Possible Bowl Matchups

Orange Bowl?

Now that Miami is officially bak, and Clemson is still bak, There is a real chance of both of them making it into the playoff. If this happens the next best ACC team, which would be a toss-up between us and NC St would make it into the O-Bowl. The problem is Notre Dame. Notre Dame would most likely be selected for the Orange Bowl, but could still be an At-large, Maybe someone could help me with this? In any case, here are the possible bowl matchups we would see for bowls this year,

Orange Bowl (We win Out and stuff happens)
Penn State (I legit want to cry right now)
Ohio State (if they lose to Wisky)
Wisconsin (If they lose to OSU)
Mississippi State

Citrus Bowl (If the ACC plays the B10 in the O-Bowl, which is likely)
Best Remaining SEC team (Bama and UGA are definitely getting an at-large or playoff spot at this point)-
Auburn (if they lose to Alabama)
LSU (if they beat TAMU)
Miss. St.

Camping World Bowl (Against second best remaining B12 Team
Iowa State
Texas
West Virginia- Rematch, probably won't happen

Pinstripe Bowl (if we lose to LOLUVA or stuff happens)
Iowa
Nebraska

Music City Bowl (if we lose to LOLUVA or stuff happens)
LSU
Miss. St
South Carolina
Kentucky
Texas A&M

I really hope we get to the Citrus, It seems like that would be the best for relevance, and would be a fun matchup with the best remaining SEC team on New Years.
Also which of these matchups would you guys like to see?

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Notre Dame does not take the ACC's spot in the orange bowl. I imagine the Orange Bowl would really want Notre Dame, so if NCSU is the highest ranked ACC team then they might trade them off somewhere else to avoid the rematch... maybe to the Peach Bowl? Geographically UCF would make sense and I imagine the Peach would swap them.

I don't think the G5 team, currently UCF, is going anywhere other than the Peach Bowl. I'm pretty sure it's all contractual and "political" reasons. If the ACC team gets bumped from the Orange Bowl for the "no rematch" clause, they could end up in the Peach Bowl against the G5 team.

However, I don't think the Orange Bowl will dump the ACC due to Notre Dame. Part of the SEC/Big Ten/ND deal is that each conference gets at least three appearances over 8 bowls (12 years due to the other 4 being a semi-final). Notre Dame can only appear a maximum of twice over the 8 bowls. I think the Orange Bowl will be playing the numbers.

So essentially, if Clemson and Miami make the playoff, VT and NC St are in prime positions for Oranges? And Nittany Lions?

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I really don't think both Clemson and Miami make the CFP.

If the CFP rankings are close to the AP Poll, then NC State would be ahead of VT in the polls. Assuming both NC State and VT win out or at least end up with the same record, I think NC State remains ahead of us.

Again, assuming the AP Poll is similar to the next set of CFP rankings, the pecking order for the Orange Bowl will be Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State, Notre Dame, and then Penn State. Since the Sugar Bowl would not need to pick a replacement for the SEC, the true #2 SEC team is in the mix. It's possible that the SEC CG loser will go to the Orange Bowl. Heck, it's possible that the Orange Bowl will be the losers of both the ACC and SEC championship games.

I just think an at-large spot would be the priority for the SEC Georgia would get that, leaving the Citrus for Auburn. For the SEC, the best non-playoff team goes to the Citrus Bowl, that's why I think OSU or PSU has a greater chance to get in, but we will see

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

The second spot of the Orange Bowl is the highest ranked SEC/Big Ten/ND team available after the conference champs, semi-finals, and any replacement teams for the Rose and Sugar Bowls. The at-large bowls have no bearing on the Orange Bowl.

Since the Rose and Sugar Bowls are the semi-finals, then no one will be needing to pick a Big Ten or SEC replacement if the champ gets into the CFP. That means the Orange Bowl pool is actually deeper than in other years.

