Where to Watch the College Football Playoff
The regular season is over, the teams have been set: it's time for the College Football Playoff. Either Alabama, Cincinnati, Georgia or Michigan will earn the right to call themselves the 2022 College Football Playoff National Champion.
How to Watch the College Football Playoff
The College Football Playoff will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN. You can also stream it on the ESPN app, provided you have a valid cable login. Like most major sports events, you won't be able to stream the College Football Playoff using just a streaming service. A cable subscription of some kind is required.
When is the College Football Playoff?
The College Football Playoff Schedule
The College Football Playoff kicks off with the semifinal games on New Year's Eve: Friday, December 31st. Cincinnati will take on defending champions Alabama in the Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Kick-off is set for 3:30pm ET. Michigan and Georgia will play the second game of the day, the Orange Bowl, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Their matchup is scheduled for 7:30pm ET.
The two winners will square up in the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Monday, January 10th, 2022. That game, which will be live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, kicks off at 8pm ET.
Who is in the College Football Playoffs?
The four teams playing in the College Football Playoff are the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Michigan Wolverines, the Georgia Bulldogs, and the Cincinnati Bearcats.
This is the first College Football Playoff appearance for both the Wolverines and Bearcats. Cincinnati has yet to lose a game this season, and made history as the first team from a Group of 5 conference to make the Playoff. A win for the Bearcats would be an historic event.
No. 2 ranked Michigan made the Playoff on the back of their first Big 10 conference title in 17 years. Coach Jim Harbaugh will be looking to ride that momentum to his first National Championship.
Georgia is making their second appearance in the playoff. After spending most of the season undefeated, they lost to Alabama in the SEC championship and dropped to number 3 in the overall rankings. The aforementioned Crimson Tide have been here before, many times: they've made all but one College Football Playoff since the series started in 2014. A win here would give Nick Saban's men their second consecutive National Championship title.
What are the CFP rankings?
Going into the playoffs, the final College Football Playoff rankings look like this:
- Alabama (12-1)
- Michigan (12-1)
- Georgia (12-1)
- Cincinnati (13-0)
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