College football bowl projections after Week 12

As we inch closer to the first College Football Playoff rankings releaseon Tuesday, the debate over the final four teams is ramping up.

While a handful of Power 5 teams remain undefeated (albeit while playing a different amount of games among them because of the coronavirus pandemic), there are other programs looking to squeeze into a New Year's Six bowl.


Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach weigh in with their latest bowl projections after Saturday's action.

College Football Playoff


College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Jan. 11, ESPN


Bonagura: Alabama vs. Ohio State

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Ohio State

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Jan. 1, ESPN


Bonagura: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Clemson

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Jan. 1, ESPN


Bonagura: Alabama vs. Clemson

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Notre Dame

Bowl schedule


Dec. 19

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl

Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)

7 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Houston vs. UTSA

Schlabach: Houston vs. UTSA

Dec. 21

Myrtle Beach Bowl

Brooks Stadium (Conway, South Carolina)

2:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: North Texas vs. Georgia Southern

Schlabach:Georgia Southern vs. UAB

Dec. 22

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Albertsons Stadium (Boise, Idaho)

3:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: San Jose State vs. Central Michigan

Schlabach: San Jose State vs. Western Michigan

Boca Raton Bowl

FAU Stadium (Boca Raton, Florida)

7 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: UCF vs. Liberty

Schlabach: UCF vs. Liberty

Dec. 23

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans)

3:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: UAB vs. Louisiana

Schlabach: Louisiana vs. Louisiana Tech

Montgomery Bowl

Cramton Bowl (Montgomery, Alabama)

7 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN2 and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Louisiana Tech vs. Georgia State

Schlabach: Tulane vs. Charlotte

Dec. 24

New Mexico Bowl

TBD (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

3:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Nevada vs. Kent State

Schlabach: Nevada vs. Kent State

Dec. 25

Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl (Montgomery, Alabama)

2:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Buffalo vs. Coastal Carolina

Schlabach: Central Michigan vs. Coastal Carolina

Dec. 26

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl

Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida)

Noon on ABC and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Georgia Tech vs. Ole Miss


Schlabach:Louisville vs. South Carolina

Cure Bowl

Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Florida)

Noon on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Florida Atlantic vs. Troy

Schlabach: Florida Atlantic vs. Troy

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

Gerald J. Ford Stadium (Dallas)

3:30 p.m. on ABC and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Virginia Tech vs. SMU

Schlabach: Virginia vs. Tulsa

LendingTree Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium (Mobile, Ala.)

3:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Marshall vs. Appalachian State

Schlabach: Marshall vs. Appalachian State

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium (Shreveport, Louisiana)

7 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Army vs. Washington State

Schlabach: Army vs. Washington

Guaranteed Rate Bowl

Chase Field (Phoenix)

10:15 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Maryland vs. Kansas State

Schlabach: Kansas State vs. Iowa

Dec. 28

Military Bowl Presented by Perspecta

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Annapolis, Maryland)

2:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Virginia vs. Tulane

Schlabach: Navy vs. Virginia Tech

Dec. 29

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium (New York)

2 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Boston College vs. Iowa

Schlabach: Boston College vs. Maryland

Cheez-It Bowl

Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Florida)

5:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: North Carolina vs. Texas

Schlabach: North Carolina vs. Oklahoma State

Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome (San Antonio)

9 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Oklahoma vs. USC

Schlabach: Iowa State vs. USC

Dec. 30

Duke's Mayo Bowl

Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Noon on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Pittsburgh vs. Purdue

Schlabach: Wake Forest vs. Purdue

TransPerfect Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium (Nashville, Tennessee)

3:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Wisconsin vs. Tennessee

Schlabach: Wisconsin vs. Kentucky

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)

7:15 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Iowa State vs. Texas A&M

Schlabach: Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M

LA Bowl

SoFi Stadium (Inglewood, California)

10:45 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Boise State vs. UCLA


Schlabach: Boise State vs. Colorado

Dec. 31

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium (Fort Worth, Texas)

Noon on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Tulsa vs. TCU

Schlabach: TCU vs. SMU

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl (El Paso, Texas)

2 p.m. on CBS


Bonagura: Wake Forest vs. Colorado

Schlabach: NC State vs. Utah

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (Memphis, Tennessee)

4 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: West Virginia vs. Kentucky

Schlabach: West Virginia vs. Tennessee

Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium (Tucson, Arizona)

4 p.m. on CBSSN


Bonagura: Western Michigan vs. San Diego State

Schlabach: Buffalo vs. San Diego State

Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium (Houston)

8 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Oklahoma State vs. Arkansas

Schlabach: Texas vs. LSU

Jan. 1

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

Legion Field (Birmingham, Alabama)

Noon on ESPN2 and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Memphis vs. Mississippi State

Schlabach: Memphis vs. Mississippi State

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)

12:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Georgia vs. Cincinnati

Schlabach: Georgia vs. Cincinnati

Vrbo Citrus Bowl

Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Florida)

1 p.m. on ABC and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Northwestern vs. Auburn

Schlabach: Northwestern vs. Auburn

Jan. 2

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

TIAA Bank Field (Jacksonville, Florida)

Noon on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: NC State vs. South Carolina

Schlabach: Pittsburgh vs. Ole Miss

Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida)

12:30 p.m. on ABC and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Indiana vs. LSU

Schlabach: Indiana vs. Arkansas

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

State Farm Stadium (Glendale, Arizona)

4 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: BYU vs. Oregon

Schlabach: BYU vs. Oregon

Capital One Orange Bowl

Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, Florida)

8 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Florida vs. Miami

Schlabach: Florida vs. Miami

Date TBD

Las Vegas Bowl

Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Bonagura: Washington vs. Missouri

Schlabach: California vs. Missouri

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