College football bowl projections Week 14: Utah, Oklahoma, Alabama in Playoff hunt

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Sporting News' Week 14 bowl projections are here in time for the fourth set of College Football Playoff rankings, which will be unveiled on Tuesday.

The Playoff picture saw some major changes after Oregon’s loss to Arizona State. That opens up a wide-open debate for the No. 4 final spot.

MORE: How Oregon's loss shakes up Pac-12, Playoff races

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For now, SN has Oklahoma in the final spot. Utah and Alabama will have a strong case, but the Sooners might get the edge with a Big 12 championship, buoyed by potential quality wins against Oklahoma State and Baylor the next two weeks. All this assumes Georgia loses in the SEC championship game to LSU.

That would put LSU and Oklahoma in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl and Clemson and Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.

MORE: Week 14& Playoff picture

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 14 of the college football season:

Week 14 college football bowl projections

Date

Bowl

Teams

Dec. 20

Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

Miami (Ohio) vs. Marshall

Dec. 20

DXL Frisco Bowl

Western Michigan vs. Tulane

Dec. 21

New Mexico Bowl

Western Kentucky vs. Utah State

Dec. 21

AutoNation Cure Bowl

Appalachian State vs. Temple

Dec. 21

Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl

FAU vs. Cincinnati

Dec. 21

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Toledo vs. Louisiana

Dec. 21

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl

Boise State vs. Cal

Dec. 21

R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

UAB vs. Georgia State

Dec. 23

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

Southern Miss vs. SMU

Dec. 24

SoFi Hawai'i Bowl

BYU vs. Hawaii

Dec. 26

Walk-On's Independence Bowl

Louisiana Tech* vs. Miami

Dec. 26

Quick Lane Bowl

Michigan State vs. North Carolina

Dec. 28

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

Florida 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. Baylor

Dec. 28

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

Clemson vs. Ohio State

Dec. 28

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

LSU vs. Oklahoma

Dec. 27

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

Army* vs. UCF

Dec. 27

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Illinois vs. Louisville

Dec. 27

Academy Sports and Outdoors Texas Bowl

Texas vs. Mississippi State

Dec. 27

SDCU Holiday Bowl

USC vs. Iowa

Dec. 27

Cheez-It Bowl

Nevada* vs. Oregon State

Dec. 28

Camping World Bowl

Kansas State vs. Notre Dame

Dec. 30

SERVPRO First Responders Bowl

TCU vs. Wyoming*

Dec. 30

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

FIU* vs. Pitt

Dec. 30

Redbox Bowl

Washington vs. Indiana

Dec. 31

Belk Bowl

Kentucky vs. Florida State

Dec. 31

Hyundai Sun Bowl

Arizona State vs. Wake Forest

Dec. 31

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Iowa State vs. Tennessee

Dec. 31

Valero Alamo Bowl

Oregon vs. Oklahoma State

Dec. 31

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arkansas State vs. Air Force

Jan. 1

Outback Bowl

Texas A&M vs. Penn State

Jan. 1

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

Auburn vs. Michigan

Jan. 2

Birmingham Bowl

Charlotte* vs. Liberty*

Jan. 2

TaxSlayer Bowl

Virginia Tech vs. Wisconsin

Jan. 3

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Central Michigan vs. San Diego State

Jan. 4

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Buffalo* vs. Navy

Jan. 6

Mobile Alabama Bowl

Eastern Michigan vs. Georgia Southern

*No conference tie-in to bowl

College Football Playoff/New Year's Day 6 projections

Dec. 26 Quick Lane Bowl Michigan State vs. North Carolina

Dec. 28

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

Florida 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. Baylor

Dec. 28

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

Clemson vs. Ohio State

Dec. 28

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

LSU vs. Oklahoma

College Football Playoff championship projection

Jan. 13

College Football Playoff championship

LSU vs. Ohio State

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