Bowl projections after Week 12: Matchups entering Rivalry Week - ESPN
With only Rivalry Week and Championship Week remaining before the College Football Playoff is set and all the bowl matchups are revealed, the stakes are getting high.
The biggest shakeup in Week 12 came with the leg injury to Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis, which throws the Seminoles' standing as a playoff team into question.
Elsewhere, the major players held serve, with Washington hanging on to beat Oregon State and Oregon rolling over Arizona State in the Pac-12, where the fight for a CFP spot is particularly intense — assuming the conference gets one.
Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach are here to sort out what Week 12's results mean for the entire bowl picture, making their projections for all 43 games, plus offering their takes on the CFP picture, coaches who most need a win this week and the games they'd be most excited to see.
All times Eastern
CFP National Championship presented by AT&T
NRG Stadium (Houston)
Monday, Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Georgia vs. Michigan
Schlabach: Georgia vs.Michigan
CFP Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Prudential
Rose Bowl (Pasadena, California)
Monday, Jan. 1, 5 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Michigan vs. Washington
Schlabach: Michigan vs. Oregon
CFP Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl
Caesars Superdome (New Orleans)
Monday, Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App
Bonagura: Georgia vs. Florida State
Schlabach: Georgia vs. Texas
Bonagura: The lack of major upsets has made the playoff breakdown similar week-to-week. That's the case, again, with the usual small adjustments.
Georgia seemingly has a clear path to the No. 1 seed if it wins out. That could change if the Bulldogs show some vulnerability and either Michigan or Ohio