If the Big Ten or SEC champ doesn't get into the semi-finals, then they are guaranteed a spot in one of the at-large bowls, but cannot take the Orange Bowl spot.

For the SEC, the best non-playoff team goes to the Citrus Bowl

No, the best non-NY6 team goes to the Citrus Bowl. New Year's Six bowls have first pick over everybody.

ah, ok

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Man. No part of me wants to get curb stomped by Auburn.

If there's one thing I learned this weekend, it's that we're not as good as we all hoped we were even this time last week. Give me a decent opponent that we actually have a shot at beating.

Yeah, about halfway through last week, I realized that the Orange Bowl opponent could very well be Alabama, Auburn, or Georgia. Therefore, I stopped wanting to go to the Orange Bowl.

That's why I was hoping we could jump high enough to just barely get into the New Year's Six and get a Peach Bowl spot against a G5 school. Most likely UCF, but a slight chance that Memphis could get there if they beat UCF for the AAC title. But that's off the table.

UCF is not a team I'd want to face in a Bowl Game....

UCF is a top 10ish team, maybe better. They would be maybe just as hard to beat, but twice as embarrassing for losing to, no thanks.

VT/South Carolina would be a good ACC/SEC regional match up and actually could be a good game, attractive to promoters due to loyal fan bases, etc.

I've always thought it would be great to do a home and home with them.

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I've always to go to a game at Bryce-Williams. That place can get pretty crazy and the 2001 entrance for big games gives me goose bumps everyyytime.

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I went to grad school at Carolina, and would love to see a home and home with them. It's a great place to see a game, but Zarathustra + Sandstorm still doesn't beat Sandman.

This is the matchup I want. Preferably in the Gator Bowl.

At this point i care more about the destination then the bowl itself, lets win out so we don't have to worry about the possibility of the sun bowl

UVA lost to richmond

But the ACC has it has a tier 1 bowl GoACC!

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Wait, Gator Bowl is a legit possibility. {Without looking it up} That happens if Citrus doesn't get ACC which happens if Orange doesn't get B10, right?

That happens if Citrus doesn't get ACC which happens if Orange doesn't get B10, right?

Wrong, and wrong.

ACC gets Citrus if Big Ten goes to the Orange Bowl. Citrus Bowl has no bearing on any other bowl. Taxslayer (formerly Gator) Bowl and Music City bowl rotate among ACC or Big Ten teams.

I don't care for the word "wrong." It just looks mean. It's the Pat Narduzzi of words.

The Orange Bowl isn't even worth talking about. Clemson and Miami would BOTH have to make the playoffs which isn't happening, NCST would have to lose to Wake or UNC on top of that, and we'd have to win both of our remaining games which is hard to even say is likely at this point. That's not even factoring in Notre Dame which I don't know how that works but they would slide in above us too.

And then if all of that happened we'd just get completely embarrassed by a good team once there.

Notre Dame does not take the ACC spot in the Orange Bowl. They are included in the pool with SEC and Big Ten teams.

I'm probably out of the mainstream here, but I'd much prefer the Music City to the others listed here.

OMG we still have a chance for a NY6 bowl.....lets hope we destroy the opposition in the next 2 games

Lets root against NC State

I'm hoping for at least camping world...i don't want to go to another tiered bowl. Technically the Camping World bowl is the next best bowl for ACC after NY6 and depending what happens with the Citrus.

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OMG we still have a chance for a NY6 bowl.

Remember a couple of years ago when VT was sitting at a 2-3 conference record, but still had a insanely small chance of winning the Coastal, as long as 12 games over the last month went in our favor?

I think our odds of winning the Coastal that year were better than our odds of getting into the New Year's Six this year.

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You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
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I think this wiki page is the best when it comes to bowl bid pecking order link

The most likely scenario in my mind for the clear top 2 teams in the ACC will be that Clemson goes to the playoffs and Miami to the Orange Bowl.

