The Football Bowl Association released the schedule for the 2015-16 postseason, making it a perfect time to do the impossible and pick which teams will be playing in the record 40 bowl games set to take place between Dec. 19 and Jan. 2.

Plenty of wishful thinking involved — Texas vs. Texas A&M! — and picks all are subject to change before the season starts.

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Arizona Bowl

Wyoming vs. Rice

Cure Bowl

Houston vs. Georgia Southern

New Orleans Bowl

Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Air Force

New Mexico Bowl

Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico

Las Vegas Bowl

Utah State vs. California

Camellia Bowl

Toledo vs. South Alabama

Miami Beach Bowl

UCF vs. Western Kentucky

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Bowling Green vs. Fresno State

Boca Raton (Fla.) Bowl

Western Michigan vs. East Carolina

Poinsettia Bowl

San Diego State vs. Washington

GoDaddy Bowl

Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois

Bahamas Bowl

Ball State vs. Middle Tennessee

Hawaii Bowl

BYU vs. Temple

St. Petersburg Bowl

Cincinnati vs. North Carolina

Sun Bowl

Louisville vs. Utah

Heart of Dallas Bowl

West Virginia vs. Marshall

Pinstripe Bowl

Pittsburgh vs. Michigan

Independence Bowl

Miami vs. Florida

Foster Farms Bowl

Iowa vs. Stanford

Military Bowl

Navy vs. Virginia Tech

Quick Lane Bowl

Illinois vs. Duke

Armed Forces Bowl

Colorado State vs. Rutgers

Russell Athletic Bowl

Kansas State vs. Florida State

Texas Bowl

Texas A&M vs. Texas

Birmingham Bowl

Memphis vs. Mississippi State

Belk Bowl

North Carolina State vs. Missouri

Music City Bowl

Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee

Holiday Bowl

Arizona vs. Penn State

Peach Bowl

Alabama vs. Clemson

College Football Playoff semifinal at Cotton Bowl

Notre Dame vs. Auburn

College Football Playoff semifinal at Orange Bowl

Ohio State vs. Baylor

Outback Bowl

Nebraska vs. Arkansas

Citrus Bowl

Wisconsin vs. LSU

Fiesta Bowl

Boise State vs. Oregon

Rose Bowl

Arizona State vs. Michigan State

Sugar Bowl

Georgia vs. TCU

TaxSlayer Bowl

Minnesota vs. South Carolina

Liberty Bowl

Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss

Alamo Bowl

USC vs. Oklahoma

Cactus Bowl

UCLA vs. Oklahoma State

College Football Championship Game in Glendale, Arizona

Ohio State vs. Auburn

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This story has been corrected to place Iowa in Foster Farms Bowl and Minnesota in TaxSlayer Bowl.