Jerry Palm

CBS Sports Senior Writer /

College Football Playoff bracket, games set: Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington get in

The 2016 College Football Playoff begins on Dec. 31, and Penn State will not be part of it

Bowl projections, predictions: Playoff set, Michigan vs. Florida State a big-time game

Predictions for how the College Football Playoff and rest of the 2016 bowl games will look on Sunday

College Football Playoff Rankings prediction: Ohio State in danger of losing No. 2 spot

This is a projection of the final official 2016 CFP Rankings release ahead of Sunday at noon

College football 2016 bowl eligibility: 75 teams qualify, leaving five open spots

Two 5-7 teams will be placed into bowls with plenty of open games remaining

Bowl projections: Western Michigan to Cotton Bowl, Colorado should hold off USC

The Rose Bowl is up for grabs based on the final College Football Playoff Rankings

Is Western Michigan headed to the Cotton Bowl? Three things to know

Western Michigan needs late interception to beat Ohio 29-23 to win the MAC

New College Football Playoff Rankings clarify scenarios for CFP, big bowl games

Can the Big Ten get three teams in? Does Penn State even have a chance?

College Football Playoff Rankings prediction: Michigan second among Big Ten

This is a projection of the fifth official 2016 CFP Rankings release ahead of Tuesday night

College Football Playoff scenarios: Seven teams alive; Alabama, Ohio State are locks

With conference championship week, only seven teams remain with a shot to advance to the CFP

Bowl projections: Ohio State will make the playoff if the committee does its job

The Buckeyes have already done what is necessary to advance to the College Football Playoff

How every team's end-of-season resume will stack up for College Football Playoff

Also taking a closer look at who will play in each New Year's Six game

College football game picks, odds for Week 13: Rivalry week heats things up

This week's best bets for college football Week 13 including Notre Dame-USC and Washington-Wazzu

College Football Playoff Rankings: Top four hold, Wisconsin moves into top six

The fourth CFP Rankings release of 2016 is here and these are the top 25 teams in the nation

College Football Playoff Rankings prediction: Clemson jumps Michigan

This is a projection of the fourth official 2016 CFP Rankings release ahead of Tuesday night

Bowl projections: Ohio State up to No. 3 in final College Football Playoff vote

Alabama and Clemson will also be hard to surpass if they win out

Jerry Palm started writing about sports on the Internet right after Al Gore invented it. He was the first to bring RPI out in the open and is one of the pioneers of predicting the March Madness bracket. After tracking it for more than 20 years, he understands the NCAA Tournament selection process as well as those involved in setting the bracket. When the BCS was created in 1998, Jerry brought his same statistical and analytical know-how to football. That has continued with the BCS's evolution into the College Football Playoff.

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