Bowl Games Schedule 2017-18: Teams & CFB Matchups

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Getty Clemson is the top seed in the College Football Playoff.

Today is Christmas morning for college football fans, as you find out where your favorite team is headed to play their bowl game. Additionally, the four College Football Playoff teams are announced as ESPN will have the selection show beginning at 12 p.m. Eastern.

Three of the four playoff teams look to be straight forward. Clemson dominated Miami in the ACC Championship, and is likely going to be the top seed. Oklahoma has been on a hot streak since their narrow loss to Iowa State, winning eight straight games including the Big 12 title game. Georgia got revenge against Auburn in the SEC Championship, and it would be shocking if they are not ranked in the top three.

This leaves a number of teams fighting for the final spot, but Alabama and Ohio State are the most likely suitors. Heavy projects Alabama will be the final playoff team. It is hard to get past Ohio State’s 31-point loss to an unranked Iowa team. While the Buckeyes have better quality wins than Alabama, they also have one more loss. Alabama opened the season against Florida State, ranked No. 2 in the country, prior to their downward tailspin.

Here’s a look at the college football bowl schedule, and many of the bowl announcements came courtesy of college football insider Brent McMurphy.

College Football Bowl Schedule 2017-18

Dec. 16

Celebration Bowl
Grambling vs. NC A&T
Noon, ABC
Mercedes-Benz Stadium

New Orleans Bowl
Troy vs. North Texas
1 p.m., ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans

Cure Bowl
Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State
2:30 p.m., CBSSN
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, Florida

Las Vegas Bowl
Boise State vs. Oregon
3:30 p.m., ABC
Sam Boyd Stadium
Las Vegas

New Mexico Bowl
Colorado State vs. Marshall
4:30 p.m., ESPN
Branch Field at Dreamstyle Stadium
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Camellia Bowl
Middle Tennessee vs. Arkansas State
8 p.m., ESPN
Cramton Bowl
Montgomery, Alabama

Dec. 19

Boca Raton Bowl
FAU vs. Akron
7 p.m., ESPN
Howard Schnellenberger Field at FAU Stadium
Boca Raton, Florida

Dec. 20

Frisco Bowl
SMU vs. Louisiana Tech
8 p.m., ESPN
Toyota Stadium
Frisco, Texas

Dec. 21

Gasparilla Bowl
FIU vs. Temple
8 p.m., ESPN
Tropicana Field
St. Petersburg, Florida

Dec. 22

Bahamas Bowl
UAB vs. Ohio
12:30 p.m., ESPN
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium
Nassau, Bahamas

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Central Michigan vs. Wyoming
4 p.m., ESPN
Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium
Boise, Idaho

Dec. 23

Birmingham Bowl
Texas Tech vs. USF
Noon, ESPN
Legion Field
Birmingham, Alabama

Armed Forces Bowl
San Diego State vs. Army
3:30 p.m., ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium
Fort Worth, Texas

Dollar General Bowl
Toledo vs. Appalachian State
7 p.m., ESPN
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Mobile, Alabama

Dec. 24

Hawai’i Bowl
Houston vs. Fresno State
8:30 p.m., ESPN
Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union Field at Aloha Stadium

Dec. 26

Heart of Dallas Bowl
West Virginia vs. Utah
1:30 p.m., ESPN
Cotton Bowl

Quick Lane Bowl
Duke vs. Northern Illinois
5:15 p.m., ESPN
Ford Field

Cactus Bowl
UCLA vs. Kansas State
9 p.m., ESPN
Chase Field

Dec. 27

Independence Bowl
Florida State vs. Southern Miss
1:30 p.m., ESPN
Independence Stadium
Shreveport, Louisiana

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Boston College vs. Iowa
5:15 p.m., ESPN
Yankee Stadium
New York

Foster Farms Bowl
Purdue vs. Arizona
8:30 p.m., FOX
Levi’s Stadium
Santa Clara, California

Texas Bowl
Texas vs. Missouri
9 p.m., ESPN
NRG Stadium

Dec. 28

Military Bowl
Virginia vs. Navy
1:30 p.m. ESPN
Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Annapolis, Maryland

Camping World Bowl
Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State
5:15 p.m., ESPN
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, Florida

Alamo Bowl
Stanford vs. TCU
9 p.m., ESPN
San Antonio, Texas

Holiday Bowl
Michigan State vs. Washington State
9 p.m., FOX
Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego

Dec. 29

Belk Bowl
Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M
1 p.m. ESPN
Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte, North Carolina

Sun Bowl
Arizona State vs. NC State
3 p.m., CBS
Sun Bowl
El Paso, Texas

Music City Bowl
Northwestern vs. Kentucky
4:30 p.m., ESPN
Nissan Stadium
Nashville, Tennessee

Arizona Bowl
New Mexico State vs. Utah State
5:30 p.m., CBSSN
Arizona Stadium
Tucson, Arizona

Cotton Bowl
USC vs. Ohio State
8:30 p.m., ESPN
AT&T Stadium
Arlington, Texas

Dec. 30

TaxSlayer Bowl
Louisville vs. Mississippi State
Noon, ESPN
EverBank Field
Jacksonville, Florida

Liberty Bowl
Memphis vs. Iowa State
12:30 p.m., ABC
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Memphis, Tennessee

Fiesta Bowl
Washington vs. Penn State
4 p.m., ESPN
University of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, Arizona

Capital One Orange Bowl
Wisconsin vs. Miami
8 p.m., ESPN
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, Florida

Jan. 1

Outback Bowl
Michigan vs. South Carolina
Noon, ESPN2
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Florida

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
UCF vs. Auburn
12:30 p.m., ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Citrus Bowl
Notre Dame vs. LSU
1 p.m., ABC
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, Florida

Rose Bowl (College Football Playoff)
No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Georgia
5 p.m., ESPN
Rose Bowl
Pasadena, California

Sugar Bowl (College Football Playoff)
No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 Alabama
8:45 p.m., ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans

Jan. 8

College Football Playoff National Championship
8 p.m. ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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