College football bowl games: 2018-19 selections

By Brian Wilmer -

The college football bowl games for 2018-19 will be announced today, including the College Football Playoff and New Year’s Six games.

Below we will live blog the bowl games and pairings as they are announced. For the complete list of games with date, time, and TV, check out our College Football Bowl Schedule.


(most recent updates first)

4:45pm ET:  It appears as though we’re all set on the bowl announcements.  Maybe we’ll have some better TV to unveil the games next year.

Okay, yeah, probably not.

Thanks for following along, everyone! Enjoy bowl season!

4:42pm ET:  And QuickLane is complete:

4:39pm ET:  Duke will face Temple in the Independence Bowl.

4:37pm ET:  As we wind down here, Whit Babcock faces his former employer:

4:31pm ET:  More ACC:

Independence:  Duke
Quick Lane:  Georgia Tech
Birmingham:  Wake Forest

And SEC:

4:29pm ET:  Having continued their bowl streak, Virginia Tech will march on Washington (adjacent):

4:23pm ET:  Auburn will be Purdue’s opponent in the Music City Bowl.

4:20pm ET:  More ACC destinations:

Sun Bowl:  Pittsburgh
Belk Bowl:  Virginia
Taxslayer:  NC State

Also, Mizzou/Oklahoma State in the Liberty Bowl.

4:17pm ET:  Our good buddy Josh White reports that Miami is headed for the Pinstripe Bowl.

4:15pm ET:  Cal and TCU for all the delicious, delicious snack crackers.

4:08pm ET:  Georgia Southern heads to the best bowl probably not named for an obscure Hall and Oates song:

4:06pm ET:  We knew last night Fresno State would be in the Las Vegas Bowl.  We now know they’ll play Arizona State.  Also, Nevada will play Arkansas State in the Arizona Bowl.

4:04pm ET:  More of the bowl-eligible teams not headed to bowls:

4:02pm ET:  Baylor stays close to home:

3:57pm ET:  The first casualty of having more eligible teams than bowl berths is upon us:

3:53pm ET:  Gasparilla’s done – Marshall vs. USF.

3:50pm ET:  Stanford is reportedly headed to the Sun Bowl.  Also…

Holiday:  Utah vs. Northwestern

3:47pm ET:  UAB is in…

New Mexico:  Utah State vs. North Texas
Redbox:  Oregon vs. Michigan State

3:40pm ET:  Purdue heads to the Music City Bowl, with USF to the Gasparilla Bowl.

3:35pm ET:  Our good friend Kaleb Carter shares that Northern Illinois is headed to the Boca Raton Bowl.


Armed Forces:  Houston vs. Army
Camping World:  Syracuse vs. West Virginia
Potato:  Western Michigan vs. BYU

3:31pm ET:  Sneaky-good matchup in Mobile:

3:09pm ET:  New Year’s Six:

Peach Bowl:  #10 Florida vs. #7 Michigan
Fiesta Bowl:  #11 LSU vs. #8 UCF
Rose Bowl:  #9 Washington vs. #6 Ohio State
Sugar Bowl:  #15 Texas vs. #5 Georgia (we knew about that one already)

3:07pm ET:  McMurphy now reporting Penn State-Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl.  More to come in a bit.

2:30pm ET:  The other half of the New Mexico Bowl is set:

We also have a finalized New Orleans Bowl:

1:40pm ET:  The next trickle (I guess people are either asleep from watching the ESPN show, or are watching the NFL):  North Texas goes to the New Mexico Bowl, per Brett McMurphy/Stadium.

12:47pm ET:  Kirk Herbstreit’s eyes can now turn toward New Orleans, apparently:

12:40pm ET:  Cure Bowl is set:

12:35pm ET:  Finally, after watching a half-hour plus of this stuff, we have our rankings:

#1 Alabama (13-0)
#2 Clemson (13-0)
#3 Notre Dame (12-0)
#4 Oklahoma (12-1)
#5 Georgia (11-2)
#6 Ohio State (12-1)

Alabama/Oklahoma:  Orange Bowl
Clemson/Notre Dame:  Cotton Bowl

Noon(ish) ET:  Good afternoon, citizens! We know very little thus far, but we do know this much:

Washington – Rose Bowl (as Pac-12 champion)
Appalachian State – New Orleans Bowl (Sun Belt champion)
Louisiana – Cure Bowl (Sun Belt runners-up)
Arkansas State – Arizona Bowl
Georgia Southern – Camellia Bowl
Troy – Dollar General Bowl

(Sun Belt destinations courtesy of Stadium)

Hawaii Bowl – Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech
Bahamas Bowl – Toledo vs. FIU
Fresno State – Las Vegas Bowl (as MWC champion)

Come back at the bottom of the hour and follow along as we piece together this convoluted, 78-team puzzle!


Comments (3)

Liberty was supposed to have an automatic bid to the Cure Bowl if eligible. They finished 6-6, so it should be them.

Ah, my mistake! Not a Liberty fan, but excited for that team in their first year in FBS.