BOWL PROJECTIONS
 
 

Updated May 15

Jerry Palm
JERRY PALM
Bowls Expert
Palm: Changes abound in new bowl landscape
College Football Playoff Bracket Projection

College Football Playoff
BowlDateLocationMatchupPrediction
SugarJan. 1New Orleans, La.SemifinalAlabama vs. Oklahoma
RoseJan. 1Pasadena, Calif.SemifinalFlorida State vs. Ohio State
ChampionshipJan. 12Arlington, TexasChampionshipTBD
Selection Committee Bowl Games
BowlDateLocationMatchupPrediction
CottonJan. 1Arlington, TexasAt-Large vs. At-LargeBaylor vs. UCLA
FiestaDec. 31Glendale, Ariz.At-Large vs. At-LargeOregon vs. Wisconsin
OrangeDec. 31Miami, Fla.ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/Notre DameClemson vs. Auburn
PeachDec. 31Atlanta, Ga.At-Large vs. At-LargeSouth Carolina vs. Cincinnati
Other Bowl Games
BowlDateLocationMatchupPrediction
GoDaddyJan. 4Mobile, Ala.MAC vs. Sun BeltNorthern Illinois vs. Troy
TaxSlayerJan. 2Jacksonville, Fla.ACC/Big Ten vs. SECIowa vs. Ole Miss
AlamoJan. 2San Antonio, TexasBig 12 vs. Pac-12Oklahoma State vs. Stanford
Armed ForcesJan. 2Fort Worth, TexasAmerican vs. ArmyHouston vs. C. Michigan*
OutbackJan. 1Tampa, Fla.Big Ten vs. SECMichigan vs. Georgia
Capital OneJan. 1Orlando, Fla.ACC/Big Ten vs. SECMichigan State vs. LSU
DetroitDec. 30Detroit, Mich.ACC vs. Big TenBoston College vs. Tulsa*
Fight HungerDec. 30Santa Clara, Calif.Big Ten vs. Pac-12Minnesota vs. Oregon State
BelkDec. 30Charlotte, N.C.ACC vs. SECVirginia Tech vs. Florida
TexasDec. 29Houston, TexasBig 12 vs. SECTexas Tech vs. Texas A&M
HolidayDec. 27San Diego, Calif.Big Ten vs. Pac-12Nebraska vs. USC
SunDec. 27El Paso, TexasACC vs. Pac-12Miami (Fla.) vs. Washington
PinstripeDec. 27Bronx, N.Y.ACC vs. Big TenPittsburgh vs. Kent State*
MilitaryDec. 27Annapolis, Md.ACC vs. AmericanSyracuse vs. Connecticut
Heart of DallasDec. 26Dallas, TexasBig Ten/Big 12 vs. C-USASan Diego State* vs. Marshall
HawaiiDec. 24Honolulu, HawaiiMountain West vs. C-USAFresno State vs. North Texas
BahamasDec. 24Nassau, BahamasC-USA vs. MACLa. Tech vs. Ohio
Boca RatonDec. 23Boca Raton, Fla.C-USA vs. MACMiddle Tenn. vs. Bowling Green
PoinsettiaDec. 23San Diego, Calif.Mountain West vs. NavyColorado State vs. Navy
CamelliaDec. 20Montgomery, Ala.MAC vs. Sun BeltBuffalo vs. UL-Lafayette
New MexicoDec. 20Albuquerque, N.M.Mountain West vs. C-USAUtah State vs. Rice
Royal PurpleDec. 20Las Vegas, Nev.Mountain West No. 1 vs. Pac-12Boise State vs. Arizona State
Idaho PotatoDec. 20Boise, IdahoMountain West vs. MACAir Force vs. Toledo
New OrleansDec. 20New Orleans, La.Sun Belt vs. Mountain WestArkansas State vs. Wyoming
Miami BeachTBAMiami, Fla.American vs. BYUUCF vs. BYU
BirminghamTBABirmingham, Ala.SEC vs. AmericanTennessee vs. Memphis
LibertyTBAMemphis, Tenn.Big 12 vs. SECTexas vs. Missouri
IndependenceTBAShreveport, La.ACC vs. SECLouisville vs. W. Kentucky*
Music CityTBANashville, Tenn.ACC/Big Ten vs. SECNorth Carolina vs. Miss. State
CactusTBATempe, Ariz.Big 12 vs. Pac-12Notre Dame* vs. Arizona
Russell Athletic BowlTBAOrlando, Fla.ACC vs. Big 12Duke vs. Kansas State

* - Replacement team. 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 Cotton, Fiesta or Peach Bowl. If Army is bowl-eligible, it will play in the Armed Forces Bowl. If Navy is bowl-eligible, it will play in the Poinsettia Bowl. If BYU is bowl-eligible, it will play in the Miami Beach Bowl.

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