College Football Bowl Projections for Week 11: Brett McMurphy’s Predictions with Projected Spreads

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College Football Bowl Projections for Week 11

Last week’s initial College Football Playoff rankings provided some insight on how the playoff and New Year’s Six bowls could look depending on how different scenarios play out.

My updated bowl projections are based on the following:

  • Georgia winning the SEC
  • Oklahoma winning the Big 12
  • Ohio State winning the Big Ten
  • Oregon winning the Pac-12

In that scenario, I’m projecting all four conference champions will have no more than one loss.

Of course, if those four don’t win their respective conferences, there are several teams that could make their way into the playoff, including Alabama, Michigan, Michigan State, Cincinnati or Notre Dame.

There are now 49 bowl-eligible teams (82 bowl teams are needed) with 19 teams mathematically unable to reach six wins. The remaining 62 FBS teams are still alive to reach bowl eligibility.

Each bowl projection includes the projected point spread for each game based on Action Network senior writer Collin Wilson’s updated college football betting power ratings.

Updated 2021 College Football Betting Power Ratings

Updated College Football Bowl Game Predictions

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College Football Playoff National Championship

Monday, Jan. 10 ⋅ Indianapolis, IN

Projection: No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 2 Oklahoma

Action Spread: Georgia -12


College Football Playoff Semifinals

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Capital One Orange Bowl

Friday, Dec. 31 ⋅ Miami Gardens, FL

Projection: No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 4 Ohio State

Action Spread: Georgia -8


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Goodyear Cotton Bowl

Friday, Dec. 31 ⋅ Arlington, TX

Projection: No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Oregon

Action Spread: Oklahoma -3.5


New Year’s Six Bowls

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Allstate Sugar Bowl

Saturday, Jan. 1 ⋅ New Orleans, LA

Projection: Oklahoma State vs. Alabama

Action Spread: Alabama -12


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Rose Bowl

Saturday, Jan. 1 ⋅ Pasadena, CA

Projection: Michigan State vs. Utah

Action Spread: Utah -5


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PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

Saturday, Jan. 1 ⋅ Glendale, AZ

Projection: Texas A&M vs. Cincinnati*

Action Spread: Texas A&M -3


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Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Thursday, Dec. 30 ⋅ Atlanta, GA

Projection: Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest

Action Spread: Notre Dame -3



Other Bowls

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Texas Bowl

Tuesday, Jan. 4 ⋅ Houston, TX

Projection: Kansas State vs. Mississippi State

Action Spread: Mississippi State -2.5


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Vrbo Citrus Bowl

Saturday, Jan. 1 ⋅ Orlando, FL

Projection: Michigan vs. Ole Miss

Action Spread: Michigan -0.5


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Outback Bowl

Saturday, Jan. 1 ⋅ Tampa, FL

Projection: Wisconsin vs. Kentucky

Action Spread: Wisconsin -4


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Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl

Friday, Dec. 31 ⋅ Tucson, AZ

Projection: Kent State vs. Fresno State

Action Spread: Fresno State -9.5


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TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

Friday, Dec. 31 ⋅ Jacksonville, FL

Projection: Clemson vs. Auburn

Action Spread: Auburn -4.5


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Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

Friday, Dec. 31 ⋅ El Paso, TX

Projection: Miami vs. Washington State

Action Spread: Miami -8


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TransPerfect Music City Bowl

Thursday, Dec. 30 ⋅ Nashville, TN

Projection: Iowa vs. Arkansas

Action Spread: Arkansas -2


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Duke’s Mayo Bowl

Thursday, Dec. 30 ⋅ Charlotte, NC

Projection: North Carolina vs. Tennessee

Action Spread: Pick’em


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Las Vegas Bowl

Thursday, Dec. 30 ⋅ Las Vegas, NV

Projection: Penn State vs. UCLA

Action Spread: Penn State -5.5


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Valero Alamo Bowl

Wednesday, Dec. 29 ⋅ San Antonio, TX

Projection: Iowa State vs. Arizona State

Action Spread: Iowa State -2.5


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Cheez-It Bowl

Wednesday, Dec. 29 ⋅ Orlando, FL

Projection: Pitt vs. Baylor

Action Spread: Pitt -3


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New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Wednesday, Dec. 29 ⋅ Bronx, NY

