ESPN releases updated 2023 College Football Playoff, full bowl projections after Week 13

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With the final weekend of the regular season complete, the layout for this year’s bowl games, College Football Playoff is looking clearer and clearer. Now, with all but a few teams left to play during championship weekend, ESPN has released their latest projections for the upcoming postseason.

Mark Schlabach and Kyle Bonagura shared their latest predictions for bowl selections in an article on Sunday. They started with their picks for the College Football Playoff and continued to go through every game set for mid-December through the national championship in Houston.

CFP National Championship

College Football Playoff Trophy
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NRG Stadium (Houston)
Monday, Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Georgia vs. Michigan
Schlabach: Georgia vs. Michigan

With Michigan’s win over Ohio State, the Bulldogs and Wolverines should be No. 1 and No. 2 in the next rankings for the College Football Playoff. That’s why it’s no surprise that both Bonagura and Schlabach are going chalk with them meeting up to play for the national title. It has been a fairly common pick for the two analysts and didn’t change following the maize and blue’s latest victory.

CFP Semifinal at the Rose Bowl

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Rose Bowl (Pasadena, California)
Monday, Jan. 1, 5 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Michigan vs. Washington
Schlabach: Michigan vs. Oregon

In order to make the national championship, Bonagura and Schlabach disagree on who Michigan will face. However, they agree that it’ll be the winner of the Pac-12 Championship on Friday. For Bonagura, that means an undefeated Washington while, for Schlabach, it means the Oregon Ducks after sneaking into the playoff with a win in their conference championship.

CFP Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl

Allstate Sugar Bowl
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Caesars Superdome (New Orleans)
Monday, Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Georgia vs. Florida State
Schlabach: Georgia vs. Texas

Georgia will likely enter the playoff as the No. 1 seed. Even so, Bonagura and Schlabach disagree on which conference title holder the two-time defending College Football Playoff champs will meet. In Bonagura’s opinion, he has Florida State remaining undefeated and making it in – even without Jordan Travis. Meanwhile, according to Schlabach, it will be the Texas Longhorns after they win the Big 12 Championship.

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

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Friday, Dec. 29
AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)
8 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Penn State vs. Texas
Schlabach: Alabama vs. Florida State

Bonagura and Schlabach’s opposite picks for the Sugar Bowl are who they have making the Cotton Bowl. Still, they differ again on who the Longhorns or Seminoles would face after narrowly missing the playoff. Schlabach has the Crimson Tide going to Arlington after falling short in the SEC Championship while Bonagura has the Nittany Lions out of the Big Ten making it to AT&T Stadium.

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

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Saturday, Dec. 30
Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)
Noon, ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Missouri vs. Tulane
Schlabach: Missouri vs. Tulane

For the first pick since the national championship, both analysts agreed on who will be in Atlanta on December 30th. As one of the best teams in the SEC but not in playoff contention, they each have the Missouri Tigers in a spot where they could win their first bowl game since 2014. They both also have Tulane, their likely champion out of the American, going for their second straight postseason win over a Top-10 team out of the Power Five.

Capital One Orange Bowl

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Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, Florida)
4 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Louisville vs. Ohio State
Schlabach: Louisville vs. Ohio State

Bonagura and Schlabach are also in unison on the Orange Bowl. First, out of the ACC, they have Louisville as a 10-3 runner up from their league. Then, at a playoff-worthy record of 11-1, Ohio State will end up in Miami due to their lack of division or conference titles in the Big Ten.

Vrbo Fiesta Bowl

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Monday, Jan. 1
State Farm Stadium (Glendale, Arizona)
1 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Oregon vs. Alabama
Schlabach: Washington vs. Penn State

Bonagura and Schlabach’s leftover picks from the Rose Bowl and Cotton Bowl will then close things out in the desert. For Bonagura, that means Oregon, his Pac-12 runner-up, will meet up with Penn State after their 10-2 regular season. As for Schlabach, he has his second-place finisher in the Pac-12, the Washington Huskies, meeting his runner-up from out of the SEC in Alabama.

Remaining Bowl Projections:

Saturday, Dec. 16
Myrtle Beach Bowl
Brooks Stadium (Conway, South Carolina)
11 a.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: South Alabama vs. Eastern Michigan
Schlabach: Georgia State vs. Western Kentucky

Cricket Celebration Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)
Noon, ABC and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Florida A&M vs. Howard
Schlabach: Florida A&M vs. Howard

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Caesars Superdome (New Orleans)
2:15 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Western Kentucky vs. Old Dominion
Schlabach: Arkansas State vs. New Mexico State

Cure Bowl
FBC Mortgage Stadium (Orlando, Florida)
3:30 p.m., ABC and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Marshall vs. Northern Illinois
Schlabach: Appalachian State vs. Jacksonville State

Isleta New Mexico Bowl
University Stadium (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
5:45 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Fresno State vs. Texas State
Schlabach: Air Force vs. Louisiana

LA Bowl
SoFi Stadium (Inglewood, California)
7:30 p.m., ABC and the ESPN App
Bonagura: UCLA vs. UNLV
Schlabach: UCLA vs. UNLV

