How can you tell that football is getting close? Bowl Projections begin and CBSSports.com’s Jerry Palm has released his. As we get closer (just eight very long days away) to the start of the season, the projections have begun, as will the questions about who’s got a chance to go where and play who.
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all of us in many ways. As far as college sports, it started when their largest stage in march (March Madness) was canceled. Tiger fans and everyone else, for that matter, were hoping things would settle down, be under control by fall, and college football would begin normally but so much for that.
Instead, four FBS conferences and a handful of other schools (46 teams in total) have either “postponed football” or canceled it entirely. This included two of the Power-5 leagues as well (Big10 and Pac12). With that said though, Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com has given his bowl projections and also just how many bowls still remain.
Palm’s projections for bowl games looks like this:
College Football Playoff
|DATE||GAME / LOC.||MATCHUP||PREDICTION|
|Jan. 11||National Championship|
|Title game||Semifinal winners|
|Jan. 1||Rose Bowl|
|Semifinal||(2) Alabama vs. (3) Oklahoma|
|Jan. 1||Sugar Bowl|
|Semifinal||(1) Clemson vs. (4) Georgia|
New Year’s Six bowl games
|DATE||BOWL / LOCATION||MATCHUP||PREDICTION|
|ACC vs. SEC/Big Ten||North Carolina vs. Florida|
|At-large vs. At-large||Texas A&M vs. Cincinnati|
|SEC vs. ACC||Auburn vs. Memphis|
|At-large vs. At-large||Texas vs.|
As everyone knows, a lot can change between today and the end of the season, but many Clemson fans will love this projection. Especially since Palm has the Tigers renewing an old rivalry with Georgia and with a national championship appearance on the line. He also has Clemson as the number one seed going into the College Football Playoff, followed by Alabama (2), Oklahoma (3) and Georgia (4).