College football bowl projections Week 13: One-loss teams fight for last Playoff spot

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Sporting News' Week 13 bowl projections are here in time for the third set of College Football Playoff rankings, which will be unveiled on Tuesday.

Sporting News' Playoff picture has not changed despite the season-ending injury to Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, but the scramble among the one-loss teams for that final Playoff spot is too close to call. We have unbeaten teams Ohio State and Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl semifinal, and undefeated LSU is still in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl semifinal.

Which one-loss team do we have playing the Tigers? For now, it's still Oregon ahead of Georgia, Oklahoma and Alabama. There are three weeks left to figure it out, and anything can happen with those teams.

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The 2019 college football postseason schedule features 40 bowl games between FBS teams, with the finale at the national title game on Jan. 13 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. This year's semifinal games will be on Dec. 28.

Sporting News has projections for all 40 bowl games here, and they will be updated each week during the college football season. Our projections heading into Week 13 of the college football season:

Week 13 college football bowl projections

Date

Bowl

Teams

Dec. 20

Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

Miami (Ohio) vs. Louisiana Tech

Dec. 20

DXL Frisco Bowl

Western Michigan vs. Temple

Dec. 21

New Mexico Bowl

Western Kentucky vs. Utah State

Dec. 21

AutoNation Cure Bowl

Appalachian State vs. Cincinnati

Dec. 21

Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl

FAU vs. Tulane

Dec. 21

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Toledo vs. Georgia State

Dec. 21

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl

Boise State vs. Oregon State

Dec. 21

R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

UAB vs. Louisiana

Dec. 23

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

Southern Miss vs. SMU

Dec. 24

SoFi Hawai'i Bowl

BYU vs. Hawaii

Dec. 28

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

Notre Dame vs. Memphis

Dec. 30

Capital One Orange Bowl

Virginia vs. Georgia

Jan. 1

Rose Bowl

Minnesota vs. Utah

Jan. 1

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Alabama vs. Oklahoma

Dec. 28

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

Clemson vs. Ohio State

Dec. 28

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

LSU vs. Oregon

Dec. 26

Walk-On's Independence Bowl

Kentucky vs. Miami

Dec. 26

Quick Lane Bowl

Michigan State vs. North Carolina

Dec. 27

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

Marshall* vs. UCF

Dec. 27

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Illinois vs. Louisville

Dec. 27

Academy Sports and Outdoors Texas Bowl

Texas vs. Boston College*

Dec. 27

SDCU Holiday Bowl

Cal vs. Iowa

Dec. 27

Cheez-It Bowl

UCLA vs. Iowa State

Dec. 28

Camping World Bowl

Kansas State vs. Virginia Tech

Dec. 30

SERVPRO First Responders Bowl

TCU vs. Wyoming*

Dec. 30

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Washington State vs. Pitt

Dec. 30

Redbox Bowl

Washington vs. Indiana

Dec. 31

Belk Bowl

Mississippi State vs. Florida State

Dec. 31

Hyundai Sun Bowl

Arizona State vs. Wake Forest

Dec. 31

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Oklahoma State vs. Tennessee

Dec. 31

Valero Alamo Bowl

USC vs. Baylor

Dec. 31

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arkansas State vs. Air Force

Jan. 1

Outback Bowl

Auburn vs. Michigan

Jan. 1

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

Florida vs. Wisconsin

Jan. 2

Birmingham Bowl

Charlotte* vs. Liberty*

Jan. 2

TaxSlayer Bowl

Texas A&M vs. Penn State

Jan. 3

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Central Michigan vs. San Diego State

Jan. 4

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Nevada* vs. Navy

Jan. 6

Mobile Alabama Bowl

Ohio vs. Georgia Southern

*No conference tie-in to bowl

College Football Playoff/New Year's Day 6 projections

Dec. 24 SoFi Hawai'i Bowl BYU vs. Hawaii

Dec. 28

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

Notre Dame vs. Memphis

Dec. 30

Capital One Orange Bowl

Virginia vs. Georgia

Jan. 1

Rose Bowl

Minnesota vs. Utah

Jan. 1

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Alabama vs. Oklahoma

Dec. 28

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

Clemson vs. Ohio State

Dec. 28

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

LSU vs. Oregon

College Football Playoff championship projection

Jan. 13

College Football Playoff championship

LSU vs. Ohio State

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