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl
Independence Stadium (Shreveport, Louisiana)
9:15 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: UCF vs. Cal
Schlabach: Texas Tech vs. Cal

Monday, Dec. 18
Famous Toastery Bowl
Jerry Richardson Stadium (Charlotte, North Carolina)
2:30 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Miami (Ohio) vs. Jacksonville State
Schlabach: Eastern Michigan vs. Georgia Southern

Tuesday, Dec. 19
Scooter’s Coffee Frisco Bowl
Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)
9 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Arkansas State vs. Utah State
Schlabach: Texas State vs. Old Dominion

Thursday, Dec. 21 Boca Raton Bowl
FAU Stadium (Boca Raton, Florida)
8 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Georgia State vs. South Florida
Schlabach: Marshall vs. San José State

Friday, Dec. 22
Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl
Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida)
6:30 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Memphis vs. James Madison
Schlabach: South Florida vs. James Madison

Saturday, Dec. 23
Birmingham Bowl
Protective Stadium (Birmingham, Alabama)
Noon, ABC and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Liberty vs. Troy
Schlabach: Liberty vs. Troy

Camellia Bowl
Cramton Bowl (Montgomery, Alabama)
Noon, ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Georgia Southern vs. Texas Tech
Schlabach: South Alabama vs. Northern Illinois

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Amon G. Carter Stadium (Fort Worth, Texas)
3:30 p.m., ABC and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Kansas vs. Syracuse
Schlabach: Kansas vs. Wyoming

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Albertsons Stadium (Boise, Idaho)
3:30 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Ohio vs. San José State
Schlabach: Bowling Green vs. Utah State

68 Ventures Bowl
Hancock Whitney Stadium (Mobile, Alabama)
7 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Louisiana vs. Air Force
Schlabach: Coastal Carolina vs. Toledo

SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl
Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas)
7:30 p.m., ABC and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Maryland vs. Utah
Schlabach: Maryland vs. Utah

EasyPost Hawai’i Bowl
Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex (Honolulu)
10:30 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Rice vs. Wyoming
Schlabach: Rice vs. Fresno State

Tuesday, Dec. 26
Quick Lane Bowl
Ford Field (Detroit)
2 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Duke vs. Toledo
Schlabach: Minnesota vs. Ohio

Servpro First Responder Bowl
Gerald J. Ford Stadium (Dallas)
5:30 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Coastal Carolina vs. New Mexico State
Schlabach: UCF vs. Syracuse

Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Chase Field (Phoenix)
9 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Minnesota vs. Iowa State
Schlabach: Northwestern vs. West Virginia

Wednesday, Dec. 27
Military Bowl presented by
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Annapolis, Maryland)
2 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Miami vs. SMU
Schlabach: Miami vs. Memphis

Duke’s Mayo Bowl
Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, North Carolina)
5:30 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky
Schlabach: Virginia Tech vs. Kentucky

DirecTV Holiday Bowl
Petco Park (San Diego)
8 p.m., Fox
Bonagura: Virginia Tech vs. Oregon State
Schlabach: Clemson vs. Oregon State

TaxAct Texas Bowl
NRG Stadium (Houston)
9 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Kansas State vs. Texas A&M
Schlabach: Kansas State vs. Texas A&M

Thursday, Dec. 28
Wasabi Fenway Bowl
Fenway Park (Boston)
11 a.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Boston College vs. UTSA
Schlabach: Boston College vs. SMU

Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl
Yankee Stadium (New York)
2:15 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Clemson vs. Rutgers
Schlabach: Georgia Tech vs. Rutgers

Pop-Tarts Bowl
Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Florida)
5:45 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State
Schlabach: NC State vs. Oklahoma State

Valero Alamo Bowl
Alamodome (San Antonio)
9:15 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Oklahoma vs. Arizona
Schlabach: Oklahoma vs. Arizona

Friday, Dec. 29
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
EverBank Stadium (Jacksonville, Florida)
Noon, ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: NC State vs. Tennessee
Schlabach: North Carolina vs. Tennessee

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
Sun Bowl Stadium (El Paso, Texas)
2 p.m., CBS
Bonagura: North Carolina vs. USC
Schlabach: Duke vs. USC

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium (Memphis, Tennessee)
3:30 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: West Virginia vs. Appalachian State
Schlabach: Iowa State vs. UTSA

Saturday, Dec. 30
TransPerfect Music City Bowl
Nissan Stadium (Nashville, Tennessee)
2 p.m., ABC and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Northwestern vs. Auburn
Schlabach: Wisconsin vs. Auburn

Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl
Arizona Stadium (Tucson, Arizona)
4:30 p.m.
Bonagura: Bowling Green vs. Boise State
Schlabach: Miami (Ohio) vs. Boise State

Monday, Jan. 1
ReliaQuest Bowl
Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida)
Noon, ESPN2 and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Wisconsin vs. LSU
Schlabach: Notre Dame vs. LSU

Cheez-It Citrus Bowl
Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Florida)
1 p.m., ABC and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Iowa vs. Ole Miss
Schlabach: Iowa vs. Ole Miss