College Sports

The Star’s college football bowl predictions

Picks are made by reporters and editors who cover college football for The Star.

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Bowl

Matchup

Tod Palmer

Missouri

Kellis Robinett

Kansas State

Rustin Dodd

Kansas

Blair Kerkhoff

National colleges

Chris Fickett

Colleges editor

New Orleans Bowl

Nevada (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4)

Nevada

La.-Lafayette

La.-Lafayette

Nevada

Nevada

New Mexico Bowl

UTEP (7-5) vs. Utah State (9-4)

Utah State

Utah State

Utah State

Utah State

Utah State

Las Vegas Bowl

Colorado State (10-2) vs. Utah (8-4)

Utah

Utah

Colorado State

Utah

Utah

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Western Michigan (8-4) vs. Air Force (9-3)

Air Force

Air Force

Air Force

Air Force

Western Michigan

Camellia Bowl

Bowling Green (7-6) vs. South Alabama (6-6)

Bowling Green

Bowling Green

Bowling Green

Bowling Green

South Alabama

Miami Beach Bowl

BYU (8-4) vs. Memphis (9-3)

Memphis

Memphis

BYU

BYU

Memphis

Boca Raton Bowl

Marshall (12-1) vs. Northern Illinois (11-2)

Marshall

Marshall

Northern Illinois

Northern Illinois

Marshall

Poinsettia Bowl

Navy (7-5) vs. San Diego State (7-5)

San Diego State

San Diego State

San Diego State

San Diego State

San Diego State

Bahamas Bowl

Western Kentucky (7-5) vs. Central Michigan (7-5)

Western Kentucky

Central Michigan

Central Michigan

Central Michigan

Central Michigan

Hawaii Bowl

Rice (7-5) vs. Fresno State (6-7)

Rice

Fresno State

Rice

Rice

Fresno State

Heart of Dallas Bowl

Illinois (6-6) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-5),

Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech

Illinois

Illinois

Louisiana Tech

Quick Lane Bowl

Rutgers (7-5) vs. North Carolina (6-6)

Rutgers

Rutgers

North Carolina

North Carolina

North Carolina

St. Petersburg Bowl

Central Florida (9-3) vs. N.C. State (7-5)

Central Florida

N.C. State

Central Florida

Central Florida

Central Florida

Military Bowl

Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3)

Cincinnati

Cincinnatti

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Sun Bowl

Duke (9-3) vs. Arizona State (9-3)

Arizona State

Arizona State

Arizona State

Duke

Arizona State

Independence Bowl

Miami (6-6) vs. South Carolina (6-6)

Miami

Miami

Miami

South Carolina

Miami

Pinstripe Bowl

Boston College (7-5) vs. Penn State (6-6)

Boston College

Boston College

Penn State

Boston College

Boston College

Holiday Bowl

Nebraska (9-3) vs. Southern California (8-4)

USC

USC

Nebraska

USC

USC

Liberty Bowl

West Virginia (7-5) vs. Texas A&M (7-5)

West Virginia

Texas A&M

West Virginia

West Virginia

West Virginia

Russell Athletic Bowl

Clemson (9-3) vs. Oklahoma (8-4)

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Clemson

Clemson

Oklahoma

Texas Bowl

Texas (6-6) vs. Arkansas (6-6)

Arkansas

Arkansas

Arkansas

Arkansas

Arkansas

Music City Bowl

Notre Dame (7-5) vs. LSU (8-4)

LSU

LSU

LSU

LSU

LSU

Belk Bowl

Louisville (9-3) vs. Georgia (9-3)

Georgia

Louisville

Georgia

Louisville

Georgia

Foster Farms Bowl

Stanford (7-5) vs. Maryland (7-5)

Stanford

Maryland

Stanford

Stanford

Stanford

Peach Bowl*

Mississippi (9-3) vs. TCU (11-1)

TCU

TCU

TCU

TCU

TCU

Fiesta Bowl*

Boise State (11-2) vs. Arizona (10-3)

Arizona

Boise State

Arizona

Boise State

Arizona

Orange Bowl*

Mississippi State (10-2) vs. Georgia Tech (10-3)

Mississippi State

Georgia Tech

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

Outback Bowl

Wisconsin (10-3) vs. Auburn (8-4)

Auburn

Auburn

Auburn

Auburn

Auburn

Cotton Bowl*

Michigan State (10-2) vs. Baylor (11-1)

Baylor

Baylor

Baylor

Baylor

Baylor

Citrus Bowl

Minnesota (8-4) vs. Missouri (10-3)

Missouri

Missouri

Missouri

Missouri

Missouri

Rose Bowl**

Oregon (12-1) vs. Florida State (13-0)

Oregon

Oregon

Oregon

Oregon

Oregon

Sugar Bowl**

Alabama (12-1) vs. Ohio State (12-1)

Alabama

Alabama

Alabama

Alabama

Alabama

Armed Forces Bowl

Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. Houston (7-5)

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Houston

Houston

TaxSlayer Bowl

Iowa (7-5) vs. Tennessee (6-6)

Tennessee

Tennessee

Tennessee

Tennessee

Tennessee

Alamo Bowl

UCLA (9-3) vs. Kansas State (9-3)

Kansas State

Kansas State

Kansas State

Kansas State

Kansas State

Cactus Bowl

Oklahoma State (6-6) vs. Washington (8-5)

Washington

Washington

Washington

Washington

Oklahoma State

Birmingham Bowl

Florida (6-5) vs. East Carolina (8-4)

Florida

East Carolina

East Carolina

Florida

Florida

GoDaddy Bowl

Toledo (8-4) vs. Arkansas State (7-5)

Toledo

Arkansas State

Arkansas State

Arkansas State

Toledo

National championship

Semifinal winners

Alabama

Alabama

Oregon

Alabama

Alabama

  

107-43

103-47

102-48

102-48

100-50

All times p.m. and Central unless noted; *Selection committee bowls; **College Football Playoff semifinals

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