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ESPN Releases Its Initial 2018 Bowl Projections

Aerial view of the half-time show at the 1984 Rose Bowl Game between UCLA and Illinois.

Aerial view of the half-time show at the 1984 Rose Bowl Game between UCLA and Illinois, Pasadena, California, January 2, 1984. UCLA won the game, 45 - 9. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The 2018 college football season here. This means it's prediction time.

ESPN college football reporter Mark Schlabach has released his initial bowl projections for the upcoming season.

Who does he have making the College Football Playoff? Who does he have playing for the national title?

Here are some of his picks:

CFB Playoff at the Orange Bowl

Clemson vs. Washington

CFB Playoff at the Cotton Bowl

Alabama vs. Wisconsin

Texas Bowl

Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M

Camping World Bowl

Florida State vs. TCU

Alamo Bowl

USC vs. West Virginia

Peach Bowl

Georgia vs. Ohio State

Gator Bowl

LSU vs. Purdue

Fiesta Bowl

Boise State vs. Notre Dame

Rose Bowl

Michigan vs. Stanford

Outback Bowl

Florida vs. Michigan State

Sugar Bowl

Auburn vs. Oklahoma

Citrus Bowl

Miami vs. North Carolina

You can view their full bowl predictions here.