The guesswork has begun as to where your favorite college team will go bowling.
Hint: If you pull for a team from Florida, it won’t be in the playoffs.
ESPN had its two college writers — Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy — outline each of the bowl games. Both writers have the playoff teams the same: Alabama vs. Washington in the Peach Bowl and Clemson vs. Michigan in the Fiesta. Schlabach has Alabama playing Michigan in the title game, while McMurphy has the Tide playing Clemson. The Tide, under Nick Saban, would be going for another national title.
Both writers have UCF, under Scott Frost, playing Georgia Southern in the AutoNation Cure Bowl, scheduled for Dec. 17 in Orlando.
Both have USF, behind Quinton Flowers, playing against Boston College in the St. Petersburg Bowl on Dec. 26.
McMurphy has Miami (Mark Richt‘s new team) playing Georgia (Richt’s old team) in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 26.
Schlabach has Miami playing against Florida and Luke Del Rio in the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville on Dec. 31. McMcMurphy thinks Florida will face Penn State in the Outback Bowl.
FSU, says McMurphy, will play in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando on Dec. 28. Schlabach has FSU playing against Auburn in the Citrus Bowl, also in Orlando. Dalvin Cook leads the Seminoles.
Match-ups are sure to change as the regular season goes into its stretch drive.