New Year’s Bowl Game Viewing Guide

Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, California

Times AZ and Eastern.

See How the Games are Rated to learn more about…how the games are rated.

What I’m going to watch…

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 – MORNING

Belk Bowl : Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest
11:00 AM/1:00 PM, ESPN

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 – MIDDAY

Sun Bowl : Arizona St. vs. #24 NC State
1:00/3:00 PM, CBS

Music City Bowl : Kentucky vs. #21 Northwestern
2:30/4:30 PM, CBS

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 – AFTERNOON/PRIME TIME

Arizona Bowl : New Mexico St. vs. Utah St.
3:30/5:30 PM, CBSSN

Cotton Bowl Classic : #5 Ohio St. vs. #8 USC
6:30/8:30 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30 – MORNING

Gator Bowl : Louisville vs. #23 Mississippi St.
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

Liberty Bowl : Iowa St. at #20 Memphis
10:30 AM/12:30 PM, ABC

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30 – AFTERNOON/PRIME TIME

Fiesta Bowl : #9 Penn St. vs. #11 Washington
2:00/4:00 PM, ESPN

Orange Bowl : #6 Wisconsin at #10 Miami
6:00/8:00 PM, ESPN

MONDAY, JANUARY 1 – MORNING

Peach Bowl : #7 Auburn vs. #12 UCF
10:30 AM/12:30 PM, ESPN

Citrus Bowl : #17 LSU vs. #14 Notre Dame
11:00 AM/1:00 PM, ABC

Hall of Fame Bowl : Michigan vs. South Carolina
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

MONDAY, JANUARY 1 – AFTERNOON/PRIME TIME

The Rose Bowl Game (Semi-Final) : #3 Georgia vs. #2 Oklahoma
3:00/5:00 PM, ESPN

Sugar Bowl (Semi-Final) : #4 Alabama vs. #1 Clemson
6:45/8:45 PM, ESPN

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Christmas Week Bowl Game Viewing Guide

Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas – Home of the Alamo Bowl

Times AZ and Eastern.

See How the Games are Rated to learn more about…how the games are rated.

What I’m going to watch…

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24

Hawai’i Bowl : Fresno St. vs. Houston
6:30/8:30 PM, ESPN

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26

Heart of Dallas Bowl: Utah vs. West Virginia
11:30 AM/1:30 PM, ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl: Duke vs. Northern Illinois
3:15/5:15 PM, ESPN

Copper Bowl : Kansas St. vs. UCLA
7:00/9:00 PM, ESPN

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27 – MORNING/AFTERNOON

Independence Bowl: Florida St. vs. Southern Miss
11:30 AM/1:30 PM, ESPN

Pinstripe Bowl : Boston College vs. Iowa
3:15/5:15 PM, ESPN

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27 – PRIME TIME

San Fransisco Bowl Bowl: Arizona vs. Purdue
6:30/8:30 PM, FOX

Texas Bowl : Missouri vs. Texas
7:00/9:00 PM, ESPN

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28 – MORNING/AFTERNOON

Military Bowl : Virginia at Navy
11:30 AM/1:30 PM, ESPN

Camping World Bowl : #19 Oklahoma St. vs. #22 Virginia Tech
3:15/5:15 PM, ESPN

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28 – PRIME TIME

Alamo Bowl : #13 Stanford vs. #15 TCU
7:00/9:00 PM, ESPN

Holiday Bowl: #16 Michigan St. vs. #18 Washington St.
7:00/9:00 PM, FS1

Pre-Christmas Bowl Game Viewing Guide

Las Vegas Bowl, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada

Times AZ and Eastern.

See How the Games are Rated to learn more about…how the games are rated.

What I’m going to watch…

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 – MORNING

New Orleans Bowl : North Texas vs. Troy
11:00 AM/1:00 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 – MIDDAY

Las Vegas Bowl: #25 Boise St. vs. Oregon
1:30/3:30 PM, ABC

New Mexico Bowl : Colorado St. vs. Marshall
2:30/4:30 PM, ESPN

Cure Bowl : Georgia St. vs. Western Kentucky
12:30/2:30 PM, CBSSN

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 – PRIME TIME

Camellia Bowl : Arkansas St. vs. Middle Tennessee
6:00/8:00 PM, ESPN

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19

Boca Raton Bowl : Akron at Florida Atlantic
5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20

