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Predictions for Every 2018-2019 Bowl Game

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We wanted to publish our picks so we could promote public bragging rights and/or shame.

CFP National Championship presented by AT&T - Alabama v Georgia Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

Look, this started as a Google Sheet that we planned to keep internally for Slack channel bragging rights. Then we had this bright idea to make our picks public, thus opening ourselves up to ridicule from less than level-headed fan bases (yeah, we are talking to you directly). We know our picks won’t make any headlines, but we also know they don’t dserve any recognition anyway. I mean, some contributors on staff picked winners based upon fan stereotypes and other’s made their pick just to be different from the group norm. Others picked against schools like Virginia just to make others on staff (Caroline) mad. But, that’s someone else’s problem.

All in all, I think Rocky summed it up best - “Bowl picks- they are a crap shoot.”

Of note, the table layout is much better on a desktop.

AAE Staff Bowl Picks

Bowl Matchup Date Staff Majority Austin Brandon Caroline Gavin Justin Kaylah Mitchell Rocky Scott
Bowl Matchup Date Staff Majority Austin Brandon Caroline Gavin Justin Kaylah Mitchell Rocky Scott
AFR Celebration Bowl North Carolina A&T vs Alcorn St. Sat, Dec 15 North Carolina A&T North Carolina A&T Alcorn State North Carolina A&T Alcorn State North Carolina A&T North Carolina A&T North Carolina A&T North Carolina A&T North Carolina A&T
New Mexico Bowl North Texas vs Utah St. Sat, Dec 15 Utah State Utah State North Texas Utah State Utah State North Texas North Texas North Texas Utah State Utah State
AutoNation Cure Bowl Louisiana vs Tulane Sat, Dec 15 Tulane Tulane Tulane Tulane Tulane Tulane Louisiana Louisiana Tulane Louisiana
Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl Fresno St. vs Arizona St. Sat, Dec 15 Fresno State Arizona State Fresno State Fresno State Fresno State Fresno State Arizona State Fresno State Arizona State Fresno State
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Eastern Michigan vs Georgia Southern Sat, Dec 15 Georgia Southern Georgia Southern EMU Georgia Southern Georgia Southern Georgia Southern Georgia Southern Georgia Southern Georgia Southern Georgia Southern
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Appalachian St. vs Middle Tennessee Sat, Dec 15 Appalachian St. Appalachian St. Middle Tennessee Appalachian St. Appalachian St. Middle Tennessee Appalachian St. Appalachian St. Appalachian St. Appalachian St.
Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl Northern Illinois vs UAB Tue, Dec 18 UAB UAB Northern Illinois UAB UAB UAB Northern Illinois UAB UAB Northern Illinois
DXL Frisco Bowl Ohio vs San Diego St. Wed, Dec 19 San Diego St. San Diego St. San Diego St. Ohio San Diego St. SDSU Ohio San Diego St. Ohio San Diego St.
Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl Marshall vs South Florida Thu, Dec 20 USF Marshall Marshall USF USF Marshall USF USF USF USF
Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl FIU vs Toledo Fri, Dec 21 Toledo Toledo Toledo Toledo FIU Toledo Toledo Toledo Toledo Toledo
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl BYU vs Western Michigan Fri, Dec 21 BYU BYU BYU BYU BYU BYU BYU BYU BYU BYU
Birmingham Bowl Memphis vs Wake Forest Sat, Dec 22 Memphis Memphis Memphis Wake Forest Memphis Memphis Wake Forest Memphis Memphis Memphis
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Houston vs Army Sat, Dec 22 Army Army Houston Army Army Army Army Army Houston Army
Dollar General Bowl Troy vs Buffalo Sat, Dec 22 Troy Buffalo Troy Buffalo Buffalo Troy Troy Troy Buffalo Troy
Hawaii Bowl Hawaii vs Louisiana Tech Sat, Dec 22 Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl Boston College vs Boise St. Wed, Dec 26 Boise State Boise State Boise State Boston College Boise State Boston College Boston College Boise State Boise State Boise State
