Week 10 Bowl Projections: Michigan and Ohio State Set the Stage for Another Big Ten Playoff Showdown!


It’s anticipated that Michigan and Ohio State will secure spots in the top four of the initial College Football Playoff rankings set to be unveiled on Tuesday. The impending clash between these two powerhouse teams on November 25 adds even more intensity to their rivalry, especially with the recent sign-stealing allegations against the Michigan program. Ohio State’s last three consecutive losses to Michigan occurred from 1995 to 1997, underscoring the significance of this upcoming matchup for the Big Ten championship.

As for Oklahoma and Texas, they are perilously close to accumulating two losses, a threshold that typically hinders a team’s chances of making it to the College Football Playoff. Oklahoma’s surprising 38-33 loss to Kansas in Week 9 was a major setback. In Week 10, Oklahoma faces off against Oklahoma State, while Texas hosts Kansas State, making their paths to the playoffs increasingly challenging.

The Pac-12 is also displaying signs of internal competition. Washington’s less-than-convincing wins against Arizona State and Stanford raise questions about their playoff potential. Similarly, Oregon cannot afford another loss if they hope to remain in contention. The Pac-12 has a historical tendency to eliminate itself from College Football Playoff consideration through this kind of intra-conference competition.


At this moment, the projection envisions a College Football Playoff lineup featuring Georgia against Ohio State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, and Michigan against Florida State in the Rose Bowl. This arrangement holds special significance as Ohio State and Florida State previously faced off in these respective venues during the inaugural CFP in 2014.

Looking ahead, the College Football Playoff semifinals are scheduled for January 1, 2024. These matchups will take place at the Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, California, and the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, mirroring the locations of the first four-team playoff back in 2014. The championship game will be held on January 9 at NRG Stadium in Houston.

For more detailed projections of every bowl game, We have provided a comprehensive list that will be regularly updated throughout the remainder of the season.


Week 10 college football bowl predictions 

Dec. 16 HomeTown Lenders Bahamas Bowl Bowling Green vs. Middle Tennessee
Dec. 16 R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Liberty vs. Georgia State
Dec. 16 Cure Bowl Navy vs. Texas State
Dec. 16 New Mexico Bowl New Mexico State vs. South Florida
Dec. 16 LA Bowl Arizona vs. UNLV
Dec. 16 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl West Virginia vs. Washington State
Dec. 18 Myrtle Beach Bowl SMU vs. Troy
Dec. 19 Frisco Bowl Louisiana vs. Memphis
Dec. 21 RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl Western Kentucky vs. Georgia Southern
Dec. 22 Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl BYU vs. Appalachian State
Dec. 23 Birmingham Bowl Mississippi State vs. Syracuse
Dec. 23 Camellia Bowl Toledo vs. South Alabama
Dec. 23 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl TCU vs. UTSA
Dec. 23 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Central Michigan vs. San Jose State
Dec. 23 68 Ventures Bowl Ohio vs. Coastal Carolina
Dec. 23 SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl Nebraska vs. Oregon State
Dec. 23 Easypost Hawai’i Bowl Tulane vs. Fresno State
Dec. 26 Quick Lane Bowl Maryland vs. Miami, Ohio
Dec. 26 Servpro First Responder Bowl Iowa State vs. Georgia Tech
Dec. 26 Guaranteed Rate Bowl Wyoming vs. Northwestern
Dec. 27 Military Bowl Boston College vs. FAU
Dec. 27 Duke’s Mayo Bowl Texas A&M vs. Clemson
Dec. 27 TaxAct Texas Bowl Kansas vs. Auburn
Dec. 28 Fenway Bowl NC State vs. Rice
Dec. 28 Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl Iowa vs. Virginia Tech
Dec. 28 San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl Utah vs. Miami
Dec. 28 Pop-Tarts Bowl Kansas State vs. Notre Dame
Dec. 28 Valero Alamo Bowl Texas vs. USC
Dec. 29 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Tennessee vs. North Carolina
Dec. 29 Tony The Tiger Sun Bowl UCLA vs. Duke
Dec. 29 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Kentucky vs. Oklahoma State
Dec. 30 Transperfect Music City Bowl Florida vs. Rutgers
Dec. 30 Barstool Arizona Bowl Northern Illinois vs. Boise State
Jan. 1 Reliaquest Bowl Ole Miss vs. Wisconsin
Jan. 1 Cheez-It Citrus Bowl Missouri vs. Minnesota

New Year’s Day Six predictions 

Dec. 29 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Oklahoma vs. Oregon
Dec. 30 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Alabama vs. Penn State
Dec. 30 Capital One Orange Bowl LSU vs. Louisville
Jan. 1 Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Air Force vs. Washington