I'm going to go with the assumption that VT wins out for my sanity to be 9-3. If we go with that then the pivot points for a bowl game are what happens with NC State who is likely to be 9-3 as well and if the Big Ten is picked in the Orange bowl. Although if Miami goes to the Orange Bowl I think they would be dumb not to pit UGA against them.

It looks as if the best case scenario is a Big Ten team goes to the Orange Bowl then Citrus has the next pick for an ACC team. VT could get picked ahead of NC State for the Citrus bowl against an SEC Team that as pointed out would likely be Auburn or Miss State.

Camping World Bowl get's #2 pick or the #1 if Citrus forced to take ACC. Wvu played in this Bowl Game last year and also no way they do a rematch if Citrus picks VT. If OU goes to the playoff then Citrus picks VT ahead of NCSU then VT playing either Ok State or TCU. I'm going to guess it's Ok State with TCU going to the Alamo Bowl.

So let's say that a VT goes 9-3 but the Orange Bowl doesn't select a Big Ten team and Camping World takes NC State above VT. Then VT goes as the most attractive team in Tier 1.

The Tax Slayer Bowl and the Music City Bowl are in an agreement with each other so that only one will be able to pick an ACC team in a given year. Tax Slayer Bowl has the priority on selecting an ACC team if they want to. With a ton of projections showing VT vs USCe in Tax Slayer I'm thinking that this is the most likely scenario in Tier 1. VT has a lot of history in Jacksonville as well.

My buddy reminded me that VT vs. TCU would pit Fuente vs. his old boss.

True but reason I don't think that happens is that #2 pick in Big 12 goes to Alamo. With Ok State having gone to the Alamo last year and if TCU wins out before losing B12CG then TCU I think is obvious choice for Alamo.

Honestly, I haven't looked too closely at Big 12 bowl projections, mainly because it's going to be a crapshoot to figure out how all of it plays out with their "#1 vs #2" championship game.

I have a feeling TCU will end up in the NY6 over the Alamo Bowl. That's why I put ISU and Texas on the list, because that would move every Big 12 team up the Totem Pole

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

I think most likely we'll up in the camping bowl or in the Gator Bowl (Taxslayer)...gosh I wish they bring back the old names

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I agree. I'm totally fine with the corporate sponsorships, but please keep the traditional bowl name as well so we don't have to wonder what bowl it is when sponsors change after a few years. For instance, I was glad the Chick-Fil-A Bowl decided bring back 'Peach Bowl' into the name.

I hope we don't get the Taxslayer Bowl. It's at like Noon, and absolutely no one showed up for it last year when it was LSU and L-Ville. The stadium was completely empty.
Give me a full stadium semi-night kick in Nashville any day of the week
Also it may not even be possible to play in the Taxslayer anyway-Linky Here

In 2015, the ACC played in the Music City and the Big Ten was in the TaxSlayer. In 2016, the ACC was in the TaxSlayer and the Big Ten in the Music City. The ACC will likely be in the Music City this season.

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

I hope we don't get the Taxslayer Bowl. It's at like Noon, and absolutely no one showed up for it last year when it was LSU and L-Ville. The stadium was completely empty.

LSU vs Louisville was the Citrus Bowl. Taxslayer was GT vs. Kentucky.

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

From Joe's Wiki link above:

The Music City Bowl or the TaxSlayer Bowl versus SEC. From 2014-19, the Music City and Taxslayer will each get ACC team three times. TaxSlayer has ACC priority this year, if both bowls desire ACC team, after Music City used ACC in 2014 and 2015.

The Citrus seems like a stretch, but if we make I'd like to see LSU. More beatable than usual, with the big name.
Camping World against Texas would be good. I expect they will improve like I expect us to.
I'd rather be in the Music City against KY than the Taxslayer against USCe due to friends in Nashville and KY fan friends, so in a way I'm routing for that bowl match-up, though moving up in the bowl order would also be good.

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