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College football bowl projections

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LSU, Oklahoma rising up the CFP rankings (3:15)

Joey Galloway and Jesse Palmer both reveal their updated top five for the College Football Playoff, with LSU entering the top three and Oklahoma entering the top five for the first time. (3:15)

Here's how our experts see the bowl matchups after Week 7. Check back each week for their predictions.

All times Eastern.

College Football Playoff National Championship
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Jan. 13, 8 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Alabama vs. Oklahoma
Schlabach: Alabama vs. Ohio State

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Dec. 28, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN

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

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Dec. 28, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN

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


Bowl schedule

Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
Dec. 20, 2 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Western Kentucky vs. Ohio
Schlabach: UAB vs. Central Michigan

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2

Bonagura: SMU vs. Washington State
Schlabach: SMU vs. Army

Celebration Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Dec. 21, noon, ABC

Bonagura: North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State
Schlabach: North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State

DreamHouse New Mexico Bowl
Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dec. 21, 2 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Florida Atlantic vs. Air Force
Schlabach: Marshall vs. Wyoming

Cure Bowl
Exploria Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Bonagura: Temple vs. Arkansas State
Schlabach: Temple vs. Arkansas State

Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl
FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida
Dec. 21, 3:30 p.m., ABC

Bonagura: Ball State vs. Navy
Schlabach: Cincinnati vs. Western Michigan

Camellia Bowl
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama
Dec. 21, 5:30 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Kent State vs. Louisiana
Schlabach: Ball State vs. Georgia State

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., ABC

Bonagura: Cal vs. San Diego State
Schlabach: Stanford vs. San Diego State

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Dec. 21, 9 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Georgia State vs. Southern Miss
Schlabach: Louisiana Tech vs. Louisiana

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Dec. 23, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: UCF vs. Syracuse
Schlabach: UCF vs. Western Kentucky

SoFi Hawai'i Bowl
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu
Dec. 24, 8 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Tulane vs. BYU
Schlabach: Memphis vs. Hawai'i

Walk-On's Independence Bowl
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana
Dec. 26, 4 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Louisville vs. Arizona
Schlabach: Syracuse vs. Southern Miss

Quick Lane Bowl
Ford Field, Detroit
Dec. 26, 8 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Virginia Tech vs. Western Michigan
Schlabach: Miami vs. Nebraska

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland
Dec. 27, noon, ESPN

Bonagura: NC State vs. Memphis
Schlabach: Louisville vs. Navy

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Yankee Stadium, New York
Dec. 27, 3:20 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Duke vs. Nebraska
Schlabach: Pittsburgh vs. Michigan State

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl
NRG Stadium, Houston
Dec. 27, 6:45 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M
Schlabach: Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
SDCCU Stadium, San Diego
Dec. 27, 8 p.m., Fox Sports 1

Bonagura: Michigan vs. Washington
Schlabach: Michigan vs. Arizona State

Cheez-It Bowl
Chase Field, Phoenix
Dec. 27, 10:15 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Kansas State vs. Stanford
Schlabach: Texas Tech vs. USC

Camping World Bowl
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Dec. 28, noon, ABC

Bonagura: Wake Forest vs. Iowa State
Schlabach: Duke vs. Iowa State

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
AT&T Stadium, Dallas
Dec. 28., noon, ESPN

Bonagura: Boise State vs. Notre Dame
Schlabach: Boise State vs. Georgia

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas
Dec. 30, 12:30 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Texas Tech vs. Louisiana Tech
Schlabach: Kansas State vs. Florida Atlantic

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Dec. 30, 4 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Pitt vs. South Carolina
Schlabach: NC State vs. Mississippi State

Redbox Bowl
Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Dec. 30, 4 p.m., Fox

Bonagura: Indiana vs. Arizona State
Schlabach: Indiana vs. Washington

Capital One Orange Bowl
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Dec. 30, 8 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Virginia vs. Penn State
Schlabach: Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame

Belk Bowl
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Dec. 31, noon, ESPN

Bonagura: North Carolina vs. Kentucky
Schlabach: North Carolina vs. Kentucky

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas
Dec. 31, 2 p.m., CBS

Bonagura: Miami vs. USC
Schlabach: Virginia vs. California

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee
Dec. 31, 3:45 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: TCU vs. Mississippi State
Schlabach: TCU vs. Liberty

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Dec. 31, 4:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Bonagura: Wyoming vs. Georgia Southern
Schlabach: Nevada vs. UL-Monroe

Valero Alamo Bowl
Alamodome, San Antonio
Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Baylor vs. Utah
Schlabach: Baylor vs. Utah

Citrus Bowl
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ABC

Bonagura: Georgia vs. Minnesota
Schlabach: Florida vs. Penn State

Outback Bowl
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Florida vs. Iowa
Schlabach: Auburn vs. Minnesota

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Jan. 1, 5 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Oregon vs. Wisconsin
Schlabach: Oregon vs. Wisconsin

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: LSU vs. Texas
Schlabach: LSU vs. Texas

Birmingham Bowl
Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
Jan. 2, 3 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Cincinnati vs. UAB
Schlabach: Virginia Tech vs. Tulane

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Jan. 2, 7 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Michigan State vs. Auburn
Schlabach: Iowa vs. South Carolina

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Jan. 3, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Central Michigan vs. Hawai'i
Schlabach: Kent State vs. Utah State

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Jan. 4, 11:30 a.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Utah State vs. Army
Schlabach: Arizona vs. Air Force

Mobile Alabama Bowl
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Bonagura: Toledo vs. Appalachian State
Schlabach: Toledo vs. Appalachian State