2018 Bowl Games: Schedule, announcements, College Football Playoff selections

The wild and wacky process of sorting through the college football bowl game selections has come and gone. The 2018 season is officially behind us, save for Army-Navy (live next Saturday on CBS), and bowl season is officially here. The College Football Playoff field has been set and the New Year's Six matchups have been paired. Plus, there are 33 more bowls between Dec. 15 and Jan. 1. It's the best time of the year with something for everyone when it comes to postseason play.

CBS Sports was with you the entire day updating this page with every new bowl game announcement as the process unfolded, beginning with the CFP field all the way through the first set of games on Dec. 15. Check out the entire CFP along with the New Year's Six games below and keep scrolling for the remainder of the bowl slate. 

2019 College Football Playoff

Date Game / Loc. Time / TV Matchup Teams

Jan. 7

National Championship
Santa Clara, Calif.

8 p.m.

Title game Semifinal winners

Dec. 29

Orange Bowl

8 p.m.


(1) Alabama vs. (4) Oklahoma

Dec. 29

Cotton Bowl
Arlington, Texas

4 p.m.


(2) Clemson vs. (3) Notre Dame

Selection committee bowl games

Date Bowl / Loc. Time / TV Matchup Teams

Jan. 1

New Orleans

8:45 p.m.

SEC vs. Big 12

Georgia vs. Texas

Jan. 1

Pasadena, Calif.

5 p.m.

Big Ten vs. Pac-12

Ohio State vs. Washington    

Jan. 1

Glendale, Ariz.

1 p.m.

At-large vs. At-large


Dec. 29



At-large vs. At-large

Florida vs. Michigan

Other bowl games

Date BowlLocation Time (TV) Matchup
Jan. 1 Citrus Orlando, Fla. 1 p.m. (ABC) Kentucky vs. Penn State
Jan. 1 Outback Tampa, Fla. Noon (ESPN2) Mississippi State vs. Iowa
Dec. 31 Sun El Paso, Tex. 2 p.m. (CBS) Pitt vs. Stanford
Dec. 31 Taxslayer Jacksonville, Fla.  7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas A&M vs. NC State
Dec. 31 Holiday San Diego, Calif. 7 p.m. (FS1) Northwestern vs. Utah
Dec. 31 Liberty Memphis                  3:45 p.m. (ESPN) Missouri vs. Oklahoma State
Dec. 31 Redbox Santa Clara, Calif. 3 p.m. (FOX) Michigan State vs. Oregon
Dec. 31 Military  Annapolis, Md. Noon (ESPN) Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech
Dec. 29        Arizona Tucson, Ariz. 1:15 p.m. (CBSSN) Nevada vs. Arkansas State
Dec. 29 Belk Charlotte, N.C. 12:30 p.m. (ABC) South Carolina vs. Virginia
Dec. 28 Alamo San Antonio, Tex. 9 p.m. (ESPN) Iowa State vs. Washington State
Dec. 28 Camping World Orlando, Fla. 5:15 p.m. (ESPN)  West Virginia vs. Syracuse
Dec. 28 Music City Nashville, Tenn. 1:30 p.m. (ESPN) Auburn vs. Purdue
Dec. 27 Texas Houston, Tex. 9 p.m. (ESPN) Baylor vs. Vanderbilt
Dec. 27 Pinstripe New York 5:15 p.m. (ESPN) Wisconsin vs. Miami                                   
Dec. 27 Independence Shreveport, La. 1:30 p.m. (ESPN) Temple vs. Duke
Dec. 26 Cheez-It Phoenix, Ariz. 9 p.m. (ESPN) TCU vs. Cal
Dec. 26 Quick Lane Detroit, Mich. 5:15 p.m. (ESPN) Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech 
Dec. 26 First Responder Dallas, Tex. 1:30 p.m. (ESPN) Boston College vs. Boise State
Dec. 22 Hawaii Honolulu 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) Hawaii vs. La. Tech
Dec. 22 Dollar General Mobile, Ala. 7 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo vs. Troy
Dec. 22 Armed Forces Fort Worth, Tex. 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Army vs. Houston
Dec. 22 Birmingham Birmingham, Ala. Noon (ESPN) Memphis vs. Wake Forest
Dec. 21 Idaho Potato Boise, Idaho 4 p.m. (ESPN) BYU vs. Western Michigan
Dec. 21 Bahamas Nassau, Bah. 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Toledo vs. FIU
Dec. 20 Gasparilla Tampa, Fla. 8 p.m. (ESPN) Marshall vs. S. Florida
Dec. 19 Frisco Frisco, Tex. 8 p.m. (ESPN) Ohio vs. San Diego State
Dec. 18 Boca Raton Boca Raton, Fla. 7 p.m. (ESPN) UAB vs. N. Illinois
Dec. 15 New Orleans New Orleans, La. 9 p.m. (ESPN) Appalachian State vs. MTSU
Dec. 15 Camellia Montgomery, Ala. 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) E. Michigan vs. Ga. Southern
Dec. 15 Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nev. 3:30 p.m. (ABC) Arizona State vs. Fresno State 
Dec. 15 Cure Orlando, Fla. 2:30 p.m. (CBSSN) Tulane vs. Louisiana
Dec. 15 New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. 2 p.m. (ESPN) N. Texas vs. Utah State

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