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.

Members of the College Football Playoff (CFP) Board of Managers have agreed to begin the newly-expanded 12-team playoff during the 2024-2025 season.

The locations for the 2023/24 semifinal games are the Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA) and the Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA) on Monday, January 1st, 2024

The national championship game will be in Houston, TX on Monday, January 8, 2024. 

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

Tuesday, October 317 – 8 p.m. ET
Tuesday, November 77 – 8 p.m. ET
Tuesday, November 149 – 9:30 p.m. ET*
Tuesday, November 217 – 8 p.m. ET
Tuesday, November 287 – 7:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, December 3
(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 doubleheader at United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

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)
2023: Georgia Bulldogs (d. TCU 65 – 7)

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:

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