Bowl Projections, College Football Playoff Predictions: Week 0

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Bowl Projections, College Football Playoff Predictions: Week 0

Bowl Projections

Bowl Projections, College Football Playoff Predictions: Week 0

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2022-2023 College Football Playoff Projections

It was going to be the big, zany call in the Preview version of the bowl projections, but it didn’t happen – we went soft. Now, going with it because there just isn’t a sure-thing fourth option.

Here’s the call. Clemson will lose once – maybe at Notre Dame, maybe against NC State – but will win the ACC going 12-1. Ohio State will blow through everyone, and Alabama will drop a game, but will go on to win the SEC Championship. More to the point, the SEC Champion is in no matter who it is.

Yeah, boring. Nothing too out of the box on that.

Georgia was the initial choice for that fourth spot, but as was correctly pointed out by several readers, that would mean last year’s scenario has to happen again. That’s bit of a stretch.

So, for now, why not go all in on the insane belief?

USC. Lincoln Riley has put together an all-star team, the schedule isn’t that bad, and it’ll get to the Pac-12 Championship at 11-1 with a shot at the CFP.

And, as always, we’ll adapt and adjust as the season goes on.

College Football Playoff Semifinal: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Saturday, December 31, 2022
4:00 or 8:00, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Last Year: Michigan State 31, Pitt 21
Bowl Ties: CFP vs CFP
Bowl Projection: Alabama vs Clemson

College Football Playoff Semifinal: Fiesta Bowl

Saturday, December 31, 2022
4:00 or 8:00, ESPN
State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ
Last Year: Oklahoma State 37, Notre Dame 35
Bowl Ties: CFP vs CFP
Bowl Projection: Ohio State vs USC

College Football Playoff National Championship

Monday, January 9, 2023
TBA, ESPN
SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA
Last Year: Georgia 33, Alabama 18
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Winner vs Fiesta Bowl Winner
Bowl Projection: Alabama vs Ohio State

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