The four teams playing in the 2021 College Football Playoff's were announced on Bowl Selection Sunday, which is Sunday, December 5th. This year the two National Semifinal games will be played at the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl, with the CFP Championship Game following weeks later at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
The teams playing in the College Football Playoff will be revealed on Bowl Selection Sunday at the end of the 2021 College Football Season. It is likely that some of the team from this past year's CFP may return, which included: Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Ohio State. Other teams that could play their way in include: Cincinnati, Georgia, Florida, Iowa State, LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Texas A&M, UNC or Wisconsin.
The teams which will play in the 2021-2022 playoff will be announced by the selection committee and seeded from #1 to #4 and come from the final CFP rankings. Favorites for the upcoming season would have to include Alabama, Clemson, and Ohio State. Check back here during the 2021 college football regular-season as we will have a breakdown of which teams are most likely to make the playoff.
The College Football Playoff (CFP) is played each bowl season to determine the college football's Division I National Champion. The CFP includes the two national semifinal games, which are played at bowl games, and the CFP Championship Game. The winners of the semifinal games advance to play each other in the College Football Championship Game, which is played after other bowl games are done.
The four teams in the CFP will be voted on by the selection committee at the end of the season, using strength of schedule, head-to-head wins and record as the criteria. The location of the CFP championship will move around to different host cities, but the national semifinals will rotate among the “New Year’s Six” bowl games: Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
The College Football Playoff started in 2014 and replaced the BCS (1998-2013). The BCS would select the two college football teams to play for the National Championship, while the CFP selects the four teams that will compete for a spot in the championship game. The CFP also established a separate championship game, modeled after the NFL's Super Bowl, which awards the game to a host city/venue rather than rotating the championship game among top bowl games like the BCS did.