The four teams playing in this season's College Football Playoff's are announced on Bowl Selection Sunday, which is Sunday, December 4th, 2022. This year the two National Semifinal games will be played at the Fiesta Bowl and Peach Bowl, with the CFP Championship Game following weeks later at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California will be a popular location with players who want to see Cali.
The teams playing in the 2022 CFP Semifinal games will be the four best teams in America as ranked by the CFP Committee. The teams will be revealed Bowl Selection Sunday at the end of the 2022 College Football Season. The teams which will play in the 2022-2023 playoff will be announced by the selection committee and seeded from #1 to #4 and come from the final CFP rankings.
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.