Bowl Projections, School Soccer Playoff Predictions: 2021 Preseason Preview

Preseason 2021 College Football News Bowl projections, predictions, and possible matchups for the College Football Playoffs.

Before you get started with the preseason bowl projections here, a few basic rules.

1. Understand that all of this could explode in an instant. Not every bowl game listed is fully specified, the rules and commitments can change as the mood takes you – contracts, Schmontracts – and …

2. ESPN has a lot to say about all of this. The key structure owned and operated by the network is designed to allow the most desirable matchups to occur. Again, this should work as part of the contracted conferencing, but don’t be shocked if things look very different in a few months’ time.

3. Yes Yes Yes, We’re not exactly upset with the College Football Playoff projections, but we’ll get into the crazier – and not so crazy – calls and predictions later. We’ll repeat all of this just before the season starts. And finally …

4th These are just projections. Don’t you like her or do you like her too much? It’s a LONG season and we will adapt and adapt over time.

Preview 2021: Preseason Bowl Projections

All Times Eastern

Bahamas bowl

Friday 17th December
ESPN, 12:00 p.m.
Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas Ba
Bowl Tie-Ins: Conference USA vs. MAC
Preseason Bowl Projection: Rice vs. Ohio

Cure Bowl

Friday 17th December
ESPN2, 6:00 p.m.
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
Bowl Tie-Ins: Group of Five vs. Group of Five (or Army)
Preseason Bowl Projection: WKU vs. Georgia Southern

RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl

Saturday 18th December
ESPN, 11:00 a.m.
FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL
Bowl Tie-Ins: Group of Five vs. Group of Five (or Army)
Preseason Bowl Projection: Florida Atlantic vs. Fresno State

Cricket celebration bowl

Saturday 18th December
ABC, 12:00 p.m.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Bowl tie-ins: MEAC vs. SWAC
Preseason Bowl Projection: Norfolk State vs. Alcorn State

New Mexico Bowl

Saturday 18th December
ESPN, 2:15 p.m.
Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM
Bowl Tie-Ins: – USA vs. Mountain West
Preseason Bowl Projection: Marshall vs. Nevada

The story goes on

2021 CFN predictions for each game
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Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl

Saturday 18th December
ABC, 3:30 p.m.
Ladd Peebles Stadium, Mobil, AL
Bowl tie-ins: C-USA vs. BYU
Preseason Bowl Projection: UAB vs. BYU

Lending Tree Bowl

Saturday 18th December
ESPN, 5:45 p.m.
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA
Bowl Tie-Ins: MAC vs. Sun Belt
Preseason Bowl Projection: Buffalo vs. Troy

Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl

Saturday 18th December
ABC, 7:30 p.m.
SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
Bowl Tie-Ins: Mountain West vs. Pac-12
Preseason Bowl Projection: Boise State vs. UCLA

R + L luggage rack New Orleans Bowl

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

Myrtle Beach Bowl

Monday 20th December
ESPN, 2:30 p.m.
Brooks Stadium, Conway, SCway
Bowl Tie-Ins: Sun Belt vs. AAC or MAC
Preseason Bowl Projection: Coastal Carolina vs. Toledo

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Tuesday December 21st
ESPN, 3:30 p.m.
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID
Bowl Tie-Ins: MAC vs. Mountain West Mountain
Preseason Bowl Projection: Miami University vs. San Jose State

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl

Tuesday December 21st
ESPN, 7:30 p.m.
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
Bowl Tie-Ins: Group of Five vs. Group of Five (or Army)
VfL Bochum vs. 1. FC Union Berlin UTSA

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Wednesday December 22nd
ESPN, 7:30 p.m.
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
Bowl tie-ins: Big 12 or C-USA or Pac-12 or Army
Preseason Bowl Projection: Baylor vs. Army

Union Home Mortgage Shell

Thursday December 23rd
ESPN, 7:00 p.m.
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Bowl tie-ins: AAC or ACC or Pac-12 or SEC
Preseason Bowl Projection: Wake Forest vs. Liberty

Hawaiian bowl

Friday December 24th
ESPN, 8:00 p.m.
Clarence TC Ching Complex, Honolulu, HI
Bowl Tie-Ins: American Athletic vs. Mountain West
Preseason Bowl Projection: Houston vs. Hawaii

Camellia bowl

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

NEXT: More preseason bowl projections

Preseason Bowl Projections

Quick Lane Bowl

Monday December 27th
ESPN, 11:00 a.m.
Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big Ten vs. MAC
Preseason Bowl Projection: Air Force * vs. Western Michigan
* No Big Ten team forecast available

Military Bowl presented by Peraton

Monday December 27th
ESPN, 2:30 p.m.
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD
Bowl tie-ins: American vs. ACC
Preseason Bowl Projection: Memphis vs. Louisville

