Final College Football Playoff & bowl projections, with updated schedule

It’s Selection Sunday. Check back right here for an updated look at the postseason picture as matchups become official. The College Football Playoff’s four teams should be set by 1 p.m. ET.

The inaugural College Football Playoff’s field is three-fourths set. We know Alabama and Oregon will be the top two seeds. We know the Tide will host in Nola and the Ducks are going to Pasadena. We know Florida State’s in. And we know the fourth spot’s either Baylor, Ohio State, or TCU.

We’ve also got an idea of how the rest of bowl season shakes out. The committee’s expected rankings, each bowl’s conference ties, and a notion of how college football works can get you close to guessing how December and January will look.

As for the big question, it’ll be close. TCU already ranked No. 3 and beat Iowa State by 52 points. Baylor added a ranked win over Kansas State and could finally get head-to-head credit over the Frogs.

But I think it’s the Buckeyes. Ohio State will have beaten as many ranked teams as Baylor did and one more than TCU did, and OSU’s were away from home by multiple scores. OSU played 10 bowl teams in 13 games, compared to TCU’s seven in 12 and Baylor’s six in 12. And Saturday, Ohio State beat former No. 13 Wisconsin, 59-0.

I’ve spared you the conference orders and so forth, but if you’re interested, those are now in the comments here. This page will be updated throughout Sunday.

Bold: Official

*: Filling another conference’s spot

Playoff semifinal Date Location
Rose No. 1 Oregon No. 4 Ohio State 1/1/2015 Pasadena, CA
Sugar No. 2 Alabama No. 3 Florida State 1/1/2015 New Orleans, LA
New Year’s bowl Date Location
Cotton Baylor Ole Miss 1/1/2015 Arlington, TX
Fiesta Boise State Arizona 12/31/2014 Glendale, AZ
Orange Georgia Tech Michigan State 12/31/2014 Miami, FL
Peach TCU Mississippi State 12/31/2014 Atlanta, GA
Bowl Date Location
GoDaddy Northern Illinois Arkansas State 1/4/2015 Mobile, AL
Birmingham Memphis Texas A&M 1/3/2015 Birmingham, AL
Alamo Kansas State UCLA 1/2/2015 San Antonio, TX
Armed Forces Houston Texas State* 1/2/2015 Fort Worth, TX
Cactus Oklahoma State Washington 1/2/2015 Tempe, AZ
TaxSlayer Maryland South Carolina 1/2/2015 Jacksonville, FL
Citrus Louisville Missouri 1/1/2015 Orlando, FL
Outback Wisconsin Auburn 1/1/2015 Tampa, FL
Belk NC State Georgia 12/30/2014 Charlotte, NC
Music City Notre Dame Tennessee 12/30/2014 Nashville, TN
Foster Farms Nebraska Stanford 12/30/2014 Santa Clara, CA
Liberty West Virginia Arkansas 12/29/2014 Memphis, TN
Russell Athletic Clemson Oklahoma 12/29/2014 Orlando, FL
Texas Texas LSU 12/29/2014 Houston, TX
Holiday Minnesota USC 12/27/2014 San Diego, CA
Independence Miami Florida 12/27/2014 Shreveport, LA
Military Cincinnati Virginia Tech 12/27/2014 Annapolis, MD
Pinstripe Duke Penn State 12/27/2014 New York, NY
Sun Boston College Arizona State 12/27/2014 El Paso, TX
Bitcoin UCF Pitt 12/26/2014 St. Petersburg, FL
Quick Lane North Carolina Iowa 12/26/2014 Detroit, MI
Heart of Dallas Rutgers Louisiana Tech 12/26/2014 Dallas, TX
Bahamas Marshall Western Michigan 12/24/2014 Nassau, BS
Hawaii Rice Fresno State 12/24/2014 Honolulu, HI
Boca Western Kentucky Central Michigan 12/23/2014 Boca Raton, FL
Poinsettia San Diego State Navy 12/23/2014 San Diego, CA
Miami Beach East Carolina BYU 12/22/2014 Miami, FL
Camelia Bowling Green South Alabama 12/20/2014 Montgomery, AL
Las Vegas Colorado State Utah 12/20/2014 Las Vegas, NV
New Mexico UTEP Utah State 12/20/2014 Albuquerque, NM
New Orleans Louisiana-Lafayette Air Force 12/20/2014 New Orleans, LA
Potato Toledo Nevada 12/20/2014 Boise, ID
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