Bowl projections

We didn't say this would be easy, but our experts give their educated guesses as to which teams will be playing in which bowls.

Remember, there's a lot of football to be played and projections can change. And yes, there are projections here that don't mirror the exact matchups because, well, some of our experts obviously believed that some conferences wouldn't be able to field enough bowl-eligible teams.

Predicting the bowls is an inexact science -- and the official announcements are rolling in and teams already locked into bowls are in bold -- but as of Nov. 29, here are the picks: