Bowl Projections, College Football Playoff Predictions: Preseason Preview 2021

2021 preseason College Football News bowl forecasts, forecasts and possible matches for the College Football Playoff.

Prior to starting here with the preseason bowl forecasts, a couple of guideline.

1. Understand that any and all of this might explode in an immediate. Not every championship game noted is absolutely set, the guidelines and tie-ins might alter on an impulse – agreements, schmontracts – and …

2. ESPN has a great deal to state about all of this. The network’s owned and run bowl structure is created to develop the most preferable matches possible. Once again, that need to all work within the contracted conference tie-ins, however don’t be stunned if this looks a great deal various in a couple of months.

3. Yeah, yeah, yeah, we’re not precisely going out on a limb with the College Football Playoff forecasts, however we’ll enter the wackier – and not-so-crazy – calls and forecasts later on. We’ll do this all once again prior to the season begins. And lastly …

4. These are simply forecasts. Don’t like them, or like them excessive? It’s a LONG season, and we’ll adjust and change along the method.

Sneak Peek 2021: Preseason Bowl Projections

All Times Eastern

Bahamas Bowl

Friday, December 17
ESPN, 12:00 pm
Thomas Robinson Arena, Nassau, Bahamas
Bowl Tie-Ins: Conference U.S.A. vs. MAC
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Rice vs. Ohio

Treatment Bowl

Friday, December 17
ESPN2, 6:00 pm
Outdoor Camping World Arena, Orlando, FL
Bowl Tie-Ins: Group of 5 vs. Group of 5 (or Army)
Preseason Bowl Forecast: WKU vs. Georgia Southern

RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl

Saturday, December 18
ESPN, 11:00 am
FAU Arena, Boca Raton, FL
Bowl Tie-Ins: Group of 5 vs. Group of 5 (or Army)
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Florida Atlantic vs. Fresno State

Cricket Event Bowl

Saturday, December 18
ABC, 12:00 pm
Mercedes-Benz Arena, Atlanta, GA
Bowl Tie-Ins: MEAC vs. SWAC
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Norfolk State vs. Alcorn State

New Mexico Bowl

Saturday, December 18
ESPN, 2:15 pm
Dreamstyle Arena, Albuquerque, NM
Bowl Tie-Ins: -U.S.A. vs. Mountain West
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Marshall vs. Nevada

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Glow Technologies Self-reliance Bowl

Saturday, December 18
ABC, 3:30 pm
Ladd-Peebles Arena, Mobile, AL
Bowl Tie-Ins: C-USA vs. BYU
Preseason Bowl Forecast: UAB vs. BYU

LendingTree Bowl

Saturday, December 18
ESPN, 5:45 pm
Self-reliance Arena, Shreveport, LA
Bowl Tie-Ins: MAC vs. Sun Belt
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Buffalo vs. Troy

Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl

Saturday, December 18
ABC, 7:30 pm
SoFi Arena, Inglewood, CA
Bowl Tie-Ins: Mountain West vs. Pac-12
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Boise State vs. UCLA

R+L Providers New Orleans Bowl

Saturday, December 18
ESPN, 9:15 pm
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Bowl Tie-Ins: C-USA vs. Sun Belt
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Louisiana Tech vs. Appalachian State

Myrtle Beach Bowl

Monday, December 20
ESPN, 2:30 pm
Brooks Arena, Conway, SC
Bowl Tie-Ins: Sun Belt vs. AAC or MAC
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Coastal Carolina vs. Toledo

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Tuesday, December 21
ESPN, 3:30 pm
Albertsons Arena, Boise, ID
Bowl Tie-Ins: MAC vs. Mountain West
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Miami University vs. San Jose State

Tropical Healthy Smoothie Coffee Shop Frisco Bowl

Tuesday, December 21
ESPN, 7:30 pm
Toyota Arena, Frisco, TX
Bowl Tie-Ins: Group of 5 vs. Group of 5 (or Army)
Preseason Bowl Forecast: SMU vs. UTSA

Lockheed Martin Army Bowl

Wednesday, December 22
ESPN, 7:30 pm
Amon G. Carter Arena, Fort Worth, TX
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 12 or C-USA or Pac-12 or Army
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Baylor vs. Army

Union House Home Mortgage Bowl

Thursday, December 23
ESPN, 7:00 pm
Raymond James Arena, Tampa, FL
Bowl Tie-Ins: AAC or ACC or Pac-12 or SEC
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Wake Forest vs. Liberty

Hawaii Bowl

Friday, December 24
ESPN, 8:00 pm
Clarence TC Ching Complex, Honolulu, Hello There
Bowl Tie-Ins: American Athletic vs. Mountain West
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Houston vs. Hawaii

Camellia Bowl

Saturday, December 25
ESPN, 2:30 pm
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL
Bowl Tie-Ins: MAC vs. Sun Belt (or C-USA)
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Ball State vs. Louisiana

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Quick Lane Bowl

Monday, December 27
ESPN, 11:00 am
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 10 vs. MAC
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Flying Force* vs. Western Michigan
*No Huge 10 group predicted readily available

Armed force Bowl provided by Peraton

Monday, December 27
ESPN, 2:30 pm
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Arena, Annapolis, MD
Bowl Tie-Ins: American vs. ACC
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Memphis vs. Louisville

