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ACC Bowl Projections, Week of Nov. 22: Cloudy With a Chance of Clanga

With two weeks of games left to play and only one Pitt game left on the schedule, it's still relatively unclear where the Panthers will be bowling.

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The Panthers are currently projected into four different bowls. Curiously, four of the nine projections set up a Pitt-Mississippi State matchup. Another three of the nine send Pitt to New York to play in the Pinstripe Bowl. I'm gonna go eat a giant turkey drumstick like a king.


Notre Dame is eligible for the ACC's bowl tie-ins and is thus included here. I've included bowl payouts (source) as a metric of the prestige of the bowl, to remind us all of the inextricable link between commerce and nominally "amateur" athletics, and because the gift suites are probably better at the nicer bowls. Bowl payouts are not included for the playoff games and selection committee bowls because they are still to be determined.

Projections Used

College Football Playoff
December 31st/Miami or Arlington, TX

  • Clemson vs. Notre Dame (SN)
  • Clemson vs. Oklahoma (SI, CI, SBN, FOX, CBS, ESPN-1, ESPN-2)
  • Clemson vs. Michigan State (Ath)

Fiesta Bowl
January 1st/Glendale, AZ

  • Florida State vs. Notre Dame (FOX, CBS)
  • Notre Dame vs. Michigan (SI, ESPN-2)
  • Notre Dame vs. Iowa (SBN, ESPN-1)
  • Notre Dame vs. Houston (Ath)

Peach Bowl
January 1st/Atlanta

  • Florida State vs. Houston (SI, ESPN-1)
  • Florida State vs. Navy (SBN, ESPN-2)
  • Florida State vs. Iowa (Ath)
  • North Carolina vs. Michigan State (SN)
  • North Carolina vs. Notre Dame (CI)

TaxSlayer Bowl
January 2nd/Jacksonville, FL/$2,750,000

  • Louisville vs. LSU (Ath)
  • NC State vs. LSU (FOX)
  • Pittsburgh vs. Mississippi State (SN, CBS, ESPN-1)

Music City Bowl
December 30th/Nashville, TN/$2,750,000

  • Duke vs. Arkansas (CI)
  • Louisville vs. Texas A&M (ESPN-2)
  • Pittsburgh vs. Mississippi State (SI)
  • Pittsburgh vs. Georgia (SBN)

Russell Athletic Bowl
December 29th/Orlando, FL/$2,275,000

  • Florida State vs. TCU (SN, CI)
  • North Carolina vs. TCU (SI, SBN, Ath, FOX, CBS, ESPN-1, ESPN-2)

Sun Bowl
December 26th/El Paso, TX/$2,150,000

  • Louisville vs. Washington State (FOX)
  • Louisville vs. UCLA (CBS)
  • Miami vs. Utah (ESPN-2)
  • Miami vs. Washington State (ESPN-1)
  • NC State vs. Utah (SI, SN)
  • NC State vs. Washington State (SBN, ATH)
  • Pittsburgh vs. UCLA (CI)

Pinstripe Bowl
December 26th/New York/$2,000,000

  • Louisville vs. Indiana (SBN, ESPN-1)
  • Miami vs. Minnesota (SI)
  • Miami vs. Penn State (CI)
  • NC State vs. Cincinnati (CBS)
  • Pittsburgh vs. Indiana (Ath)
  • Pittsburgh vs. Arizona (FOX)
  • Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota (ESPN-2)
  • Virginia Tech vs. Indiana (SN)

Belk Bowl
December 30th/Charlotte, NC/$1,700,000

  • Duke vs. Arkansas (SI, ESPN-2)
  • Miami vs. Tennessee (SN)
  • NC State vs. Auburn (CI)
  • NC State vs. LSU (ESPN-1)
  • Virginia Tech vs. Mississippi State (SBN, Ath)
  • Virginia Tech vs. Ole Miss (FOX)
  • Virginia Tech vs. Texas A&M (CBS)

QuickLane Bowl
December 28th/Detroit/$1,200,000

  • Duke vs. Minnesota (SBN)

Independence Bowl
December 26th/Shreveport, LA/$1,200,000

  • Duke vs. Arizona (Ath)
  • Duke vs. California (FOX)
  • Duke vs. Washington (CBS)
  • Louisville vs. Old Dominion (SN)
  • Louisville vs. LSU (CI)
  • Virginia Tech vs. Nevada (SI)
  • Virginia Tech vs. Arizona State (ESPN-2)

Military Bowl
December 28th/Annapolis, MD/$1,000,000

  • Duke vs. Memphis (SN)
  • Duke vs. UConn (ESPN-1)
  • Louisville vs. Navy (SI)
  • Miami vs. Navy (Ath, FOX, CBS)
  • Miami vs. Temple (SBN)
  • NC State vs. Navy (ESPN-2)
  • Virginia Tech vs. Houston (CI)
Armed Forces Bowl
December 29th/Fort Worth, TX/$675,000
  • Virginia Tech vs. Nevada (ESPN-1)
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