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With the College Football Playoff selection show (ESPN and ESPN App, noon ET) just a week away, there is a little shake-up in our weekly projections.

After No. 6 Florida’s shocking loss against LSU, one ultimately decided by an untimely penalty after the Gators’ Marco Wilson tossed a cleat down the field, we are looking at a different semifinals lineup.

ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach make their latest picks:

College Football Playoff

College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Jan. 11, ESPN

Bonagura: Alabama vs. Clemson
Schlabach: Alabama vs. Clemson

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Jan. 1, ESPN

Bonagura: Ohio State vs. Clemson
Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Clemson

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Jan. 1, ESPN

Bonagura: Alabama vs. Notre Dame
Schlabach: Alabama vs. Notre Dame

Bowl schedule

Dec. 19

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl
Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)
7 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: SMU vs. UTSA
Schlabach: SMU vs. UTSA

Dec. 21

Myrtle Beach Bowl
Brooks Stadium (Conway, South Carolina)
2:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Western Kentucky vs. Georgia Southern
Schlabach: Appalachian State vs. Western Kentucky

Dec. 22

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Albertsons Stadium (Boise, Idaho)
3:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Boise State vs. Ball State
Schlabach: Nevada vs. Tulane

Boca Raton Bowl
FAU Stadium (Boca Raton, Florida)
7 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: UCF vs. Kent State
Schlabach: UCF vs. FAU

Dec. 23

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans)
3:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: UAB vs. Louisiana
Schlabach: Georgia Southern vs. Louisiana Tech

Montgomery Bowl
Cramton Bowl (Montgomery, Alabama)
7 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN2 and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Louisiana Tech vs. Georgia State
Schlabach: Memphis vs. Liberty

Dec. 24

New Mexico Bowl
TBD (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
3:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: San Jose State vs. BYU
Schlabach: San Jose State vs. Houston

Dec. 25

Camellia Bowl
Cramton Bowl (Montgomery, Alabama)
2:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Buffalo vs. Coastal Carolina
Schlabach: Ball State vs. Georgia State

Dec. 26

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl
Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida)
Noon on ABC and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Georgia Tech vs. Liberty
Schlabach: Georgia Tech vs. South Carolina

Cure Bowl

Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Florida)
Noon on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Florida Atlantic vs. Troy
Schlabach: UAB vs. Louisiana

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Gerald J. Ford Stadium (Dallas)
3:30 p.m. on ABC and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Wake Forest vs. Tulsa
Schlabach: Wake Forest vs. BYU

LendingTree Bowl
Ladd-Peebles Stadium (Mobile, Alabama)
3:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Marshall vs. Appalachian State
Schlabach: Marshall vs. Coastal Carolina

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl
Independence Stadium (Shreveport, Louisiana)
7 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Army vs. Oregon
Schlabach: Army vs. Oregon

Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Chase Field (Phoenix)
10:15 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Penn State vs. West Virginia
Schlabach: Rutgers vs. West Virginia

Dec. 28

Military Bowl Presented by Perspecta
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Annapolis, Maryland)
2:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Louisville vs. Navy
Schlabach: Louisville vs. Navy

Dec. 29

Cheez-It Bowl
Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Florida)
5:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Miami vs. Oklahoma State
Schlabach: Miami vs. Texas

Valero Alamo Bowl
Alamodome (San Antonio)
9 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Oklahoma vs. Washington
Schlabach: Iowa State vs. Colorado

Dec. 30

Duke’s Mayo Bowl
Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Noon on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Virginia Tech vs. Wisconsin
Schlabach: Virginia Tech vs. Penn State

TransPerfect Music City Bowl
Nissan Stadium (Nashville, Tennessee)
3:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Minnesota vs. Tennessee
Schlabach: Minnesota vs. Kentucky

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)
7:15 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Iowa State vs. Florida
Schlabach: Oklahoma vs. Florida

Dec. 31

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Amon G. Carter Stadium (Fort Worth, Texas)
Noon on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Colorado vs. Missouri
Schlabach: Washington vs. Mississippi State

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (Memphis, Tennessee)
4 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: TCU vs. South Carolina
Schlabach: TCU vs. Tennessee

Arizona Bowl
Arizona Stadium (Tucson, Arizona)
4 p.m. on CBSSN

Bonagura: Western Michigan vs. Nevada
Schlabach: Buffalo vs. Boise State

Texas Bowl
NRG Stadium (Houston)
8 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Texas vs. Arkansas
Schlabach: Oklahoma State vs. Arkansas

Jan. 1

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
Legion Field (Birmingham, Alabama)
Noon on ESPN2 and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Memphis vs. Mississippi State
Schlabach: Tulsa vs. Vanderbilt

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)
12:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Georgia vs. Cincinnati
Schlabach: Georgia vs. Cincinnati

Vrbo Citrus Bowl
Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Florida)
1 p.m. on ABC and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Northwestern vs. Auburn
Schlabach: Northwestern vs. Auburn

Jan. 2

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
TIAA Bank Field (Jacksonville, Florida)
Noon on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: NC State vs. Ole Miss
Schlabach: NC State vs. Ole Miss

Outback Bowl
Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida)
12:30 p.m. on ABC and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Iowa vs. Kentucky
Schlabach: Iowa vs. Missouri

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
State Farm Stadium (Glendale, Arizona)
4 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: USC vs. Indiana
Schlabach: USC vs. Indiana

Capital One Orange Bowl
Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, Florida)
8 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Texas A&M vs. North Carolina
Schlabach: Texas A&M vs. North Carolina

Canceled bowl games

Bowl games that have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic:

  • New Era Pinstripe Bowl

  • Fenway Bowl

  • San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

  • Bahamas Bowl

  • Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

  • Hawai’i Bowl

  • LA Bowl

  • Las Vegas Bowl

  • Redbox Bowl

  • Sun Bowl

  • Quick Lane Bowl

  • Celebration Bowl

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