Crystal Ball: College Football Bowl projections after Week 3

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Week 3 of the season is in the books, and with it came some big shakeups. Below are the 2015-2016 college football bowl projections following a wild weekend of play.

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College Football Playoff Championship
Monday, January 11, ESPN
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
Playoff Winner vs. Playoff Winner
Projection: Ohio State vs. Alabama

Goodyear Cotton Bowl
College Football Playoff Semifinal
Thursday, December 31, 4:00 or 8:00 pm ET, ESPN
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Playoff vs. Playoff
Projection: Alabama vs. Oklahoma

Even with the loss, still going with the pick of Alabama rolling its way to the playoff by cranking out win after win - and getting two Ole Miss losses. Oklahoma will lose along the way, but it'll beat out Baylor for the spot.

Capital One Orange Bowl
College Football Playoff Semifinal
Thursday, December 31, 4:00 or 8:00 pm ET, ESPN
Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
Playoff vs. Playoff
Projection: UCLA vs. Ohio State

The UCLA pick is really, really, really shaky, but no need to bail on it until necessary. Ohio State/Michigan State winner will get the No. 1 spot.

Other New Year's Six Bowls
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Thursday, December 31, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
CFP Top 12 vs. CFP Top 12
Projection: LSU vs. Florida State

Fiesta Bowl
Friday, January 1, 1:00 pm ET, ESPN
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
CFP Top 12 vs. CFP Top 12
Projection: Notre Dame vs. Boise State

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual
Friday, January 1, 5:00 pm ET, ESPN
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Projection: Michigan State vs. Oregon

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Friday, January 1, 8:30 pm ET, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Big 12 vs. SEC
Projection: Baylor vs. Georgia

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Remaining College Football Bowl Projections
AutoNation Cure Bowl
Saturday, December 19, 12:00 pm ET, CBSSN
Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando, FL
American vs. Sun Belt
Projection: South Florida vs. Appalachian State

Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Saturday, December 19, 2:00 pm ET, ESPN
University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM
Conference USA vs. Mountain West
Projection: Rice vs. Colorado State

Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
Saturday, December 19, 3:30 pm ET, ABC
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
BYU or Mountain West vs. Pac-12
Projection: BYU vs. Arizona State

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Saturday, December 19, 5:30 pm ET, ESPN
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL
Conference USA vs. Sun Belt
Projection: Bowling Green vs. Georgia Southern

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Saturday, December 19, 9:00 ET, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Conference USA vs. Sun Belt
Projection: Southern Miss vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

Miami Beach Bowl
Monday, December 21, 2:30 pm ET, ESPN
Marlins Park, Miami, FL
American Athletic vs. Conference USA
Projection: Temple vs. Marshall

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Tuesday, December 22, 3:30 pm ET, ESPN
Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID
MAC vs. Mountain West
Projection: Northern Illinois vs. Utah State

Boca Raton Bowl
Tuesday, December 22, 7:00 pm ET, ESPN
FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL
American Athletic vs. MAC
Projection: East Carolina vs. Western Michigan

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Wednesday, December 23, 4:30 pm ET, ESPN
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
Army (or MAC) vs. Mountain West
Projection: Central Michigan vs. San Diego State
*Army not projected available

GoDaddy Bowl
Wednesday, December 23, 8:00 pm ET, ESPN
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL
MAC vs. Sun Belt
Projection: Ohio vs. Arkansas State

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
Thursday, December 24, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
Conference USA vs. MAC
Projection: Middle Tennessee vs. Toledo

Hawai'i Bowl
Thursday, December 24, 8:00 pm ET, ESPN
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI
American Athletic vs. Mountain West or BYU
Projection: Temple vs. Cincinnati

St. Petersburg Bowl
Saturday, December 26, 11:00 am ET, ESPN
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
American Athletic vs. Conference USA
Projection: Houston vs. WKU

Hyundai Sun Bowl
Saturday, December 26, 2:00 pm ET, CBS
Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX
ACC or Notre Dame vs. Pac-12
Projection: Louisville vs. Arizona

Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl
Saturday, December 26, 2:20 pm ET, ESPN
Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX
Big 12 vs. Conference USA
Projection: Texas vs. Louisiana Tech

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Saturday, December 26, 3:30 pm, ABC
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
ACC or Notre Dame vs. Big Ten
Projection: Virginia Tech vs. Penn State

Independence Bowl
Saturday, December 26, 5:35 pm ET, ESPN
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA
ACC or Notre Dame vs. SEC
Projection: Mississippi State vs. Miami

Foster Farms Bowl
Saturday, December 26, 9:15 pm ET, ESPN
Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Projection: Nebraska vs. California

Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman
Monday, December 28, 2:30 pm, ESPN
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD
ACC or Notre Dame vs. American Athletic
Projection: North Carolina vs. Navy

Quick Lane Bowl
Monday, December 28, 5:00 pm, ESPN2
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
ACC or Notre Dame vs. Big Ten
Projection: Minnesota vs. Pitt

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Tuesday, December 29, 2:00 pm ET, ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
Big Ten vs. Mountain West
Projection: Indiana vs. Air Force

Russell Athletic Bowl
Tuesday, December 29, 5:30 pm ET, ESPN
Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
ACC or Notre Dame vs. Big 12
Projection: Georgia Tech vs. West Virginia

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl
Tuesday, December 29, 9:00 pm ET, ESPN
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Big 12 vs. SEC
Projection: Missouri vs. Texas Tech

Birmingham Bowl
Wednesday, December 30, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
Legion Field, Birmingham, AL
American Athletic vs. SEC
Projection: Auburn vs. Memphis

Belk Bowl
Wednesday, December 30, 3:30 pm ET, ESPN
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
ACC or Notre Dame vs. SEC
Projection: Kentucky vs. NC State

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Wednesday, December 30, 7:00 pm ET, ESPN
LP Field, Nashville, TN
ACC or Notre Dame or Big Ten vs. SEC
Projection: Tennessee vs. Clemson

National University Holiday Bowl
Wednesday, December 30, 10:30 pm ET, ESPN
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Projection: Northwestern vs. USC

Outback Bowl
Friday, January 1, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN2
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Big Ten vs. SEC
Projection: Ole Miss vs. Iowa

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
Friday, January 1, 12:00 pm ET, ABC
Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
Big Ten vs. SEC
Projection: Texas A&M vs. Wisconsin

TaxSlayer Bowl
Saturday, January 2, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
ACC or Notre Dame or Big Ten vs. SEC
Projection: Michigan vs. Florida

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Saturday, January 2, 3:20 pm ET, ESPN
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN
Big 12 vs. SEC
Projection: Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State

Valero Alamo Bowl
Saturday, January 2, 6:45 pm ET, ESPN
Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Projection: TCU vs. Stanford

Cactus Bowl
Saturday, January 2, 10:15 pm ET, ESPN
Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Projection: Kansas State vs. Utah

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