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NCAA.com | January 9, 2022

2021-22 College Football Playoff schedule, dates, TV channel, sites

Alabama vs. Georgia: Previewing the CFP title game with B/R's Adam Kramer

The 2021-22 College Football Playoff title will be played on Jan. 10, 2022. In the semifinals on New Year's Eve, No. 1 Alabama dominated No. 4 Cincinnati in the first semifinal game at the Cotton Bowl and No. 3 Georgia crushed No. 2 Michigan in the Orange Bowl.

Here's a look at the CFP schedule:

2021-22 College Football Playoff schedule, dates, TV channel, sites

The 2021-22 CFP national championship is set to be played on Monday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. ET.

GAME RECAPS: Alabama vs. Cincinnati | Michigan vs. Georgia

When is the 2022 College Football Playoff national championship?

The CFP national championship will be played at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The game is on ESPN. Below is a complete history of the College Football Playoff national championship game.

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

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

2022-2026 CFP national championship locations and dates

2022: Indianapolis (Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana) - Jan. 10
2023: Los Angeles (Los Angeles 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 will the 2021-22 College Football Playoff field selected?

The four teams selected to the 2021-22 College Football Playoff was announced during the last top 25 rankings show at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 5 on ESPN. The field consists of No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Georgia and No. 4 Cincinnati. New Year's Six matchups were also revealed at that time.

Here was the final top 25 rankings:

RANK

SCHOOL

RECORD

PREVIOUS

1 Alabama 12-1 3
2 Michigan 12-1 2
3 Georgia 12-1 1
4 Cincinnati 13-0 4
5 Notre Dame 11-1 6
6 Ohio State 10-2 7
7 Baylor 11-2 9
8 Ole Miss 10-2 8
9 Oklahoma State 11-2 5
10 Michigan State 10-2 11
11 Utah 10-3 17
12 Pittsburgh 11-2 15
13 BYU 10-2 12
14 Oregon 10-3 10
15 Iowa 10-3 13
16 Oklahoma 10-2 14
17 Wake Forest 10-3 16
18 NC State 9-3 18
19 Clemson 9-3 20
20 Houston 11-2 21
21 Arkansas 8-4 22
22 Kentucky 9-3 23
23 Louisiana 12-1 24
24 San Diego State 11-2 19
25 Texas A&M 8-4 25

2020-21 College Football Playoff scores, results

2020 season

  • Rose Bowl (Jan. 1 2021): No. 1 Alabama 31, No. 4 Notre Dame 14 (in Arlington, Texas)
  • Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 2021): No. 3 Ohio State 49, No. 2 Clemson 28 (in New Orleans, Louisiana)
  • CFP National Championship Game (Jan. 11, 2021): No. 1 Alabama 52, No. 3 Ohio State 24 (in Miami Gardens, Florida).

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