Latest FBS College Football Playoff News

CFP board chair: New format ideally in place by June 2023

Jun. 02, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — By this time next year, the university leaders who oversee the College Football Playoff want the next format for determining a champion settled. Mississippi State President Mark Keenum, the chairman of the CFP Board of Managers, said Thursday the conference...

Sugar Bowl moved to Dec. 31 to avoid conflict with NFL game

May. 26, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

The Sugar Bowl has been moved off its usual primetime spot to noon EST Dec. 31 to avoid a conflict with a Monday night NFL game. The bowl schedule for the upcoming season was released Thursday. The games begin on Dec. 16 with the Bahamas Bowl and the Cure Bowl in...

Cincinnati's Ridder is Falcons' pick as possible future QB

Apr. 30, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — On a draft night the Atlanta Falcons focused on their defense, adding two edge rushers, the new name in the quarterback room stole the show. Ending the NFL draft's long quarterback drought, the Falcons picked Cinncinnati's Desmond Ridder in the third...

Seemed forever for QBs to go in 1st 2 rounds of NFL draft

Apr. 29, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took 42 selections Friday before a second quarterback was taken in the NFL draft. And it was a proven commodity in college, Cincinnati's Desmond Ridder. A full 54 spots after Kenny Pickett of Pittsburgh went 20th to the Steelers on Thursday night, Ridder was...

Defense 1st, then offense, with receivers a focal point

Apr. 29, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In an NFL draft focused early on stoppers, it was the goers — wide receivers — who stole the spotlight Thursday night. Not simply prospects, either. Yes, the first five selections came on the defensive side of the ball, including edge rushers...

Venables looks to take Oklahoma program 'from good to great'

Apr. 23, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — New Oklahoma coach Brent Venables respects what the Sooners have accomplished in recent years, but he believes they can be even better. Lincoln Riley compiled a 55-10 record in five seasons before leaving to become head coach at Southern California....

With expansion on hold, College Football Playoff settles in

Apr. 19, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — As college football tries to navigate unprecedented upheaval, the status quo holds with the College Football Playoff that crowns its national champion. The playoff is likely to stick with the current four-team format through the end of its contract. It has...