ACC Bowl Projections – Week 9


ACC bowl projections for Week 9 of the 2016 season. After its bye week, Clemson turns its attention to a road test at FSU.


Not much shakeup occurred this week in the ACC bowl projections, although Syracuse has made its way into the mix after its win over Boston College.

The Orange claimed a spot in the Heart of Dallas Bowl as a fill-in for the Big Ten’s tie-in. Dino Babers and Co. are slated to face Southern Miss.

Meanwhile, Louisville’s College Football Playoff hopes still exist, but can the Cardinals get a Clemson loss at FSU next week to help its cause?

Where does your favorite ACC team land in this week’s projections?

Week 9 ACC Bowl Projections

Quick Lane Bowl

Date: Dec. 26
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Tie-ins: ACC/Big Ten
Quick Lane Bowl Projection: Georgia Tech vs. Indiana

Independence Bowl

Date: Dec. 26
Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
Tie-ins: ACC/SEC
Independence Bowl Projection: Wake Forest vs. Cal*

Heart of Dallas Bowl

Date: Dec. 27
Location: Dallas, Texas
Tie-ins: Big Ten/Conference USA
Heart of Dallas Bowl Projection: Syracuse* (ACC) vs. Southern Miss (C-USA)

Military Bowl

Date: Dec. 27
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Tie-ins: ACC/AAC
Military Bowl Projection: Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati

Russell Athletic Bowl

Date: Dec. 28
Location: Orlando, Florida
Tie-ins: ACC/Big 12
Russell Athletic Bowl Projection: Miami vs. West Virginia

Pinstripe Bowl

Date: Dec. 28
Location: New York, New York
Tie-ins: ACC/Big Ten
Pinstripe Bowl Projection: NC State vs. Maryland

Belk Bowl

Date: Dec. 29
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Tie-ins: ACC/SEC
Belk Bowl Projection: Virginia Tech vs. Arkansas

Sun Bowl

Date: Dec. 30
Location: El Paso, Texas
Tie-ins: ACC/Pac-12
Sun Bowl Projection: North Carolina vs. Stanford

TaxSlayer Bowl

Date: Dec. 31
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Tie-ins: ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC
TaxSlayer Bowl Projection: Florida State vs. LSU

Orange Bowl

Date: Dec. 30
Location: Miami, Florida
Tie-ins: ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/Notre Dame
Orange Bowl Projection: Louisville vs. Nebraska

Fiesta Bowl – College Football Playoff Semifinal

Date: Dec. 31
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Tie-ins: CFP No. 2/CFP No. 3
Fiesta Bowl Projection: Michigan vs. Clemson

MORE: Complete College Football Bowl Projections – Week 9