College football bowl projections

Here's how our experts see the bowl matchups after Week 13. Check back each week for their predictions.

All times Eastern.

College Football Playoff National Championship

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Jan. 13, 8 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura:LSU vs. Ohio State

Schlabach:LSU vs. Ohio State

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Dec. 28, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Ohio State vs. Clemson

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Clemson

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Dec. 28, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: LSU vs. Utah

Schlabach:LSU vs. Oklahoma

Bowl schedule



Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas

Dec. 20, 2 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Eastern Michigan vs. Southern Miss

Schlabach:Miami (Ohio) vs. Western Kentucky

Tropical Smoothie CafeFrisco Bowl

Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas

Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2


Bonagura: SMU vs. Florida International

Schlabach:Marshall vs. UCF

Celebration Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Dec. 21, noon, ABC


Bonagura: North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State

Schlabach:North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State

New Mexico Bowl

Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Dec. 21, 2 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Louisiana Tech vs. Nevada

Schlabach:Charlotte vs. San Diego State

Cure Bowl

Exploria Stadium, Orlando, Florida

Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network


Bonagura: Louisiana vs. Toledo

Schlabach:Liberty vs. Arkansas State

Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl

FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida

Dec. 21, 3:30 p.m., ABC


Bonagura: Buffalo vs. Tulane

Schlabach:Central Michigan vs. Temple

Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama

Dec. 21, 5:30 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Miami (Ohio) vs. Arkansas State

Schlabach:Buffalo vs. Georgia State

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas

Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., ABC


Bonagura: Boise State vs. Washington State

Schlabach:Boise State vs. Washington



R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Dec. 21, 9 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura:Appalachian State vs. Western Kentucky

Schlabach:Appalachian State vs. UAB



Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Dec. 23, 2:30 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Temple vs. Charlotte

Schlabach:Florida Atlantic vs. SMU

SoFi Hawai'i Bowl

Aloha Stadium, Honolulu


Dec. 24, 8 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: BYU vs. Hawai'i

Schlabach:BYU vs. Hawai'i

Walk-On's Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana

Dec. 26, 4 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Florida Atlantic vs. Florida State

Schlabach:Louisiana Tech vs. North Carolina

Quick Lane Bowl

Ford Field, Detroit

Dec. 26, 8 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Michigan State vs. North Carolina

Schlabach:Michigan State vs. Florida State

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland

Dec. 27, noon, ESPN


Bonagura:Miamivs. UCF

Schlabach:Louisville vs. Navy

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium, New York

Dec. 27, 3:20 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Illinois vs. Wake Forest

Schlabach:Illinois vs. Pittsburgh

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston

Dec. 27, 6:45 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura:Mississippi State vs. Iowa State

Schlabach:Texas vs. Texas A&M

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

SDCCU Stadium, San Diego

Dec. 27, 8 p.m., Fox Sports 1


Bonagura: Arizona State vs. Iowa

Schlabach:Michigan vs. USC

Cheez-It Bowl

Chase Field, Phoenix

Dec. 27, 10:15 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Kansas State vs. San Diego State

Schlabach:Kansas State vs. Arizona State

Camping World Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

Dec. 28, noon, ABC


Bonagura: Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State

Schlabach:Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Dallas

Dec. 28, noon, ESPN


Bonagura: Florida vs. Memphis

Schlabach:Florida vs. Memphis

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas

Dec. 30, 12:30 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Marshall vs. TCU

Schlabach:Southern Miss vs. Wyoming

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Dec. 30, 4 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura:Kentucky vs. Pittsburgh

Schlabach:Kentucky vs. Miami

Redbox Bowl

Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Dec. 30, 4 p.m., Fox


Bonagura: California vs. Indiana

Schlabach:California vs. Indiana

Capital One Orange Bowl

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Dec. 30, 8 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Georgia vs. Virginia

Schlabach:Georgia vs. Virginia Tech

Belk Bowl


Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Dec. 31, noon, ESPN


Bonagura: Missouri* vs. Virginia Tech

Schlabach:Mississippi State vs. Wake Forest

* After having its NCAA appeal denied, Missouri is ineligible for a bowl

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas

Dec. 31, 2 p.m., CBS


Bonagura: Washington vs. Louisville

Schlabach:Virginia vs. Washington State

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee

Dec. 31, 3:45 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Cincinnati vs. Texas

Schlabach:Cincinnati vs. TCU

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona

Dec. 31, 4:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network


Bonagura: Georgia Southern vs. Utah State

Schlabach:Georgia Southern vs. Utah State

Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio

Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: USC vs. Baylor

Schlabach:Iowa State vs. Oregon

Vrbo Citrus Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ABC


Bonagura: Auburn vs. Wisconsin

Schlabach:Auburn vs. Minnesota

Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura:Penn State vs. Texas A&M

Schlabach:Penn State vs. Tennessee

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Jan. 1, 5 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Oregon vs. Minnesota

Schlabach:Utah vs. Wisconsin

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Alabama vs. Oklahoma

Schlabach:Alabama vs. Baylor

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama

Jan. 2, 3 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: UAB vs. Navy

Schlabach:Florida International vs. Tulane

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Jan. 2, 7 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Tennessee vs. Michigan

Schlabach:Iowa vs. Missouri*

* After having its NCAA appeal denied, Missouri is ineligible for a bowl

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho

Jan. 3, 3:30 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Central Michigan vs. Air Force

Schlabach:Eastern Michigan vs. Nevada

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas

Jan. 4, 11:30 a.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Liberty vs. Wyoming

Schlabach:Air Force vs. Ohio

LendingTree Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama

Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Western Michigan vs. Georgia State

Schlabach:Western Michigan vs. Louisiana

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