CBS Sports updates bowl projections after Week 2 of college football season

CBS Sports updates bowl projections after Week 2 of college football season

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CBS Sports updated its 2021 bowl projections after a wild week of college football. With a record-setting 13 losses from AP Top 25 teams in the first two weeks, the postseason outlook has shifted dramatically.

The new projections call for Clemson and Ohio State to miss the College Football Playoff this season in favor of some new faces. Cincinnati remains the top Group of Five team with a handful of others hoping to make a move up the board. See the full list of CBS Sports’ latest bowl projections below.

College Football Playoff

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (Dec. 31)

Alabama vs. Oregon

Capital One Orange Bowl (Dec. 31)

Georgia vs. Oklahoma

Selection Committee Bowl Games

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (Dec. 30)

Clemson vs. Notre Dame

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1)

Iowa vs. Cincinnati

Rose Bowl (Jan. 1)

Ohio State vs. UCLA

Allstate Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1)

Texas A&M vs. Iowa State

Bowl Season

Dec. 17

Bahamas Bowl

FAU vs. Western Michigan

Cure Bowl

Appalachian State vs. Liberty

Dec. 18 Boca Raton Bowl

Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky

New Mexico Bowl

New Mexico vs. Middle Tennessee State

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl


LendingTree Bowl

Charlotte vs. Eastern Michigan

Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl

Boise State vs. Colorado

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Louisiana Tech vs. Louisiana

Dec. 20

Myrtle Beach Bowl

Coastal Carolina vs. Marshall

Dec. 21

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Ball State vs. Air Force

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl

Houston vs. UTSA

Dec. 22

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Wyoming vs. Army

Dec. 23

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl

Virginia vs. Fresno State

Dec. 24

EasyPost Hawai’i Bowl

Hawai’i vs. Tulane

Dec. 25

Camellia Bowl

Miami (OH) vs. Troy

Dec. 27

Quick Lane Bowl

Maryland vs. Toledo

Military Bowl presented by Peraton

Wake Forest vs. UCF

Dec. 28

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

Kent State vs. Mississippi State

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

San Jose State vs. SMU

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Kansas State vs. Missouri

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Boston College vs. Utah

Guaranteed Rate Bowl

San Diego State vs. Minnesota

Dec. 29

Fenway Bowl

Louisville vs. Memphis

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Pittsburgh vs. Indiana

Cheez-It Bowl

North Carolina vs. Oklahoma State

Valero Alamo Bowl

Texas vs. Arizona State

Dec. 30

Duke’s Mayo Bowl

NC State vs. Auburn

TransPerfect Music City Bowl

Michigan vs. Kentucky

SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl

USC vs. Northwestern

Dec. 31

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

Miami vs. Ole Miss

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

Virginia Tech vs. Stanford

Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl

Nevada vs. Buffalo

Jan. 1

Outback Bowl

Penn State vs. LSU

Vrbo Citrus Bowl

Wisconsin vs. Florida

Jan. 4

Texas Bowl

TCU vs. Arkansas