Which Bowl for M? Against Whom?

Submitted by Alton on November 28th, 2018 at 11:36 AM

Things have come into focus since the last CFP ratings were released.  It's looking like the Rose or the Peach are the most likely results, despite what the ESPN Bowl Projections say (Fiesta).  UCF is essentially blocking Michigan from the Fiesta Bowl right now.  So...let's assume the favorites win.  Here's how it works this year.

Step 1:  The CFP takes the top 4 teams, and will arrange them something like this--Alabama v Oklahoma in the Orange, Clemson v Notre Dame in the Cotton.  

Step 2:  The Rose and Sugar get their picks, and must use their conference tie-ins.  So Ohio State v Washington in the Rose and either Texas or West Virginia (ugh, who do you pick?) v the highest-ranked SEC team in the Sugar.  I have Texas v Georgia.

Step 3:  The Peach and Fiesta get the top G5 team plus the next 3 highest ranked teams.  To me, that's going to be UCF, Michigan, Florida and LSU.  Now ordinarily you would say that UCF-Florida in the Peach would be obvious.  I disagree--UCF went to the Peach last year, and there is an agreement to keep the G5 team rotating as much as possible so they're not going to the same bowl over and over.  So UCF to the Fiesta.  Since the 2 SEC teams have to go to 2 different bowls, that puts Michigan in the Peach.  Something like this--Michigan v Florida in the Peach and UCF v LSU in the Fiesta.

Do you want Michigan in the Rose against the Washington/Utah winner?  Cheer for Texas over Oklahoma.  That puts OSU in the top 4 and obligates the Rose to pick the next best Big Ten team.

Do you want Michigan in the Fiesta against Oklahoma?  Cheer for Texas and Northwestern; that might get UCF into the top 4.

Do you want Michigan in the Fiesta against Central Florida?  Cheer for Georgia; that pushes Georgia into the playoff, Florida to the Sugar and Penn State to the Peach.



November 28th, 2018 at 12:45 PM ^

Likely Florida in the Peach if all the favorites win this weekend...

"Three days ago, LSU was ranked higher than Florida and looked to be on its way to the Peach Bowl. That has now changed with the Gators pegged to play in Atlanta on Dec. 29 against an at-large opponent and the Tigers likely needing to travel out to Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl against the Knights."



November 28th, 2018 at 11:37 AM ^

Possible game times:

Peach:  Saturday, December 29, noon EST

Fiesta:  Tuesday, January 1, 11 am MST / 1 pm EST

Rose:  Tuesday, January 1, 2 pm PST / 5 pm EST


November 28th, 2018 at 11:40 AM ^

Obviously I’d like the Rose Bowl. We haven’t been there in forever. 

Next would be the Peach, but not against Florida, would prefer LSU. 

Don’t really want to play UCF, nothing to gain and everything to lose in that bowl. 

His Dudeness

November 28th, 2018 at 1:08 PM ^

You think I give a shit about my fellow posters? Lol. 

I used to watch the bowl games when I was a child. I've just grown since then. I don't waste time watching the epic battle to determine who will be crowned 14th best team in all the land. You know... because it's stupid. Also, I do watch the ones that mean something. It's just a shame Michigan hasn't played in one of those in over 20 years. 


November 28th, 2018 at 1:23 PM ^

This is the unfortunate view the many people have taken about college football since the Playoff started.  There are over 120 FBS college football teams.  Only 4 of them go to the Playoff.  Bowls are fun.  It is also nice to be recognized by a particular sub-set of bowl game as being one of the better teams in the country. 

"Bowl games are meaningless."

                        - Wise and fun people like His Dudeness and Mike Valenti.



His Dudeness

November 28th, 2018 at 1:38 PM ^

I kind of do stop watching,  but only after the B1G championship is out of play. That's all I really care about. 

I wouldn't say I'm in a bad mood after Saturday so much as I would say I'm in a bad life since 2006 or so, but that's just in regards to Michigan Football. Other than my Michigan Football fandom my life is a fucking peach. No complaints. 

His Dudeness

November 28th, 2018 at 1:46 PM ^

If the last few years hold true I call people to apologize for whatever I don't remember doing the night before. Try to put out any lingering fires... I eat garbage food and try to sleep away the hangover.

After that I usually sit in silence and wonder if this is going to be the year I'm run off the road and die in a bent clump of vehicle or if  it's going to be the big one that rips my soul from my body... then I cry myself to sleep thinking about the roughly 187 years I have to waste my life working for someone far more wealthy than me before I can finally embrace sweet retirement. 

You guys watch football? 

His Dudeness

November 28th, 2018 at 2:44 PM ^

I cant believe you're still here. I would have assumed someone with so little to say and with such profound witlessness would have found some dirt to play with somewhere, but here we are. Well done. May you and your family find countless puzzles to put together and frame in the coming years. 


November 28th, 2018 at 4:53 PM ^

My biggest satisfaction here is just to be a thorn in your side you mental midget. This coming from someone who thinks mankind should follow the animal kingdom and have multiple sex partners...your words, not mine. But whatever buddy. Thanks for the public display of ignorance though. Speaking of family, one wonders if you have one, you sound like a miserable human being. Really hard to fathom you of all people could find someone to procreate with, unless you had to pay that person. Have a good evening you pathetic snowflake:)