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CBS Sports updates College Football Playoff, bowl projections ahead of Week 3

Andrew Graham09/14/22
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Following a heckuva Week 2 in the college football calendar, CBS Sports has unveiled their latest projections for which teams will be in the College Football Playoff, New Year’s Six bowls, and more.

The bowl matchups are predicted by CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm. While these are certainly early projections, subject to major overhaul with just one wrong result in the coming 11 weeks, the four teams Palm has in the playoff are some very familiar faces. He also does not project a championship matchup or winner — i.e. national semifinal winners — just the field of four teams.

Looking beyond the playoff, there are some really intriguing matchups throughout the bowl calendar that Palm has projected.

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CBS Sports’ College Football Playoff, bowl projections

CFP
Peach: Georgia vs. Oklahoma
Fiesta: Ohio State vs. Alabama

New Year’s Six
Rose: Michigan vs. Utah
Cotton: USC vs. Marshall
Sugar: Tennessee vs. Baylor
Orange: Clemson vs. Penn State

The rest
Citrus: Wisconsin vs. Texas A&M
ReliaQuest: Michigan State vs. Kentucky
Music City: Minnesota vs. Florida
Arizona: Boise State vs. Northern Illinois
Gator: Notre Dame vs. Arkansas
Sun: Wake Forest vs. Oregon State
Duke’s Mayo: Pittsburgh vs. Purdue
Alamao: Oklahoma State vs. Oregon
Cheez-It: North Carolina State vs. Texas
Pinstripe: North Carolina vs. Illinois
Texas: Iowa State vs. Ole Miss
Holiday: Miami (FL) vs. UCLA
Liberty: Kansas State vs. South Carolina
Military: Florida State vs. Houston
Guaranteed Rate: San Diego State vs. Maryland
Birmingham: South Alabama vs. UNLV
First Responder: SMU vs. Cal
Camellia: Liberty vs. East Carolina
Quick Lane: Iowa vs. Toledo
Hawai’i: San Jose State vs. UTSA
Gasparilla: Virginia vs. Appalachian State
Independence: UCF vs. Army
Armed Forces: Cincinnati vs. BYU
New Orleans: UAB vs. Louisiana
Boca Raton: Arkansas State vs. Miami (OH)
Idaho Potato: Central Michigan vs. Wyoming
Myrtle Beach: Western Kentucky vs. Coastal Carolina
Frisco: Colorado State vs. Tulsa
Las Vegas: Washington vs. Mississippi State
LendingTree: Ohio vs. Georgia State
Los Angeles: Fresno State vs. Washington State
New Mexico: Air Force vs. North Texas
Fenway: Virginia Tech vs. Memphis
Cure: Eastern Michigan vs. Middle Tennessee State
Bahamas: UTEP vs. Kent State