College football predictions for 2021 bowl games, playoff semifinals, and national championships

The bowl season will return in 2021-22, and the schedule includes 43 bowl games between FBS teams.

Although the expansion of the college football playoffs may be underway, this year is the eighth season of the four-team playoffs. This year’s college football playoff championship game will be held on January 10th at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This year’s semi-finals will be held at Capital One Orange Bowl and Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on December 31st.

Sports News’ playoff draft picks are similar. Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma have participated in 28 playoff games and 20 games in total. However, these four schools have not all made the playoffs in the same season.

SN made predictions for all 43 bowl games here, and they will be updated throughout the season:

2021 College Football Bowl predictions

date bowl pair
December 17 Bahamas Bowl Ball State vs. FAU
December 17 Healing bowl Arkansas vs. Tulsa
December 18 Boca Raton Bowl UCF and freedom*
December 18 New Mexico Bowl Nevada vs. Marshall
December 18 Radiance Technologies Independent Bowl BYU and UTSA
December 18 Lendingtree bowl Toledo and Appalachia
December 18 Los Angeles Bowl Boise State University and UCLA
December 18 R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl South Alabama vs Louisiana Tech University
December 20 Myrtle Beach Bowl Georgia vs. Memphis
December 21 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Buffalo vs. Colorado
December 21 Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl Miami, Ohio vs. UAB
December 21 Armed Forces Bowl Army* vs. Western Kentucky
December 23 Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl San Diego State University and FIU
December 24 Hawaii bowl San Jose State University and SMU
December 25 Camellia bowl Kent State University and Louisiana
December 27 Fast Lane Bowl Duran vs. Michigan State University
December 27 Military bowl Navy and Wake Forest
December 28 TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl Houston vs Tennessee
December 28 First reaction bowl Baylor vs. Virginia
December 28 AutoZone Free Bowl TCU and Auburn
December 28 Insured Bowl Maryland vs Kansas
December 29 Fenway Bowl Cincinnati vs. Pete
December 29 Pinstripe bowl Northwest and Louisville
December 29 Cheez-It bowl West Virginia and Florida
December 29 Valero Alamo Bowl Oregon vs Oklahoma
December 30 Duke’s Mayo Bowl Indiana vs. North Carolina
December 30 Transperfect Music City Bowl Nebraska vs. Kentucky
December 30 SRS Vegas Bowl California vs. Iowa
December 31 TaxSlayer Crocodile Bowl Missouri vs Virginia Tech
December 31 Tony Tiger Sun Bowl Utah vs Boston College
January 1 Inland Bowl Michigan and Louisiana State University
January 1 Vrbo Citrus Bowl Pennsylvania State University and Florida
January 4 Texas Bowl Texas and Miss Ole
To be determined Holiday bowl Arizona vs. Miami
To be determined Red box bowl Washington v Minnesota
To be determined Arizona Bowl Ohio and Wyoming

*Indicates not related to bowl games

Six predictions for college football

date bowl pair
December 30 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl University of Notre Dame and Texas A&M
January 1 PlayStation Carnival Bowl Coastal Carolina and North Carolina
January 1 Rose bowl game University of Southern California and Wisconsin
January 1 Allstar Sugar Bowl Iowa vs. Georgia
December 31 Capital One Orange Bowl (semi-final) Ohio State University and Alabama
December 31 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (semi-final) Oklahoma vs. Clemson

College football playoff championship predictions

date bowl pair
January 10 College Football Playoff Championship Alabama vs. Clemson

New Year’s Day choose one

Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl: Notre Dame Cathedral and Texas A&M

The Argyz team and the Irish team ended last year’s playoffs on a smaller stage a year late. Both teams have a quarterback battle worth watching in the fall training camp, but we are more interested in the running backs in this game. Isaiah Spiller and Karen Williams are both candidates for the dark horse Heisman. This will be an interesting table setter for the rest of the sixth day of New Year’s Day.

PlayStation First Bowl: Carolina Coast vs. North Carolina

Chanticleers was chosen by our group of 5, some of which were based on Cincinnati’s difficult non-conference schedule for Indiana and Notre Dame. The Suns were given the treatment they deserved. Grayson McCall played against North Carolina’s Sam Howell, who led the Tar High Heels team to participate in the NY6 Bowl for the second time under the leadership of Mike Brown.

Rose Bowl Game: USC vs. Wisconsin

The University of Southern California and Wisconsin met in the Rose Bowl games in 1953 and 1963, which put the Pac-12 champion against the top ten runners-up. Kedon Slovis and Graham Mertz made it an interesting matchup, but for these teams, it boils down to who can control the ball. The Rose Parade Championship is also very happy.

Allstate Sugar Bowl: Iowa and Georgia

Unless JT Daniels can lead the playoffs, the Bulldogs are forced to participate in the Six Bowls on New Year’s Day for the fourth consecutive time. Will this put any pressure on Kirby Smart? At the same time, considering the number of players returning from last year’s Carnival Bowl Championship, the Tornado has entered a comprehensive year. Given the hype of the two teams, this feels a bit like a console game.

College football playoff picks

First Capital Orange Bowl: Ohio State University and Alabama

Didn’t we just watch this game? Both projects sent 10 players to participate in the 2021 NFL Draft, but both sides have enough talent for the third CFP playoff showdown. With the Buckeyes on the receiver, Alabama’s defense should be better. After losing last year’s CFP Championship, how will Ryan Day be different?

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: Oklahoma vs. Clemson

This will be a more interesting matchup because it has two of the top three quarterbacks in SN’s top 25 QB rankings. Clemson’s DJ Uiagalelei and Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler will perform an offensive performance in this show. Which project is facing more pressure? In the CFP semifinals, the Sooners’ record was 0-4, and the Tigers were defeated in the last two games.

CFP Championship Draft

CFP Championship: Alabama vs. Clemson

More of the same. Before CFP expands to 12 teams, considering the talent levels of both sides, this game will continue to appear. In the past seven years, Crimson Tide and Tigers have split four playoff games. This time, both schools headed north to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.We let Ohio State University play Clemson Last year’s championship.

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