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College Football Playoff: Who's in? (2:07)

Paul Finebaum and Marcus Spears reveal their College Football Playoff picks. (2:07)

(Note: All times Eastern)


College Football Playoff semifinals

College Football Playoff at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Georgia Dome, Atlanta
Saturday, Dec. 31, TBD (ESPN)

Schlabach: Clemson vs. Michigan
McMurphy: LSU vs. TCU

College Football Playoff at the Fiesta Bowl

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Saturday, Dec. 31, TBD (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Oklahoma
McMurphy: Florida State vs. Ohio State

College Football Playoff National Championship

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, TBD (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Michigan
McMurphy: LSU vs. Ohio State

Bowl schedule

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

University Stadium, Albuquerque
Dec. 17, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Air Force vs. UTEP
McMurphy: Utah State vs. Rice


Las Vegas Bowl

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
Dec. 17, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Schlabach: Oregon vs. Boise State
McMurphy: Washington State vs. Boise State


Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama
Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Arkansas State vs. Bowling Green
McMurphy: Arkansas State vs. Toledo


AutoNation Cure Bowl

Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando
Dec. 17, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)

Schlabach: Troy vs. Akron
McMurphy: Georgia Southern vs. Arizona State


R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Dec. 17, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Southern Miss vs. Georgia Southern
McMurphy: Southern Miss vs. UL Lafayette


Miami Beach Bowl

Marlins Park, Miami
Dec. 19, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Memphis vs. Northern Illinois
McMurphy: Cincinnati vs. Bowling Green


Marmot Boca Raton Bowl

FAU Football Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida
Dec. 20, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Louisiana Tech vs. USF
McMurphy: Marshall vs. Memphis


San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California
Dec. 21, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: BYU vs. San Diego State
McMurphy: BYU vs. San Diego State


Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Dec. 22, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Colorado State vs. Toledo
McMurphy: New Mexico vs. Northern Illinois


Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
Dec. 23, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Old Dominion vs. Temple
McMurphy: FIU vs. Tulsa


Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Dec. 23, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Kansas State vs. Navy
McMurphy: Utah vs. Navy


Dollar General Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
Dec. 23, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Appalachian State vs. Western Michigan
McMurphy: Appalachian State vs. Western Michigan


Hawai'i Bowl

Aloha Stadium, Honolulu
Dec. 24, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Marshall vs. Nevada
McMurphy: Middle Tennessee vs. Air Force


St. Petersburg Bowl

Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Dec. 26, 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Tulsa vs. Wake Forest
McMurphy: South Florida vs. Boston College


Quick Lane Bowl

Ford Field, Detroit
Dec. 26, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Wisconsin vs. Georgia Tech
McMurphy: Northwestern vs. NC State


Camping World Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana
Dec. 26, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)

Schlabach: Ohio vs. NC State
McMurphy: Kentucky vs. Wake Forest


Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl

Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas
Dec. 27, noon (ESPN)

Schlabach: Indiana vs. Western Kentucky
McMurphy: Minnesota vs. Western Kentucky


Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

Navy-Marine Corps. Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland
Dec. 27, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Virginia Tech vs. Connecticut
McMurphy: Georgia Tech vs. Temple


Holiday Bowl

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California
Dec. 27, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Northwestern vs. Washington
McMurphy: Michigan vs. Washington


Cactus Bowl

Chase Field, Phoenix
Dec. 27, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Arizona vs. Baylor
McMurphy: Arizona vs. Texas Tech


New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Dec. 28, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota
McMurphy: Pittsburgh vs. Wisconsin


Russell Athletic Bowl

Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando
Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Louisville vs. Texas Tech
McMurphy: Louisville vs. Texas


Foster Farms Bowl

Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Dec. 28, 8:30 p.m. (FOX)

Schlabach: Washington State vs. Penn State
McMurphy: USC vs. Indiana


AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston
Dec. 28, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Texas vs. Ole Miss
McMurphy: Baylor vs. Texas A&M


Birmingham Bowl

Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
Dec. 29, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Cincinnati vs. Mississippi State
McMurphy: Connecticut vs. Mississippi State


Belk Bowl

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Arkansas vs. North Carolina
McMurphy: Auburn vs. Miami


Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio
Dec. 29, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Oklahoma State vs. USC
McMurphy: Oklahoma State vs. UCLA


AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl, Memphis, Tennessee
Dec. 30, noon (ESPN)

Schlabach: Vanderbilt vs. West Virginia
McMurphy: Vanderbilt vs. West Virginia


Hyundai Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas
Dec. 30, 2 p.m. (CBS)

Schlabach: Notre Dame vs. Utah
McMurphy: North Carolina vs. Oregon


Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Dec. 30, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Kentucky vs. Miami
McMurphy: Ole Miss vs. Penn State


Capital One Orange Bowl

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Dec. 30, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Florida State vs. Tennessee
McMurphy: Clemson vs. Tennessee


Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Dec. 30, TBD

Schlabach: Middle Tennessee vs. Utah State
McMurphy: Louisiana Tech vs. Nevada


Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Dec. 31, 11 a.m. (ABC)

Schlabach: Iowa vs. Georgia
McMurphy: Iowa vs. Georgia


TaxSlayer Bowl

EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Dec. 31, 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Nebraska vs. Texas A&M
McMurphy: Virginia Tech vs. Arkansas


Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Jan. 2, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Schlabach: Michigan State vs. Florida
McMurphy: Nebraska vs. Florida


Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Jan. 2, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Houston vs. UCLA
McMurphy: Houston vs. Notre Dame


Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Jan. 2, 5 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Stanford
McMurphy: Michigan State vs. Stanford


Allstate Sugar Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: LSU vs. TCU
McMurphy: Alabama vs. Oklahoma