Week 12 bowl projections: Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan hold in top spots

We’re now 11 weeks through the 2018 college football schedule, meaning we’re just three weeks out before the 40-game 2018 bowl season is announced. Sporting News, of course, has projections for all of those bowls.

It’s Week 12, and the third College Football Playoff rankings will be unveiled this week. Michigan remains the best one-loss team on the board, and the Wolverines are penciled in to face Alabama in the Cotton Bowl Classic for now.

MORE: Sporting News’ Week 12 Power Rankings

Notre Dame and Clemson are slated to face off in the Capital One Orange Bowl. The winners will play in the College Football Playoff championship game in Santa Clara, Calif., on Jan. 7. The New Year’s Day Six remains the same for now.

Here are our projections for every bowl game:

Week 12 College football bowl projections

* reflects non-automatic bowl tie-in

MORE: SN’s Week 12 Playoff picture

College Football Playoff predictions 

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