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This week’s College Football Playoff, bowl projections

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Here are the fourth GN playoff and bowl projections of the season.

Our four projected playoff teams this week: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State.

All times listed are Eastern.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF MATCHUPS

Rose Bowl

Site: Pasadena, Calif.
Date: January 1
Time/TV: 5 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Playoff semifinal.
Projection: Georgia vs. Ohio State

Sugar Bowl

Site: New Orleans
Date: January 1
Time/TV: 8:45 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Playoff semifinal.
Projection: Alabama vs. Clemson

National championship game

Site: Atlanta
Date: January 8
Time/TV: 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Semifinal winners
Projection: Alabama vs. Ohio State

THE OTHER BOWLS

New Orleans Bowl

Site: New Orleans
Date: December 16
Time/TV: 1 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Conference USA vs. Sun Belt
Projection: Southern Miss vs. Troy

Cure Bowl

Site: Orlando
Date: December 16
Time/TV: 2:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network
Matchup: AAC vs. Sun Belt
Projection: FIU vs. Georgia State
Note: Projection is that AAC won’t be able to fill its slot.

Las Vegas Bowl

Site: Las Vegas
Date: December 16
Time/TV: 3:30 p.m., ABC
Matchup: Mountain West vs. Pac-12
Projection: Boise State vs. Arizona State

New Mexico Bowl

Site: Albuquerque
Date: December 16
Time/TV: 4:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Conference USA vs. Mountain West
Projection: Louisiana Tech vs. San Diego State

Camellia Bowl

Site: Montgomery, Ala.
Date: December 16
Time/TV: 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: MAC vs. Sun Belt
Projection: Akron vs. Arkansas State

Boca Raton Bowl

Site: Boca Raton, Fla.
Date: December 19
Time/TV: 7 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: AAC vs. Conference USA
Projection: Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky
Note: Projection is that AAC won’t be able to fill its slot.

Frisco Bowl

Site: Frisco, Texas
Date: December 20
Time/TV: 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: AAC vs. at-large team
Projection: Houston vs. UCLA

Gasparilla Bowl

Site: St. Petersburg, Fla.
Date: December 21
Time/TV: 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: AAC vs. Conference USA
Projection: USF vs. Florida Atlantic

Bahamas Bowl

Site: Nassau, Bahamas
Date: December 22
Time/TV: 12:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Conference USA vs. MAC
Projection: Marshall vs. Toledo

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Site: Boise, Idaho
Date: December 22
Time/TV: 4 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: MAC vs. Mountain West
Projection: Ohio U. vs. Colorado State

Birmingham Bowl

Site: Birmingham, Ala.
Date: December 23
Time/TV: Noon, ESPN
Matchup: AAC vs. SEC
Projection: Memphis at UAB
Note: Projection is that SEC won’t be able to fill its slot.

Armed Forces Bowl

Site: Fort Worth, Texas
Date: December 23
Time/TV: 3:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Army (if eligible) vs. Conference USA
Projection: Army vs. UT San Antonio
Note: Army already has clinched its spot.

Dollar General Bowl

Site: Mobile, Ala.
Date: December 23
Time/TV: 7 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: MAC vs. Sun Belt
Projection: Northern Illinois vs. Appalachian State

Hawaii Bowl

Site: Honolulu
Date: December 24
Time/TV: 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: AAC vs. Mountain West
Projection: SMU vs. Wyoming

Heart of Dallas Bowl

Site: Dallas
Date: December 26
Time/TV: 1:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Big Ten vs. Big 12
Projection: North Texas vs. Colorado
Note: Projection is neither league will be able to fill its slot.

Quick Lane Bowl

Site: Detroit
Date: December 26
Time/TV: 5:15 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: ACC vs. Big Ten
Projection: Middle Tennessee vs. Western Michigan
Note: Projection is neither league will be able to fill its slot.

Cactus Bowl

Site: Phoenix
Date: December 26
Time/TV: 9 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Projection: Texas Tech vs. Oregon

Independence Bowl

Site: Shreveport, La.
Date: December 27
Time/TV: 1:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: ACC vs. SEC
Projection: Air Force vs. Louisiana Tech
Note: Projection is neither league will be able to fill its slot.

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