Get prepared for extra of the identical.
Sporting News’ annual preseason bowl projections are right here, and our College Football Playoff picks for 2022-23 are the same old suspects once more.
This is the ninth yr of the playoff.
MORE: SN’s 2022 Preseason Preview
The College Football Playoff semifinals can be on Dec. 31 this season. Those semifinals can be performed on the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta and the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. The College Football Playoff championship sport is on Jan. 9 at SoFi Stadium in Glendale, Calif.
Sporting News’ Playoff picks are extra of the identical. Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and Ohio State have mixed for 17 of 32 whole playoff appearances. Yet these 4 faculties have but to all make the Playoff in the identical season.
MORE: Heisman odds | Coaches rankings 1-131
SN has projections for each bowl sport right here, and they are going to be up to date all through the season:
College football bowl predictions 2022
|Dec. 16||Bahamas Bowl||North Texas vs. Miami, Ohio|
|Dec. 16||Cure Bowl||Georgia State vs. Kent State|
|Dec. 17||Wasabi Fenway Bowl||Cincinnati vs. Boston College|
|Dec. 17||New Mexico Bowl||BYU vs. Colorado State|
|Dec. 17||Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl||Boise State vs. Washington State|
|Dec. 17||Lending Tree Bowl||Toledo vs. Old Dominion|
|Dec. 17||Las Vegas Bowl||Washington vs. Florida|
|Dec. 17||Frisco Bowl||FAU vs. Tulsa|
|Dec. 19||Myrtle Beach Bowl||UTEP vs. Marshall|
|Dec. 20||Famous Idaho Potato Bowl||Western Michigan vs. Air Force|
|Dec. 20||Boca Raton Bowl||East Carolina vs. UTSA|
|Dec. 21||New Orleans Bowl||UAB vs. Coastal Carolina|
|Dec. 22||Armed Forces Bowl||Mississippi State* vs. Navy|
|Dec. 23||Independence Bowl||Army vs. UCF|
|Dec. 23||Gasparilla Bowl||SMU vs. Fresno State|
|Dec. 24||Hawaii Bowl||WKU vs. San Diego State|
|Dec. 26||Quick Lane Bowl||Minnesota vs. Central Michigan|
|Dec. 27||Camellia Bowl||Appalachian State vs. Northern Illinois|
|Dec. 27||First Responder Bowl||Arizona vs. West Virginia|
|Dec. 27||Birmingham Bowl||Memphis vs. Virginia Tech|
|Dec. 27||Guaranteed Rate Bowl||Iowa State vs. Nebraska|
|Dec. 28||Military Bowl||Maryland* vs. Liberty|
|Dec. 28||Liberty Bowl||Kansas State vs. South Carolina|
|Dec. 28||Texas Bowl||Oklahoma State vs. Arkansas|
|Dec. 29||Pinstripe Bowl||Purdue vs. Louisville|
|Dec. 29||Cheez-It Bowl||North Carolina vs. Texas|
|Dec. 29||Alamo Bowl||Baylor vs. Oregon|
|Dec. 30||Duke’s Mayo Bowl||Iowa vs. NC State|
|Dec. 30||Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl||Oregon State vs. Wake Forest|
|Dec. 30||We’re coming to the Bowl||Pitt vs. Kentucky|
|Dec. 30||Arizona Bowl||Bowling Green vs. Utah State|
|Dec. 31||Music City Bowl||Penn State vs. LSU|
|eat 2||Tampa Bay Bowl||Michigan State vs. Ole Miss|
|eat 2||Citrus Bowl||Tennessee vs. Wisconsin|
|TBD||Holiday Bowl||UCLA vs. Florida State|
College football New Year’s Day Six picks
|Dec. 30||Capital One Orange Bowl||Miami, Fla. vs. Notre Dame|
|Dec. 31||Allstate Sugar Bowl||Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M|
|eat 2||Goodyear Cotton Bowl||USC vs. Houston|
|eat 2||Rose Bowl Game||Michigan vs. Utah|
|Dec. 31||Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl (semifinal)||Clemson vs. Alabama|
|Dec. 31||Fiesta Bowl (semifinal)||Ohio State vs. Georgia|
College Football Playoff championship decide
|eat 11||CFP championship sport||Alabama vs. Ohio State|
New Year’s Day Six picks
Capital One Orange Bowl: Notre Dame vs. Miami, Fla.
First-year coaches Marcus Freeman and Mario Cristobal renew a basic rivalry within the correct setting. The Irish have a troublesome schedule that options Ohio State, USC and Clemson, however it might take an 11-1 document to get to the Playoff. The Hurricanes make their second New Year’s Day Six look, and this could possibly be a showcase for Tyler Van Dyke.
Allstate Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M
Oklahoma nonetheless wins the Big 12 with first-year coach Brent Venables, they usually advance to face outdated Big 12 and future SEC rival Texas A&M, which is below strain to make the CFP as soon as and for all below Jimbo Fisher after the offseason back-and -forth with Nick Saban. Ultimately, the Aggies fall simply quick once more, however there can be sufficient warmth on this matchup to make the Sugar Bowl entertaining.
Goodyear Cotton Bowl: Houston vs. USC
Houston and Cincinnati will jockey for the American Athletic Conference championship once more, and this time the Cougars get the Group of 5 bid to the New Year’s Day Six. That’s going to place Dana Holgorsen again on the teaching carousel. USC is the “it” staff of the offseason after Lincoln Riley’s arrival and switch portal magic that introduced in Caleb Williams, Travis Dye and Jordan Addison. The Trojans have a respectable shot on the CFP and a Pac-12 championship, however we’re giving Riley just a little extra time to get there.
Allstate Sugar Bowl: Michigan vs. Utah
Jim Harbaugh’s first sport at Michigan was a 24-17 loss at Utah. Now, Harbaugh will lead Michigan to its first Rose Bowl look since 2007. The Wolverines are 0-3 in New Year’s Day Six bowls and CFP semifinals, however there’s sufficient on the roster to get to Pasadena and pull out a victory. The Utes return because the defending Pac-12 champions, they usually must maintain off USC and Oregon to get again right here. It’s an opportunity for Utah quarterback Cam Rising to shine once more.
College Football Playoff picks
Capital One Orange Bowl: Alabama vs. Clemson
It’s taken a few years to ship Clemson-Alabama V, however the Tigers will return to the CFP so long as the offense returns to type within the ACC. The protection is flush with All-American expertise, and Dabo Swinney’s program is not on the decline. Alabama makes its eighth CFP semifinal look below Nick Saban, and a loaded roster led by Bryce Young and Will Anderson wins one other SEC championship.
MORE: Ranking the highest 16 packages of the CFB period
Fiesta Bowl: Ohio State vs. Georgia
The Buckeyes and Bulldogs haven’t met for the reason that 1993 Citrus Bowl, and this is able to give the basic offense vs. protection matchup we did not get final season. Will the Bulldogs decelerate an absurd Ohio State offense led by CJ Stroud? Will Ohio State’s protection be national-championship caliber towards an SEC heavyweight. The Buckeyes are 0-2 within the CFP semis on the Fiesta Bowl.
CFP championship decide
CFP championship sport (Los Angeles): Alabama vs. Ohio State
Another rematch – this time from the Crimson Tide’s 52-24 victory within the CFP championship on Jan. 11, 2021. That was throughout a season impacted by COVID-19. What has modified for each packages two years later? Young and Stroud are the highest Heisman contenders and could possibly be the highest two picks within the 2023 NFL Draft. Both rosters are stacked with five-star expertise, and Ryan Day is attempting to win his first national title with the Buckeyes. Will Saban get No. 8 instances?