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

Tuesday, December 28
ESPN, 12:00 pm
Protective Arena, Birmingham, AL
Bowl Tie-Ins: American Athletic vs. SEC

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

Tuesday, December 28
ESPN, 3:15 pm
Gerald J. Ford Arena, Dallas, TX
Bowl Tie-Ins: AAC or ACC or Huge 12 or Pac-12
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Kansas State vs. Cal

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Tuesday, December 28
ESPN, 6:45 pm
Liberty Bowl Memorial Arena, Memphis, TN
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 12 vs. SEC
Preseason Bowl Forecast: West Virginia vs. Kentucky

San Diego State Cooperative Credit Union Vacation Bowl

Tuesday, December 28
FOX, 8:00 pm
Petco Park, San Diego, CA
Bowl Tie-Ins: ACC vs. Pac-12
Preseason Bowl Forecast: North Carolina vs. USC

Surefire Rate Bowl

Tuesday, December 28
FOX, 10:15 pm
Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 10 vs. Huge 12
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Minnesota vs. Texas Tech

Fenway Bowl

Wednesday, December 29
ESPN, 11:00 am
Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Bowl Tie-Ins: AAC vs. ACC (or C-USA)
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Cincinnati vs. Boston College

New Age Pinstripe Bowl

Wednesday, December 29
ESPN, 2:15 pm
Yankee Arena, Bronx, NY
Bowl Tie-Ins: ACC vs. Big 10
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Virginia vs. Indiana

Cheez-It Bowl

Wednesday, December 29
ESPN, 5:45 pm
Outdoor Camping World Arena, Orlando, FL
Bowl Tie-Ins: ACC vs. Big 12
Preseason Bowl Forecast: NC State vs. Texas

Valero Alamo Bowl

Wednesday, December 29
ESPN, 9:15 pm
Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Oklahoma State vs. Utah

Duke’s Mayo Bowl

Thursday, December 30
ESPN, 11:30 am
Bank of America Arena, Charlotte, NC
Bowl Tie-Ins: ACC vs. SEC
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Pitt vs. Missouri

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TransPerfect Music City Bowl

Thursday, December 30
ESPN, 3:00 pm
Nissan Arena, Nashville, TN
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 10 vs. SEC
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Northwestern vs. Tennessee

SRS Circulation Las Vegas Bowl

Thursday, December 30
ESPN, 10:30 pm
Allegiant Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 10 vs. Pac-12
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Iowa vs. Washington

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

Friday, December 31
ESPN, 11:00 am
TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL
Bowl Tie-Ins: ACC vs. SEC
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Miami vs. Auburn

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

Friday, December 31
CBS, 12:30 pm
Sun Bowl Arena, El Paso, TX
Bowl Tie-Ins: ACC vs. Pac-12
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Virginia Tech vs. Arizona State

Wilderness Bowl

Saturday, January 1
ESPN2, 12:00 pm
Raymond James Arena, Tampa, FL
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 10 vs. SEC
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Michigan vs. Ole Miss

Vrbo Citrus Bowl

Saturday, January 1
ESPN2, 1:00 pm
Outdoor Camping World Arena, Orlando, FL
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 10 vs. SEC
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Penn State vs. Florida

Mercari Texas Bowl

Tuesday, January 4
ESPN, Time TBA
NRG Arena, Houston, TX
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 12 vs. SEC
Preseason Bowl Forecast: TCU vs. Mississippi State

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Provided Arizona Bowl

Arizona Arena, Tucson, AZ
Bowl Tie-Ins: MAC vs. Mountain West
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Kent State vs. San Diego State

Redbox Bowl

Levi’s Arena, Santa Clara, CA
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 10 vs. Pac-12
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Purdue vs. Stanford

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Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Thursday, December 30
ESPN, 7:00 pm
Mercedes-Benz Arena, Atlanta, GA
Bowl Tie-Ins: At-Large vs. At-Large
Preseason Bowl Forecast: UCF vs. Texas A&M

Playstation Feast Bowl

Saturday, January 1
ESPN, 1:00 pm
State Farm Arena, Glendale, AZ
Bowl Tie-Ins: At-Large vs. At-Large
Preseason Bowl Forecast: LSU vs. Notre Dame

Rose Championship Game

Saturday, January 1
ESPN, 5:00 pm
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 10 vs. Pac-12
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Wisconsin vs. Oregon

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Saturday, January 1
ESPN, 8:45 pm
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 12 vs. SEC
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Iowa State vs. Georgia

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Capital One Orange Bowl

Friday, December 30
ESPN, Time TBA
Acid Rock Arena, Miami Gardens, FL
Bowl Tie-Ins: CFP vs. CFP
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Clemson vs. Oklahoma

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

Friday, December 30
ESPN, Time TBA
AT&T Arena, Arlington, TX
Bowl Tie-Ins: CFP vs. CFP
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Alabama vs. Ohio State

College Football Playoff Championship Game

Monday, January 10
ESPN, 8:00 pm
Lucas Oil Arena, Indianapolis, IN
Bowl Tie-Ins: CFP vs. CFP
Preseason Bowl Forecast: Alabama vs. Oklahoma

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