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2018 College Football Bowl Projections after Week 12

It’s the most magical time of the year. No, we’re not quite to the holiday season, but we are rapidly approaching the college football bowl season. Teams across the country are furiously trying to nab that elusive sixth win while many others are aiming much, much higher on the totem pole.

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 15th:
College Football Playoff Semifinals

Orange BowlNo. 2 ClemsonNo. 3 Notre Dame
Cotton BowlNo. 1 AlabamaNo. 4 Michigan

New Year’s Six

Peach BowlPenn StateFlorida
Fiesta BowlLSUUCF
Rose BowlOhio StateWashington State
Sugar BowlOklahomaGeorgia

2018 FBS Bowl Games

New Mexico BowlNevadaNorth Texas
Cure BowlAppalachian StateSMU
Las Vegas BowlArizona StateBoise State
Camellia BowlOhioGeorgia Southern
New Orleans BowlTroyUAB
Boca Raton BowlUSFFIU
Frisco BowlNorthern IllinoisWyoming
Gasparilla BowlMiamiCincinnati
Bahamas BowlToldeoMTSU
Famous Idaho Potato BowlEastern MichiganFresno State
Birmingham BowlHoustonCal
Armed Forces BowlTCUTemple
Dollar General BowlBuffaloArkansas State
Hawaii BowlHawaiiFAU
First Responder BowlLouisiana TechBYU
Quick Lane BowlBoston CollegeArmy
Cheez-It BowlTexas TechArizona
Independence BowlVirginiaMarshall
Pinstripe BowlSyracusePurdue
Texas BowlWest VirginiaAuburn
Music City BowlPittMississippi State
Camping World BowlIowa StateN.C. State
Alamo BowlTexasUtah
Belk BowlGeorgia TechSouth Carolina
Arizona BowlUL-MonroeSan Diego State
Military BowlVirginia TechMemphis
Sun BowlDukeStanford
Redbox BowlOregonUtah State
Liberty BowlOklahoma StateTennessee
Holiday BowlWashingtonIowa
Gator BowlMissouriWisconsin
Outback BowlTexas A&MMichigan State
Citrus BowlKentuckyNorthwestern

+ Southern Miss, Miami(OH), Tulane, Western Michigan, UL-Lafayette and Coastal Carolina also qualified for a bowl