Matchups for CFP, New Year’s Six and beyond after a seismic weekend

  • Covers the Pac-12.
  • Joined ESPN in 2014.
  • Attended Washington State University.

  • Senior college football writer
  • Author of seven books on college football
  • Graduate of the University of Georgia

First, Tennessee got thumped by Georgia, with the Vols suffering their first defeat of the season. Then Clemson also fell from the ranks of the unbeaten, losing at Notre Dame, and Alabama was knocked off by LSU. Just like that three of the top six teams in the initial College Football Playoff rankings had lost, turning the playoff hunt upside down.

What does it all mean for the bowl picture? ESPN college football reporters Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach break it all down with their latest projections for all the games, including their analysis of the CFP matchups, which teams helped and hurt their causes the most and which matchup they’d most like to see.

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College Football Playoff

CFP National Championship Presented by AT&T
SoFi Stadium (Inglewood, California)
Jan. 9, time TBD, ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Georgia vs. Michigan
Schlabach: Georgia vs. Ohio State

CFP Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)
Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Georgia vs. TCU
Schlabach: Georgia vs. Michigan

CFP Semifinal at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl
State Farm Stadium (Glendale, Arizona)
Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Michigan vs. Oregon
Schlabach: Ohio State vs. TCU

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