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.
Alabama logoNo. 1 Alabama
Notre Dame logoNo. 4 Notre Dame
Ohio State logoNo. 2 Ohio State
Clemson logoNo. 3 Clemson
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College Football Playoff
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Championship Bowl Jan. 7 Santa Clara, Cal. Semifinal winners TBD
Cotton Bowl Dec. 29 Arlington, Tex. CFP Semifinal Alabama vs. Notre Dame
Orange Bowl Dec. 29 Miami, Fla. CFP Semifinal Ohio State vs. Clemson
Selection Committee Bowl Games
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Sugar Bowl Jan. 1 New Orleans, La. SEC vs. Big 12 LSU vs. Oklahoma
Rose Bowl Jan. 1 Pasadena, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Penn State vs. Washington
Fiesta Bowl Jan. 1 Glendale, Ariz. at-large vs. at-large Georgia vs. UCF
Peach Bowl Dec. 29 Atlanta, Ga. at-large vs. at-large Kentucky vs. Texas
Other Bowl Games
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Citrus Bowl Jan. 1 Orlando, Fla. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Wisconsin vs. Florida
Outback Bowl Jan. 1 Tampa, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC Michigan State vs. Texas A&M
TaxSlayer Bowl Dec. 31 Jacksonville, Fla. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Michigan vs. Missouri
Holiday Bowl Dec. 31 San Diego, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Iowa vs. Utah
Liberty Bowl Dec. 31 Memphis, Tenn. Big 12 vs. SEC TCU vs. South Carolina
Redbox Bowl Dec. 31 Santa Clara, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Northwestern vs. USC
Sun Bowl Dec. 31 El Paso, Tex. ACC vs. Pac-12 Boston College vs. Stanford
Military Bowl Dec. 31 Annapolis, Md. ACC vs. American Syracuse vs. Temple
Arizona Bowl Dec. 29 Tucson, Ariz. Mountain West vs. Sun Belt Fresno State vs. Ark. State
Belk Bowl Dec. 29 Charlotte, N.C. ACC vs. SEC Miami (FL) vs. California+
Alamo Bowl Dec. 28 San Antonio, Tex. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 West Virginia vs. Oregon
Camping World Bowl Dec. 28 Orlando, Fla. ACC vs. Big 12 N.C. State vs. Iowa State
Music City Bowl Dec. 28 Nashville, Tenn. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Duke vs. Miss. State
Texas Bowl Dec. 27 Houston, Tex. Big 12 vs. SEC Texas Tech vs. Auburn
Pinstripe Bowl Dec. 27 New York, N.Y. ACC vs. Big Ten Virginia Tech vs. Maryland
Independence Bowl Dec. 27 Shreveport, La. ACC vs. SEC Virginia vs. UAB+
Cheez-It Bowl Dec. 26 Tempe, Ariz. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 BYU+ vs. Wash. State
Quick Lane Bowl Dec. 26 Detroit, Mich. ACC vs. Big Ten Georgia Tech vs. Indiana
First Responder Bowl Dec. 26 Dallas, Tex. Big Ten vs. ACC/C-USA Eastern Michigan+ vs. Wake Forest
Hawaii Bowl Dec. 22 Honolulu, Hawaii C-USA vs. Mountain West Marshall vs. Hawai'i
Dollar General Bowl Dec. 22 Mobile, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt Ohio vs. Georgia Southern
Armed Forces Bowl Dec. 22 Fort Worth, Tex. American vs. Big 12 Army+ vs. Arizona State+
Birmingham Bowl Dec. 22 Birmingham, Ala. American vs. SEC Memphis vs. Nevada+
Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 21 Boise, Idaho MAC vs. Mountain West Buffalo vs. Utah State
Bahamas Bowl Dec. 21 Nassau, Bahamas C-USA vs. MAC Middle Tenn. vs. N. Illinois
Gasparilla Bowl Dec. 20 Tampa, Fla. American vs. ACC/C-USA Cincinnati vs. Florida Atlantic
Frisco Bowl Dec. 19 Dallas, Tex. American vs. C-USA/MAC/Sun Belt Houston vs. Toledo
Boca Raton Bowl Dec. 18 Boca Raton, Fla. American vs. C-USA Wyoming+ vs. Florida International
New Orleans Bowl Dec. 15 New Orleans, La. C-USA vs. Sun Belt Louisiana Tech vs. La.-Monroe
Camellia Bowl Dec. 15 Montgomery, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt W. Michigan vs. Appalachian State
Las Vegas Bowl Dec. 15 Las Vegas, Nev. Mountain West vs. Pac-12 Boise State vs. Colorado
Cure Bowl Dec. 15 Orlando, Fla. American vs. Sun Belt South Florida vs. Troy
New Mexico Bowl Dec. 15 Albuquerque, N.M. C-USA vs. Mountain West North Texas vs. San Diego State

+ - 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 Selection Committee Bowl Games. If Army is bowl-eligible, it will play in the Armed Forces Bowl.