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*
Washington* logoNo. 4 Washington*
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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. Washington*
Selection Committee Bowl Games
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Sugar Bowl Jan. 2 New Orleans, La. Big 12 vs SEC Oklahoma* vs. Auburn*
Rose Bowl Jan. 2 Pasadena, Calif. Big Ten vs Pac-12 Penn State* vs. USC*
Cotton Bowl Jan. 2 Arlington, Tex. At-large vs. At-large W. Michigan* vs. Wisconsin*
Orange Bowl Dec. 30 Miami, Fla. ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/ND Florida State* vs. Michigan*
Other Bowl Games
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Outback Bowl Jan. 2 Tampa, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC Iowa* vs. Florida*
TaxSlayer Bowl Dec. 31 Jacksonville, Fla. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Georgia Tech* vs. Kentucky*
Citrus Bowl Dec. 31 Orlando, Fla. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Louisville* vs. LSU*
Arizona Bowl Dec. 30 Tucson, Ariz. C-USA/Mountain West/Sun Belt Air Force* vs. South Alabama*
Music City Bowl Dec. 30 Nashville, Tenn. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Nebraska* vs. Tennessee*
Sun Bowl Dec. 30 El Paso, Tex. ACC vs. Pac-12 North Carolina* vs. Stanford*
Liberty Bowl Dec. 30 Memphis, Tenn. Big 12 vs. SEC TCU* vs. Georgia*
Alamo Bowl Dec. 29 San Antonio, Tex. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Okla. State* vs. Colorado*
Belk Bowl Dec. 29 Charlotte, N.C. ACC vs. SEC Virginia Tech* vs. Arkansas*
Birmingham Bowl Dec. 29 Birmingham, Ala. American vs. SEC South Florida* vs. South Carolina*
Texas Bowl Dec. 28 Houston, Tex. Big 12 vs. SEC Kansas State* vs. Texas A&M*
Foster Farms Bowl Dec. 28 Santa Clara, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Indiana* vs. Utah*
Russell Athletic Bowl Dec. 28 Orlando, Fla. ACC vs. Big 12 Miami (FL)* vs. West Virginia*
Pinstripe Bowl Dec. 28 New York, N.Y. ACC vs. Big Ten Pittsburgh* vs. Northwestern*
Cactus Bowl Dec. 27 Tempe, Ariz. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Baylor* vs. Boise State*+
Holiday Bowl Dec. 27 San Diego, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Minnesota* vs. Wash. State*
Military Bowl Dec. 27 Annapolis, Md. ACC vs. American Wake Forest* vs. Temple*
Heart of Dallas Bowl Dec. 27 Dallas, Tex. Big Ten vs. C-USA Army*+ vs. North Texas*
Independence Bowl Dec. 26 Shreveport, La. SEC vs. ACC Vanderbilt* 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 Miami (OH)*+ vs. Miss. State*+
Hawaii Bowl Dec. 24 Honolulu, Hawaii C-USA vs. Mountain West Middle Tenn.* vs. Hawai'i*
Dollar General Bowl Dec. 23 Mobile, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt Ohio* vs. Troy*
Armed Forces Bowl Dec. 23 Fort Worth, Tex. Big 12 vs. Navy Louisiana Tech*+ vs. Navy*
Bahamas Bowl Dec. 23 Nassau, Bahamas C-USA vs. MAC Old Dominion* vs. Eastern Michigan*
Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 22 Boise, Idaho MAC vs. Mountain West Idaho*+ vs. Colorado State*
Poinsettia Bowl Dec. 21 San Diego, Calif. Mountain West vs. BYU Wyoming* vs. BYU*
Boca Raton Bowl Dec. 20 Boca Raton, Fla. American vs. C-USA Memphis* vs. W. Kentucky*
Miami Beach Bowl Dec. 19 Miami, Fla. American vs. MAC Tulsa* 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 UCF* vs. Ark. State*
Camellia Bowl Dec. 17 Montgomery, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt Toledo* vs. Appalachian State*
Las Vegas Bowl Dec. 17 Las Vegas, Nev. Mountain West vs. Pac-12 San Diego State* vs. Houston*+
New Mexico Bowl Dec. 17 Albuquerque, N.M. C-USA vs. Mountain West Texas-San Antonio* vs. New Mexico*

+ - Replacement team. * - Teams have accepted bid. The highest rated champion of the Group of Five conferences (American Athletic Conference, MAC, Mountain West, Conference-USA and Sun Belt) will be selected to play in one of the New Year's Six games. If BYU is bowl-eligible, it will play in the Poinsettia Bowl. If Navy is bowl-eligible, it will play in the Armed Forces Bowl.

 
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