Projection: Virginia vs. Purdue

Action Spread: Virginia -0.5


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Fenway Bowl

Wednesday, Dec. 29 ⋅ Boston, MA

Projection: Louisville vs. SMU

Action Spread: SMU -1


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SDCCU Holiday Bowl

Tuesday, Dec. 28 ⋅ San Diego, CA

Projection: NC State vs. Oregon State

Action Spread: NC State -5


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Guaranteed Rate Bowl

Tuesday, Dec. 28 ⋅ Phoenix, AZ

Projection: Minnesota vs. Air Force

Action Spread: Minnesota -4


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AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Tuesday, Dec. 28 ⋅ Memphis, TN

Projection: Texas vs. Florida

Action Spread: Florida -0.5


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SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

Tuesday, Dec. 28 ⋅ Dallas, TX

Projection: Army vs. Middle Tennessee

Action Spread: Army -11.5


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TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

Tuesday, Dec. 28 ⋅ Birmingham, AL

Projection: LSU vs. UAB

Action Spread: LSU -7.5


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Military Bowl

Monday, Dec. 27 ⋅ Annapolis, MD

Projection: Boston College vs. Houston

Action Spread: Houston -1.5


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Quick Lane Bowl

Monday, Dec. 27 ⋅ Detroit, MI

Projection: Maryland vs. Northern Illinois

Action Spread: Maryland -10.5


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Camellia Bowl

Saturday, Dec. 25 ⋅ Montgomery, AL

Projection: Troy vs. Miami (OH)

Action Spread: Troy -4.5


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EasyPost Hawaii Bowl

Friday, Dec. 24 ⋅ Honolulu, HI

Projection: Nevada vs. UCF

Action Spread: UCF -1


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Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl

Thursday, Dec. 23 ⋅ Tampa, FL

Projection: South Carolina vs. Liberty

Action Spread: Liberty -9.5


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Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Wednesday, Dec. 22 ⋅ Fort Worth, TX

Projection: Appalachian State vs. Utah State

Action Spread: Appalachian State -15.5


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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl

Tuesday, Dec. 21 ⋅ Frisco, TX

Projection: Memphis vs. Western Michigan

Action Spread: Memphis -4


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Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Tuesday, Dec. 21 ⋅ Boise, ID

Projection: Eastern Michigan vs. Boise State

Action Spread: Boise State -9.5


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Myrtle Beach Bowl

Monday, Dec. 20 ⋅ Myrtle Beach, SC

Projection: Coastal Carolina vs. Western Kentucky

Action Spread: Coastal Carolina -7


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R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Saturday, Dec. 18 ⋅ New Orleans, LA

Projection: Marshall vs. Louisiana

Action Spread: Pick’em


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Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl

Saturday, Dec. 18 ⋅ Inglewood, CA

Projection: USC vs. San Diego State

Action Spread: USC -6


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Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl

Saturday, Dec. 18 ⋅ Shreveport, LA

Projection: BYU vs. UTSA

Action Spread: BYU -2.5


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LendingTree Bowl

Saturday, Dec. 18 ⋅ Mobile, AL

Projection: South Alabama vs. Central Michigan

Action Spread: Central Michigan -0.5


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New Mexico Bowl

Saturday, Dec. 18 ⋅ Albuquerque, NM

Projection: San Jose State vs. UTEP

Action Spread: San Jose State -6.5


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RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl

Saturday, Dec. 18 ⋅ Boca Raton, FL

Projection: East Carolina vs. Toledo

Action Spread: East Carolina -2


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Cure Bowl

Friday, Dec. 17 ⋅ Orlando, FL

Projection: Charlotte vs. Georgia State

Action Spread: Georgia State -10


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Bahamas Bowl

Friday, Dec. 17 ⋅ Nassau, Bahamas

Projection: Florida Atlantic vs. Ball State

Action Spread: Florida Atlantic -9.5


* The highest-rated champion from the Group of Five conferences (American, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sun Belt) will be selected to play in the Fiesta Bowl.

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