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Bowl Projections 2015: Who Reigns Supreme For This Year?s Playoffs?

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College Football Playoff is just around the corner and 16 games are still scheduled with half of it already scheduled for the conference championship games. And with one conference champion already in the books, with Oklahoma winning, there?s already a vivid image of what the playoff stadium will look like with only a week to go.

BOWL PROJECTIONS 2015

Check out the College Football Playoff Projection from CBS Sports:

COLLEGE FOOTBAL PLAYOFF (END OF SEASON PROJECTION)

Championship Bowl (Jan.12) ? Glendale, Arizona

MATCHUP: Semifinal winners

PREDICTION: To be determined (TBD)

Cotton Bowl (Dec. 31) ? Arlington, Texas

MATCHUP: Semifinal

PREDICTION: (2) Alabama vs. (3) Michigan State

Orange Bowl (Dec. 31) ? Miami, Florida

MATCHUP: Semifinal

PREDICTION: (1) Clemson vs. (4) Oklahoma

According to Jerry Palm from CBS Sports, The Tar Heels may unfortunately be unable to make the final four even with a victory against Clemson. And with a very poor schedule, ?UNC might not even pass Clemson in the final rankings with a win,? Palm added.

On the other hand, Ohio State will get a good spot after winning their match against Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday. Palm indicated that they ?could end up in the Rose Bowl, but at worst, they will play in one of the New Year?s Six games.? The team would eventually finish in the top six of the CFP rankings, and likely have an outside shot at a spot in the playoff.

Here?s a look at the selection committee bowl games projection from CBS Sports:

SELECTION COMMITTEE BOWL GAMES (PROJECTION)

Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1) ? New Orleans, Louisiana

MATCHUP: Big 12 vs. SEC

PREDICTION: Baylor vs. Florida

Rose Bowl (Jan. 1) ? Pasedena, California

MATCHUP: Big Ten vs. Pac-12

PREDICTION: Iowa vs. Stanford

Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1) ? Glendale, Arizona

MATCHUP: At-Large vs. At-Large

PREDICTION: Ohio State vs. Houston

Peach Bowl (Dec. 31) ? Atlanta, Georgia

MATCHUP: At-Large vs. At-Large

PREDICTION: Notre Dame vs. Florida State

According to reports, 75 teams are currently bowl eligible and for next week, only three more teams will be able to receive eligibility. ?That means at least two 5-7 teams will go bowling this year, or the NCAA will decide to cancel games,? stated by Jerry Palm from CBS Sports. ?I am projecting only one of those three will make it (Kansas State) and have four 5-7 teams in this week?s projections.? He added that Nebraska, Missouri, San Jose State and Minnesota are among the projected teams to finish 5-7.

Who do you think will move on in the College Football Playoff and the Selection Committee Bowl Games? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: CBS Sports

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