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The Duel's Week 13 college football bowl projections for the College Football Playoff and New Year's Six Bowl Games in 2018-19. All College Football Playoff odds and futures provided via FanDuel Sportsbook.


College Football Playoff

DateBowl GameTimeMatchupTeam 1Team 2
Jan. 7National Championship8 p.m.Title#1 Alabama#3 Notre Dame
Dec. 29Cotton Bowl4/8 p.m.Semifinal#2 Clemson#1 Alabama
Dec. 29Orange Bowl4/8 p.m.Semifinal#5 Georgia#3 Notre Dame


Our latest College Football Playoff bowl projection is riding the Committee's nightmare wave, and hard. If Georgia beats Alabama in the SEC Championship while Clemson and Notre Dame win out, here's what we're looking at. 

Happy trails Michigan! 


The most important to keep in mind in the projections above is that the projection rankings are based on each team's College Football Playoff poll ranking heading into Week 12. For example, No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 1 Alabama is representative of the No. 1 vs. No. 4 seed matchup in the CFP's Cotton Bowl game. 


Remaining New Year's Six Bowl Games

DateBowl GameTimeMatchupTeam 1Team 2
Jan. 1Sugar Bowl8:45 p.m.SEC vs. Big 12#7 LSU#6 Oklahoma
Jan. 1Rose Bowl5 p.m.Big Ten vs. Pac 12#4 Michigan#8 Washington St.
Jan. 1Fiesta Bowl1 p.m.At-Large vs. At-Large#10 Ohio State#11 UCF
Dec. 29Peach BowlNoonAt-Large vs. At-Large#13 Florida#14 Penn State

With the massive shakeup in the CFP's four teams between last week's bowl projections and now, Michigan gets snubbed and causes a ripple effect that affects everyone beyond the Sugar Bowl. 

West Virginia's loss on the road combined with Florida and Penn State's remaining schedules also bumps the previously one-loss Mountaineers out of the New Year's Six entirely as well.

We've also got a fascinating potential Fiesta Bowl on our hands with Ohio State dropping down to face an undefeated UCF squad looking to slay yet another Power Five giant. 


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