The College Football Playoff field is set, along with the rest of the bowl matchups, so let's not waste any time and get picky.
That's right, I'm predicting all 41 bowl matchups just hours after the matchups were finalized. There are several factors to consider: motivation level, coaching changes, location, and style of play. While several NFL draft declarations have been made, the availability of key players for games is still to be determined.
This is my third or fourth year of instant bowl predictions (I tend to block out traumatic experiences). After several dreadful records, I went 23-17 last year with some strong efforts, like Wake Forest beating Memphis 42-38 in the Birmingham Bowl (the Demon Deacons won 37-34).