Latest FBS College Football Playoff News

Pac-12 revenue drops $12 million, but school payouts rise

May. 20, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

Pac-12 revenue fell by $12 million in 2018 to $497 million because the conference could not make up for lost Rose Bowl revenue from when the game hosted a College Football Playoff semifinal after the 2017 season. Payouts to Pac-12 member schools rose 5% to $31.3 million each as conference distributions included...

The future of the College Football Playoff

May. 15, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

The College Football Playoff hits middle-age this season. Where does it go from here? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , ESPN's Heather Dinich joins AP's Ralph Russo to discuss the future of the postseason system used to crown a champion. The four-team playoff turns six this season, reaching the...

Orange Bowl switched from Jan. 1 to Dec. 30 for primetime

May. 13, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

This season's Orange Bowl is moving to Dec. 30, with a prime-time kickoff, after originally being scheduled to be played the afternoon of New Year's Day. The Orange Bowl has traditionally been played at night, but the earlier kickoff was initially planned when it became part of the six-bowl rotation that hosts...

Oklahoma, Georgia to play home-and-home series

May. 6, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Perennial football powers Oklahoma and Georgia have agreed to play in 2023 and 2031. The programs have played just once — Georgia won a 54-48 overtime thriller in the College Football Playoff after the 2017 season. Oklahoma will host the Bulldogs on Sept. 9, 2023, the same year...

Pac-12 won't change scheduling to 'skate through' to playoff

May. 1, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Pac-12 has no plans to change its football scheduling policies and philosophies, including playing nine conference games, to enhance the league's chances to place a team in the four-team playoff. Commissioner Larry Scott said Wednesday conference coaches and administrators...