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.
USC logoNo. 3 USC
Ohio State logoNo. 2 Ohio State
Alabama logoNo. 1 Alabama
Florida State logoNo. 4 Florida State
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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 USC vs. Ohio State
Sugar Bowl Jan. 1 New Orleans, La. CFP Semifinal Alabama vs. Florida State
Selection Committee Bowl Games
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Peach Bowl Jan. 1 Atlanta, Ga. at-large vs. at-large Florida vs. South Florida
Orange Bowl Dec. 30 Miami, Fla. ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/ND Clemson vs. Penn State
Fiesta Bowl Dec. 30 Glendale, Ariz. at-large vs. at-large Washington vs. Wisconsin
Cotton Bowl Dec. 29 Arlington, Tex. At-large vs. At-large Okla. State vs. LSU
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 Nebraska vs. Georgia
Arizona Bowl Dec. 30 Tucson, Ariz. Mountain West vs. Sun Belt Wyoming vs. Idaho
Liberty Bowl Dec. 30 Memphis, Tenn. Big 12 vs. SEC Kansas State vs. Arkansas
TaxSlayer Bowl Dec. 30 Jacksonville, Fla. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee
Music City Bowl Dec. 29 Nashville, Tenn. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Northwestern vs. Kentucky
Sun Bowl Dec. 29 El Paso, Tex. ACC vs. Pac-12 Pittsburgh vs. Utah
Belk Bowl Dec. 29 Charlotte, N.C. ACC vs. SEC Georgia Tech vs. Miss. State
Holiday Bowl Dec. 28 San Diego, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Michigan vs. Oregon
Alamo Bowl Dec. 28 San Antonio, Tex. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Oklahoma vs. Stanford
Camping World Bowl Dec. 28 Orlando, Fla. ACC vs. Big 12 Louisville vs. Texas
Military Bowl Dec. 28 Annapolis, Md. ACC vs. American N.C. State vs. Navy
Texas Bowl Dec. 27 Houston, Tex. Big 12 vs. SEC TCU vs. Texas A&M
Foster Farms Bowl Dec. 27 Santa Clara, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Minnesota vs. UCLA
Pinstripe Bowl Dec. 27 New York, N.Y. ACC vs. Big Ten Notre Dame vs. Iowa
Independence Bowl Dec. 27 Shreveport, La. SEC vs. ACC BYU+ vs. Syracuse
Cactus Bowl Dec. 26 Tempe, Ariz. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 West Virginia vs. Wash. State
Quick Lane Bowl Dec. 26 Detroit, Mich. ACC vs. Big Ten Old Dominion+ vs. Indiana
Heart of Dallas Bowl Dec. 26 Dallas, Tex. Big 12 vs. C-USA Air Force+ vs. W. Kentucky
Hawaii Bowl Dec. 24 Honolulu, Hawaii American vs. Mountain West UCF vs. Colorado State
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 Michigan State vs. Army
Birmingham Bowl Dec. 23 Birmingham, Ala. American vs. SEC Memphis vs. Georgia Southern+
Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 22 Boise, Idaho MAC vs. Mountain West N. Illinois vs. Boise State
Bahamas Bowl Dec. 22 Nassau, Bahamas C-USA vs. MAC Middle Tenn. vs. W. Michigan
St. Petersburg Bowl Dec. 21 St. Petersburg, Fla. American vs C-USA Tulsa vs. Southern Mississippi
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. Marshall
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. New Mexico
Las Vegas Bowl Dec. 16 Las Vegas, Nev. Mountain West vs. Pac-12 San Diego State vs. Colorado
Cure Bowl Dec. 16 Orlando, Fla. American vs. Sun Belt Cincinnati vs. Troy
New Orleans Bowl Dec. 16 New Orleans, La. C-USA vs. Sun Belt Texas-San Antonio vs. Appalachian 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.