2015-2016 College Football: Bowl projections after Week 5

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Now what do you do? There's no real answer for the No. 1 spot in the latest bowl projections, but how do look ahead to a few months from now with the way several top teams are playing? Here you go ...

College Football Playoff

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

Alabama looks more than ever like it's going to be a dominant force throughout the rest of the season. Oklahoma will lose along the way, but it'll rise up and be the One True Champion, even though Baylor will be right there on the doorstep. 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: Stanford vs. Ohio State

Thank goodness for the easy schedule for Ohio State. The Buckeyes might not be playing all that well, but they'll keep on rolling on their way to the Big Ten championship. Even if they lose along the way, it's not going to be to Michigan State. Stanford is the new big call to get in, playing better than anyone in the Pac-12 outside of Utah. The formula works - the tough style of play will get the Cardinal to 12-1 and the No. 4 spot.

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: Georgia vs. Clemson

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. USC

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

2015-2016 Bowl Schedule

AutoNation Cure Bowl
Saturday, December 19, 12:00 pm ET, CBSSN
Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando, FL
American vs. Sun Belt Projection: Tulsa 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. Oregon

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: Houston vs. FIU

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Tuesday, December 22, 3:30 pm ET, ESPN
Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID
MAC vs. Mountain West
Projection: Ohio vs. San Jose 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. Central 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: Western Michigan vs. New Mexico
*Army not projected available GoDaddy Bowl
Wednesday, December 23, 8:00 pm ET, ESPN
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL
MAC vs. Sun Belt
Projection: Toledo vs. Arkansas State

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
Thursday, December 24, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
Conference USA vs. MAC
Projection: Marshall vs. Northern Illinois

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

St. Petersburg Bowl
Saturday, December 26, 11:00 am ET, ESPN
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
American Athletic vs. Conference USA
Projection: Memphis 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: NC State vs. Arizona State

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: Syracuse* vs. Louisiana Tech
*No Big 12 team projected available

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

Independence Bowl
Saturday, December 26, 5:35 pm ET, ESPN
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA
ACC or Notre Dame vs. SEC
Projection: Missouri vs. Georgia Tech

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: Louisville vs. Navy

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

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: Illinois 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: Florida State vs. West Virginia

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Tuesday, December 29, 7:30 pm ET, Campus Insiders
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ
Conference USA vs. Mountain West
Projection: Middle Tennessee vs. New Mexico

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

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

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. North Carolina

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. Pitt

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

Outback Bowl
Friday, January 1, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN2
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Big Ten vs. SEC
Projection: Texas A&M vs. Michigan

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
Friday, January 1, 12:00 pm ET, ABC
Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
Big Ten vs. SEC
Projection: Ole Miss 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: Northwestern 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. Texas Tech

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

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

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