Latest FBS College Football Playoff News

Analysis: What if 12-team College Football Playoff was here?

Dec. 06, 2021 09:40 AM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — A fun thing to do this season has to been ponder how the College Football Playoff race would have played out if expansion to 12 teams had already happened. The CFP selection committee set the four-team field on Sunday,...

Historic playoff: Alabama-Cincinnati, Michigan-Georgia

Dec. 05, 2021 22:34 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — As college football's postseason evolved from disconnected bowls to the BCS to the current four-team playoff, it never truly embraced the underdog the way the NCAA basketball tournament does. From Tulane to Utah, Boise State to TCU and then UCF, the...

No. 5 Notre Dame to face No. 9 Oklahoma State in Fiesta Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 18:56 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — No. 5 Notre Dame missed the College Football Playoff by one spot. No. 9 Oklahoma State's bid came up inches short. The disappointment sets up a nice consolation: another marquee matchup in the Fiesta Bowl. Just short of the...

Utah's 1st Rose Bowl to be against Pasadena veteran Ohio St

Dec. 05, 2021 18:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Utah's football program has come a long way since the last time it faced Ohio State. In 1986, the Utes were a struggling program in the Western Athletic Conference when they went to Columbus and were drilled 64-6 by the Buckeyes. ...

Bearcats break through, No. 1 Alabama awaits in Cotton Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 18:03 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cincinnati is the first outsider to make the College Football Playoff. Alabama is the standard bearer. The two will meet in a semifinal game deep in the heart of Texas on New Year’s Eve in the Cotton Bowl. American...

CFP: Orange Bowl semi pits star defenses in Michigan-Georgia

Dec. 05, 2021 17:10 PM EST

The College Football Playoff semifinal in the Orange Bowl will match surging Michigan against a Georgia team that went unbeaten through the regular season before a humbling loss to the defending national champion. Defense has been the calling card for both. ...

No. 5 Notre Dame to face No. 9 Oklahoma State in Fiesta Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 16:28 PM EST

No. 5 Notre Dame (11-1, independent, No. 5 CFP) vs No. 9 Oklahoma State (11-2, Big 12, No. 9 CFP), Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ET LOCATION: Glendale, Arizona TOP PLAYERS Notre Dame: QB Jack Coan. The senior has thrown for 2,641 yards and 20...

Bearcats vs Tide: Cotton Bowl CFP semifinal at a glance

Dec. 05, 2021 16:16 PM EST

No. 1 Alabama (12-1, SEC) vs. No. 4 Cincinnati (13-0, American), Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m. ET LOCATION: Arlington, Texas TOP PLAYERS Cincinnati: Senior QB Desmond Ridder, 3,190 yards passing, 30 TDs; 361 yards rushing, six TDs. His 44...

Michigan-Georgia set to meet in Orange Bowl CFP semifinal

Dec. 05, 2021 15:47 PM EST

Georgia (12-1, SEC, No. 3 CFP) vs. Michigan (12-1, Big Ten, No. 2 CFP), Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. ET LOCATION: Miami Gardens, Florida TOP PLAYERS Georgia: TE Brock Bowers, 47 catches, 791 yards, 11 TDs. Michigan: DE...

The Latest: Notre Dame, Oklahoma St to clash in Fiesta Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 14:56 PM EST

The Latest from the College Football Playoff announcement and bowl selection day (all times Eastern): 2:50 p.m. No. 5 Notre Dame will face No. 9 Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl in a matchup of two teams that just missed the College Football Playoff....