Week 1 bowl projections

CFN’s preseason bowl projections
Bowl date
Bowl
Conference ties
Projected matchup
Dec. 19
New Mexico Bowl
Mountain West vs. WAC
Fresno St. vs. UNLV
Dec. 19
St. Petersburg Bowl
Big East vs. C-USA
South Florida vs. UCF
Dec. 20
R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
C-USA vs. Sun Belt No. 1
Marshall vs. Florida Atlantic
Dec. 22
MAACO Las Vegas Bowl
Mountain West No. 1 vs. Pac-10 No. 4
TCU vs. Arizona
Dec. 23
Poinsettia Bowl
Mountain West vs. Pac-10
Utah vs. UCLA
Dec. 24
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
C-USA vs. WAC
Southern Miss vs. Nevada
Dec. 26
Emerald Bowl
ACC No. 7 vs. Pac-10 No. 5
Clemson vs. Stanford
Dec. 26
Meineke Car Care Bowl
ACC No. 6 vs. Big East
North Carolina vs. Cincinnati
Dec. 26
Motor City Bowl
Big Ten No. 7 vs. MAC
Northwestern vs. Central Michigan
Dec. 27
Music City Bowl
ACC vs. SEC
North Carolina St. vs. Auburn
Dec. 28
Independence Bowl
Big 12 No. 7 vs. SEC No. 8
Colorado vs. South Carolina
Dec. 29
Champs Sports Bowl
ACC No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 4 or 5
Florida St. vs. Iowa
Dec. 30
EagleBank Bowl
ACC No. 8 vs. Army or C-USA
Boston College vs. Army
Dec. 30
Pacific Life Holiday Bowl
Big 12 No. 3 vs. Pac-10 No. 2
Missouri vs. Oregon State
Dec. 30
Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl
Mountain West vs. WAC
Colorado State vs. Boise State
Dec. 30
Texas Bowl
Big 12 vs. Navy or C-USA
Texas A&M vs. Navy
Dec. 31
Armed Forces Bowl
Mountain West vs. C-USA
Air Force vs. East Carolina
Dec. 31
Brut Sun Bowl
Pac-10 No. 3 vs. Big East/Big 12/Notre Dame
Oregon vs. Texas Tech
Dec. 31
Insight Bowl
Big Ten No. 6 vs. Big 12 No. 6
Michigan vs. Kansas
Dec. 31
Chick-fil-A Bowl
ACC No. 2 vs. SEC
Miami vs. Arkansas
Jan. 1
Outback Bowl
Big Ten No. 3 vs. ACC
Michigan St. vs. Ole Miss
Jan. 1
Capital One Bowl
Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2
Ohio St. vs. Georgia
Jan. 1
Gator Bowl
ACC No. 3 vs. Big East/Big 12/Notre Dame
Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame
Jan. 2
AutoZone Liberty Bowl
C-USA No. 1 vs. SEC No. 6
Houston vs. Tennessee
Jan. 2
International Bowl
Big East vs. MAC No. 4 or 5
Pitt vs. Bowling Green
Jan. 2
AT&T Cotton Bowl
Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC
Oklahoma vs. LSU
Jan. 2
Papajohns.com Bowl
Big East vs. SEC
Connecticut vs. Kentucky
Jan. 2
Valero Alamo Bowl
Big Ten No. 4 or 5 vs. Big 12 No. 4
Wisconsin vs. Nebraska
Jan. 6
GMAC Bowl
ACC vs. MAC
Wake Forest vs. Western Michigan
Jan. 1
Rose Bowl
BCS – Big 10 vs. Pac 10 champs ***
Penn St. vs. California
Jan. 1
Sugar Bowl
BCS – SEC champ
Alabama vs. Texas
Jan. 4
Fiesta Bowl
BCS — Big 12 champion ***
Oklahoma St. vs. West Virginia
Jan. 5
Orange Bowl
BCS – ACC champion ***
Virginia Tech vs. BYU
Jan. 7
BCS National Championship
BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2
Florida vs. USC