2018 College Football Bowl Projections after Week 13

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What an absolutely bonkers final week of the regular season we had in college football. There were upsets galore, numerous rivalry surprises and a surprisingly large number of College Football Playoff results that will reverberate far beyond the next few days.

With all that in mind, CFTalk decided to peer into our crystal ball and take a look at the postseason picture — figuring out which teams wind up in certain bowl games prior to the official announcement. Running through all the scenarios, here’s how the bowl picture could play out from the final four to the very first one on December 15th:

College Football Playoff Semifinals

Bowl Teams
Orange Bowl No. 1 Alabama No. 4 Oklahoma
Cotton Bowl No. 2 Clemson No. 3 Notre Dame

New Year’s Six

Bowl Teams
Peach Bowl Michigan LSU
Fiesta Bowl UCF Washington State
Rose Bowl Ohio State Washington
Sugar Bowl Texas Georgia

2018 FBS Bowl Games

Bowl Teams
New Mexico Bowl Fresno State North Texas
Cure Bowl Georgia Southern Western Michigan
Las Vegas Bowl Arizona State Boise State
Camellia Bowl Troy Buffalo
New Orleans Bowl Appalachian State UAB
Boca Raton Bowl Temple Middle Tennessee
Frisco Bowl Tulane Wyoming
Gasparilla Bowl Boston College USF
Bahamas Bowl Toldeo FIU
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Ohio Utah State
Birmingham Bowl Vanderbilt Memphis
Armed Forces Bowl Houston Duke
Dollar General Bowl Northern Illinois Arkansas State
Hawaii Bowl Hawaii Marshall
First Responder Bowl Army BYU
Quick Lane Bowl Wake Forest Minnesota
Cheez-It Bowl TCU San Diego State
Independence Bowl Virginia La. Tech
Pinstripe Bowl Miami Purdue
Texas Bowl Oklahoma State Mississippi State
Music City Bowl N.C. State Missouri
Camping World Bowl Syracuse West Virginia
Alamo Bowl Iowa State Utah
Belk Bowl Georgia Tech South Carolina
Arizona Bowl UL-Monroe Nevada
Military Bowl Virginia Tech Cincinnati
Sun Bowl Pitt Cal
Redbox Bowl Stanford Michigan State
Liberty Bowl Baylor Auburn
Holiday Bowl Oregon Northwestern
Gator Bowl Texas A&M Wisconsin
Outback Bowl Kentucky Penn State
Citrus Bowl Florida Iowa

+ Eastern Michigan, Southern Miss, Miami (OH), Liberty and UL-Monroe also qualified for a bowl