Phil Steele Bowl Predictions For 2014 Season Are Locked And Loaded

The estimable Phil Steele, college football pundit and guru, has released his bowl predictions for the 2014 season. His teams to make the inaugural College Football Playoff include Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State and Oklahoma, with ‘Bama and FSU squaring off in the title game.

This year there are 38 bowls, not including the championship game, meaning roughly 60% of the teams in college football will make the postseason.

Below are Steele’s prognostications for each bowl. For more information regarding conference tie-ins for the games, please refer to Steele’s website.

  • New Orleans Bowl: Air Force – Louisiana (Dec. 20)
  • New Mexico Bowl: North Texas – Colorado St. (Dec. 20)
  • Las Vegas Bowl: Boise St. – Arizona (Dec. 20)
  • Idaho Potato Bowl: Bowling Green – Utah St. (Dec. 20)
  • Camelia Bowl: Central Michigan – Louisiana Monroe (Dec. 20)
  • Miami Beach Bowl: BYU – Cincinnati (Dec. 22)
  • Boca Raton Bowl: Florida Atlantic – Ball St. (Dec. 23)
  • Poinsettia Bowl: Fresno St. – Navy (Dec. 23)
  • Bahamas Bowl: Louisiana Tech – Toledo (Dec. 24)
  • Hawaii Bowl: Middle Tennessee – San Diego St. (Dec. 24)
  • Heart of Dallas Bowl: Indiana – Univ. Texas San Antonio (Dec. 26)
  • Detroit Lions Bowl: Pittsburgh – Maryland (Dec. 26)
  • St. Petersburg Bowl: UCF – Duke (Dec. 26)
  • Military Bowl: East Carolina – Georgia Tech (Dec. 27)
  • Sun Bowl: Louisville – Washington (Dec. 27)
  • Independence Bowl: Miami (FL) – Rice (Dec. 27)
  • Pinstripe Bowl: Syracuse – Northwestern (Dec. 27)
  • Holiday Bowl: Nebraska – USC (Dec. 27)
  • Liberty Bowl: Kansas St. – Missouri (Dec. 29)
  • Russell Athletic Bowl: Notre Dame – Texas (Dec. 29)
  • Texas Bowl: Texas Tech – Texas A&M (Dec. 29)
  • Music City Bowl: Virginia Tech – Miss. St. (Dec. 30)
  • Belk Bowl: Clemson – Florida (Dec. 30)
  • San Francisco Bowl: Minnesota – Oregon St. (Dec. 30)
  • Peach Bowl: Michigan St. – Georgia (Dec. 31)
  • Fiesta Bowl: UCLA – Marshall (Dec. 31)
  • Orange Bowl: UNC – Auburn (Dec. 31)
  • Capital One Bowl: Wisconsin – Ole Miss (Jan. 1)
  • Outback Bowl: Iowa – South Carolina  (Jan. 1)
  • Cotton Bowl: Baylor – Oregon  (Jan. 1)
  • Rose Bowl (National Semifinal): Alabama – Ohio St.  (Jan. 1)
  • Sugar Bowl (National Semifinal): FSU – Oklahoma  (Jan. 1)
  • Armed Forces Bowl: Army – Houston  (Jan. 2)
  • TaxSlayer Bowl: Michigan – LSU (Jan. 2)
  • Alamo Bowl: TCU – Stanford (Jan. 2)
  • Cactus Bowl: Oklahoma St. – Arizona St. (Jan. 2)
  • Birmingham Bowl: Memphis – Tennessee (Jan. 3)
  • Go Daddy Bowl: N. Illinois – S. Alabama (Jan. 4)
  • College Football Championship Game: Alabama – FSU (Jan. 12)