Latest FBS College Football Playoff News

CFP championship games to return to Atlanta, South Florida

Aug. 15, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

Atlanta and South Florida have been selected to host College Football Playoff national championship games for the second time. The CFP announced Monday that Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, would be the site of the title game scheduled to be played in January 2026, the...

Harbaugh's eighth team at Michigan out to build on 2021

Aug. 15, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh’s eighth team is his first at Michigan that is coming off a win over Ohio State. The Wolverines’ new challenge is to knockoff the archrival Buckeyes on the road for the first time since 2000. Before that, though, they will try to beat...

G5 teams could have fewer chances vs. P5 after realignment

Aug. 14, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

Cincinnati set itself up to become the first Group of Five team to make the College Football Playoff by winning at Notre Dame. While the Bearcats fulfilled their playoff aspirations last year — they had to win every regular-season game to even be in consideration for the four-team...

Clemson's Swinney: New perspective for Tigers' camp

Aug. 05, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has taught a lot of lessons the past seven seasons. Along the way, some guidance got lost amidst all that winning. “There are certain things you can't teach on the mountaintop,” Swinney said Friday as the Tigers opened fall camp....

AAC commish: Coordinated response needed to stabilize FBS

Jul. 28, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

Mike Aresco says athlete compensation, the transfer portal and conference realignment have created a perfect storm for an unsettled situation, and the American Athletic Conference commissioner believes all FBS conferences need to have a coordinated approach toward stability while finding a middle...

Big Ten's expansion further damages Rose Bowl's status

Jul. 26, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Playing in the Rose Bowl was the pinnacle of a college football career for those who coached and played in the Big Ten for decades. The Rose Bowl's importance has been waning for years as college football's postseason evolved. The latest expansion by the Big Ten...

Sankey sees changes in stronger SEC with expansion, playoff

Jul. 18, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey proclaimed Monday the league “is stronger now than at any other time in our history." But the conference can’t rest on its success, which includes the last three national championships in football, Sankey said in...

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...