Every summer since 2007 I have created an intricate set of college football predictions for each upcoming season. This year is no exception, as I will be using my blog over the next few weeks to publish my 10th annual college football preview guide. Without further ado, here are my predicted bowl match-ups for the 2016 season. Note: squads with an asterik by them are predicted 5-7 teams that I still think will gain bowl eligibility based on their APR scores.
|17-Dec||New Mexico||Rice||Colorado State||2:00||ESPN|
|17-Dec||Las Vegas||Boise State||Stanford||3:30||ABC|
|17-Dec||New Orleans||Western KY||Arkansas State||9:00||ESPN|
|19-Dec||Miami Beach||Memphis||Western Michigan||2:30||ESPN|
|20-Dec||Boca Raton||Tulsa||Southern Miss||7:00||ESPN|
|21-Dec||Poinsettia||San Diego State||BYU||9:00||ESPN|
|22-Dec||Famous Idaho Potato||Central Michigan||Nevada||7:00||ESPN|
|24-Dec||Hawaii||Marshall||San Jose State||8:00||ESPN|
|26-Dec||St. Petersburg||South Florida||NC State||11:00||ESPN|
|26-Dec||Quick Lane||Boston College*||Northwestern||2:30||ESPN|
|26-Dec||Independence||Wake Forest||Bowling Green||5:00||ESPN2|
|27-Dec||Heart of Dallas||Indiana*||Louisiana Tech||12:00||ESPN|
|28-Dec||Russell Athletic||Miami-FL||West Virginia||5:30||ESPN|
|28-Dec||Foster Farms||Wisconsin||Southern Cal||8:30||FOX|
|28-Dec||Texas||Texas||Texas A & M||9:00||ESPN|
|30-Dec||Liberty||Oklahoma State||Mississippi State||12:00||ESPN|
|30-Dec||Music City||Nebraska||Ole Miss||3:30||ESPN|
|31-Dec||Peach- Semifinal||Florida State||TCU||3:00||ESPN|
|31-Dec||Fiesta- Semifinal||LSU||Ohio State||7:00||ESPN|
|9-Jan||Championship Game||Florida State||LSU||8:30||ESPN|
Florida State is my predicted national champion!
I have rooted for the Horned Frogs dating back to the days the BCS refused to show them the respect they earned by putting them in the national championship game. The 2009 team was good, but the 2010 squad deserved a shot at the title. The 2014 team deserved a semi final bid in my opinion, but I digress. I’m glad to see them getting some respect from a well informed college football expert!
Yeah i like TCU as well. I’m always a fan of the little guy in college football and sports in general. Thought Baylor deserved the 2014 playoff spot but TCU is going to be a big surprise team this year in my opinion.