Bowl Projections: Wisconsin's playoff chances are realer than ever

Dr. Saturday

Can Wisconsin make it to the College Football Playoff?

The Badgers were always well-poised to make the final four with an undefeated season, strength of schedule be damned. But thanks to three top-six teams losing in Week 11, Wisconsin is now the first team outside the top four. And thanks to two ACC teams being ahead of it, is ready to jump into the top four after the ACC Championship Game.

Wisconsin has to keep winning, of course. But we’re banking on that this week. The Badgers are in the College Football Playoff in our latest set of bowl projections, and there’s a ripple effect throughout the other bowls as a result.

New Orleans Bowl, Dec. 16
Louisiana Tech vs. Arkansas State

Cure Bowl, Dec. 16
Middle Tennessee State vs. Georgia State

Las Vegas Bowl, Dec. 16
Utah vs. Boise State

New Mexico Bowl, Dec. 16
Texas San-Antonio vs. Colorado State

Camellia Bowl, Dec. 16
UAB vs. Troy

Boca Raton Bowl, Dec. 19
South Florida vs. Marshall

Frisco Bowl, Dec. 20
SMU vs. Akron

St. Petersburg Bowl, Dec. 21
Florida International vs. Ohio

Bahamas Bowl, Dec. 22
Florida Atlantic vs. Toledo

Potato Bowl, Dec. 22
Northern Illinois vs. Wyoming

Birmingham Bowl, Dec. 23
Florida State vs. Navy

Armed Forces Bowl, Dec. 23
Army vs. Western Kentucky

Dollar General Bowl, Dec. 23
Southern Miss vs. Appalachian State

Hawaii Bowl, Dec. 24
Houston vs. San Diego State

Quick Lane Bowl, Dec. 26
Western Michigan vs. Temple

Heart of Dallas Bowl, Dec. 26
North Texas vs. Central Michigan

Cactus Bowl, Dec. 26
Utah State vs. Oregon

Independence Bowl, Dec. 27
Wake Forest vs. Arizona State

Pinstripe Bowl, Dec. 27
Syracuse vs. Minnesota

Foster Farms Bowl, Dec. 27
Northwestern vs. Stanford

Texas Bowl, Dec. 27
Texas vs. UCLA

Holiday Bowl, Dec. 28
Michigan vs. Washington

Military Bowl, Dec. 28
Boston College vs. Memphis

Camping World Bowl, Dec. 28
Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State

Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28
West Virginia vs. USC

Belk Bowl, Dec. 29
NC State vs. LSU

Sun Bowl, Dec. 29
Georgia Tech vs. Arizona

Music City Bowl, Dec. 29
Kentucky vs. Iowa

Cotton Bowl, Dec. 29
TCU vs. Auburn

Arizona Bowl, Dec. 30
Fresno State vs. Idaho

TaxSlayer Bowl, Dec. 30
Louisville vs. Texas A&M

Liberty Bowl, Dec. 30
Iowa State vs. Missouri

Fiesta Bowl, Dec. 30
Notre Dame vs. Washington State

Orange Bowl, Dec. 30
Miami vs. Georgia

Outback Bowl, Jan. 1
Michigan State vs. Mississippi State

Peach Bowl, Jan. 1
Ohio State vs. Central Florida

Citrus Bowl, Jan. 1
Penn State vs. South Carolina

Rose Bowl, Jan. 1 [College Football Playoff Semifinal]
Clemson vs. Oklahoma

Sugar Bowl, Jan. 1 [College Football Playoff Semifinal]
Alabama vs. Wisconsin

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