My New Year’s Six and other Bowl Game Picks

Warning: If you do not care about college football, there is no point in reading this article.

 

While Pepperdine may not have a football team, it doesn’t mean no one at Pepperdine cares about college football. You can find me watching or listening in to every Baylor game. 

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College football season is once again going by too fast. But, with the end approaching it allows us to make some exciting choices: bowl game predictions. The current College Football Playoff rankings are as such:

  1. LSU (10-0)

  2. Ohio State (10-0)

  3. Clemson (11-0)

  4. Georgia (9-1)

  5. Alabama (9-1)

  6. Oregon (9-1)

  7. Utah (9-1)

  8. Penn State (9-1)

  9. Oklahoma (9-1)

  10. Minnesota (9-1)

  11. Florida (9-2)

  12. Wisconsin (8-2)

  13. Michigan (8-2)

  14. Baylor (9-1)

  15. Auburn (7-3)

  16. Notre Dame (8-2)

  17. Iowa (7-3)

  18. Memphis (9-1)

  19. Cincinnati (9-1)

  20. Boise State (9-1)

  21. Oklahoma State (7-3)

  22. Iowa State (6-4)

  23. USC (7-4)

  24. App State (9-1)

  25. SMU (9-1)

Some big bowls games are:

  • Camping World Bowl (Big 12 v. ACC/ND)

  • Alamo Bowl (Big 12 v. Pac-12)

  • Holiday Bowl (Big Ten v. Pac-12)

  • Belk Bowl (SEC v. ACC)

  • Citrus Bowl (Big Ten v. SEC)

  • Outback Bowl (Big Ten v. SEC)

  • Gator Bowl (SEC v. ACC/Big Ten/ND)

With the current rankings and remaining schedules for each team, I currently have these predictions:

  • Camping World Bowl (Baylor v. Notre Dame)

  • Alamo Bowl (Texas v. Washington)

  • Holiday Bowl (Michigan v. USC)

  • Belk Bowl (Tennessee v. Virginia Tech)

  • Citrus Bowl (Wisconsin v. Texas A&M)

  • Outback Bowl ( Indiana  v. Auburn)

  • Gator Bowl ( Mississippi State (if they get more wins) v. Iowa)

These are the New Year’s Six bowl games:

  • Cotton Bowl Classic (2 teams from Power 5 Conference)

  • Fiesta Bowl (CFP Semifinal)

  • Peach Bowl (CFP Semifinal)

  • Orange Bowl (ACC v. Big Ten/SEC/ND)

  • Rose Bowl (Big Ten v. Pac 12)

  • Sugar Bowl (Big 12 v. SEC)

With the current rankings and the remaining schedules for each team, I currently have these New Year’s Six predictions:

  • Cotton Bowl Classic: Cincinnati v. Georgia

  • Fiesta Bowl: Ohio State v. Clemson

  • Peach Bowl: LSU v. Oregon

  • Orange Bowl: Virginia v. Florida 

  • Rose Bowl: Penn State v. Utah

  • Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma v. Alabama 

And, then there is the CFP championship game (Fiesta Bowl winner v. Peach Bowl winner). For this, I think LSU will play and defeat Ohio State.

 

Some of this will probably change after this weekend, but these are my picks for now! What do you predict?