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CBS Sports shakes up bowl projections, College Football Playoff predictions after Week 3

Steve Samra09/21/22
Article written by:On3 imageSteve Samra


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Week 3 has come and gone, and the page has now turned to Week 4 in college football. The first few weeks of the season have already featured plenty of upsets and surprises throughout the nation, leading to major changes in the latest bowl projections from CBS Sports

During Week 3, teams that found themselves ranked inside the top ten enjoyed great success, averaging a margin of victory of over 40 points. Even with a dominating showing over the weekend, the race for the College Football Playoff remains wide open. 

Following all of the action through Week 3, CBS Sports has released full projections for every bowl game, including the New Year’s Six bowls and the College Football Playoff.

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Predictions for College Football Playoff, New Year’s Six Bowls via CBS Sports:

CFP National Championship
Semifinal winners

CFP Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Georgia vs. Oklahoma

CFP Semifinal at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl
Ohio State vs. Alabama

New Year’s Six

Capital One Orange Bowl
Clemson vs. Penn State

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Tennessee vs. Baylor

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
USC vs. Appalachian State

Rose Bowl Game
Michigan vs. Utah

Projections for the rest of bowl season, via CBS Sports:

HomeTown Lenders Bahamas Bowl
UTEP vs. Kent State

Duluth Trading Cure Bowl
Eastern Michigan vs. UNLV

Wasabi Fenway Bowl
Syracuse vs. Memphis

New Mexico Bowl
Air Force vs. North Texas

Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Presented by Stifel
Fresno State vs. Washington State

LendingTree Bowl
Wyoming vs. Marshall

SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl
Oregon State vs. LSU

Frisco Bowl
Boise State vs. SMU

Myrtle Beach Bowl
Western Kentucky vs. Coastal Carolina

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Central Michigan vs. Colorado State

RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl
Arkansas State vs. Miami (OH)

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
UAB vs. Louisiana

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Cincinnati vs. BYU

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl
UCF vs. Army

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl
Virginia vs. South Alabama

EasyPost Hawai’i Bowl
San Jose State vs. UTSA

Quick Lane Bowl
Illinois vs. Toledo

Camellia Bowl
Liberty vs. Georgia Southern

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Tulsa vs. California

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
Tulane vs. South Carolina

Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Kansas State vs. Maryland

Military Bowl presented by Peraton
Florida State vs. Houston

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Kansas vs. Ole Miss

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
Wake Forest vs. Washington

TaxAct Texas Bowl
Bonagura: Iowa State vs. Mississippi State

Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl
North Carolina vs. Purdue

Cheez-It Bowl
NC State vs. Texas

Valero Alamo Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Oregon

Duke’s Mayo Bowl
Pitt vs. Minnesota

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
Virginia Tech vs. UCLA

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
Notre Dame vs. Florida

Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl
San Diego State vs. Northern Illinois

TransPerfect Music City Bowl
Michigan State vs. Arkansas

ReliaQuest Bowl
Miami vs. Kentucky

Citrus Bowl
Wisconsin vs. Texas A&M

On3’s Jonathan Wagner contributed to this article.