College football bowl schedule 2017-18 finalized

By Kevin Kelley -

The College Football Bowl Schedule 2017-18 has been finalized after each conference officially announced their bowl invites.

Clemson, the top team in the College Football Playoff rankings, will play No. 4 Alabama in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. The 2nd-ranked Oklahoma Sooners will take on the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs in the Rose Bowl Game, also on January 1.

The winners of Clemson-Alabama and Oklahoma-Georgia will meet in the College Football National Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.

The remainder of the New Year’s Six bowl games also feature some good match-ups:

  • Cotton – (8) USC vs. (5) Ohio State
  • Fiesta – (9) Penn State vs. (11) Washington
  • Orange – (10) Miami, FL vs. (6) Wisconsin
  • Peach – (7) Auburn vs. (12) UCF

Bowl Schedules

Final 2017 CFB Playoff Rankings

1. Clemson
2. Oklahoma
3. Georgia
4. Alabama
5. Ohio State
6. Wisconsin
7. Auburn
8. USC
9. Penn State
10. Miami
11. Washington
12. UCF
13. Stanford
14. Notre Dame
15. TCU
16. Michigan State
17. LSU
18. Washington State
19. Oklahoma State
20. Memphis
21. Northwestern
22. Virginia Tech
23. Mississippi State
24. NC State
25. Boise State

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Comments (11)

Once again winning a Power 5 Conference championship and having a MORE relevant resume than a team that SNOOZED against the very same IRRELEVANT opponent they have owned and are the reason why that team has been in those championship shot talks DOESN’T COUNT FOR ANYTHING.I’M FROM THE SOUTH,THE VERY STATE WHERE 1 school is representing in the CFP,I know what’s going on.The SEC is been proven WEAK lately,.I am Michigan or OHIO STATE,I would aligning my ethical Boosters and initiate splitting up the Big Ten to cut down the size of the SEC,get a Michigan State,Wisconsin,Northwestern,Maryland,Purdue,Minnesota join the 99% and invite schools of caliber like KENTUCKY,SOUTH CAROLINA,CINCINNATI,and TEMPLE to KANSAS,SYRACUSE,VIRGINIA TECH,and MEMPHIS.Let the B1G progress as a league of 10 again inviting MISSOURI,COLORADO,TEXAS,even add non-AAU schools like Notre Dame,Oklahoma plus their bedlam rival OKLAHOMA STATE,and LOUISVILLE with their conference football championship!!!

What a lengthy, nonsensical, patently jumbled, poorly typed, grammatically challenged diatribe from JR. Obviously, happy with extra strength are being served wherever JR Alice is located. Is there any one out there who can translaate this mismash?

why is the standard PDF still not filled out? It still has conference/conference or at-large/at-large — no teams !!!

JR Alice forget his/her meds it appears. Bowl committee had a very challenging task to identify the best four teams in the country. I would be a proponent of expanding to six teams giving top 2 teams a bye. Alabama’s opponents records were not as strong as in past years. However, other facts of interest. First, out-of-conference percent wins:
SEC 81%, Big 10 77%, PAC12 76%, ACC 71%, Big 12 67%. Second, SEC West 65%, ACC Atlantic (Clemson) 61%, BIG 10 East 60%, PAC 12 South 58%. The SEC remains a very strong conference and the SEC West in particular. Time will tell if the committee made a good decision. But as a diehard college football fan I will not only enjoy the CFP games, I will enjoy USC v OSU, Penn St v Washington, WI v Miami, Auburn v UCF and many other games as well. And most teams will take home a good paycheck to help their schools in the future.

Alabama can never be a true conf. champion until they beat all the other conference teams there is no reason they should not play them if there are too many teams then remove some teams to another conference