College Football Bowl Projections for Championship Week: Michigan in, Ohio State First Team from CFP

How much will the conference championship weekend disrupt the picture of the college football playoffs?

That will be the question. No. 2 Michigan replaces No. 5 Ohio State in our playoff picks after a 45-23 win over the Buckeyes. Now Ohio State must hope for a loss of either No. 3 TCU or No. 4 USC to enter the CFP.

No. 1 Georgia is a suspension no matter what happens in the SEC championship game against No. 11 LSU. Playoff regulars Ohio State and No. 6 Alabama are hoping for chaos in a championship weekend they won’t be participating in.

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Right now our CFP picks are the undefeated three plus USC. We have Georgia and USC in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Michigan and TCU meet in the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl. #7 Penn State and #9 Washington entered our New Year’s Day Six projections.

The semifinals of the College Football Playoffs will take place on December 31st this season. These semifinals will be played at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta and the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona. The College Football Playoffs championship game will be held on January 9th at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

College football bowl projections for championship week

December 16th Bahamas bowl UAB* vs Miami, Ohio*
December 16th healing bowl South Alabama vs. UConn
December 17th Wasabi Fenway Bowl Cincinnati vs Syracuse
December 17th New Mexico bowl BYU vs Air Force
December 17th Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Boise State vs. SMU
December 17th Loan tree bowl Buffalo vs. Southern Miss
December 17th Las Vegas Bowl Washington State vs. Missouri
December 17th Frisco bowl State of Utah vs. East Carolina
19 Dec Myrtle Beach Bowl North Texas vs. Troy
20 Dec Famous potato bowl from Idaho Bowling Green vs. Fresno State
20 Dec Boca Raton bowl UCF vs. Georgia Southern
21 Dec New Orleans bowl Western Kentucky vs. Appalachian State
December 22 Armed Forces Bowl Kansas vs. UTSA
23rd of December independence bowl Marshall* vs. New Mexico State
23rd of December Gasparilla bowl Louisiana vs. San Diego State
24th of December hawaiian bowl Middle Tennessee State vs. San Jose State
December 26th Quick Lane Bowl Eastern Michigan vs. Wisconsin
December 27th camellia bowl Ohio vs Coastal Carolina
December 27th First Responder Bowl Louisville vs. Oregon State
December 27th Birmingham bowl Houston vs Freedom
December 27th Guaranteed rate bowl Baylor versus Kentucky
December 28th military bowl Wake Forest vs. Memphis
December 28th liberty bowl Oklahoma vs. Arkansas
December 28th holiday bowl Oregon vs. Pitt
December 28th Texas bowl Texas Tech vs. Florida
December 29th Pinstripe Bowl Maryland versus Duke
December 29th Cheez-It Bowl State of Oklahoma vs. North Carolina
December 29th Alamo bowl Texas vs. UCLA
Dec 30 Duke’s Mayo Bowl Minnesota vs. Florida State
Dec 30 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Utah vs. NC State
Dec 30 gator bowl Notre Dame vs Ole Miss
Dec 30 Arizona bowl Toledo versus Wyoming
Dec 31 Music City Bowl Iowa vs. South Carolina
January 2nd ReliaQuest Bowl Illinois vs. Mississippi State
January 2nd Cheez-It citrus peel Purdue vs. LSU

* Denotes accepted bowl bid

College Football New Year’s Day Six Picks

Dec 30 Capital One Orange Peel Clemson vs. Alabama
Dec 31 Allstate Sugar Bowl State of Kansas vs. Tennessee
January 2nd Goodyear cotton bowl Tulane vs. Penn State
January 2nd Rose bowl game State of Ohio vs. Washington
Dec 31 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (semifinals) Georgia vs. USC
Dec 31 Fiesta Bowl (semifinals) Michigan vs. TCU

College football playoff championship pick

11th January CFP Championship Game Michigan versus Georgia