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

Tuesday December 28th
ESPN, 12:00 p.m.
Protection Stadium, Birmingham, AL
Bowl Tie-Ins: American Athletic vs. SEC

SERVPRO first aid shell

Tuesday December 28th
ESPN, 3:15 p.m.
Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX,
Bowl tie-ins: AAC or ACC or Big 12 or Pac-12
Preseason Bowl Projection: Kansas State vs. Cal

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Tuesday December 28th
ESPN, 6:45 p.m.
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 12 vs. SEC
Preseason Bowl Projection: West Virginia vs. Kentucky

San Diego State Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Tuesday December 28th
FUCHS, 8:00 p.m.
Petco Park, San Diego, California
Bowl tie-ins: ACC vs. Pac-12
Preseason Bowl Projection: North Carolina vs. USC

Bowl with a guaranteed price

Tuesday December 28th
FUCHS, 10:15 p.m.
Jagdfeld, Phoenix, AZ
Bowl tie-ins: Big Ten vs. Big 12 Big
Preseason Bowl Projection: Minnesota vs. Texas Tech

Fenway bowl

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

New Era pinstripe shell

Wednesday December 29th
ESPN, 2:15 p.m.
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
Bowl tie-ins: ACC vs. Big Ten
Preseason Bowl Projection: Virginia vs. Indiana

Cheez-it bowl

Wednesday December 29th
ESPN, 5:45 p.m.
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
Bowl tie-ins: ACC vs. Big 12
Preseason Bowl Projection: NC State vs. Texas

Valero Alamo bowl

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

Duke’s Mayo Bowl

Thursday December 30th
ESPN, 11:30 a.m.
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
Bowl tie-ins: ACC vs. SEC
Preseason Bowl Projection: Pitt vs. Missouri

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TransPerfect Music City Bowl

Thursday December 30th
ESPN, 3:00 p.m.
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big Ten vs. SEC
Preseason Bowl Projection: Northwestern vs. Tennessee

SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl

Thursday December 30th
ESPN, 10:30 p.m.
Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Preseason Bowl Projection: Iowa vs. Washington

Tax Slayer Gator Bowl

Friday December 31st
ESPN, 11:00 a.m.
TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL
Bowl tie-ins: ACC vs. SEC
Preseason Bowl Projection: Miami vs. Auburn

Tony the tiger sunshell

Friday December 31st
CBS, 12:30 p.m.
Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX
Bowl tie-ins: ACC vs. Pac-12
Preseason Bowl Projection: Virginia Tech vs. Arizona State

Outback bowl

Saturday 1st January
ESPN2, 12:00 p.m.
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big Ten vs. SEC
Preseason Bowl Projection: Michigan vs. Ole Miss

Vrbo citrus peel

Saturday 1st January
ESPN2, 1:00 p.m.
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big Ten vs. SEC
Preseason Bowl Projection: Penn State vs. Florida

Mercari Texas Bowl

Tuesday 4th January
ESPN, time TBA
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 12 vs. SEC
Preseason Bowl Projection: TCU vs. Mississippi State

Two bowl games are expected to be back, but still in the air …

Offered Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Bowl Tie-Ins: MAC vs. Mountain West Mountain
Preseason Bowl Projection: Kent State vs. San Diego State

Redbox bowl

Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Preseason Bowl Projection: Purdue vs. Stanford

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Chick-fil-A peach peel

Thursday December 30th
ESPN, 7:00 p.m.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Bowl Tie-Ins: At-Large vs. At-Large
Preseason Bowl Projection: UCF vs. Texas A&M

Playstation Fiesta Bowl

Saturday 1st January
ESPN, 1:00 p.m.
State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Bowl Tie-Ins: At-Large vs. At-Large
Preseason Bowl Projection: LSU vs. Notre Dame

Rose Bowl game

Saturday 1st January
ESPN, 5:00 p.m.
Rose bowl, Pasadena, CA
Bowl Tie-Ins: Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Preseason Bowl Projection: Wisconsin vs. Oregon

Allstate sugar bowl

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

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Capital One orange peel

Friday December 30th
ESPN, time TBA
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
Bowl tie-ins: CFP vs. CFP
Preseason Bowl Projection: Clemson vs. Oklahoma

Goodyear Classic Cotton Bowl

Friday December 30th
ESPN, time TBA
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Bowl tie-ins: CFP vs. CFP
Preseason Bowl Projection: Alabama vs. Ohio State

College Football Playoff National Championship Off

Monday January 10th
ESPN, 8:00 p.m.
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
Bowl tie-ins: CFP vs. CFP
Preseason Bowl Projection: Alabama vs. Oklahoma

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