Bowl projections

A look at how the postseason might stack up:

College Football Playoff

Bowl Date Location Matchup Projection

Championship Jan. 11 Glendale, Ariz. Semifinal winners Semifinal winners

Cotton Bowl Dec. 31 Arlington, Texas Semifinal Alabama vs. Oklahoma

Orange Bowl Dec. 31 Miami Semifinal Clemson vs. Michigan State

Selection Committee Bowls

Bowl Date Location Matchup Projection

Sugar Jan. 1 New Orleans Big 12 vs. SEC Oklahoma St. vs. Ole Miss

Rose Jan. 1 Pasadena, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Iowa vs. Stanford

Fiesta Jan. 1 Glendale, Ariz. At-large vs. At-large Ohio State vs. Houston

Peach Dec. 31 Atlanta At-large vs. At-large Florida State vs. Notre Dame

Other Big Ten Bowls

Bowl Date Location Matchup Projection

Capital One Jan. 1 Orlando Big Ten vs. SEC Michigan vs. Florida

Outback Jan. 1 Tampa, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC Northwestern vs. Georgia

Holiday Dec. 30 San Diego Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Wisconsin vs. UCLA

Music City Dec. 30 Nashville Big Ten vs. SEC Penn State vs. LSU

Foster Farms Dec. 26 Santa Clara, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Nebraska vs. Utah

Pinstripe Dec. 26 New York Big Ten vs. ACC Indiana vs. Pittsburgh

Quick Lane Dec. 28 Detroit Big Ten vs. ACC California* vs. Central Michigan*

Heart of Dallas Dec. 26 Dallas Big Ten vs. Conf. USA Washington* vs. Marshall

Other Bowls

Bowl Date Location Matchup Projection

Cure Dec. 19 Orlando American vs. Sun Belt Tulsa vs. TBD

New Mexico Dec. 19 Albuquerque Conf. USA vs. Mountain West TBD vs. New Mexico

Royal Purple Dec. 19 Las Vegas Mountain West vs. Pac-12 San Diego State vs. USC

Camellia Dec. 19 Montgomery, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt Ohio U. vs. Georgia Southern

New Orleans Dec. 19 New Orleans Conf. USA vs. Sun Belt Southern Miss. vs. Arkansas St.

Miami Beach Dec. 21 Miami American vs. Conf. USA Temple vs. Middle Tennessee

Idaho Potato Dec. 22 Boise, Idaho MAC vs. Mountain West Akron vs. Colorado State

Boca Raton Dec. 22 Boca Raton, Fla. American vs. MAC Connecticut vs. Toledo

Poinsettia Dec. 23 San Diego Mountain West vs. Army Boise State vs. Western Michigan*

GoDaddy.com Dec. 23 Mobile, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt Bowling Green vs. Appalachian St.

Bahamas Dec. 24 Nassau, Bahamas Conf. USA vs. MAC Louisiana Tech vs. Northern Illinois

Hawaii Dec. 24 Honolulu American vs. Mountain West/BYU Cincinnati vs. BYU

St. Petersburg Dec. 26 St. Petersburg, Fla. American vs. Conf. USA South Florida vs. Western Kentucky

Sun Dec. 26 El Paso, Texas ACC vs. Pac-12 Louisville vs. Washington State

Independence Dec. 26 Shreveport, La. SEC vs. ACC Nevada* vs. Duke

Military Dec. 28 Annapolis, Md. ACC vs. American N.C. State vs. Navy

Armed Forces Dec. 29 Fort Worth, Texas Big 12/Big Ten vs. Mountain West TBD vs. Air Force

Russell Athletic Dec. 29 Orlando ACC vs. Big 12 North Carolina vs. Baylor

Arizona Dec. 29 Tucson, Ariz. Conf. USA vs. Mountain West TBD vs. Utah State

Texas Dec. 29 Houston Big 12 vs. SEC Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M

Birmingham Dec. 30 Birmingham, Ala. American vs. SEC Memphis vs. Auburn

Belk Dec. 30 Charlotte, N.C. ACC vs. SEC Virginia Tech vs. Arkansas

TaxSlayer Jan. 2 Jacksonville, Fla. ACC vs. SEC Miami (Fla.) vs. Mississippi State

Liberty Jan. 2 Memphis Big 12 vs. SEC Kansas State vs. Tennessee

Alamo Jan. 2 San Antonio Big 12 vs. Pac-12 TCU vs. Oregon

Cactus Jan. 2 Tempe, Ariz. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 West Virginia vs. Arizona State

* Replacement for conference that couldn't fill bowl spot.

TBDs: Up to five five-win teams could land in bowls. The NCAA has yet to determine how those will bowls will be filled.