Week 2 Bowl Projections: Who all the experts have playing in the big bowl games


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There are times where it feels like we throw around the term "Crazy Saturday in college football" a little bit too often - but this past Saturday was *not* one of those days. Texas opened the day with a near upset of Alabama, all followed by three, count 'em three, Top 10 teams falling.


With two weeks now in the books, it's time to do what we do every Monday morning: Look at how all the experts have the big bowl games shaking out:

Here is the latest update on Monday, September 12th, from all the major media outlets


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College Football Playoff:


Peach Bowl, December 31st (Atlanta, GA): No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 1 Georgia

Fiesta Bowl, December 31st (Glendale, AZ): No. 3 Alabama vs. No. 2 Ohio State


Other New Year's Six Games:


Orange Bowl: December 30th (Miami, FL): Miami vs. Arkansas


Sugar Bowl: December 31st (New Orleans): Oklahoma State vs. Kentucky


Cotton Bowl: January 2nd, Dallas, TX: Oklahoma vs. Marshall


Rose Bowl, January 2nd (Pasadena, CA): Utah vs. Michigan


Sugar Bowl, January 1st (New Orleans, LA): Alabama vs. Texas


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College Football Playoff:


Peach Bowl, December 31st (Atlanta, GA): No. 4 Clemson vs. No. 1 Georgia

Fiesta Bowl, December 31st (Glendale, AZ): No. 3 Alabama vs. No. 2 Ohio State


Other New Year's Six Games:


Orange Bowl: December 30th (Miami, FL): Miami vs. Cincinnati


Sugar Bowl: December 31st (New Orleans): Oklahoma vs. Arkansas


Cotton Bowl: January 2nd, Dallas, TX: Texas vs. Michigan State


Rose Bowl, January 2nd (Pasadena, CA): Michigan vs. USC


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College Football Playoff:


Peach Bowl, December 31st (Atlanta, GA): No. 4 USC vs. No. 1 Georgia

Fiesta Bowl, December 31st (Glendale, AZ): No. 3 Alabama vs. No. 2 Ohio State


Other New Year's Six Games:


Orange Bowl: December 30th (Miami, FL): Clemson vs. MIchigan State


Sugar Bowl: December 31st (New Orleans): Oklahoma vs. Kentucky


Cotton Bowl: January 2nd, Dallas, TX: Marshall vs. Miami


Rose Bowl, January 2nd (Pasadena, CA): Utah vs. Michigan


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College Football Playoff:


Peach Bowl, December 31st (Atlanta, GA): No. 4 Oklahoma vs. No. 1 Georgia

Fiesta Bowl, December 31st (Glendale, AZ): No. 3 Alabama vs. No. 2 Ohio State


Other New Year's Six Games:


Orange Bowl: December 30th (Miami, FL): Clemson vs. Penn State


Sugar Bowl: December 31st (New Orleans): Baylor vs. Tennessee


Cotton Bowl: January 2nd, Dallas, TX: Marshall vs. USC


Rose Bowl, January 2nd (Pasadena, CA): Utah vs. Michigan


Sugar Bowl, January 1st (New Orleans, LA): Alabama vs. Texas


So what's the biggest takeaway after perusing all these bowl projections? Well, it's how little we know about all these teams early into the season.


The one consensus is that all the experts, probably rightly so, see Georgia, Alabama and Ohio State as playoff teams. Until further notice, that's probably correct. The fourth spot is ironically, made up by four different teams; USC, Oklahoma, Michigan and Clemson. Admittedly, any of those four would make for a heck of a four-team playoff.


And from there, well, it's pure uncertainty. Three different teams (Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee) are the SEC's representative in the Sugar Bowl, with three different Big 12 teams (Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State) projected to play them.


And finally, there is the Group of Five spot - where Marshall fills out most of the projections, with Cincinnati getting one spot in these projections.