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There's never enough way-too-early bowl projections to quench an unsatisfiable thirst for more college football coverage during the dog days of summer. It always makes for interesting conversation, where your favorite team is predicted to land in the postseason before the opener is even played.

But before you make holiday vacation plans between now and New Year's, take these matchups with a grain of salt and understand they're just projections.

Pete Fiutak of College Football News has released his post-spring bowl projections for every game. We've picked out what we feel are the 30 most intriguing matchups, counting down from pre-Christmas games to the College Football Playoff.