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College Football Playoff
Jerry Palm's Playoff Projection
CBS Sports bowl expert Jerry Palm picks the teams he feels will comprise the national semifinals at the end of the season along with bowl projections for every single game.
Clemson logoNo. 2 Clemson
Ohio State logoNo. 3 Ohio State
Alabama logoNo. 1 Alabama
Stanford logoNo. 4 Stanford
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College Football Playoff
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Championship Bowl Jan. 9 Tampa, Fla. Semifinal winners TBD
Fiesta Bowl Dec. 31 Glendale, Ariz. Semifinal Clemson vs. Ohio State
Peach Bowl Dec. 31 Atlanta, Ga. Semifinal Alabama vs. Stanford
Selection Committee Bowl Games
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Sugar Bowl Jan. 2 New Orleans, La. Big 12 vs SEC TCU vs. Texas A&M
Rose Bowl Jan. 2 Pasadena, Calif. Big Ten vs Pac-12 Wisconsin vs. UCLA
Cotton Bowl Jan. 2 Arlington, Tex. At-large vs. At-large Houston vs. Florida State
Orange Bowl Dec. 30 Miami, Fla. ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/ND Louisville vs. Michigan State
Other Bowl Games
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Outback Bowl Jan. 2 Tampa, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC Michigan vs. Ole Miss
TaxSlayer Bowl Dec. 31 Jacksonville, Fla. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Notre Dame vs. Tennessee
Citrus Bowl Dec. 31 Orlando, Fla. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Miami (FL) vs. Georgia
Arizona Bowl Dec. 30 Tucson, Ariz. C-USA vs. Mountain West Old Dominion vs. Utah State
Music City Bowl Dec. 30 Nashville, Tenn. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Iowa vs. Arkansas
Sun Bowl Dec. 30 El Paso, Tex. ACC vs. Pac-12 Virginia Tech vs. Arizona State
Liberty Bowl Dec. 30 Memphis, Tenn. Big 12 vs. SEC West Virginia vs. Florida
Alamo Bowl Dec. 29 San Antonio, Tex. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Baylor vs. Washington
Belk Bowl Dec. 29 Charlotte, N.C. ACC vs. SEC Wake Forest vs. Auburn
Birmingham Bowl Dec. 29 Birmingham, Ala. American vs. SEC Tulsa vs. South Carolina
Texas Bowl Dec. 28 Houston, Tex. Big 12 vs. SEC Okla. State vs. LSU
Foster Farms Bowl Dec. 28 Santa Clara, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Minnesota vs. USC
Russell Athletic Bowl Dec. 28 Orlando, Fla. ACC vs. Big 12 North Carolina vs. Oklahoma
Pinstripe Bowl Dec. 28 New York, N.Y. ACC vs. Big Ten Pittsburgh vs. Nebraska
Cactus Bowl Dec. 27 Tempe, Ariz. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Texas vs. Wash. State
Holiday Bowl Dec. 27 San Diego, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Penn State vs. Utah
Military Bowl Dec. 27 Annapolis, Md. ACC vs. American Georgia Tech vs. Memphis
Heart of Dallas Bowl Dec. 27 Dallas, Tex. Big Ten vs. C-USA Indiana vs. W. Kentucky
Independence Bowl Dec. 26 Shreveport, La. SEC vs. ACC Missouri vs. N.C. State
Quick Lane Bowl Dec. 26 Detroit, Mich. ACC vs. Big Ten Boston College vs. Maryland
St. Petersburg Bowl Dec. 26 St. Petersburg, Fla. American vs ACC South Florida vs. Ball State+
Hawaii Bowl Dec. 24 Honolulu, Hawaii C-USA vs. Mountain West Middle Tenn. vs. Colorado State
Dollar General Bowl Dec. 23 Mobile, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt W. Michigan vs. Appalachian State
Armed Forces Bowl Dec. 23 Fort Worth, Tex. Big 12 vs. Navy Kansas State vs. Navy
Bahamas Bowl Dec. 23 Nassau, Bahamas C-USA vs. MAC Marshall vs. Ohio
Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 22 Boise, Idaho MAC vs. Mountain West Toledo vs. Nevada
Poinsettia Bowl Dec. 21 San Diego, Calif. Mountain West vs. BYU Air Force vs. BYU
Boca Raton Bowl Dec. 20 Boca Raton, Fla. American vs. C-USA Cincinnati vs. N. Illinois+
Miami Beach Bowl Dec. 19 Miami, Fla. American vs. MAC Temple vs. C. Michigan
New Orleans Bowl Dec. 17 New Orleans, La. Mountain West vs. Sun Belt Southern Mississippi vs. UL Lafayette
Cure Bowl Dec. 17 Orlando, Fla. American vs. Sun Belt Army+ vs. Troy
Camellia Bowl Dec. 17 Montgomery, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt Akron vs. Georgia Southern
Royal Purple Bowl Dec. 17 Las Vegas, Nev. Mountain West vs. Pac-12 San Diego State vs. Oregon
New Mexico Bowl Dec. 17 Albuquerque, N.M. C-USA vs. Mountain West Louisiana Tech vs. Boise State

+ - Replacement team. * - Teams have accepted bid. One member of the Group of Five (American Athletic Conference, MAC, Mountain West, Conference-USA and Sun Belt) will be selected to play in the Fiesta or Peach Bowl. If BYU is bowl-eligible, it will play in the Poinsettia Bowl.

 
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