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2016 College Football Bowl Projections after Week 13

As we exit a wild Thanksgiving week filled with rivalry game upsets and head toward the final week of the regular season, it’s crazy to think that college football is over for a lot of teams. At the same time, there are dozens of others wondering what’s next on the docket with the postseason picture still slowly coming into focus. Most teams are left wondering just how the bowl picture will shake out and it could come right down to the end for several teams looking to find a spot from the College Football Playoff on down.

With all that in mind, CFTalk decided to peer into our crystal ball and see how every game the rest of the year plays out and which teams wind up in certain bowl games. 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 17:
College Football Playoff

Peach BowlNo. 1 AlabamaNo. 4 Washington
Fiesta BowlNo. 2 ClemsonNo. 3 Ohio State

New Year’s Six

Rose BowlWisconsinUSC
Sugar BowlOklahomaFlorida
Orange BowlFlorida StateMichigan
Cotton BowlPenn StateWestern Michigan

2016 FBS Bowl Games

New Mexico BowlUTSANew Mexico
Las Vegas BowlNorth Texas+San Diego State
Cure BowlUL-LafayetteUCF
Camellia BowlArkansas StateCentral Michigan
New Orleans BowlSouthern MissAppalachian State
Miami Beach BowlTulsaToledo
Boca Raton BowlWestern KentuckyHouston
Poinsettia BowlBYU*Wyoming
Famous Idaho Potato BowlColorado StateMiami (OH)
Bahamas BowlOld Dominion*Eastern Michigan*
Armed Forces BowlNavy*Mississippi State+
Dollar General BowlTroyOhio
Hawaii BowlMiddle Tenn. StateHawaii
St. Petersburg BowlSouth FloridaArmy
Quick Lane BowlMarylandBoston College
Independence BowlSouth CarolinaN.C. State
Heart of Dallas BowlLouisiana TechSouth Alabama
Military BowlWake ForestTemple
Holiday BowlIowaStanford
Cactus BowlBaylorAir Force
Pinstripe BowlNorthwesternPitt
Russell Athletic BowlVirginia TechWest Virginia
Foster Farms BowlIndianaWashington State
Texas BowlTexas A&MKansas State
Birmingham BowlVanderbiltMemphis
Belk BowlGeorgia TechKentucky
Alamo BowlOklahoma StateColorado
Liberty BowlTennesseeTCU
Sun BowlNorth CarolinaUtah
Music City BowlMinnesotaGeorgia
TaxSlayer BowlMiami (FL)Arkansas
Outback BowlNebraskaLSU
Citrus BowlLouisvilleAuburn
Arizona BowlIdahoBoise State

*Accepted bowl invite
+ 5-7 team selected based on APR