Here are his preseason projections.
A few college football teams have already played games, but with most of the country getting started this weekend, there is still time for experts to get their preseason bowl predictions in.
The Athletic's Stewart Mandel published his preseason New Year's Six bowl projections today.
Mandel said he will update these picks on a weekly basis. Here's what he has going into the year.
Cotton Bowl: USC vs. Kansas State
Fiesta Bowl: Stanford vs. Wisconsin
Orange Bowl: Florida State vs. Penn State
Peach Bowl: Auburn vs. Memphis
Rose Bowl (CFP semifinal): No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Oklahoma State
Sugar Bowl (CFP semifinal): No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 4 Washington
You can read all of Mandel's Forward Pass column here.
It looks like that is where he will be updating his New Year's Six predictions as the year unfolds. However, since The Athletic is a subscription-based site, you will probably have to pay to see them beyond this early free trial for everyone.