The College Football Playoff (CFP) will be played each bowl season to determine the National Champion in FBS Division I college football. The CFP replaces the BCS format that had determined College Football's National Champion since 1998. The CFP includes two semifinal games played at two of six rotating bowl locations, followed by a national championship game. The four teams that play in the College football playoff will be selected by the CFP selection committee at the end of the season. The College Football Playoff selection committee will seed the four teams with #1 playing #4, and #2 playing #3 in semifinal games. The winners of the CFP semifinal games will advance to play each other in the College Football Playoff Championship game. This new CFP started in the 2014 season and crowns College Football's national champion.
The College Football Playoff is an evolution from the BCS, which crowned a champion in the BCS National Championship Game. The location of the championship game will move around to different CFP host cities, but the national semifinals will rotate among the “New Year’s Six”: Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The four teams to play in the College Football Playoff will be selected by the CFP selection committee. The criterea for deciding the four teams in the CFP will be strength of schedule, head to head wins, and record. The College Football Playoff selection committee consists of 13 members and will rank the top 25 teams in the country 5 times each season, starting the monday after week 8 of the college football schedule. The rankings will be released on the Tuesday after the selection committee votes, with the final vote determining the 4 teams in the CFP.
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2016 College Football Playoff Preview
The 2016 College Football Playoff rankings came out on Sunday December 4th, 2016, with a top four of Alabama Crimson Tide, Clemson Tigers, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Wahsington Huskies. The rankings set the semi-final matchups of the 2016 CFP, with Alabama vs. Washington in the Peach Bowl, and Ohio State vs. Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl. Alabama enters the Peach Bowl as the overwhelming favorite to win their 2nd straight college football championship, and the Crimson tide are attempting to win a 4th title in 6 years. They will play a powerful offensive team in Washington, who burst onto the scenes winning thier first 9 games of the season. The other matchup will feature two of college footballs best quarterbacks in Deshaun Watson and J.T. Barrett. Clemson will try and advance to a 2nd straight college football championship game, while Ohio State attempts to reach the finals for the 2nd time in 3 seasons. The College Football Championship Game is set for January 9th, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium.
The two semifinal games of the College Football Playoff will rotate between the "New Year's Six" every year. The 4th year of the CFP will feature the Rose Bowl and the Suagr Bowl as the semi-final locations. The semifinals will move to the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl in 2018-2019. The games will likely be played on New Year’s Eve Day and New Year’s Day. The 2018 CFP Championship Game will occur on January 8th, 2018, in Atlanta, GA at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The College Football Playoff Championship Game will follow up its debut at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. As the new home to the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, the newly renovated stadium has hosted the Final Four, SEC National Championship Game, the Peach Bowl and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Atlanta is all too familiar with a championship game atmosphere. The facility will become the pinnacle of the 2017-2018 season bringing the fourth College Football Playoff to an end on Monday, January 8th for the 2018 CFP Championship Game.
College Football Playoff Event Guide
What teams will play in the College Football Playoff?
The CFP selection committee will choose the four teams to play in the College Football Playoff. They will seed the teams to determine which teams face each other in the semifinal games. There is no restriction on how many teams could be selected per conference, or which conferences the teams must come from. The criterea for reaching the CFP will be strength of schedule, head to head wins, and record. There are no computer polls in the CFP selection committee and margin of victory is not one of the critera.
Where is the New Year's Six?
The New Year's Six is the name for the six bowl games that will rotate as the CFP semifinal games in the College Football Playoff. They include the Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The College Football Playoff committee will select the pairings for all of the games. The name comes from their scheduling, which will likely be three games on New Year’s Eve Day and three games on New Year’s Day. This strategy should insure that all six games contain the best possible matchups.
Who is on the College Football Playoff selection committee?
The current members of the CFP selection committee include Barry Alvarez, Condoleezza Rice, Dan Radakovich, Jeff Long, Steve Wieberg, Tom Jernstedt, Tyrone Willingham, Jeff Bower, Herb Deromedi, Bobby Johnson and Rob Mullens. Kirby Hocutt is the Chair of the College Football Playoff, but not a member of the selection committee.
What is the schedule for the 2017 College Football Playoff?
The CFP semifinal games will be played on Monday, January 1, 2018 with one in Pasadena, California at the Rose Bowl and the other in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Sugar Bowl. The CFP Championship Game will be held the following week on Monday, January 8, 2018 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.