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College football bowl projections after Week 6

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Kelly credits efficiency for Notre Dame's win (1:16)

Brian Kelly explains how Notre Dame was able to pull away in the second half and how well QB Ian Book played on the road. (1:16)

Week 6 upsets have shuffled our experts' bowl lineups, with Clemson landing a spot in the title game. See which bowl matchup will host your favorite team.

All times Eastern.

College Football Playoff schedule

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Dec. 29, 4 p.m. or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Alabama vs. Notre Dame
Sherman: Alabama vs. Notre Dame


College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Dec. 29, 4 p.m. or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Clemson vs. Ohio State
Sherman: Ohio State vs. Clemson


College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T

Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Jan. 7, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Alabama vs. Ohio State
Sherman: Alabama vs. Clemson

Bowl schedule

New Mexico Bowl

Branch Field at Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dec. 15, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Nevada vs. Middle Tennessee
Sherman: Utah State vs. Southern Miss


AutoNation Cure Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Dec. 15, 2:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

Bonagura: Arkansas State vs. Temple
Sherman: Troy vs. Houston


Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
Dec. 15, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Bonagura: Utah vs. Boise State
Sherman: Stanford vs. Fresno State


Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama
Dec. 15, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Georgia Southern vs. Ohio
Sherman: Georgia Southern vs. Ohio


R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Dec. 15, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Troy vs. Louisiana Tech
Sherman: UAB vs. Appalachian State


Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl

Howard Schnellenberger Field at FAU Stadium
Boca Raton, Florida

Dec. 18, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: FAU vs. Eastern Michigan
Sherman: FAU vs. Buffalo


DXL Frisco Bowl

Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
Dec. 19, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Minnesota vs. Western Michigan
Sherman: Cincinnati vs. BYU


Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Dec. 20, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Georgia Tech vs. USF
Sherman: USF vs. Middle Tennessee


Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
Dec. 21, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: UAB vs. Toledo
Sherman: Marshall vs. Toledo


Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Dec. 21, 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Utah State vs. Northern Illinois
Sherman: Boise State vs. Western Michigan


Birmingham Bowl

Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
Dec. 22, noon (ESPN)

Bonagura: Arizona State vs. Houston
Sherman: Memphis vs. Vanderbilt


Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Dec. 22, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: San Diego State vs. Army
Sherman: Army vs. Minnesota


Dollar General Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
Dec. 22, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Appalachian State vs. Buffalo
Sherman: Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois


Hawai'i Bowl

Aloha Stadium, Honolulu
Dec. 22, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Hawai'i vs. FIU
Sherman: Hawai'i vs. Louisiana Tech


SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

Cotton Bowl, Dallas
Dec. 26, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: BYU vs. Marshall
Sherman: North Texas vs. Arizona State


Quick Lane Bowl

Ford Field, Detroit
Dec. 26, 5:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Virginia vs. Indiana
Sherman: Indiana vs. Eastern Michigan


Cheez-It Bowl

Chase Field, Phoenix
Dec. 26, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Stanford vs. Fresno State
Sherman: Iowa State vs. USC


Walk-On's Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana
Dec. 27, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: North Texas vs. Memphis
Sherman: Virginia vs. FIU


New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium, New York
Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Syracuse vs. Maryland
Sherman: Maryland vs. Syracuse


Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston
Dec. 27, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Texas A&M vs. TCU
Sherman: Auburn vs. Texas Tech


Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Dec. 28, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Kentucky vs. Virginia Tech
Sherman: Texas A&M vs. Boston College


Camping World Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Dec. 28, 5:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: NC State vs. Texas Tech
Sherman: TCU vs. NC State


NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

Bonagura: Coastal Carolina vs. Air Force
Sherman: San Diego State vs. Coastal Carolina


Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Dec. 28, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Colorado vs. Oklahoma State
Sherman: Oklahoma vs. Oregon


Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Dec. 29, noon (ESPN)

Bonagura: West Virginia vs. UCF
Sherman: Miami vs. Florida


Belk Bowl

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Dec. 29, noon (ABC)

Bonagura: South Carolina vs. Miami
Sherman: Missouri vs. Duke


Redbox Bowl

Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Dec. 31, 3 p.m. (Fox)

Bonagura: Washington State vs. Northwestern
Sherman: Iowa vs. Utah


Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland
Dec. 31, noon (ESPN)

Bonagura: Boston College vs. Cincinnati
Sherman: Cal vs. Temple


AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee
Dec. 31, 3:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Missouri vs. Iowa State
Sherman: South Carolina vs. Oklahoma State


San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

SDCCU Stadium, San Diego
Dec. 31, 7 p.m. (FS1)

Bonagura: Oregon vs. Iowa
Sherman: Michigan vs. Colorado


TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Auburn vs. Michigan State
Sherman: LSU vs. Northwestern


Hyundai Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas
Dec. 31, 2 p.m. (CBS)

Bonagura: USC vs. Duke
Sherman: Virginia Tech vs. Washington State


Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Jan. 1, noon (ESPN2)

Bonagura: Mississippi State vs. Wisconsin
Sherman: Michigan State vs. Mississippi State


Citrus Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Bonagura: LSU vs. Michigan
Sherman: Kentucky vs. Wisconsin


PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Oklahoma vs. Florida
Sherman: UCF vs. Texas


Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Jan. 1, 5 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Penn State vs. Washington
Sherman: Penn State vs. Washington


Allstate Sugar Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Georgia vs. Texas
Sherman: West Virginia vs. Georgia