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.
LSU* logoNo. 1 LSU*
Oklahoma* logoNo. 4 Oklahoma*
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. 13 New Orleans, La. Semifinal winners TBD
Peach Bowl Dec. 28 Atlanta, Ga. CFP Semifinal LSU* vs. Oklahoma*
Fiesta Bowl Dec. 28 Glendale, Ariz. 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 Georgia* vs. Baylor*
Rose Bowl Jan. 1 Pasadena, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Wisconsin* vs. Oregon*
Orange Bowl Dec. 30 Miami, Fla. ACC vs. SEC/Big Ten/ND Virginia* vs. Florida*
Cotton Bowl Dec. 28 Arlington, Tex. at-large vs. at-large Memphis* vs. Penn State*
Other Bowl Games
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Mobile Bowl Jan. 6 Mobile, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt Miami (OH)* vs. UL Lafayette*
Armed Forces Bowl Jan. 4 Fort Worth, Tex. Big Ten vs Mountain West Tulane*+ vs. Southern Mississippi*+
Idaho Potato Bowl Jan. 3 Boise, Idaho MAC vs. Mountain West Ohio* vs. Nevada*
Gator Bowl Jan. 2 Jacksonville, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC Indiana* vs. Tennessee*
Birmingham Bowl Jan. 2 Birmingham, Ala. American vs. SEC Cincinnati* vs. Boston College*+
Citrus Bowl Jan. 1 Orlando, Fla. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Michigan* vs. Alabama*
Outback Bowl Jan. 1 Tampa, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC Minnesota* vs. Auburn*
Alamo Bowl Dec. 31 San Antonio, Tex. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Texas* vs. Utah*
Arizona Bowl Dec. 31 Tucson, Ariz. Mountain West vs. Sun Belt Wyoming* vs. Georgia State*
Liberty Bowl Dec. 31 Memphis, Tenn. Big 12 vs. SEC Kansas State* vs. Navy*+
Sun Bowl Dec. 31 El Paso, Tex. ACC vs. Pac-12 Florida State* vs. Arizona State*
Belk Bowl Dec. 31 Charlotte, N.C. ACC vs. SEC Virginia Tech* vs. Kentucky*
Redbox Bowl Dec. 30 Santa Clara, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Illinois* vs. California*
Music City Bowl Dec. 30 Nashville, Tenn. ACC vs. SEC Louisville* vs. Miss. State*
First Responder Bowl Dec. 30 Dallas, Tex. Big 12 vs. C-USA W. Michigan*+ vs. W. Kentucky*
Camping World Bowl Dec. 28 Orlando, Fla. ACC vs. Big 12 Notre Dame* vs. Iowa State*
Cheez-It Bowl Dec. 27 Tempe, Ariz. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Air Force*+ vs. Wash. State*
Holiday Bowl Dec. 27 San Diego, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Iowa* vs. USC*
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 Wake Forest* vs. Michigan State*
Military Bowl Dec. 27 Annapolis, Md. ACC vs. American North Carolina* vs. Temple*
Quick Lane Bowl Dec. 26 Detroit, Mich. ACC vs. Big Ten Pittsburgh* vs. Eastern Michigan*+
Independence Bowl Dec. 26 Shreveport, La. ACC vs. SEC Miami (FL)* vs. Louisiana Tech*+
Hawaii Bowl Dec. 24 Honolulu, Hawaii BYU vs. American BYU* vs. Hawai'i*+
Gasparilla Bowl Dec. 23 Tampa, Fla. American/ACC vs. C-USA UCF* vs. Marshall*
New Orleans Bowl Dec. 21 New Orleans, La. C-USA vs. Sun Belt UAB* vs. Appalachian State*
Las Vegas Bowl Dec. 21 Las Vegas, Nev. Mountain West vs. Pac-12 Boise State* vs. Washington*
Camellia Bowl Dec. 21 Montgomery, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt Florida International*+ vs. Ark. State*
Boca Raton Bowl Dec. 21 Boca Raton, Fla. American/C-USA/MAC SMU* vs. Florida Atlantic*
Cure Bowl Dec. 21 Orlando, Fla. American vs. Sun Belt Liberty*+ vs. Georgia Southern*
New Mexico Bowl Dec. 21 Albuquerque, N.M. C-USA vs. Mountain West C. Michigan*+ vs. San Diego State*
Frisco Bowl Dec. 20 Dallas, Tex. American vs. C-USA/MAC/Mtn West Kent State* vs. Utah State*+
Bahamas Bowl Dec. 20 Nassau, Bahamas C-USA vs. MAC Charlotte* vs. Buffalo*

+ - 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.