Bowl projections in 2020 are more difficult than ever.
The Football Oversight Committee already recommended waiving requirements for eligibility for postseason games this season. The Bahamas Bowl and Hawaii Bowl were canceled last week, and trying to put together realistic projections for all the bowls at this point is almost impossible.
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It’s still fun to try. Sporting News started with its College Football Playoff projections and worked from the top to the bottom in its Week 6 bowl projections. Four of the 10 conferences have not started their seasons, so this will change dramatically with each week. The CFP picks remain the same. We’re sticking with Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Oregon for now.
This season’s semifinals are Jan. 1 at the Rose Bowl Game and Allstate Sugar Bowl. The CFP championship game will be Jan. 11 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.
With that in mind, here are Sporting News’ picks for the College Football Playoff and New Year’s Day Six heading into Week 6:
Week 6 bowl projections
|Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl||TCU vs. Kentucky|
|AutoZone Liberty Bowl||Texas vs. Ole Miss|
|Gasparilla Bowl||BYU vs. Baylor|
|Cactus Bowl||Kansas State vs. Northwestern|
|Cheez-It Bowl||West Virginia vs. Georgia Tech|
|Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl||UCF vs. FAU|
|Duke’s Mayo Bowl||Indiana vs. N.C. State|
|Famous Idaho Potato Bowl||Buffalo vs. San Diego State|
|FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl||Western Kentucky vs. Miami, Ohio|
|Fenway Bowl||Temple vs. Boston College|
|Los Angeles Bowl||USC vs. Boise State|
|Camelia Bowl||Central Michigan vs. Georgia Southern|
|Lockeheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl||SMU vs. Marshall|
|Military Bowl||Navy vs. Virginia|
|Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl||Utah vs. Texas A&M|
|Mobile Alabama Lending Tree Bowl||UAB vs. Louisiana|
|Myrtle Beach Bowl||Memphis vs.|