Final Bowl Projections, Pre-Bowl Selection Show

ESPN will announce the final bowl selections today on ESPNU at 4 p.m. Prior to that, here are our final bowl projections.

* – Replacement picks for unfilled bowl slots
** – Ineligible teams selected for bowls based on Academic Progress Rate (APR)

Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Dec. 17, 2 p.m., University Stadium, Albuquerque
Payout: $456,250
TV: ESPN
C-USA vs. MWC
UTSA (6-6) vs. New Mexico (8-4)

Las Vegas Bowl
Dec. 17, 3:30 p.m., Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
Payout: $1,350,000
TV: ABC
MWC vs. Pac-12
San Diego State (10-3) vs. Houston (9-3)*

AutoNation Cure Bowl
Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m., Camping World Stadium, Orlando
Payout: $1,350,000
TV: CBSSN
AAC vs. Sun Belt
UCF (6-6) vs. Appalachian State (9-3)

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m., Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Ala.
Payout: $100,000
TV: ESPN
MAC vs. Sun Belt
Central Michigan (6-6) vs. Arkansas State (7-5)

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Dec. 17, 9 p.m., Mercedez-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Payout: $500,000
TV: ESPN
C-USA vs. Sun Belt
Southern Miss (6-6) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (6-6)

Miami Beach Bowl
Dec. 19, 2:30 p.m., Marlins Park, Miami
Payout: $1,000,000
TV: ESPN
AAC vs. MAC
Tulsa (9-3) vs. Ohio (8-5)

Boca Raton Bowl
Dec. 20, 7 p.m., FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla.
Payout: $400,000
TV: ESPN
AAC vs. C-USA
Memphis (8-4) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-4)

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Dec. 21, 9 p.m., Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Payout: $612,500
TV: ESPN
BYU vs. MWC
BYU (8-4) vs. Wyoming (9-4)

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Dec. 22, 7 p.m., Albertson’s Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Payout: $325,000
TV: ESPN
MAC vs. MWC
Idaho (8-4)* vs. Colorado State (7-5)

Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl
Dec. 23, 1 p.m.Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
Payout: $450,000
TV: ESPN
AAC/C-USA/MAC vs. AAC/C-USA/MAC
Old Dominion (9-3) vs. Eastern Michigan (7-5)

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Dec. 23, 4:30 p.m., Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Payout: $675,000
TV: ESPN
Navy vs. Big 12
Navy (9-3) vs. Western Kentucky (10-3)*

Dollar General Bowl
Dec. 23, 8 p.m., Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Ala.
Payout: $750,000
TV: ESPN
MAC vs. Sun Belt
Toledo (9-3) vs. Troy (9-3)

Hawai’i Bowl
Dec. 24, 8 p.m., Aloha Stadium, Honolulu
Payout: $650,000
TV: ESPN
C-USA vs. MWC
Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Hawaii (6-7)

St. Petersburg Bowl
Dec. 26, 11 a.m., Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Payout: $537,500
TV: ESPN
ACC/ND vs. AAC
Mississippi State (5-7)* ** vs. Miami (Ohio) (6-6)*

Quick Lane Bowl
Dec. 26, 2:30 p.m., Ford Field, Detroit
Payout: $1,200,000
TV: ESPN
ACC/ND vs. Big Ten
Boston College (6-6) vs. Maryland (6-6)

Camping World Independence Bowl
Dec. 26, 5 p.m., Independence Stadium, Shreveport, La.
Payout: $1,200,000
TV: ESPN2
ACC/ND vs. SEC
Wake Forest (6-6) vs. Vanderbilt (6-6)

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl
Dec. 27, Noon, Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas
Payout: $1,100,000
TV: ESPN
Big Ten vs. C-USA
Army (6-5)* ** vs. North Texas (5-7)* **

Military Bowl
Dec. 27, 3:30 p.m., Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md.
Payout: $1,000,000
TV: ESPN
ACC/ND vs. AAC
N.C. State (6-6) vs. Temple (10-3)

Holiday Bowl
Dec. 27, 7 p.m., Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Payout: $2,825,000
TV: ESPN
Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Iowa (8-4) vs. Washington State (8-4)

Cactus Bowl
Dec. 27, 10:15 p.m., Chase Field, Phoenix
Payout: $3,325,000
TV: ESPN
Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Baylor (6-6) vs. Boise State (10-2)

