scrambling to secure teams for their games and then hope that the team does not cancel at the last minute.
As far as my projections are concerned, my College Football Playoff and New Year 6 lineup remains the same, with one exception from last week: North Carolina moved to the ACC’s Orange Bowl spot after routing Miami.
Despite Florida’s loss to LSU, I think the Gators still remain in the New Year’s 6 lineup – as long as they are somewhat competitive with Alabama Saturday in the SEC title game. If Florida is blown up, however, it could possibly open a bigger spot for Coastal Carolina if the Chants record an impressive win against Louisiana in the Louis Belt title.
He would put Coastal Carolina and Cincinnati in both AAC title games with wins over Tulsa in 6 New Year’s Games. Hopefully they don’t pair up against each other, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they do in the Peach Bowl if they both make it (remember, don’t shoot Messenger, I’m not on the selection committee).
Two groups of 5 schools have never played in the New Year’s 6 bowls in the seven-year history of the playoffs, but it’s from 2020, why not?
These are my updated estimates entering the college football playoff rankings on Tuesday night. Keep in mind that some conference tie-ins can be – well, chances are – changes with some bowls for various reasons (remember, it’s 2020).
College football playoff
The championship – 10 January (CFP semifinal winners)
Projection: Alabama vs. Clemson
Sugar bowl – 1 January (CFP semi-finals)
Projection: Alabama (No. 1 seed) vs. Notre Dame (No. 4 seed)
Rose bowl – 1 January (CFP semi-finals)
Projection: Clemson (No. 2 seed) vs. Ohio State (No. 3 seed)
6 bowls of new year
Orange bowl – 2 January (ACC vs SEC / Big Ten)
Projection: North Carolina vs. Texas A&M
Feast bowl – 2 January (big-vs vs big)
Projection: USC vs. Indiana
Peach bowl – 1 January (large-scale vs. large-scale)
Projection: Georgia vs. Cincinnati *
Cotton bowl – 30 December (massive vs large)
Projection: Iowa State vs. Florida
Gator bowl – 2 January (ACC vs SEC)
Projection: NC State vs. Ole Miss
Outback bowl – 2 January (Big Ten vs SEC)
Projection: Iowa vs. Missouri
Birmingham Bowl – 1 January (AAC vs SEC)
Projection: UAB vs. San Jose State
Citrus bowl – 1 January (Big Ten vs SEC)
Projection: Northwestern vs Auburn
Arizona Bowl – 31 December (MAC vs Mountain West)
Projection: Ball State vs. Boise State
Armed Forces Bowl – 31 December (SEC vs Pac-12)
Projection: Mississippi State vs. Oregon
Liberty bowl – 31 December (Big 12 vs SEC)
Projection: TCU vs. Tennessee
Texas bowl – 31 December (Big 12 vs SEC)
Projection: Oklahoma State vs. Arkansas
Duke’s Mayo Bowl – 30 December (ACC vs Big Ten)
Projection: Wake Forest vs Rutgers
Music city bowl – 30 December (Big Ten vs SEC)
Projection: Penn State vs. Kentucky
Alamo bowl – 29 December (Big 12 vs Pac-12)
Projection: Oklahoma vs. Washington
Cheese-It Bowl – 29 December (ACC vs Big 12)
Projection: Miami vs. Texas
Military bowl – 28 December (ACC vs AAC)
Projection: Maryland vs. Tulsa
Treat the bowl – 26 December (C-USA vs Sun Belt)
Projection: Marshall vs. Coastal Carolina
First Responder Bowl – 26 December (Big 12 vs Group of 5)
Projection: State of Kansas Vs. UTSA
Gasparilla Bowl – 26 December (ACC vs SEC)
Projection: Liberty vs. South Carolina
Guarantee rate bowl – 26 December (Big Ten vs Big 12)
Projection: Wisconsin vs. West Virginia
Freedom bowl – 26 December (Army vs Pac-12)
Projection: Army Vs Colorado
Lendingtree Bowl – 26 December (MAC / C-USA vs Sun Belt)
Projection: Western kentucky Vs Georgia State
Camellia Bowl – 25 December (MAC vs Sun Belt)
Projection: Buffalo vs. Louisiana
New mexico bowl – 24 December (Mountain West vs Group 5)
Projection: airy Vs Houston
** Montgomery Bowl – 23 December (Group of 5)
Projection: Memphis Vs Florida atlantic
New orleans bowl – 23 December (C-USA vs Sun Belt)
Projection: Louisiana Tech Vs Georgia Southern
Boca Ratna Bowl – 22 December (ACC vs AAC)
Projection: BYU Vs Ucf
Idaho potato bowl – 22 December (AAC vs Mountain West)
Projection: Tulane Vs Nevada
Myrtle Beach Bowl – 21 December (C-USA vs Sun Belt)
Projection: North texas Vs Appalachian State
Bowls canceled this year:
• Bahamas Bowl
• Fenway Bowl
• Frisco Bowl
• air bowl
• Holiday Bowl
• Las Vegas Bowl
• Los Angeles Bowl
• Redbox Bowl
• Pinstripe Bowl
• Quick Lane Bowl
• Sun Bowl
Teams in The adventure Already officially accepted bids.
* Among the Group of Five Conferences (American, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sun Belt), the highest rated champions will be selected to play in one of the Cotton, Fiesta or Peach Bowl.
** Replaces Fenway Bowl for this season only.