Projecting college football’s New Year’s Six, including the College Football Playoff

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Just like everything else in college football this year, the plan for bowl season is a bit of a moving target. With 76 teams playing for what was supposed to be 82 bowl slots, it’s clear the postseason will look a lot different. Just how different? Only time will tell.

So, for now, ESPN.com’s bowl projections will be scaled back from their customary format to include only the New Year’s Six. When there is more clarity about what the postseason will look like, bowl projections can settle into their own new normal.


College Football Playoff

College Football Playoff National Championship
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Jan. 11, ESPN

Bonagura: Clemson vs. Alabama
Schlabach: Clemson vs. Alabama

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Jan. 1, ESPN

Bonagura: Clemson vs. Florida
Schlabach: Clemson vs. Georgia

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Jan. 1, ESPN

Bonagura: Alabama vs. Oklahoma
Schlabach: Alabama vs. Oklahoma


Cotton, Peach, Fiesta and Orange Bowls

Goodyear Cotton Bowl
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Bonagura: Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M
Schlabach: Texas vs. Texas A&M

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Bonagura: UCF vs. North Carolina
Schlabach: LSU vs. North Carolina

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Bonagura: Auburn vs. Texas
Schlabach: Oklahoma State vs. Cincinnati

Capital One Orange Bowl
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Bonagura: Notre Dame vs. Georgia
Schlabach: Notre Dame vs. Florida

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