Bowl Games Schedule 2017-18: Teams & CFB Matchups


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Clemson is likely to be 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. Heavy will be updating this throughout the day as bowl matchups are announced. All times are listed in Eastern.

College Football Bowl Schedule 2017-18

Dec. 16

Celebration Bowl
Noon, ABC
Mercedes-Benz Stadium

New Orleans Bowl
1 p.m., ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans

Cure Bowl
2:30 p.m., CBSSN
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, Florida

Las Vegas Bowl
3:30 p.m., ABC
Sam Boyd Stadium
Las Vegas

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

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
8 p.m., ESPN
Cramton Bowl
Montgomery, Alabama

Dec. 19

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

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Dec. 20

Frisco Bowl
8 p.m., ESPN
Toyota Stadium
Frisco, Texas

Dec. 21

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

Dec. 22

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

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

Dec. 23

Birmingham Bowl
Noon, ESPN
Legion Field
Birmingham, Alabama

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

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Dollar General Bowl
7 p.m., ESPN
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Mobile, Alabama

Dec. 24

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

Dec. 26

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl
1:30 p.m., ESPN
Cotton Bowl

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Quick Lane Bowl
5:15 p.m., ESPN
Ford Field

Cactus Bowl
9 p.m., ESPN
Chase Field

Dec. 27

Independence Bowl
1:30 p.m., ESPN
Independence Stadium
Shreveport, Louisiana

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New Era Pinstripe Bowl
5:15 p.m., ESPN
Yankee Stadium
New York

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

Texas Bowl
9 p.m., ESPN
NRG Stadium

Dec. 28

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

Camping World Bowl
5:15 p.m., ESPN
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, Florida

Alamo Bowl
9 p.m., ESPN
San Antonio, Texas

Holiday Bowl
9 p.m., FOX
Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego

Dec. 29

Belk Bowl
1 p.m. ESPN
Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte, North Carolina

Hyundai Sun Bowl
3 p.m., CBS
Sun Bowl
El Paso, Texas

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

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
5:30 p.m., CBSSN
Arizona Stadium
Tucson, Arizona

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
8:30 p.m., ESPN
AT&T Stadium
Arlington, Texas

Dec. 30

TaxSlayer Bowl
Noon, ESPN
EverBank Field
Jacksonville, Florida

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

Fiesta Bowl
4 p.m., ESPN
University of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, Arizona

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

Jan. 1

Outback Bowl
Noon, ESPN2
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Florida

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

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

Jan. 1

Rose Bowl (College Football Playoff)
5 p.m., ESPN
Rose Bowl
Pasadena, California

Sugar Bowl (College Football Playoff)
8:45 p.m., ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans

Jan. 8

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