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Dec. 28, 2 p.m., Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y.
Payout: $2,000,000
TV: ESPN
ACC/ND vs. Big Ten
North Carolina (8-4) vs. Northwestern (6-6)

Russell Athletic Bowl
Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m., Camping World Stadium, Orlando
Payout: $2,275,000
TV: ESPN
ACC/ND vs. Big 12
Miami (Fla.) (8-4) vs. West Virginia (10-2)

Foster Farms Bowl
Dec. 28, 8:30 p.m., Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
Payout: $2,212,500
TV: FOX
Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Indiana (6-6) vs. Utah (8-4)

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl
Dec. 28, 9 p.m., NRG Stadium, Houston
Payout: $3,000,000
TV: ESPN
Big 12 vs. SEC
Kansas State (8-4) vs. Texas A&M (8-4)

Birmingham Bowl
Dec. 29, 2 p.m., Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala.
Payout: $1,100,000
TV: ESPN
AAC vs. SEC
USF (10-2) vs. South Carolina (6-6)

Belk Bowl
Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m., Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.
Payout: $1,700,000
TV: ESPN
ACC/ND vs. SEC
Virginia Tech (9-4) vs. Arkansas (7-5)

Valero Alamo Bowl
Dec. 29, 9 p.m., Alamodome, San Antonio
Payout: $3,825,000
TV: ESPN
Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Oklahoma State (9-3) vs. Colorado (10-3)

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Dec. 30, Noon, Liberty Bowl, Memphis
Payout: $1,437,500
TV: ESPN
Big 12 vs. SEC
TCU (6-6) vs. Georgia (7-5)

Hyundai Sun Bowl
Dec. 30, 2 p.m., Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas
Payout: $2,150,000
TV: CBS
ACC/ND vs. Pac-12
Pittsburgh (8-4) vs. Stanford (9-3)

Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Dec. 30, TBA, Arizona Stadium, Tuscon, Ariz.
Payout: TBA
TV: ASN
Sun Belt vs. MWC
Air Force (9-3) vs. South Alabama (6-6)

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Dec. 30, 3:30 p.m., Nissan Stadium, Nashville
Payout: $2,750,000
TV: ESPN
SEC vs. Big Ten/ACC/ND
Kentucky (7-5) vs. Minnesota (8-4)

Capital One Orange Bowl
Dec. 30, 8 p.m., Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.
Playoff Revenue Pool
TV: ESPN
ACC vs. Group of 5/Big Ten/SEC
Florida State (9-3) vs. Michigan (10-2)

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
Dec. 31, 11 a.m., Camping World Stadium, Orlando
Payout: $4,250,000
TV: ABC
SEC vs. Big Ten/ACC/ND
LSU (7-4) vs. Louisville (9-3)

TaxSlayer Bowl
Dec. 31, 11 a.m., EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Fla.
Payout: $2,750,000
TV: ESPN
SEC vs. Big Ten/ACC/ND
Tennessee (8-4) vs. Georgia Tech (8-4)

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Dec. 31, 3 or 7 p.m., Georgia Dome, Atlanta
Playoff Revenue Pool
TV: ESPN
#1 vs. #4
Alabama (13-0)Washington (12-1)

Fiesta Bowl
Dec. 31, 3 or 7 p.m., University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
TV: ESPN
#2 vs. #3
Clemson (12-1)Ohio State (11-1)

Outback Bowl
Jan. 2, 1 p.m., Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
Payout: $3,500,000
TV: ABC
Big Ten vs. SEC
Nebraska (9-3) vs. Florida (8-4)

Goodyear Cotton Bowl
Jan. 2, 1 p.m., AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Playoff Revenue Pool
TV: ESPN
Group of 5/At-large vs. At-large
Wisconsin (10-3) vs. Western Michigan (13-0)

Rose Bowl Game
Jan. 2, 5 p.m., Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.
Playoff Revenue Pool
ESPN
Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Penn State (11-2) vs. USC (9-3)

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m., Mercedez-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Playoff Revenue Pool
ESPN
Group of 5/Big 12 vs. SEC
Oklahoma (10-2) vs. Auburn (8-4)

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About Doug DeBolt

Capnpen is a writer who was a newspaper and magazine journalist in a previous life. A college journalism major, he now works as an administrator, but gets his writing fix by blogging about a variety of topics, including politics, religion, movies and television. When he's not working or blogging, Capnpen spends time with his family, plays a little golf (badly) and loves to learn about virtually anything.
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