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.
Oklahoma logoNo. 1 Oklahoma
Notre Dame logoNo. 4 Notre Dame
Clemson logoNo. 2 Clemson
Alabama logoNo. 3 Alabama
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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 Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame
Peach Bowl Dec. 31 Atlanta, Ga. Semifinal Clemson vs. Alabama
Selection Committee Bowl Games
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Sugar Bowl Jan. 2 New Orleans, La. Big 12 vs SEC Okla. State vs. LSU
Rose Bowl Jan. 2 Pasadena, Calif. Big Ten vs Pac-12 Ohio State vs. Stanford
Cotton Bowl Jan. 2 Arlington, Tex. At-large vs. At-large Iowa vs. Houston
Orange Bowl Dec. 30 Miami, Fla. ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/ND Florida State vs. Georgia
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 North Carolina vs. Florida
Citrus Bowl Dec. 31 Orlando, Fla. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Michigan State vs. Tennessee
Arizona Bowl Dec. 30 Tucson, Ariz. C-USA vs. Mountain West Rice vs. Georgia State+
Music City Bowl Dec. 30 Nashville, Tenn. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Nebraska vs. Auburn
Sun Bowl Dec. 30 El Paso, Tex. ACC vs. Pac-12 Pittsburgh vs. Utah
Liberty Bowl Dec. 30 Memphis, Tenn. Big 12 vs. SEC West Virginia vs. Kentucky
Alamo Bowl Dec. 29 San Antonio, Tex. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Baylor vs. UCLA
Belk Bowl Dec. 29 Charlotte, N.C. ACC vs. SEC Virginia Tech vs. Texas A&M
Birmingham Bowl Dec. 29 Birmingham, Ala. American vs. SEC Temple vs. Troy+
Texas Bowl Dec. 28 Houston, Tex. Big 12 vs. SEC Texas vs. Arkansas
Foster Farms Bowl Dec. 28 Santa Clara, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Northwestern vs. USC
Russell Athletic Bowl Dec. 28 Orlando, Fla. ACC vs. Big 12 Miami (FL) vs. TCU
Pinstripe Bowl Dec. 28 New York, N.Y. ACC vs. Big Ten Louisville vs. Wisconsin
Cactus Bowl Dec. 27 Tempe, Ariz. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Texas Tech vs. Washington
Holiday Bowl Dec. 27 San Diego, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Penn State vs. Oregon
Military Bowl Dec. 27 Annapolis, Md. ACC vs. American N.C. State 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 Arizona+ vs. Georgia Tech
Quick Lane Bowl Dec. 26 Detroit, Mich. ACC vs. Big Ten Toledo+ vs. Maryland
St. Petersburg Bowl Dec. 26 St. Petersburg, Fla. American vs C-USA South Florida vs. Middle Tenn.
Hawaii Bowl Dec. 24 Honolulu, Hawaii American vs. Mountain West Connecticut vs. San Jose State
GoDaddy.com Bowl Dec. 23 Mobile, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt W. Michigan vs. Ark. State
Armed Forces Bowl Dec. 23 Fort Worth, Tex. Big 12 vs. Navy Minnesota+ 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 N. Illinois 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. Louisiana Tech
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 Colorado State+ vs. Appalachian State
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. Wash. State
New Mexico Bowl Dec. 17 Albuquerque, N.M. C-USA vs. Mountain West Texas-El Paso 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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