Bowl projections: Final College Football Playoff, bowl games predictions –

College football bowl projections and College Football Playoff predictions are about to get interesting on Selection Sunday. We’re only hours away from knowing all the bowl games.

Several questions remain for the College Football Playoff selection committee. Will it take Big Ten champion Ohio State or Alabama? Will a Big Ten team play in the Orange Bowl and vacate its Citrus Bowl slot? Will Washington or TCU pick up a Cotton Bowl spot?

We will get those answers by Sunday afternoon before the rest of the matchups will be unveiled later Sunday. Here are Land of 10 reporter Scott Dochterman’s bowl projections:

Bowl projections: College Football Playoff

SUGAR: 1. Clemson vs. 4. Ohio State

ROSE: 2. Oklahoma vs. 3. Georgia

Bowl projections: New Year’s Six games predictions

ORANGE (ACC vs. top non-champ from SEC/Big Ten/Notre Dame) — Miami vs. Alabama

COTTON (At-large vs. At-large) — Washington  vs. Penn State

FIESTA (At-large vs. At-large) — USC vs. Wisconsin

PEACH (At-large vs. At-large/Top Group of 5 champ) — Auburn vs. UCF

Bowl projections: Big Ten

CITRUS (Big Ten vs. SEC) — Michigan State vs. LSU

OUTBACK (Big Ten vs. SEC) — Michigan vs. South Carolina

HOLIDAY (Big Ten vs. Pac-12) — Northwestern vs. Stanford

MUSIC CITY (Big Ten/ACC vs. SEC) — Iowa vs. Kentucky

PINSTRIPE (Big Ten vs. ACC) — Purdue vs. Boston College

* Big Ten does not fill spots in Foster Farms, Quick Lane, Heart of Dallas bowls

Bowl projections: Power 5

TAXSLAYER (ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC) — Virginia Tech vs. Mississippi State

BELK (ACC vs. SEC) — N.C. State vs. Texas A&M

TEXAS (SEC vs. Big 12) — Missouri vs. Texas

LIBERTY (SEC vs. Big 12) — South Florida (SEC replacement) vs. Iowa State

BIRMINGHAM (SEC vs. AAC) — Middle Tennessee State (SEC replacement) vs. Memphis

INDEPENDENCE (SEC vs. ACC) — West Virginia (SEC replacement) vs. Wake Forest

ALAMO (Big 12 vs. Pac-12) — TCU vs. Washington State

RUSSELL ATHLETIC (ACC/Notre Dame vs. Big 12) — Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State

SUN (ACC vs. Pac-12) — Louisville vs. Arizona State

LAS VEGAS (Pac-12 vs. MWC) — Oregon vs. Boise State

MILITARY (ACC vs. AAC) — Virginia vs. Navy

CACTUS (Pac-12 vs. Big 12) — UCLA vs. Kansas State

HEART OF DALLAS (Big Ten vs. Big 12) — Utah (Big Ten replacement) vs. Texas Tech

FOSTER FARMS (Big Ten vs. Pac-12) — San Diego State (Big Ten replacement) vs. Arizona

QUICK LANE (Big Ten vs. ACC) — Central Michigan (Big Ten replacement) vs. Duke

Bowl projections: 2017 season

ARMED FORCES (CUSA vs. Army) — Southern Miss vs. Army

GASPARILLA (CUSA vs. American) — Florida Atlantic vs. Florida State (trade with Independence Bowl)

FRISCO (AAC vs. At-large) — SMU vs. Louisiana Tech

BOCA RATON (AAC vs. CUSA) — Temple vs. Marshall

CURE (AAC vs. Sun Belt) — Florida International (AAC replacement) vs. Georgia State


POTATO (MWC vs. MAC) — Wyoming vs. Northern Illinois

HAWAII (AAC vs. MWC) — Houston vs. Fresno State

NEW ORLEANS (Sun Belt vs. CUSA) — Troy vs. North Texas

NEW MEXICO (MWC vs. CUSA) — Colorado State vs. Western Kentucky

ARIZONA (Sun Belt vs. MWC) — New Mexico State vs. Utah State

DOLLAR GENERAL (Sun Belt vs. MAC) — Arkansas State vs. Toledo

CAMELLIA (Sun Belt vs. MAC) — Appalachian State vs. Akron

*Bolded teams indicate bowl accepted bowl invitation

How to watch College Football Playoff unveiling on TV

ESPN has exclusive rights to broadcast the selection committee’s four teams competing in the College Football Playoff. Live coverage begins about 12 p.m. ET Sunday and the four-team unveil is slated for around 12:30 p.m. ET. Around 2:30 p.m. ET, the selection committee discloses the other eight teams that will compete in the other four New Year’s Six bowl games as well as the complete top 25 list.

How to watch other bowl pairings on TV

ESPNU will broadcast the bowl selections on its Championship Drive: Bowl Selection Show beginning at 4 p.m. ET. Those pairings will come out individually and not through an general unveiling.

Projected College Football Playoff rankings: Final Top 25 predictions

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