Quick Lane Bowl Minnesota vs Georgia Tech Wed, Dec 26 Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Minnesota Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech
Cheez-It Bowl TCU vs California Wed, Dec 26 TCU California TCU TCU TCU California California TCU TCU TCU
Walk On’s Independence Bowl Duke vs Temple Thu, Dec 27 Duke Duke Temple Duke Temple Duke Duke Temple Temple Duke
New Era Pinstripe Bowl Wisconsin vs Miami(FL) Thu, Dec 27 Wisconsin Wisconsin Miami Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Miami Wisconsin Miami
Academy Sports & Outdoors Bowl Baylor vs Vanderbilt Thu, Dec 27 Baylor Baylor Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Baylor Vanderbilt Baylor Baylor Baylor Baylor
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Purdue vs Auburn Fri, Dec 28 Auburn Auburn Purdue Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn Purdue Auburn Auburn
Camping World Bowl West Virginia vs Syracuse Fri, Dec 28 Syracuse West Virginia West Virginia Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse West Virginia West Virginia
Valero Alamo Bowl Washington St. vs Iowa State Fri, Dec 28 Washington State Washington State Washington State Iowa State Washington State Iowa State Washington State Washington State Washington State Washington State
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Michigan vs Florida Sat, Dec 29 Michigan Michigan Florida Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan
Belk Bowl Virginia vs South Carolina Sat, Dec 29 South Carolina Virginia South Carolina Virginia South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina Virginia Virginia South Carolina
Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl Nevada vs Arkansas St. Sat, Dec 29 Nevada Nevada Arkansas State Nevada Nevada Arkansas State Arkansas State Nevada Nevada Nevada
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Clemson vs Notre Dame Sat, Dec 29 Clemson Clemson Clemson Clemson Clemson Clemson Clemson Clemson Notre Dame Clemson
Capital One Orange Bowl Alabama vs Oklahoma Sat, Dec 29 Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Oklahoma Alabama
Military Bowl Virginia Tech vs Cincinnati Mon, Dec 31 Cincinatti Cincinnati Virginia Tech Cincinnati Cincinnati Cincinnati Virginia Tech Cincinnati Cincinnati Cincinatti
Hyundai Sun Bowl Stanford vs Pitt Mon, Dec 31 Stanford Stanford Pitt Pitt Stanford Pitt Stanford Pitt Stanford Stanford
Redbox Bowl Oregon vs Michigan St. Mon, Dec 31 Oregon Oregon Michigan State Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Michigan State Oregon
Autozone Liberty Bowl Missouri vs Oklahoma State Mon, Dec 31 Oklahoma State Missouri Oklahoma State Missouri Oklahoma State Missouri Oklahoma State Missouri Oklahoma State Oklahoma State
SDCCU Holiday Bowl Utah vs Northwestern Mon, Dec 31 Northwestern Northwestern Utah Utah Utah Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Texas A&M vs NC State Mon, Dec 31 Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M NC State Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas A&M
Outback Bowl Mississippi State vs Iowa Mon, Jan 1 Mississippi State Mississippi State Iowa Mississippi State Mississippi State Iowa Mississippi State Mississippi State Mississippi State Mississippi State
Citrus Bowl Penn St. vs Kentucky Mon, Jan 1 Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State Kentucky Penn State Kentucky Penn State Kentucky
Playstation Fiesta Bowl UCF vs LSU Mon, Jan 1 LSU LSU UCF UCF UCF LSU LSU UCF LSU LSU
Rose Bowl Ohio State vs Washington Mon, Jan 1 Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Washington Ohio State Ohio State
Allstate Sugar Bowl Georgia vs Texas Mon, Jan 1 Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia
College Football Playoff Championship Not Notre Dame Alabama Alabama Clemson Alabama Clemson Clemson Clemson Oklahoma Alabama