Bowl projections: Sizing up CFP, New Year’s Six after Week 3

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Week 3 of the college football season brought a major flex by the top teams, with Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, USC and Clemson all rolling to decisive routs. Other results, including losses by Michigan State, Miami and BYU, will be felt in the New Year’s Six games and the bowl matchups further down the pecking order.

ESPN college football reporters Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach return with their latest projections for all the games, including their analysis of the CFP picture and which teams helped and hurt their cause the most over the weekend.

All times Eastern

College Football Playoff

CFP National Championship Presented by AT&T
SoFi Stadium (Inglewood, California)
Jan. 9, Time TBD, ESPN and the ESPN App

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

CFP Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)
Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Georgia vs. USC
Schlabach: Georgia vs. USC

CFP Semifinal at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl
State Farm Stadium (Glendale, Arizona)
Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App

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

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