Frisco Bowl: Louisiana Tech vs. SMU
6:00/8:00 PM, ESPN

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21

St. Petersburg Bowl: Florida International vs. Temple
6:00/8:00 PM, ESPN

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22

Bahamas Bowl: Ohio vs. UAB
10:30 AM/12:30 PM, ESPN

Humanitarian Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Wyoming
2:00/4:00 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23

Birmingham Bowl: South Florida vs. Texas Tech
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

Armed Forces Bowl: Army vs. San Diego St.
1:30/3:30 PM, ESPN

Mobile Alabama Bowl: Appalachian St. vs. Toledo
5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

The Best of College Football’s Bowl Games 2017-18

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ – Site of the Fiesta Bowl

Advanced Stats Weighted Composite Rankings

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Alabama 2 5 1
2 Ohio St. 1 6 2
3 Georgia 3 2 5
4 Clemson 7 1 3 +1
5 Penn St. 5 9 4 +1
6 Oklahoma 8 3 7 +3
7 Washington 4 8 8 +1
8 Auburn 10 4 6 -4
9 Wisconsin 6 7 9 -2
10 Notre Dame 14 11 10
11 Oklahoma St. 11 13 12 +2
12 TCU 13 14 11
13 UCF 9 10 21 +1
14 Miami 19 15 15 -3
15 USC 22 17 14 N/A

Dropped from rankings: Stanford

WEEK 14 PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 7-1 .875 3-0 1.000
Overall 105-67 .610 18-19 .486

Times AZ and Eastern. Picks in CAPS.

See How the Games are Rated to learn more about…how the games are rated.

BOWL OF THE YEAR 

The Rose Bowl Game (Playoff Semi-Final) : #3 GEORGIA vs. #2 Oklahoma
Mon., Jan. 1, 3:00/5:00 PM, ESPN

FIVE-STAR BOWLS 

Fiesta Bowl : #9 Penn St. vs. #11 WASHINGTON
Sat., Dec. 30, 2:00/4:00 PM, ESPN

Sugar Bowl (Playoff Semi-Final) : #4 ALABAMA* vs. #1 Clemson
Mon., Jan. 1, 6:45/8:45 PM, ESPN

FOUR-STAR BOWLS 

Peach Bowl : #7 Auburn vs. #12 UCF*
Mon., Jan. 1, 10:30 AM/12:30 PM, ESPN

Alamo Bowl : #13 Stanford vs. #15 TCU
Thu., Dec. 28, 7:00/9:00 PM, ESPN

Camping World Bowl : #19 OKLAHOMA ST. vs. #22 Virginia Tech
Thu., Dec. 28, 3:15/5:15 PM, ESPN

Orange Bowl : #6 WISCONSIN at #10 Miami
Sat., Dec. 30, 6:00/8:00 PM, ESPN

Gator Bowl : LOUISVILLE* vs. #23 Mississippi St.
Sat., Dec. 30, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

Citrus Bowl : #17 LSU vs. #14 NOTRE DAME
Mon., Jan. 1, 11:00 AM/1:00 PM, ABC

Holiday Bowl: #16 MICHIGAN ST. vs. #18 Washington St.
Thu., Dec. 28, 7:00/9:00 PM, FS1

Pinstripe Bowl : Boston College vs. IOWA
Wed., Dec. 27, 3:15/5:15 PM, ESPN

Liberty Bowl : Iowa St. at #20 MEMPHIS
Sat., Dec. 30, 10:30 AM/12:30 PM, ABC

Cotton Bowl Classic : #5 OHIO ST. vs. #8 USC
Fri., Dec. 29, 6:30/8:30 PM, ESPN

THREE-STAR BOWLS 

Las Vegas Bowl: #25 BOISE ST. vs. Oregon
Sat., Dec. 16, 1:30/3:30 PM, ABC

Sun Bowl: Arizona St. vs. #24 NC STATE
Fri., Dec. 29, 1:00/3:00 PM, CBS

Birmingham Bowl: SOUTH FLORIDA vs. Texas Tech
Sat., Dec. 23, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

San Francisco Bowl Bowl: Arizona vs. PURDUE*
Wed., Dec. 27, 6:30/8:30 PM, FOX

Belk Bowl : Texas A&M vs. WAKE FOREST
Fri., Dec. 29, 11:00 AM/1:00 PM, ESPN

Texas Bowl : MISSOURI vs. Texas
Wed., Dec. 27, 7:00/9:00 PM, ESPN

Heart of Dallas Bowl: UTAH vs. West Virginia
Tue., Dec. 26, 11:30 AM/1:30 PM, ESPN

