The four teams playing in the 2019 College Football Playoff's will be announced on Bowl Selection Sunday. This year the two National Semifinal games will be played at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl, with the CFP Championship Game following almost two weeks later at the Superdome in New Orleans.
Which teams are playing in the 2019 CFP?
The teams which will play in the 2019 CFP will be announced on bowl selection Sunday, which is December 8th. The four teams selected to participate in the CFP will be seeded from #1 to #4 and come from the final CFP rankings. Currently the teams most likely to play in the 2019 College Football Playoffs are:
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 a week after all bowl games conclude.
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, rather than rotating the championship game among top bowl games like the BCS did.