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2017 College Football Bowl Projections after Week 12

Sad as it is to say but we’ve got only one week left in the regular season for nearly everybody in the Power Five conferences and are just two weeks out from the all important Selection Sunday. The College Football Playoff race has turned into a modified eight team playoff with all of the conference title games going on and the continued jockeying for a New Year’s Six bid and other major bowl berths is filtering down to teams far and wide.

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 16th:
College Football Playoff

Rose BowlNo. 2 ClemsonNo. 3 Oklahoma
Sugar BowlNo. 1 AlabamaNo. 4 Ohio State

New Year’s Six

Peach BowlUCFTCU
Fiesta BowlUSCWisconsin
Orange BowlMiamiGeorgia
Cotton BowlNotre DamePenn State

2016 FBS Bowl Games

New Mexico BowlColorado StateNorth Texas
Las Vegas BowlOregonBoise State
Cure BowlUTSAGeorgia State
Camellia BowlArkansas StateAkron
New Orleans BowlSouthern MissTroy
Boca Raton BowlTempleMarshall
Frisco BowlHoustonCentral Michigan
Gasparilla BowlUSFFlorida Atlantic
Bahamas BowlFlorida InternationalNorthern Illinois
Famous Idaho Potato BowlWyomingOhio
Birmingham BowlLa. TechMemphis
Armed Forces BowlArmy*UAB
Dollar General BowlToledoApp. State
Hawaii BowlFresno StateSMU
Cactus BowlKansas StateUtah
Quick Lane BowlWestern MichiganUNLV
Heart of Dallas BowlWestern KentuckyUCLA
Independence BowlFlorida StateArizona State
Pinstripe BowlBoston CollegePurdue
Texas BowlIowa StateMissouri
Foster Farms BowlStanfordIowa
Military BowlVirginiaNavy
Camping World BowlVirginia TechOklahoma State
Alamo BowlTexasWashington State
Holiday BowlWashingtonSan Diego State
Belk BowlWake ForestSouth Carolina
Sun BowlLouisvilleArizona
Music City BowlKentuckyNorthwestern
TaxSlayer BowlN.C. StateLSU
Liberty BowlWest VirginiaTexas A&M
Arizona BowlUtah StateN.M. State
Outback BowlMississippi StateMichigan
Citrus BowlMichigan StateAuburn

*Accepted bowl invite