Bowl season is one of the great parts of college football as we can see the best of the best face one another in a neutral site game.
The College Football Playoff is now the crown jewel of bowl season. With the way the calendar falls this year, bowls are scattered about a little more than usual.
College Football Playoff Predictions
The four teams that’ll be in this season’s College Football Playoff is going to be a tough decision.
The top three seeds will be clear cut. We predict Clemson, Alabama and Michigan to be undefeated conference champions. They’re in the playoff.
The fourth seed is where it gets interesting with these candidates:
- Utah is a 1 loss champion from the Pac-12
- Iowa State is a 1 loss champion from the Big 12
- UCF is an undefeated team
Each of those teams will be coming off big wins in the conference championship. Iowa State most likely against a top 10 team.
Utah and UCF will probably face top 15 teams in their conference title games.
I can’t see UCF getting in…even undefeated with other conference champions with 1 loss so we’re down to Utah and Iowa State.
Utah will have avenged it’s only loss (predicted against Washington) in the Pac-12 I think becomes the difference and they’ll get the invite to the College Football Playoff.
Our tradition of having a bowl game for those left out. This year we look like we’ll have bowl eligible teams without an invitation so they’ll get invited to the 2020 Formulator Bowl.
We expected 80 teams to be eligible with only 78 spots available. We predict every bowl and who will be left to compete in the Formulator Bowl!
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|20-Dec||Frisco Bowl||North Texas||vs.||SMU|
|21-Dec||AutoNation Cure Bowl||Arkansas State||vs.||Cincinnati|
|21-Dec||Gildan New Mexico Bowl||Wyoming||vs.||Southern Miss|
|21-Dec||New Orleans Bowl||Troy||vs.||Louisiana Tech|
|21-Dec||Raycom Media Camellia Bowl||Georgia Southern||vs.||Buffalo|
|21-Dec||Las Vegas Bowl||California||vs.||Boise State|
|21-Dec||Cheribundi Tart Boca Raton Bowl||Florida International||vs.||South Florida|
|23-Dec||Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl||Florida Atlantic||vs.||Temple|
|26-Dec||Walk-On’s Independence Bowl||Mississippi State||vs.||Western Kentucky|
|26-Dec||Quick Lane Bowl||Pitt||vs.||Eastern Michigan|
|27-Dec||Cheez-It Bowl||Arizona State||vs.||Northern Illinois|
|27-Dec||Military Bowl||Navy||vs.||Wake Forest|
|27-Dec||Holiday Bowl||Washington State||vs.||Minnesota|
|27-Dec||New Era Pinstripe Bowl||Michigan State||vs.||Boston College|
|27-Dec||Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl||Auburn||vs.||TCU|
|28-Dec||Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl (CFB Playoff)||Clemson||vs.||Utah|
|28-Dec||Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic||Oklahoma||vs.||UCF|
|28-Dec||Playstation Fiesta Bowl (CFB Playoff)||Alabama||vs.||Michigan|
|28-Dec||Camping World Bowl||Oklahoma State||vs.||Miami|
|30-Dec||First Responder Bowl||Marshall||vs.||Army|
|30-Dec||Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl||Kentucky||vs.||Virginia Tech|
|30-Dec||Capital One Orange Bowl||Notre Dame||vs.||Virginia|
|31-Dec||Valero Alamo Bowl||UCLA||vs.||Texas|
|31-Dec||Arizona Bowl||Louisiana||vs.||Fresno State|
|31-Dec||Hyundai Sun Bowl||Oregon||vs.||Florida State|
|31-Dec||AutoZone Liberty Bowl||Texas A&M||vs.||Baylor|
|1-Jan||Outback Bowl||Missouri||vs.||Penn State|
|1-Jan||Rose Bowl||Washington||vs.||Ohio State|
|1-Jan||AllState Sugar Bowl||Georgia||vs.||Iowa State|
|2-Jan||Birmingham Bowl||NC State||vs.||Houston|
|2-Jan||TaxSlayer Gator Bowl||Florida||vs.||Wisconsin|
|3-Jan||Idaho Potato Bowl||Utah State||vs.||Miami (OH)|
|4-Jan||Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl||San Diego State||vs.||Northwestern|
|6-Jan||Mobile Bowl||Toledo||vs.||Appalachian State|
|13-Jan||College Football Playoff Championship||Clemson||vs.||Alabama|
See more in our 2019 College Football Preview.