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
USC logoNo. 3 USC
Alabama logoNo. 1 Alabama
Oklahoma logoNo. 4 Oklahoma
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College Football Playoff
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Championship Bowl Jan. 8 Atlanta, Ga. Semifinal winners TBD
Rose Bowl Jan. 1 Pasadena, Calif. CFP Semifinal Clemson vs. USC
Sugar Bowl Jan. 1 New Orleans, La. CFP Semifinal Alabama vs. Oklahoma
Selection Committee Bowl Games
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Peach Bowl Jan. 1 Atlanta, Ga. at-large vs. at-large Georgia vs. Wisconsin
Orange Bowl Dec. 30 Miami, Fla. ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/ND Florida State vs. Ohio State
Fiesta Bowl Dec. 30 Glendale, Ariz. at-large vs. at-large Washington vs. San Diego State
Cotton Bowl Dec. 29 Arlington, Tex. At-large vs. At-large Okla. State vs. Penn State
Other Bowl Games
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Jan. 1 Orlando, Fla. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Miami (FL)+ vs. Auburn
Outback Bowl Jan. 1 Tampa, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC Purdue vs. Miss. State
Liberty Bowl Dec. 30 Memphis, Tenn. Big 12 vs. SEC Nebraska+ vs. Arkansas
TaxSlayer Bowl Dec. 30 Jacksonville, Fla. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Virginia Tech vs. Florida
Arizona Bowl Dec. 29 Tucson, Ariz. Mountain West vs. Sun Belt Wyoming vs. Troy
Music City Bowl Dec. 29 Nashville, Tenn. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Iowa vs. LSU
Sun Bowl Dec. 29 El Paso, Tex. ACC vs. Pac-12 Pittsburgh vs. Colorado
Belk Bowl Dec. 29 Charlotte, N.C. ACC vs. SEC N.C. State vs. Tennessee
Holiday Bowl Dec. 28 San Diego, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Michigan vs. Utah
Alamo Bowl Dec. 28 San Antonio, Tex. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Kansas State vs. Oregon
Camping World Bowl Dec. 28 Orlando, Fla. ACC vs. Big 12 Louisville vs. TCU
Military Bowl Dec. 28 Annapolis, Md. ACC vs. American Georgia Tech vs. Navy
Texas Bowl Dec. 27 Houston, Tex. Big 12 vs. SEC West Virginia vs. Kentucky
Foster Farms Bowl Dec. 27 Santa Clara, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Minnesota vs. Stanford
Pinstripe Bowl Dec. 27 New York, N.Y. ACC vs. Big Ten Notre Dame vs. Maryland
Independence Bowl Dec. 27 Shreveport, La. SEC vs. ACC Indiana+ vs. Duke
Cactus 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 Cincinnati+ vs. Michigan State
Heart of Dallas Bowl Dec. 26 Dallas, Tex. Big 12 vs. C-USA Texas-San Antonio+ vs. Northwestern
Hawaii Bowl Dec. 24 Honolulu, Hawaii American vs. Mountain West UCF vs. Hawai'i
Dollar General Bowl Dec. 23 Mobile, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt Toledo vs. Ark. State
Armed Forces Bowl Dec. 23 Fort Worth, Tex. Big Ten vs. Army Middle Tenn. vs. Army
Birmingham Bowl Dec. 23 Birmingham, Ala. American vs. SEC South Florida vs. Vanderbilt
Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 22 Boise, Idaho MAC vs. Mountain West N. Illinois vs. Air Force
Bahamas Bowl Dec. 22 Nassau, Bahamas C-USA vs. MAC Southern Mississippi vs. W. Michigan
St. Petersburg Bowl Dec. 21 St. Petersburg, Fla. American vs C-USA Tulsa vs. W. Kentucky
Frisco Bowl Dec. 20 Dallas, Tex. American vs. C-USA/MAC/Sun Belt Houston vs. Ohio
Boca Raton Bowl Dec. 19 Boca Raton, Fla. American vs. C-USA Temple vs. Old Dominion
Camellia Bowl Dec. 16 Montgomery, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt Miami (OH) vs. South Alabama
New Mexico Bowl Dec. 16 Albuquerque, N.M. C-USA vs. Mountain West Louisiana Tech vs. Colorado State
Las Vegas Bowl Dec. 16 Las Vegas, Nev. Mountain West vs. Pac-12 Boise State vs. UCLA
Cure Bowl Dec. 16 Orlando, Fla. American vs. Sun Belt Memphis vs. Appalachian State
New Orleans Bowl Dec. 16 New Orleans, La. C-USA vs. Sun Belt Marshall vs. UL Lafayette

+ - 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.