2024-2025 College Football Playoff Schedule and Championship

Here’s all you need to know about the NCAAF playoffs

College Football Playoffs 2024-2025

The College Football Playoffs will begin on Friday, December 20th, 2024, and conclude with the National Championship game on Monday, January 20th, 2025, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia.

When do the College Football playoffs start?

  • First Round: December 20-21.
  • Quarterfinals: December 31-January 1.
  • Semifinals: January 9-10.
  • Championship: January 20.

When is the National Championship Game?

The College Football National Championship game will be played on Monday, January 20th, 2025. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET.

What channel are the College Football playoffs on?

The NCAA College Football Playoffs will be broadcast on ESPN’s family of networks.

2024-25 College Football Playoff Schedule

First Round

MATCHUPDATETIME (ET)TV
Game 1Dec. 20, 2024TBDTBD
Game 2Dec. 21, 2024TBDTBD
Game 3Dec. 21, 2024TBDTBD
Game 4Dec. 21, 2024TBDTBD

Quarterfinals

MATCHUPDATETIME (ET)TV
Fiesta BowlDec. 31, 2024TBDTBD
Peach BowlJan. 1, 2025TBDTBD
Rose BowlJan. 1, 2025TBDTBD
Sugar BowlJan. 1, 2025TBDTBD

Semifinals

MATCHUPDATETIME (ET)TV
Orange BowlJan. 9, 2025TBDTBD
Cotton BowlJan. 10, 2025TBDTBD

National Championship 2025

GAMEDATETIME (ET)TV
Semifinal WinnersJan. 20, 20257:30 PMESPN

*All dates/times subject to change.

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