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.
Oklahoma* logoNo. 2 Oklahoma*
Georgia* logoNo. 3 Georgia*
Clemson* logoNo. 1 Clemson*
Alabama* logoNo. 4 Alabama*
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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 Oklahoma* vs. Georgia*
Sugar Bowl Jan. 1 New Orleans, La. CFP Semifinal Clemson* vs. Alabama*
Selection Committee Bowl Games
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Peach Bowl Jan. 1 Atlanta, Ga. at-large vs. at-large Auburn* vs. UCF*
Orange Bowl Dec. 30 Miami, Fla. ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/ND Miami (FL)* vs. Wisconsin*
Fiesta Bowl Dec. 30 Glendale, Ariz. at-large vs. at-large Washington* vs. Penn State*
Cotton Bowl Dec. 29 Arlington, Tex. At-large vs. At-large Ohio State* vs. USC*
Other Bowl Games
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Citrus Bowl Jan. 1 Orlando, Fla. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Notre Dame*+ vs. LSU*
Outback Bowl Jan. 1 Tampa, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC Michigan* vs. South Carolina*
Liberty Bowl Dec. 30 Memphis, Tenn. Big 12 vs. SEC Iowa State* vs. Memphis*+
TaxSlayer Bowl Dec. 30 Jacksonville, Fla. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Louisville* vs. Miss. State*
Arizona Bowl Dec. 29 Tucson, Ariz. Mountain West vs. Sun Belt Utah State* vs. New Mexico State*
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 N.C. State* vs. Arizona State*
Belk Bowl Dec. 29 Charlotte, N.C. ACC vs. SEC Wake Forest* vs. Texas A&M*
Holiday Bowl Dec. 28 San Diego, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Michigan State* vs. Wash. State*
Alamo Bowl Dec. 28 San Antonio, Tex. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 TCU* vs. Stanford*
Camping World Bowl Dec. 28 Orlando, Fla. ACC vs. Big 12 Virginia Tech* vs. Okla. State*
Military Bowl Dec. 28 Annapolis, Md. ACC vs. American Virginia* vs. Navy*
Texas Bowl Dec. 27 Houston, Tex. Big 12 vs. SEC Texas* vs. Missouri*
Foster Farms Bowl Dec. 27 Santa Clara, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Purdue* vs. Arizona*
Pinstripe Bowl Dec. 27 New York, N.Y. ACC vs. Big Ten Boston College* vs. Iowa*
Independence Bowl Dec. 27 Shreveport, La. SEC vs. ACC Southern Mississippi*+ vs. Florida State*
Cactus Bowl Dec. 26 Tempe, Ariz. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Kansas State* vs. UCLA*
Quick Lane Bowl Dec. 26 Detroit, Mich. ACC vs. Big Ten Duke* vs. N. Illinois*+
Heart of Dallas Bowl Dec. 26 Dallas, Tex. Big 12 vs. C-USA West Virginia* vs. Utah*+
Hawaii Bowl Dec. 24 Honolulu, Hawaii American vs. Mountain West Houston* vs. Fresno State*
Dollar General Bowl Dec. 23 Mobile, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt Toledo* vs. Appalachian State*
Armed Forces Bowl Dec. 23 Fort Worth, Tex. Big Ten vs. Army San Diego State*+ vs. Army*
Birmingham Bowl Dec. 23 Birmingham, Ala. American vs. SEC South Florida* vs. Texas Tech*+
Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 22 Boise, Idaho MAC vs. Mountain West C. Michigan* vs. Wyoming*
Bahamas Bowl Dec. 22 Nassau, Bahamas C-USA vs. MAC UAB* vs. Ohio*
St. Petersburg Bowl Dec. 21 St. Petersburg, Fla. American vs C-USA Temple* vs. Florida International*
Frisco Bowl Dec. 20 Dallas, Tex. American vs. C-USA/MAC/Sun Belt SMU* vs. Louisiana Tech*+
Boca Raton Bowl Dec. 19 Boca Raton, Fla. American vs. C-USA Akron*+ vs. Florida Atlantic*
Camellia Bowl Dec. 16 Montgomery, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt Middle Tenn.*+ vs. Ark. State*
New Mexico Bowl Dec. 16 Albuquerque, N.M. C-USA vs. Mountain West Marshall* vs. Colorado State*
Las Vegas Bowl Dec. 16 Las Vegas, Nev. Mountain West vs. Pac-12 Boise State* vs. Oregon*
Cure Bowl Dec. 16 Orlando, Fla. American vs. Sun Belt W. Kentucky*+ vs. Georgia State*
New Orleans Bowl Dec. 16 New Orleans, La. C-USA vs. Sun Belt North Texas* vs. Troy*

+ - 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.