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ESPN Releases Preseason Bowl Projections

Georgia's offense lined up against Alabama's defense.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: The Georgia Bulldogs line up against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the first quarter in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Week 1 of the college football season begins tomorrow night. Even though some teams have played already, the 2019 season begins in earnest this weekend.

Every FBS team enters the new year with goals in mind. Some might harbor legitimate national title hopes, while others are just looking to make some noise in their conference and make a bowl.

Others are hoping to sneak into bowl eligibility, while still others are just hoping to be respectable. Whatever the target is, the chase begins now.

ESPN analysts Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach released their preseason bowl projections today. They picked matchups for every single game, including the College Football Playoff and national championship games.

Here's what they have for some of the biggest games:

CFP Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

Bonagura: Alabama vs. Oklahoma
Schlabach: Georgia vs. Oklahoma

CFP Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Bonagura: Clemson vs. Ohio State
Schlabach: Clemson vs. Alabama

Sugar Bowl

Bonagura: Georgia vs. Texas
Schlabach: LSU vs. Texas

Gator Bowl

Bonagura: Texas A&M vs. Minnesota
Schlabach: Auburn vs. Wisconsin

Citrus Bowl

Bonagura: Florida vs. Penn State
Schlabach: Florida vs. Virginia

Outback Bowl

Bonagura: Michigan State vs. Mississippi State
Schlabach: Michigan vs. Texas A&M

Rose Bowl

Bonagura: Utah vs. Michigan
Schlabach: Utah vs. Ohio State

Camping World Bowl

Bonagura: Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State
Schlabach: Miami vs. Iowa State

Orange Bowl

Bonagura: Syracuse vs. LSU
Schlabach: Syracuse vs. Penn State

Belk Bowl

Bonagura: Auburn vs. Virginia Tech
Schlabach: Kentucky vs. Virginia Tech

Cotton Bowl

Bonagura: Oregon vs. Boise State
Schlabach:Notre Dame vs. UCF

Holiday Bowl

Bonagura: Washington State vs. Iowa
Schlabach: Oregon vs. Iowa

Pinstripe Bowl

Bonagura: Nebraska vs. Miami
Schlabach: Nebraska vs. Duke

Of the non-playoff projections, a few stand out. A potential renewal of the old Nebraska-Miami rivalry in the Pinstripe Bowl, the Brandon Wimbush Bowl (Notre Dame vs. UCF in the Cotton), Syracuse and Penn State meeting in the Orange and an LSU-Texas rematch in the Sugar.

Also, don't forget the battle of Urban Meyer's exes between Utah and Ohio State in the Rose Bowl. All of these would be fun matchups if they pan out.

You can view all of ESPN's bowl projections here.