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2017 College Football Bowl Projections after Week 13

Thanksgiving weekend in college football brought plenty of turkey, gravy and an extra dose of chaos as the postseason picture in the sport was shaken up from coast-to-coast. No matter if you were looking at the College Football Playoff or trying to figure out the various conference races, chances are you saw a surprise outcome or two in Week 13 given the number of results that ranged from eye-opening to downright shocking.

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 OklahomaNo. 3 Auburn
Sugar BowlNo. 1 ClemsonNo. 4 Alabama

New Year’s Six

Peach BowlUCFWisconsin
Fiesta BowlUSCOhio State
Orange BowlMiamiGeorgia
Cotton BowlNotre DamePenn State

2016 FBS Bowl Games

New Orleans BowlTroyNorth Texas
Cure BowlWestern KentuckyGeorgia State
Las Vegas BowlArizona StateBoise State
New Mexico BowlColorado StateMarshall
Camellia BowlAkronArkansas State
Boca Raton BowlSouth FloridaFlorida Atlantic
Frisco BowlHoustonNorthern Illinois
Gasparilla BowlMemphisFlorida International
Bahamas BowlUAB*Ohio*
Famous Idaho Potato BowlWyomingCentral Michigan
Birmingham BowlDukeSMU
Armed Forces BowlArmy*Southern Miss
Dollar General BowlToledoApp. State
Hawaii BowlFresno StateNavy
Cactus BowlKansas StateOregon
Quick Lane BowlWestern MichiganWest Virginia
Heart of Dallas BowlTexas TechUCLA
Independence BowlLouisiana TechWake Forest
Pinstripe BowlBoston CollegeIowa
Texas BowlTexasMissouri
Foster Farms BowlSan Diego StateWashington State
Military BowlVirginiaTemple
Camping World BowlVirginia TechOklahoma State
Alamo BowlTCUWashington
Holiday BowlNorthwesternStanford
Belk BowlTexas A&MN.C. State
Sun BowlLouisvilleArizona
Music City BowlKentuckyPurdue
TaxSlayer BowlFlorida StateMississippi State
Liberty BowlIowa StateUtah
Arizona BowlUtah StateN.M. State
Outback BowlSouth CarolinaMichigan
Citrus BowlMichigan StateLSU

*Accepted bowl invite

+ Buffalo, Middle Tennessee and UTSA also qualified for a bowl