College football bowl projections Week 3 - ESPN
There were no seismic shifts in Week 3 of the college football season. Road losses for No. 11 Tennessee (at Florida) and No. 15 Kansas State (at Missouri) certainly weren't stunners, and while several top teams struggled a bit, everyone else in the Top 25 ultimately took care of business.
But simply taking care of business doesn't always cut it in the world of bowl projections, where style points matter and results up and down the scoreboard have an impact on everyone.
Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach are here to sort it all out, with projections for all 43 matchups, plus their takes on the College Football Playoff picture, surprise teams and the game 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. USC
Schlabach: Michigan vs. USC
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. Florida State
Bonagura: It was an unconvincing weekend for the top four teams in the AP poll, with Georgia, Michigan, Florida State and Texas all winning without gaining any style points. The only change I made was to flip Florida State with idle USC. Texas might have had a chance to supplant Florida State, but the Longhorns needing the fourth quarter at home to finish off Wyoming didn't exactly inspire confidence and Alabama's struggle against USF cast a new light on Texas'