Bowl projections going into Week 13

Note: All times Eastern

Editor's note: Boston College, Northern Illinois, UCLA and Vanderbilt are projected to have 5-7 records in Mark Schlabach's projections but received bowl invitations based on Academic Progress Ratings rankings. Army is projected to finish 6-6 with two wins over FCS opponents, and Hawaii is projected to finish 6-7, but both also qualified based on APR ratings.

College Football Playoff semifinals

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

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

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Washington
McMurphy: Alabama vs. Ohio State

College Football Playoff semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

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

Schlabach: Clemson vs. Michigan
McMurphy: Clemson vs. Washington

College Football Playoff National Championship

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

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

Bowl schedule

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

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

Schlabach: New Mexico vs. Texas San Antonio
McMurphy: New Mexico vs. Texas San Antonio

Las Vegas Bowl Presented by Geico

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

Schlabach: San Diego State vs. Arizona State
McMurphy: Boise State vs. Arizona State

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

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

Schlabach: Troy vs. Central Michigan
McMurphy: Appalachian State vs. Central Michigan

AutoNation Cure Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
7 p.m. Dec. 17 (CBSSN)

Schlabach: UCF vs. Idaho
McMurphy: Army vs. South Alabama

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

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

Schlabach: Appalachian State vs. Middle Tennessee
McMurphy: Troy vs. Old Dominion

Miami Beach Bowl

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

Schlabach: Houston vs. Toledo
McMurphy: UCF vs. Ohio

Boca Raton Bowl

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

Schlabach: Old Dominion vs. Tulsa
McMurphy: Louisiana Tech vs. Memphis

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

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

Schlabach: BYU vs. Wyoming
McMurphy: BYU vs. Wyoming

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

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

Schlabach: Miami (Ohio) vs. Colorado State
McMurphy: Colorado State vs. Miami (Ohio)

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

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

Schlabach: Western Kentucky vs. Memphis
McMurphy: North Texas vs. Tulsa

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

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

Schlabach: Baylor vs. Navy
McMurphy: Baylor vs. Navy

Dollar General Bowl

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

Schlabach: Arkansas State vs. Ohio
McMurphy: Arkansas State vs. Toledo

Hawaii Bowl

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

Schlabach: Louisiana Tech vs. Boise State
McMurphy: Western Kentucky vs. Hawaii

St. Petersburg Bowl

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

Schlabach: Vanderbilt vs. South Florida
McMurphy: Vanderbilt vs. Houston

Quick Lane Bowl

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

Schlabach: Eastern Michigan vs. Maryland
McMurphy: Boston College vs. Maryland

Camping World Independence Bowl

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

Schlabach: Boston College vs. South Carolina
McMurphy: NC State vs. South Carolina

Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl

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

Schlabach: Hawaii vs. North Texas
McMurphy: Eastern Michigan vs. Middle Tennessee

Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

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

Schlabach: Georgia Tech vs. Temple
McMurphy: Pittsburgh vs. Temple

National Funding Holiday Bowl

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

Schlabach: Minnesota vs. Washington State
McMurphy: Iowa vs. Utah

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl

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

Schlabach: UCLA vs. TCU
McMurphy: San Diego State vs. Texas

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

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

Schlabach: Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern
McMurphy: Miami vs. Minnesota

Russell Athletic Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
5:30 p.m. Dec. 28 (ESPN)

Schlabach: Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia
McMurphy: Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia

Foster Farms Bowl

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

Schlabach: Indiana vs. Stanford
McMurphy: Stanford vs. Northwestern

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

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

Schlabach: Kansas State vs. Texas A&M
McMurphy: Kansas State vs. Auburn

Birmingham Bowl

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

Schlabach: Army vs. Kentucky
McMurphy: USF vs. Ole Miss

Belk Bowl

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

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

Valero Alamo Bowl

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

Schlabach: Oklahoma State vs. Colorado
McMurphy: Oklahoma vs. Colorado

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

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

Schlabach: Texas vs. Ole Miss
McMurphy: Kentucky vs. TCU

Hyundai Sun Bowl

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

Schlabach: Wake Forest vs. Utah
McMurphy: Wake Forest vs. Washington State

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

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

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

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
5:30 p.m. Dec. 30 (Campus Insiders)

Schlabach: Northern Illinois vs. Air Force
McMurphy: Idaho vs. Air Force

Capital One Orange Bowl

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

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

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

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

Schlabach: Florida State vs. Auburn
McMurphy: Florida State vs. Texas A&M

TaxSlayer Bowl

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

Schlabach: Miami vs. Florida
McMurphy: Georgia Tech vs. LSU

Outback Bowl

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

Schlabach: Nebraska vs. LSU
McMurphy: Nebraska vs. Florida

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

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

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

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual

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

Schlabach: Wisconsin vs. USC
McMurphy: Wisconsin vs. USC

Allstate Sugar Bowl

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

Schlabach: Tennessee vs. Oklahoma
McMurphy: Tennessee vs. Oklahoma State