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2016's college football bowl schedule is now complete

This post started as a list of bowl projections, but there's no more use for that now. Here's a bowl schedule instead.

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College football's bowl season is set.

The College Football Playoff is finalized, the New Year's just Six fell into place based on the Playoff, and other bowl matchups elsewhere along the calendar came into focus.

Below, everything from the New Orleans Bowl through the National Championship.

College Football Playoff
Dec. 31, Glendale, AZ
No. 2 Clemson No. 3 Ohio State Playoff rankings top 4
Dec. 31, Atlanta
No. 1 Alabama No. 4 Washington Playoff rankings top 4
National Championship
Jan. 9, Tampa
Alabama Ohio State Fiesta winner vs. Peach winner

Bama's in at 13-0, Clemson's in at 12-1, and I think Ohio State's already in (explained here).

Washington's committee-disapproved schedule made it less than a lock, but a 31-point Friday night win in the Pac-12 Championship likely sealed a spot. Big Ten champ Penn State had a solid case. More on how I think Penn State vs. Washington went.

New Year's Six bowls
Jan. 2, Arlington, TX
Western Michigan Wisconsin At-large
Jan. 2, Pasadena, CA
Penn State USC Big Ten 1 vs. Pac-12 1
Jan. 2, New Orleans
Oklahoma Auburn Big 12 1 vs. SEC 1
Dec. 30, Miami
Florida State Michigan ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/ND

Navy entered the weekend only two spots behind Western Michigan for the automatic mid-major spot. But then Navy lost. Row the boat.

Penn State can't fall beyond the Rose, while Wisconsin should slip past Michigan and into the Cotton.

Colorado's big loss to Washington and head-to-head loss to USC earlier in the year should put the Trojans in the Rose.

Michigan's in the Orange. Florida State entered the weekend ranked one spot ahead of Louisville, but a big win by Bama over Florida could've devalue FSU's best win enough for Louisville's 43-point win over FSU to matter. Personally surprised it didn't, but that's fine.

Conference selection order, not based on standings
Jan. 2, Tampa
Iowa Florida Big Ten 2-4 vs. SEC 3-8
Dec. 31, Orlando
Louisville LSU Big Ten 2-4/ACC vs. SEC 2
Dec. 31, Jacksonville
Georgia Tech Kentucky ACC 3-6/Big Ten 5-7 vs. SEC 3-8
Music City
Dec. 30, Nashville
Nebraska Tennessee ACC 3-6/Big Ten 5-7 vs. SEC 3-8
Dec. 30, Memphis
TCU Georgia Big 12 5 vs. SEC 3-8
Dec. 30, El Paso, TX
North Carolina Stanford ACC 3-6 vs. Pac-12 5
Dec. 30, Tucson
Air Force South Alabama MWC vs. Sun Belt
Dec. 29, San Antonio
Oklahoma State Colorado Big 12 2 vs. Pac-12 2
Dec. 29, Charlotte
Virginia Tech Arkansas ACC 3-6 vs. SEC 3-8
Dec. 29
USF South Carolina American vs. SEC 9
Foster Farms
Dec. 28, Santa Clara, CA
Indiana Utah Big Ten 5-7 vs. Pac-12 4
Dec. 28, New York City
Pitt Northwestern ACC 3-6 vs. Big Ten 5-7
Russell Athletic
Dec. 28, Orlando
Miami West Virginia ACC 2 vs. Big 12 3
Dec. 28, Houston
Kansas State Texas A&M Big 12 4 vs. SEC 3-8
Dec. 27, Tempe, AZ
Baylor Boise State* Big 12 6 vs. Pac-12 7
Heart of Dallas
Dec. 27
Army North Texas Big Ten vs. C-USA
Dec. 27, San Diego
Minnesota Washington State Big Ten 2-4 vs. Pac-12 3
Dec. 27, Annapolis, MD
Wake Forest Temple ACC vs. American
Dec. 26, Shreveport, LA
NC State Vanderbilt ACC vs. SEC
St. Petersburg
Dec. 26
Mississippi State** Miami (Ohio)* ACC vs. American
Quick Lane
Dec. 26, Detroit, MI
Boston College Maryland ACC vs. Big Ten
Dec. 24, Honolulu
MTSU Hawaii C-USA vs. MWC
Dollar General
Dec. 23, Mobile, AL
Ohio Troy MAC 1 vs. Sun Belt 2
Armed Forces
Dec. 23, Fort Worth, TX
LA Tech* Navy Big 12 vs. Navy
Dec. 23, Nassau
Old Dominion* EMU American vs. MAC
Dec. 22, Boise, ID
Idaho* Colorado State MAC 2 vs. MWC
Dec. 21, San Diego
BYU Wyoming BYU vs. MWC
Boca Raton
Dec. 20
Memphis WKU American vs. C-USA
Miami Beach
Dec. 19
Tulsa CMU American vs. MAC
Las Vegas
Dec. 17
San Diego State Houston* MWC 1 vs. Pac-12 6
Dec. 17, Montgomery, AL
Toledo Appalachian State MAC 3 vs. Sun Belt 3
Dec. 17, Orlando
UCF Arkansas State American vs. Sun Belt
New Mexico
Dec. 17, Albuquerque
UTSA New Mexico C-USA vs. MWC
New Orleans
Dec. 17
UL Lafayette Southern Miss Sun Belt 1 vs. C-USA
* = Filling another conference's spot
** = Here at 5-7, thanks to APR scores

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