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