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
Oklahoma logoNo. 3 Oklahoma
Alabama logoNo. 1 Alabama
Wisconsin logoNo. 4 Wisconsin
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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. Oklahoma
Sugar Bowl Jan. 1 New Orleans, La. CFP Semifinal Alabama vs. Wisconsin
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. Georgia
Fiesta Bowl Dec. 30 Glendale, Ariz. at-large vs. at-large USC vs. TCU
Cotton Bowl Dec. 29 Arlington, Tex. At-large vs. At-large Penn State vs. Notre Dame
Other Bowl Games
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction
Citrus Bowl Jan. 1 Orlando, Fla. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Ohio State vs. Miss. State
Outback Bowl Jan. 1 Tampa, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC Michigan State vs. LSU
Liberty Bowl Dec. 30 Memphis, Tenn. Big 12 vs. SEC Texas vs. Kentucky
TaxSlayer Bowl Dec. 30 Jacksonville, Fla. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Virginia Tech vs. South Carolina
Arizona Bowl Dec. 29 Tucson, Ariz. Mountain West vs. Sun Belt Fresno State vs. New Mexico State
Music City Bowl Dec. 29 Nashville, Tenn. ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC Iowa vs. Missouri
Sun Bowl Dec. 29 El Paso, Tex. ACC vs. Pac-12 Boston College vs. Wash. 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 Northwestern vs. Arizona
Alamo Bowl Dec. 28 San Antonio, Tex. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Okla. State vs. Washington
Camping World Bowl Dec. 28 Orlando, Fla. ACC vs. Big 12 N.C. State vs. Iowa State
Military Bowl Dec. 28 Annapolis, Md. ACC vs. American Virginia vs. Navy
Texas Bowl Dec. 27 Houston, Tex. Big 12 vs. SEC West Virginia vs. Utah+
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 Louisville vs. Michigan
Independence Bowl Dec. 27 Shreveport, La. SEC vs. ACC Georgia State+ vs. Florida State
Cactus Bowl Dec. 26 Tempe, Ariz. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Utah State+ vs. Oregon
Quick Lane Bowl Dec. 26 Detroit, Mich. ACC vs. Big Ten Georgia Tech vs. Indiana
Heart of Dallas Bowl Dec. 26 Dallas, Tex. Big 12 vs. C-USA Miami (OH)+ vs. Southern Mississippi+
Hawaii Bowl Dec. 24 Honolulu, Hawaii American vs. Mountain West SMU 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 Marshall vs. Army*
Birmingham Bowl Dec. 23 Birmingham, Ala. American vs. SEC Memphis vs. UAB+
Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 22 Boise, Idaho MAC vs. Mountain West N. Illinois vs. Wyoming
Bahamas Bowl Dec. 22 Nassau, Bahamas C-USA vs. MAC W. Kentucky vs. C. Michigan
St. Petersburg Bowl Dec. 21 St. Petersburg, Fla. American vs C-USA South Florida vs. Florida Atlantic
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 Akron+ vs. Florida International
Camellia Bowl Dec. 16 Montgomery, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt W. Michigan vs. Troy
New Mexico Bowl Dec. 16 Albuquerque, N.M. C-USA vs. Mountain West North Texas vs. San Diego 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 Middle Tenn.+ vs. Appalachian State
New Orleans Bowl Dec. 16 New Orleans, La. C-USA vs. Sun Belt Louisiana Tech 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.