College Football Playoff

Since 2014, the College Football Playoff (CFP) has been the ultimate goal for every team. A committee made up up of 13 individuals, consisting of athletic directors, former coaches, and others tied to the college football world, select 4 teams to represent the contenders for the College Football Playoff. The contenders play in 2 semi-final games, which rotate between the major 6 bowls, and the national championship game is bid on and hosted by a major city.

The locations for the 2022/23 semifinal games are the Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, AZ) and the Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA) on Friday, December 31st, 2022

The national championship game will be in Los Angeles, CA on Monday, January 9, 2022. 

Here is the schedule of the selection committee’s playoff rankings (2022):

Tuesday, November 17 – 8 p.m. ET
Tuesday, November 89 – 9:30 p.m. ET*
Tuesday, November 157 – 8 p.m. ET
Tuesday, November 227 – 8 p.m. ET
Tuesday, November 297 – 7:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, December 4
(Selection Day)
Noon – 4 p.m. ET

**Approximate start time will be 9 p.m. ET live between games during the State Farm Champions Classic college basketball doubleheader at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

For a complete breakdown of the selection protocol, click here, and for the voting process, click here
Previous Winners:
2015: Ohio State Buckeyes (d. Oregon 42-20)
2016: Alabama Crimson Tide (d. Clemson 45-40)
2017: Clemson Tigers (d. Alabama 35-31)
2018: Alabama Crimson Tide (d. Georgia 26-23)
2019: Clemson Tigers (d. Alabama 44-16)
2020: LSU Tigers (d. Clemson 42-25)
2021: Alabama Crimson Tide (d. Ohio State 52-24)
2022: Georgia Bulldogs (d. Alabama 33-18)

Buckeye50 Rankings

Each week, our staff at Buckeye50 will release our own rankings prior the the committee’s release based on our voting process of the top 6 teams. We will rank out first four in, and first 2 out.

Here are our current rankings:

For a recap of our previous rankings:


November 1
November 8
November 15
November 22
November 29
December 4


November 2
November 9
November 16
November 23
November 30
December 5


November 24
December 1
December 8
December 15


November 5
November 12
November 19
November 26
December 3
December 8

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