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College football playoff, bowl projections after week 6

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Here are the first GN College Football Playoff and bowl projections of the season.

Our four projected playoff teams this week: Alabama, Clemson, Penn State and Washington.

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: Clemson vs. Washington

Sugar Bowl

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

National championship game

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

RELATED: Our latest SEC Power Rankings

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: Louisiana Tech vs. Troy

Cure Bowl

Site: Orlando
Date: December 16
Time/TV: 2:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network
Matchup: AAC vs. Sun Belt
Projection: Temple vs. UL Lafayette

Las Vegas Bowl

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

New Mexico Bowl

Site: Albuquerque
Date: December 16
Time/TV: 4:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Conference USA vs. Mountain West
Projection: North Texas at New Mexico

Camellia Bowl

Site: Montgomery, Ala.
Date: December 16
Time/TV: 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: MAC vs. Sun Belt
Projection: Western Michigan 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: Tulane vs. Marshall

Frisco Bowl

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

Gasparilla Bowl

Site: St. Petersburg, Fla.
Date: December 21
Time/TV: 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: AAC vs. Conference USA
Projection: Memphis vs. Middle Tennessee State

Bahamas Bowl

Site: Nassau, Bahamas
Date: December 22
Time/TV: 12:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Conference USA vs. MAC
Projection: Western Kentucky vs. Northern Illinois

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. Wyoming

Birmingham Bowl

Site: Birmingham, Ala.
Date: December 23
Time/TV: Noon, ESPN
Matchup: AAC vs. SEC
Projection: UCF vs. Duke*
Note: Projection is SEC doesn’t fill its slot. Bowl has a backup contract with the ACC.

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. Southern Miss

Dollar General Bowl

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

Hawaii Bowl

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

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