2019 College Football Bowl Projections & Projected Point Spreads After Week 12
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- We've updated our 2019 college football bowl projections after Week 12 with projected point spreads for each hypothetical matchup.
- There's still so much to be decided in the last two weeks, particularly in the Pac-12 and MAC.
Bowl eligibility is a fickle beast. It may seem like a sure thing for some teams, but everything comes down to the final two weeks.
It may seem impossible for others who weren’t projected to get anywhere near six wins but find themselves in the mix and needing just one small upset in the last two games to reach the postseason.
Below you’ll find the projections for every game below, plus projected point spreads on those matchups via our oddsmaker-style power ratings. Action EDGE members can use them to make a line between any two teams.
2019 College Football Bowl Projections
CFP & New Year’s Six Bowls
The Alabama situation is impossibly complicated because the Tide really won’t have any quality wins, and while they aren’t fully eliminated, Tua Tagovailoa’s injury will be taken into consideration and feels like a death blow.
That leaves a potential one-loss Oklahoma team with the fourth and final spot. Right now, it looks like it will come down to the winner of the Pac-12 Championship Game or Oklahoma if everyone else holds serve.
But if Georgia wins the SEC Championship Game or Ohio State loses, we could still get a one-loss Buckeyes or LSU team in the CFP, plus another SEC team (Georgia) or Big Ten team (Penn State, even Wisconsin as a major longshot).
Every Other Bowl Game
The Pac-12’s bowl season is really coming down to the wire, with four teams at 5-5 and four at 4-6.
The SEC will not fill all its slots in a weird year for the league, partly due to lack of depth at the bottom but also because it will send so many teams to New Year’s Six bowls.
Instead a spot could go to a mostly undeserving MAC team like Eastern Michigan.
Action EDGE members can use our betting-style power ratings to project point spreads between any two teams, including in remaining regular season games and bowls.
2019 Bowl Game Tie-Ins
Peach Bowl — CFP Semifinal
Fiesta Bowl — CFP Semifinal
Sugar Bowl — SEC vs. Big 12
Rose Bowl — Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Orange Bowl — ACC vs. SEC/Big Ten/ND
Cotton Bowl — at-large vs. at-large
Mobile Bowl — MAC vs. Sun Belt
Armed Forces Bowl — Big Ten vs. Mountain West
Potato Bowl — MAC vs. Mountain West
Gator Bowl — Big Ten vs. SEC
Birmingham Bowl — American vs. SEC
Citrus Bowl — ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC
Outback Bowl — Big Ten vs. SEC
Alamo Bowl — Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Arizona Bowl — Mountain West vs. Sun Belt
Liberty Bowl — Big 12 vs. SEC
Sun Bowl — ACC vs. Pac-12
Belk Bowl — ACC vs. SEC
Redbox Bowl — Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Music City Bowl — ACC vs. SEC
First Responder Bowl — Big 12 vs. C-USA
Camping World Bowl — ACC vs. Big 12
Cheez-It Bowl — Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Holiday Bowl — Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Texas Bowl — Big 12 vs. SEC
Pinstripe Bowl — ACC vs. Big Ten
Military Bowl — ACC vs. American
Quick Lane Bowl — ACC vs. Big Ten
Independence Bowl — ACC vs. SEC
Hawaii Bowl — BYU vs. American
Gasparilla Bowl — American/ACC vs. C-USA
New Orleans Bowl — C-USA vs. Sun Belt
Las Vegas Bowl — Mountain West vs. Pac-12
Camellia Bowl — MAC vs. Sun Belt
Boca Raton Bowl — American/C-USA/MAC
Cure Bowl — American vs. Sun Belt
New Mexico Bowl — C-USA vs. Mountain West
Frisco Bowl — American vs. C-USA/MAC/Mountain West
Bahamas Bowl — C-USA vs. MAC