Who will make the 2022 College Football Playoff With the 2022-’23 CFB playoffs still months away and the entire regular season ahead of us, we’ll be providing updates on the road to the CFP semifinals and the national championship game throughout the 2022 season.
As part of our 2022 season kickoff forecast, we’re looking ahead to the 2023 CFB Playoffs. Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about CFP semifinal dates, locations, championship favorites and more.
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Bookmark this page for updates throughout the 2022 season on where each team stands in the College Football Playoff race. We’ll bring you everything you need to know, from CFB playoff rankings, to playoff brackets, schedule information and more.
Here’s everything you need to know about the college playoffs, including our CFB Playoff projections.
College Football Playoff Schedule: When Are the CFB Playoffs?
The 2022-2023 College Football Playoff will begin on December 31st. The official start times for the games remain undetermined. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. While the Fiesta Bowl will be held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
The 2023 College Football National Championship Game will be played Jan. 9 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
- CFP – Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Semifinal Game: Saturday, December 31st time TBD
- CFP – PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Semifinal Game: Saturday, December 31st time TBD
- CFB National Championship Game: Monday, January 9, time TBD
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Where will the College Football Playoff be played?
The 2023 CFP National Championship Game will be played at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California on Monday, January 9. It will be broadcast on ESPN.
Schedule of the New Year’s six games
- Capital One Orange Bowl: Friday, December 30, 2022 on ESPN at Hard Rock Stadium
- Goodyear Cotton Bowl: Monday, January 2, 2023 on ESPN at AT&T Stadium
- Rose Bowl Game: Monday, January 2, 2023 on ESPN (5 p.m.) at the Rose Bowl
- Allstate Sugar Bowl: Monday, January 2, 2023 on ESPN (8:30 a.m. EST) at Caesars Superdome
2022-’23 College Football Playoff Projections: Which College Football Playoff Teams Are in 2022?
Sportsnaut’s 2023 CFB Playoff projections are based on our 2022 Top 25 rankings and are updated on a weekly basis.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: (1) Tennessee Volunteers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (4)
After beating the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Tennessee Volunteers look like the best team in college football. It was a year to remember for quarterback Hendon Hooker and the Vols, who took down Alabama, the Florida Gators and won on the road against the LSU Tigers. Still looming is a road game against the Georgia Bulldogs, a daunting task for both teams. Given how each of them played, the winner could be the No. 1 seed in the CFB playoffs.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are currently ranked No. 4 in our projections for the College Football Playoff rankings, but that is about to change. CJ Stroud is playing at a Heisman-caliber level and this is one of the most well-rounded teams in the country. Realistically, the No. 3 seed in the College Football Playoff will be determined by the winner of Michigan vs. Ohio State.
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: (2) Georgia Bulldogs vs. (3) Michigan Wolverines
An argument has to be made for the Georgia Bulldogs to take the No. 1 spot, but Tennessee’s resume is now better. With that said, Georgia could be a far better opponent for the Vols. Georgia’s defense is loaded, especially in the secondary, which proved to be a problem for Alabama. All the Bulldogs need to do is beat Tennessee at home to advance to the SEC Championship Game as the No. 1 seed.
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Whether or not the Michigan Wolverines make their second straight playoff appearance depends on November 26th. Michigan’s blowout of Penn State proved that Jim Harbaugh’s team will step up in big games and this rushing attack is leading the charge. It would be stunning if Michigan entered its final game of the season, playing at Buckeye Stadium, with a loss on its record.
On the hunt: Alabama Crimson Tide, TCU Hornes Frogs, Clemson Tigers, Ole Miss Rebels, UCLA Bruins
2023 College Football Playoff Odds: Who Will Win the CFP National Championship Next Season?
The latest college football national championship odds are 2023 via BetMGMafter the 5th week.
- Alabama: +200
- Ohio State: +200
- Georgia: +2000
- USC: +1100
- Clemson: +1400
- Michigan: +2000
- Oklahoma State: +5000
- Tennessee: +5000
When are the College Football Playoff rankings released?
The College Football Playoff Selection Committee will release its top 25 rankings six times this season. Here’s when the 2022 College Football Playoff rankings will be released.
- Tuesday, November 1 – 7-8 PM ET
- Tuesday, November 8 – 7-8 PM ET
- Tuesday, November 15 – 9-9:30 p.m. ET
- tuesday, November 22 – 7-8 PM ET
- Tuesday, November 29 – 7-7:30pm ET
- ELECTION DAY – Sunday, December 4 – 12-4 p.m. ET
When will the College Football Playoff expand?
The CFP Playoff expands to 12 teams, providing exactly what college football fans have wanted for years. However, this will not happen immediately.
The 12-team College Football Playoff is slated to take place in 2026 following a unanimous decision by the CFP board of directors. However, there is a possibility that the new format could happen sooner. If the 10 members of the FBS and Notre Dame’s athletic director can approve the key logistics of playoff expansion, we could see a 12-team bracket by 2024.