The college football regular season is still just about two months away, but that never stops anyone from looking ahead much further than the late-August beginning. More specifically, it never stops anyone from making their projections as to which teams will face off in specific bowl games following the season.
There are more bowl games than ever before these days, which makes it a little more difficult to predict who will end up where.
Well, the folks at Sporting News on Monday took their best stab at it, and with that, here’s a look at their preseason college football bowl season projections, minus the College Football Playoff.
Bahamas Bowl: Tulsa vs. Ohio
Camellia Bowl: Louisiana-Monroe vs. Buffalo
Boca Raton Bowl: Toledo vs. Middle Tennessee
Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Nevada vs. Texas-San Antonio
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State vs. Washington State
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Fresno State vs. Northern Illinois
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Louisiana vs. Colorado State
Beef O’Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg: Houston vs. Western Kentucky
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: SMU vs. Rice
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State vs. Navy
Military Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Boston College
AdvoCare Texas Bowl: Missouri vs. Kansas State
Fight Hunger Bowl: Minnesota vs. Washington
New Era Pinstripe Bowl:Iowa vs. Virginia Tech
Belk Bowl: Ole Miss vs. Clemson
Russell Athletic Bowl: Texas vs. North Carolina
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: West Virginia vs. Oregon State
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Tulane vs. Maryland
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Texas A&M vs. Louisville
Valero Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Arizona State
National University Holiday Bowl: Michigan vs. USC
Duck Commander Independence Bowl: Syracuse vs. Mississippi State
Hyundai Sun Bowl: Arizona vs. Georgia Tech
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Florida vs. TCU
Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl: South Carolina vs. Miami, Fla.
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Northwestern vs. Texas Tech
Outback Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Georgia
Birmingham Bowl: Tennessee vs. East Carolina
GoDaddy Bowl: Arkansas State vs. Bowling Green
Miami Beach Bowl: BYU vs. Marshall
Detroit Bowl: Indiana vs. Syracuse
Capital One Bowl: Nebraska vs. LSU
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Michigan State vs. Auburn
Orange Bowl: Central Florida vs. Notre Dame
Fiesta Bowl: Stanford vs. Baylor
AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic: UCLA vs. Ohio State
Okay, it’s still a little weird to see “Bahamas Bowl” right there at the top, however it’ll be rather intriguing to watch the inaugural version of that game play out.
Which of these match ups from the Sporting News do you agree with? Disagree with? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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