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NCAA.com | December 4, 2021

When is the College Football Playoff National Championship Game?

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The 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Game is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The 2021-22 season is the eighth of the CFP era. Last season, Alabama routed Ohio State, 52-24, to win its third CFP national title and sixth national championship overall under coach Nick Saban.

The top four teams in the last College Football Playoff rankings of the season will play in the semifinals, which are set for Dec. 31. The Cotton Bowl and the Orange Bowl are this year's semifinal sites. Game times are 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. ET. The final CFP rankings will be announced on Sunday, Dec. 5.

When is the College Football Playoff National Championship Game?

The 2021-22 title game is set for 8 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. The game will be on ESPN.

When are the 2021-22 College Football Playoff semifinals?

  • 3:30 or 7:30 p.m. ET Friday, Dec. 31 at the Cotton Bowl
  • 3:30 or 7:30 p.m. ET Friday, Dec. 31 at the Orange Bowl

RANKINGS: College Football Playoff poll | AP Poll | USA TODAY Coaches' Poll

2021-2026 CFP national championship locations and dates

2022:     Indianapolis (Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana) — Jan. 10
2023:     Los Angeles (SoFi Stadium at Hollywood Park, Inglewood, California) — Jan. 9
2024:     Houston (NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas) — Jan. 8
2025:     Location TBD — Jan. 6
2026:     Location TBD — Jan. 5

RELATED: Complete college football championship history | Schools with the most titles

When is the 2021-22 College Football Playoff field selected?

The semifinalists will be revealed at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 5. It marks the final of six CFP rankings announcements of the season.

For reference, here's the schedule for CFP top 25 announcements:

  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2
  • 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 (approximate time — will be revealed between the Champions Classic basketball games)
  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16
  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23
  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30
  • 12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 (Selection Day)

College Football Playoff National Championship Game history

YEAR
(GAME DATE)
GAME LOCATION
2015 No. 4 Ohio State 42, No. 2 Oregon 20 Arlington, Texas
2016 No. 2 Alabama 45, No. 1 Clemson 40 Glendale, Arizona
2017 No. 2 Clemson 35, No. 1 Alabama 31 Tampa, Florida
2018 No. 4 Alabama 26, No. 3 Georgia 23 Atlanta, Georgia
2019 No. 2 Clemson 44, No. 1 Alabama 16 Santa Clara, California
2020 No. 1 LSU 42, No. 3 Clemson 25 New Orleans, Louisiana
2021 No. 1 Alabama 52, No. 3 Ohio State 24 Miami Gardens, Florida

College Football Playoff: Results

2014 season

  • Rose Bowl: No. 2 Oregon 59, No. 3 Florida State 20
  • Sugar Bowl: No. 4 Ohio State 42, No. 1 Alabama 35
  • CFP National Championship Game: No. 4 Ohio State 42, No. 2 Oregon 20

2015 season

  • Orange Bowl: No. 1 Clemson 37, No. 4 Oklahoma 17
  • Cotton Bowl: No. 2 Alabama 38, No. 3 Michigan State 0
  • CFP National Championship Game: No. 2 Alabama 45, No. 1 Clemson 40

2016 season

  • Fiesta Bowl: No. 2 Clemson 31, No. 3 Ohio State 0
  • Peach Bowl: No. 1 Alabama 24, No. 4 Washington 7
  • CFP National Championship Game: No. 2 Clemson 35, No. 1 Alabama 31

RANKINGS: All major college football polls

2017 season

  • Rose Bowl: No. 3 Georgia 54, No. 2 Oklahoma 48 (2OT)
  • Sugar Bowl: No. 4 Alabama 24, No. 1 Clemson 6
  • CFP National Championship Game: No. 4 Alabama 26, No. 3 Georgia 23 (OT)

2018 season

  • Orange Bowl: No. 1 Alabama 45, No. 4 Oklahoma 34
  • Cotton Bowl: No. 2 Clemson 30, No. 3 Notre Dame 3
  • CFP National Championship Game: No. 2 Clemson 44, No. 1 Alabama 16

2019 season

  • Peach Bowl: No. 1 LSU 63, No. 4 Oklahoma 28
  • Fiesta Bowl: No. 3 Clemson 29, No. 2 Ohio State 23
  • CFP National Championship Game: No. 1 LSU 42, No. 3 Clemson 25

2020 season

  • Rose Bowl: No. 1 Alabama 31, No. 4 Notre Dame 14
  • Sugar Bowl: No. 3 Ohio State 49, No. 2 Clemson 28
  • CFP National Championship Game: No. 1 Alabama 52, No. 3 Ohio State 24

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