TOP News

Sport: Bowl projections: Could we get another Oklahoma State-Ole Miss Sugar Bowl?

Look: Ole Miss Apologizes For Deleted Tweets Aimed At Hugh Freeze

  Look: Ole Miss Apologizes For Deleted Tweets Aimed At Hugh Freeze Once this Saturday’s matchup between Ole Miss and Liberty came to an end, the Rebels’ official Twitter account took a few shots at Flames coach Hugh Freeze. Freeze was the head coach of the Rebels from 2012-16. Over two dozen wins of his were vacated due to numerous recruiting violations. One of the tweets from […] The post Look: Ole Miss Apologizes For Deleted Tweets Aimed At Hugh Freeze appeared first on The Spun.

There wasn't much movement at the top of the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday night. And there's not much movement at the top of our bowl projections as a result.

The only significant changes to the New Year's Six bowl games come in New Orleans, where we have two new Sugar Bowl participants. The new entries come after both Oklahoma and Texas A&M lost on Saturday and dropped in the rankings. Two SEC teams in the College Football Playoff leaves the door open for the third-highest team in the rankings to head to the Sugar Bowl.

Here are our latest bowl projections ahead of the final two weeks of the regular season.

Bowl projections: Could we get another Oklahoma State-Ole Miss Sugar Bowl?

  Bowl projections: Could we get another Oklahoma State-Ole Miss Sugar Bowl? Linebacker Darius Leonard reveals what Indianapolis Colts fans can expect from 'Hard Knocks' premiere.

College Football Playoff semifinals

Orange Bowl (Dec. 31)

  • Georgia vs. Ohio State

We’re sticking with the top four in the CFP rankings for another week but swapping out Oregon and Ohio State. We all know the top four picture will get a lot clearer over the next two weeks.

Cotton Bowl (Dec. 31)

  • Oregon vs. Alabama

If Ohio State beats Michigan State fairly easily on Saturday, will they jump the Ducks even if Oregon has a comfortable time with Utah?

New Year's Six games

Peach Bowl (Dec. 30)

  • Wake Forest (ACC champion) vs. Notre Dame (at-large)

Both teams moved up in the rankings in the wake of Oklahoma’s loss.

Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1)

  • Michigan State (at-large) vs. Cincinnati (at-large)

This matchup projection could change after Saturday. Michigan State would move back up into the provisional playoff field with a win over the Buckeyes.

Report: Florida, Virginia Tech eyeing same head coach candidate

  Report: Florida, Virginia Tech eyeing same head coach candidate The Florida Gators and Virginia Tech Hokies may be competing with each other for one head coaching candidate. © SCOTT CLAUSE/USA TODAY Network via Imagn Content Services, LLC Louisiana coach Billy Napier is poised to be a hot candidate for bigger schools as the coaching carousel heats up, and that already appears to be the case. Florida is interested in bringing him in to replace Dan Mullen, and is aware of interest from Virginia Tech as well, according to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic. Have heard Florida has genuine interest in Billy Napier and knows that Va. Tech does too.

Rose Bowl (Jan. 1)

  • Michigan (Big Ten) vs. Utah (Pac-12)

Could a five-loss Utah team make the Rose Bowl? The Utes are 7-3 and could be 8-5 if they lose to Oregon on Saturday and then again to the Ducks in the Pac-12 title game.

Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1)

  • Oklahoma State (Big 12) vs. Ole Miss (SEC)

This is a rematch of the 2016 Sugar Bowl. It was the last time either team made a postseason trip to New Orleans.

Other bowl games

Bahamas Bowl (Dec. 17)

  • Charlotte vs. Ball State

Cure Bowl (Dec. 17)

  • Buffalo vs. Boise State

Boca Raton Bowl (Dec. 18)

  • Coastal Carolina vs. Western Kentucky

New Mexico Bowl (Dec. 18)

  • UTEP vs. Air Force

Independence Bowl (Dec. 18)

  • BYU vs. UTSA

LendingTree Bowl (Dec. 18)

  • South Alabama vs. Kent State

L.A. Bowl (Dec. 18)

  • Oregon State vs. San Diego State


Video: CFP rankings 3.0: Oklahoma State, Michigan State have clear paths to top four (USA TODAY)

New Orleans Bowl (Dec. 18)

  • UAB vs. Louisiana

    Cincinnati HC Luke Fickell reportedly not interested in USC job

      Cincinnati HC Luke Fickell reportedly not interested in USC job Many have viewed Fickell as a natural candidate for USC. While Cincinnati is having an outstanding season and should receive College Football Playoff consideration, there is also the athletic director connection. USC AD Mike Bohn was the AD at Cincinnati when Fickell was hired as head coach there in 2017. USC boosters might be hoping Bohn can convince Fickell to take the job, but it doesn’t sound likely.Fickell is currently focused on stating the case for Cincinnati to be considered one of the four-best teams in the country.

Myrtle Beach Bowl (Dec. 20)

  • Miami (Ohio) vs. Middle Tennessee

Potato Bowl (Dec. 21)

  • Nevada vs. Kent State

Frisco Bowl (Dec. 21)

  • SMU vs. Appalachian State

Armed Forces Bowl (Dec. 22)

  • Army vs. East Carolina

Gasparilla Bowl (Dec. 23)

  • South Carolina vs. Marshall

Hawaii Bowl (Dec. 24)

  • Fresno State vs. Houston

Camellia Bowl (Dec. 25)

  • Troy vs. Eastern Michigan

Quick Lane Bowl (Dec. 27)

  • Maryland vs. Western Michigan

Military Bowl (Dec. 27)

  • Memphis vs. Miami

Birmingham Bowl (Dec. 28)

  • Missouri vs. Liberty

First Responder Bowl (Dec. 28)

  • West Virginia vs. Northern Illinois

Liberty Bowl (Dec. 28)

  • Iowa State vs. Tennessee

Holiday Bowl (Dec. 28)

  • Virginia vs. USC

Guaranteed Rate Bowl (Dec. 28)

  • Kansas State vs. Wyoming

Fenway Bowl (Dec. 29)

  • UCF vs. Boston College

Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 29)

  • Louisville vs. Minnesota

Cheez-It Bowl (Dec. 29)

  • Pitt vs. Baylor

Alamo Bowl (Dec. 29)

  • Oklahoma vs. UCLA

Duke’s Mayo Bowl (Dec. 30)

  • North Carolina vs. Florida

Music City Bowl (Dec. 30)

  • Auburn vs. Penn State

Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 30)

  • Purdue vs. Arizona State

Gator Bowl (Dec. 31)

  • N.C. State vs. Kentucky

Sun Bowl (Dec. 31)

  • Clemson vs. Washington State

Arizona Bowl (Dec. 31)

  • Utah State vs. Central Michigan

Outback Bowl (Jan. 1)

  • Iowa vs. Arkansas

Citrus Bowl (Jan. 1)

  • Wisconsin vs. Texas A&M

Texas Bowl (Jan. 4)

  • Texas Tech vs. Mississippi State

Florida State football 'getting closer' to 85% COVID-19 vaccination threshold .
Coach Mike Norvell explained that former FSU and NFL player Myron Rolle, who currently works as a neurosurgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, spoke with players and answered questions they have about the available vaccines. While Phillips said Wednesday the ACC hasn't yet decided how it will handle potential schedule disruptions caused by COVID-19 this season, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey told reporters Monday that league doesn't intend to reschedule games and could make a school forfeit if it cannot field a squad for a scheduled contest due to absences and other issues linked with coronavirus cases.

See also