FUTURE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF BOWLS AND LOCATIONS FOR 2025 AND 2026
The College Football Playoff is about to triple. The 2023 season marks the final four-team CFP – and it’s a controversial one. No. 1 Michigan, No. 2 Washington, No. 3 Texas and No. 4 Alabama will compete for the national title as undefeated Florida State and two-time defending national champion Georgia just missed the cut. Michigan and Alabama will face off in the Rose Bowl before Texas and Washington square off in the Sugar Bowl. The winners of those games will then meet at NRG Stadium in Houston for the College Football Playoff National Championship. Instead of No. 5 and No. 6 on the outside looking in next year, they will be in the thick of the playoff. A 12-team College Football Playoff will take place for the first time in 2024. Along with eight additional teams, it will offer a new format with a chance to give some teams postseason matchups at their home stadiums. Nos. 1-4 will get first-round byes under the new playoff format, while Nos. 5-12 will compete in the opening round. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be played as bowl games with two teams left standing for the CFP National Championship.