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.
Alabama* logoNo. 2 Alabama*
Michigan State* logoNo. 3 Michigan State*
Clemson* logoNo. 1 Clemson*
Oklahoma* logoNo. 4 Oklahoma*
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College Football Playoff
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Championship Bowl Jan. 11 Glendale, Arizona Semifinal winners TBD
Cotton Bowl Dec. 31 Arlington, Tex. Semifinal Alabama* vs. Michigan State*
Orange Bowl Dec. 31 Miami, Fla. Semifinal Clemson* vs. Oklahoma*
Selection Committee Bowl Games
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Sugar Bowl Jan. 1 New Orleans, La. Big 12 vs SEC Okla. State* vs. Ole Miss*
Rose Bowl Jan. 1 Pasadena, Calif. Big Ten vs Pac-12 Iowa* vs. Stanford*
Fiesta Bowl Jan. 1 Glendale, Ariz. At-Large vs. At-Large Ohio State* vs. Notre Dame*
Peach Bowl Dec. 31 Atlanta, Ga. At-Large vs. At-Large Florida State* vs. Houston*
Other Bowl Games
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Cactus Bowl Jan. 2 Tempe, Ariz. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 West Virginia* vs. Arizona State*
Alamo Bowl Jan. 2 San Antonio, Tex. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 TCU* vs. Oregon*
Liberty Bowl Jan. 2 Memphis, Tenn. Big 12 vs. SEC Kansas State* vs. Arkansas*
TaxSlayer Bowl Jan. 2 Jacksonville, Fla. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Penn State* vs. Georgia*
Citrus Bowl Jan. 1 Orlando, Fla. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Michigan* vs. Florida*
Outback Bowl Jan. 1 Tampa, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC Northwestern* vs. Tennessee*
Holiday Bowl Dec. 30 San Diego, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Wisconsin* vs. USC*
Music City Bowl Dec. 30 Nashville, Tenn. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Louisville* vs. Texas A&M*
Belk Bowl Dec. 30 Charlotte, N.C. ACC vs. SEC N.C. State* vs. Miss. State*
Birmingham Bowl Dec. 30 Birmingham, Ala. American vs. SEC Memphis* vs. Auburn*
Texas Bowl Dec. 29 Houston, Tex. Big 12 vs. SEC Texas Tech* vs. LSU*
Arizona Bowl Dec. 29 Tucson, Ariz. C-USA vs. Mountain West Nevada*+ vs. Colorado State*
Russell Athletic Bowl Dec. 29 Orlando, Fla. ACC vs. Big 12 North Carolina* vs. Baylor*
Armed Forces Bowl Dec. 29 Fort Worth, Tex. Big Ten/Big 12 vs. Mountain West California*+ vs. Air Force*
Quick Lane Bowl Dec. 28 Detroit, Mich. ACC vs. Big Ten C. Michigan*+ vs. Minnesota*
Military Bowl Dec. 28 Annapolis, Md. ACC vs. American Pittsburgh* vs. Navy*
Foster Farms Bowl Dec. 26 Santa Clara, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Nebraska* vs. UCLA*
Independence Bowl Dec. 26 Shreveport, La. SEC vs. ACC Tulsa*+ vs. Virginia Tech*
Pinstripe Bowl Dec. 26 New York, N.Y. ACC vs. Big Ten Duke* vs. Indiana*
Heart of Dallas Bowl Dec. 26 Dallas, Tex. Big Ten/Big 12 vs. C-USA Washington*+ vs. Southern Mississippi*
Sun Bowl Dec. 26 El Paso, Tex. ACC vs. Pac-12 Miami (FL)* vs. Wash. State*
St. Petersburg Bowl Dec. 26 St. Petersburg, Fla. American vs C-USA Connecticut* vs. Marshall*
Hawaii Bowl Dec. 24 Honolulu, Hawaii American vs. Mountain West/BYU Cincinnati* vs. San Diego State*
Bahamas Bowl Dec. 24 Nassau, Bahamas C-USA vs. MAC Middle Tenn.* vs. W. Michigan*
GoDaddy.com Bowl Dec. 23 Mobile, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt Bowling Green* vs. Georgia Southern*
Poinsettia Bowl Dec. 23 San Diego, Calif. Mountain West vs. Army Boise State* vs. N. Illinois*+
Boca Raton Bowl Dec. 22 Boca Raton, Fla. American vs. MAC Temple* vs. Toledo*
Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 22 Boise, Idaho MAC vs. Mountain West Akron* vs. Utah State*
Miami Beach Bowl Dec. 21 Miami, Fla. American vs. C-USA South Florida* vs. W. Kentucky*
New Orleans Bowl Dec. 19 New Orleans, La. Mountain West vs. Sun Belt Louisiana Tech* vs. Ark. State*
Camellia Bowl Dec. 19 Montgomery, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt Ohio* vs. Appalachian State*
Royal Purple Bowl Dec. 19 Las Vegas, Nev. Mountain West/BYU vs. Pac-12 BYU* vs. Utah*
New Mexico Bowl Dec. 19 Albuquerque, N.M. C-USA vs. Mountain West Arizona*+ vs. New Mexico*
Cure Bowl Dec. 19 Orlando, Fla. American vs. Sun Belt San Jose State*+ vs. Georgia 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 Army is bowl-eligible, it will play in the Poinsettia Bowl. If BYU is bowl-eligible, it will play in either the Royal Purple Bowl or Hawaii Bowl.

 
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