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
Oklahoma logoNo. 4 Oklahoma
Clemson logoNo. 2 Clemson
Ohio State logoNo. 3 Ohio State
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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. Oklahoma
Orange Bowl Dec. 29 Miami, Fla. CFP Semifinal Clemson vs. Ohio State
Selection Committee Bowl Games
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Sugar Bowl Jan. 1 New Orleans, La. SEC vs. Big 12 Georgia vs. West Virginia
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 Stanford vs. UCF
Peach Bowl Dec. 29 Atlanta, Ga. at-large vs. at-large LSU vs. Notre Dame
Other Bowl Games
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Citrus Bowl Jan. 1 Orlando, Fla. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Wisconsin vs. Auburn
Outback Bowl Jan. 1 Tampa, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC Michigan State vs. Miss. State
TaxSlayer Bowl Dec. 31 Jacksonville, Fla. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Michigan vs. Florida
Holiday Bowl Dec. 31 San Diego, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Iowa vs. USC
Liberty Bowl Dec. 31 Memphis, Tenn. Big 12 vs. SEC Kansas State vs. Kentucky
San Francisco Bowl Dec. 31 Santa Clara, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Minnesota vs. Oregon
Sun Bowl Dec. 31 El Paso, Tex. ACC vs. Pac-12 Duke vs. Colorado
Military Bowl Dec. 31 Annapolis, Md. ACC vs. American Boston College vs. Navy
Arizona Bowl Dec. 29 Tucson, Ariz. Mountain West vs. Sun Belt UNLV vs. BYU+
Belk Bowl Dec. 29 Charlotte, N.C. ACC vs. SEC N.C. State vs. Missouri
Alamo Bowl Dec. 28 San Antonio, Tex. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Texas vs. Utah
Camping World Bowl Dec. 28 Orlando, Fla. ACC vs. Big 12 Virginia Tech vs. TCU
Music City Bowl Dec. 28 Nashville, Tenn. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Miami (FL) vs. South Carolina
Texas Bowl Dec. 27 Houston, Tex. Big 12 vs. SEC Okla. State vs. Texas A&M
Pinstripe Bowl Dec. 27 New York, N.Y. ACC vs. Big Ten Syracuse vs. Maryland
Independence Bowl Dec. 27 Shreveport, La. ACC vs. SEC Wake Forest vs. UAB+
Cheez-It Bowl Dec. 26 Tempe, Ariz. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Utah State+ vs. Wash. State
Quick Lane Bowl Dec. 26 Detroit, Mich. ACC vs. Big Ten Eastern Michigan+ vs. Northwestern
First Responder Bowl Dec. 26 Dallas, Tex. Big Ten vs. ACC/C-USA Indiana vs. Akron+
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. Ark. State
Armed Forces Bowl Dec. 22 Fort Worth, Tex. American vs. Big 12 Army+ vs. Wyoming+
Birmingham Bowl Dec. 22 Birmingham, Ala. American vs. SEC Memphis vs. Arizona State+
Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 21 Boise, Idaho MAC vs. Mountain West Buffalo vs. Fresno 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 Nevada+ 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. California
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.