Copper Bowl : KANSAS ST. vs. UCLA
Tue., Dec. 26, 7:00/9:00 PM, ESPN

Hawai’i Bowl : FRESNO ST.* vs. Houston
Sun., Dec. 24, 6:30/8:30 PM, ESPN

Hall of Fame Bowl: MICHIGAN vs. South Carolina
Mon., Jan. 1, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

Armed Forces Bowl: Army vs. SAN DIEGO ST.
Sat., Dec. 23, 1:30/3:30 PM, ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl: Duke vs. NORTHERN ILLINOIS*
Tue., Dec. 26, 3:15/5:15 PM, ESPN

Mobile Alabama Bowl: Appalachian St. vs. TOLEDO
Sat., Dec. 23, 5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

*Upset pick

Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 14 – Championship Week

Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Advanced Stats Weighted Composite Rankings

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Alabama 2 5 1
2 Ohio St. 1 9 2 +3
3 Georgia 4 4 6 -1
4 Auburn 7 2 5 -1
5 Clemson 10 1 4 -1
6 Penn St. 6 8 3 +2
7 Wisconsin 3 6 8 -1
8 Washington 5 7 7 +2
9 Oklahoma 9 3 9 -2
10 Notre Dame 14 11 10 +1
11 Miami 12 10 14 -1
12 TCU 13 13 11
13 Oklahoma St. 11 15 13 +1
14 UCF 8 12 20 -1
15 Stanford 27 14 12 N/A

WEEK 13 PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 11-7 .611 3-2 .600
Overall 98-66 .598 15-19 .441

Times AZ and Eastern. Picks in CAPS.

See How the Games are Rated to learn more about…how the games are rated.

GAME OF THE WEEK 

SEC Championship Game: #2 Auburn vs. #6 GEORGIA*
Sat., Dec. 2, 2:00/4:00 PM, CBS

FIVE-STAR GAME

Big Ten Championship Game: #8 OHIO ST.* vs. #4 Wisconsin
Sat., Dec. 2, 6:00/8:00 PM, FOX

FOUR-STAR GAMES

Big 12 Championship Game: #3 OKLAHOMA vs. #11 TCU
Sat., Dec. 2, 10:30 AM/12:30 PM, FOX

Pac-12 Championship Game: #12 Stanford vs. #10 USC
Fri., Dec. 1, 6:00/8:00 PM, ESPN

ACC Championship Game: #1 CLEMSON vs. #7 Miami
Sat., Dec. 2, 6:00/8:00 PM, ABC

THREE-STAR GAMES

American Championship Game: #20 Memphis at #14 UCF
Sat., Dec. 2, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ABC

Troy at ARKANSAS ST.
Sat., Dec. 2, 5:30/7:30 PM, ESPN2

Mountain West Championship Game: #25 Fresno St. at BOISE ST.*
Sat., Dec. 2, 5:45/7:45 PM, ESPN

*Upset pick


What I’m going to watch…

FRIDAY

Pac-12 Championship Game: #12 Stanford vs. #10 USC
6:00/8:00 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY MORNING

Big 12 Championship Game: #3 Oklahoma vs. #11 TCU
10:30 AM/12:30 PM, FOX

American Championship Game: #20 Memphis at #14 UCF
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ABC

Conference USA Championship Game: North Texas at Florida Atlantic
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

SATURDAY MIDDAY

SEC Championship Game: #2 Auburn vs. #6 Georgia
2:00/4:00 PM, CBS

South Alabama at New Mexico St.
2:30/4:30 PM, ESPN3

Louisiana at Appalachian St.
12:30/2:30 PM, ESPN3

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

Big Ten Championship Game: #8 Ohio St. vs. #4 Wisconsin
6:00/8:00 PM, FOX

ACC Championship Game: #1 Clemson vs. #7 Miami
6:00/8:00 PM, ABC

Troy at Arkansas St.
5:30/7:30 PM, ESPN2

 

College Football Playoff Prediction Flowchart

Using FiveThirtyEight’s playoff prediction tool, I made a flowchart with all of the possible outcomes of the Power 5 conference championship games listing the four teams given the highest probability of going to the Playoff. (The Pac-12’s conference championship game was insignificant to the results and therefore excluded.)

You’ll want to click on it so you can zoom in. (Sorry about the watermark; I’m cheap.)

Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 13

Advanced Stats Weighted Composite Rankings

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Alabama 2 5 1
2 Georgia 5 3 5 +3
3 Auburn 7 2 4
4 Clemson 9 1 3
5 Ohio St. 1 11 2 -3
6 Wisconsin 4 7 9 +3
7 Oklahoma 10 4 8
8 Penn St. 8 9 6 -2
9 Washington 6 13 7 -1
10 Miami 11 6 12
11 Notre Dame 13 8 10
12 TCU 12 10 11 +1
13 UCF 3 12 19 +1
14 Oklahoma St. 14 14 13 -2
15 USC 17 17 17

WEEK 12 PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 7-4 .636 1-0 1.000
Overall 87-59 .596 12-17 .414

Times AZ and Eastern. Picks in CAPS.

See How the Games are Rated to learn more about…how the games are rated.

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#1 ALABAMA at #6 Auburn
Sat., Nov. 25, 1:30/3:30 PM, CBS

FOUR-STAR GAMES

#8 NOTRE DAME at #21 Stanford
Sat., Nov. 25, 6:00/8:00 PM, ABC

THREE-STAR GAMES

Arizona at ARIZONA ST.*
Sat., Nov. 25, 2:30/4:30 PM, PAC12

#13 Washington St. at #17 WASHINGTON*
Sat., Nov. 25, 6:00/8:00 PM, FOX

IOWA ST.* at Kansas St.
Sat., Nov. 25, 1:30/3:30 PM, ESPN2

Navy at HOUSTON
Fri., Nov. 24, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

#9 OHIO ST. at Michigan
Sat., Nov. 25, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, FOX

Indiana at PURDUE
Sat., Nov. 25, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

Texas Tech at TEXAS
Fri., Nov. 24, 6:00/8:00 PM, FOX

South Florida at #15 UCF
Fri., Nov. 24, 1:30/3:30 PM, ABC

Texas A&M at #18 LSU
Sat., Nov. 25, 5:30/7:30 PM, SECN

Duke at WAKE FOREST
Sat., Nov. 25, 10:30 AM/12:30 PM, FSN/ESPN3

#25 VIRGINIA TECH at Virginia
Fri., Nov. 24, 6:00/8:00 PM, ESPN

FLORIDA ST. at Florida
Sat., Nov. 25, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

#23 Boise St. at FRESNO ST.*
Sat., Nov. 25, 1:30/3:30 PM, CBSSN

LOUISVILLE at Kentucky
Sat., Nov. 25, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, SECN

Boston College at SYRACUSE*
Sat., Nov. 25, 10:20 AM/12:20 PM, ACCN

NORTHERN ILLINOIS at Central Michigan
Fri., Nov. 24, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, CBSSN

*Upset pick


What I’m going to watch…

THURSDAY – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Ole Miss at #14 Mississippi St.
5:30/7:30 PM, ESPN

FRIDAY MORNING

Navy at Houston
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

Northern Illinois at Central Michigan
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, CBSSN

Ohio at Buffalo
11:00 AM/1:00 PM, ESPN3

FRIDAY MIDDAY

South Florida at #15 UCF
1:30/3:30 PM, ABC

Missouri at Arkansas
12:30/2:30 PM, CBS

Iowa at Nebraska
2:00/4:00 PM, FS1

FRIDAY PRIME TIME

Texas Tech at Texas
6:00/8:00 PM, FOX

#25 Virginia Tech at Virginia
6:00/8:00 PM, ESPN

Western Kentucky at Florida International
5:00/7:00 PM, BEIN

FRIDAY NIGHT

Cal at UCLA
8:30/10:30 PM, FS1

SATURDAY MORNING

#9 Ohio St. at Michigan
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, FOX

Indiana at Purdue
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

Duke at Wake Forest
10:30 AM/12:30 PM, FSN/ACCN

SATURDAY MIDDAY

Arizona at Arizona St. 
2:30/4:30 PM, PAC12

#1 Alabama at #6 Auburn
1:30/3:30 PM, CBS

Iowa St. at Kansas St.
1:30/3:30 PM, ESPN2

#23 Boise St. at Fresno St.
1:30/3:30 PM, CBSSN

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

#8 Notre Dame at #21 Stanford
6:00/8:00 PM, ABC

#13 Washington St. at #17 Washington
6:00/8:00 PM, FOX

Texas A&M at #18 LSU
5:30/7:30 PM, SECN

SATURDAY NIGHT

Colorado at Utah
8:00/10:00 PM, FS1

Utah St. at Air Force
8:15/10:15 PM, ESPN2

BYU at Hawai’i
7:00/9:00 PM, CBSSN