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
|December 17||Bahamas Bowl||Ball State vs. FAU|
|December 17||Healing bowl||Arkansas vs. Tulsa|
|December 18||RoofClaim.com 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
|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
|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.