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College Football Bowl Projections for Week 14: Brett McMurphy’s Updated Bowl Predictions & Projected Spreads

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Michael Reaves/Getty Images. Pictured: Ohio State’s Denzel Burke (10) and TreVeyon Henderson (32).

Following Tuesday’s penultimate College Football Playoff rankings, I have updated my bowl projections from Monday.

There are a few tweaks in this version, and I shuffled some teams around. Four days remain until college football’s version of Selection Sunday, but nothing is certain.

Expect more changes as bowl officials, teams and conferences continue to negotiate and horse-trade for potential matchups.

Like Monday’s edition, these projections are based on Georgia, Michigan, Florida State and Oregon winning their conference title games to advance to the College Football Playoff.

I’m projecting Oregon as the No. 3 seed ahead of unbeaten Florida State. However, there's no way an undefeated Power 5 conference champion doesn't make the playoff.

My projections will be updated again late Saturday night following the conference championship games. All the official pairings will be announced on Sunday.

Here are my latest projections along with the projected point spread of each matchup from Action Network senior writer Collin Wilson’s betting power ratings.


CFP National Championship Prediction

National Championship
Jan. 8
Houston, TX
Georgia
-2.5
Michigan

College Football Playoff Semifinals Projections


New Year's Six Bowl Games


Projections for All Other Bowl Games


*The highest-rated champion from the Group of Five conferences (American, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sun Belt) will be selected to play in either the Peach or Fiesta Bowl if it does not qualify for the College Football Playoff.
**James Madison and Jacksonville State are in their second year transitioning from FCS to FBS. They received a bid because there were not enough teams with at least six wins to fill all of the bowls.

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