2022 Bowl Games: Schedule, College Football Playoff teams, dates, kickoff times, NCAA top 25 rankings

The College Football Playoffs, New Year’s Six and the entire 2022-23 bowl schedule were released Sunday, and the flurry of announcements set in motion the beginning of the sport’s postseason. The CFP was short on controversy as Georgia, Michigan and TCU all held their order from last week’s CFP Rankings with Ohio State sliding into the playoff field after USC’s loss to Utah in the Pac-12 Championship Game. Although Alabama fans and coach Nick Saban put in plenty of work to make a case for the Crimson Tide, the CFP Selection Committee stuck to its guidelines.

The CFP semifinal matchups bring tons of intrigue as Ohio State now has new life following the Michigan loss and can boast a roster just as talented as undefeated Georgia when the two blue bloods clash at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. The other semifinal, the Fiesta Bowl, will feature Michigan trying to get its first-ever playoff win against a TCU program that is the 14th program to appear in the event over its first nine iterations.

Outside of the playoffs, there is still tons to get excited about as we look ahead to bowl season. Tulane is playing in its biggest bowl game since the 1939 season facing USC in the Cotton Bowl. There’s an all-orange Orange Bowl on deck with Clemson and Tennessee. The Rose Bowl could be yet another instant classic with Utah going head-to-head against Penn State.

There’s also great stories and fun matchups throughout the bowl schedule that will require your attention. Steve Sarkisian should have Texas tuned up and ready to go for a potential shootout against Washington in the Alamo Bowl. Florida State coach Mike Norvell is also bowling for the first time since he took over the Seminoles, and for their bowl matchup, they have been slotted opposite Oklahoma at the end of Year 1 with Brent Venables.

CBS Sports was with you all throughout Sunday as the College Football Playoff and bowl schedule were finalized and announced. Check out the full slate in the tables below and catch up on our live analysis as the games were announced further down the page.

College Football Playoffs

Jan. 9

National Championship
Inglewood, Calif.

Title game Semifinal winners

December 31

Peach Bowl


(1) Georgia vs. (4) Ohio State

December 31

Fiesta Bowl
Glendale, Ariz.


(2) Michigan vs. (3) TCU

New Year’s Six bowl games

Jan. 2

Pasadena, Calif.

Big Ten vs. Pac-12

(11) Penn State vs. (8) Utah

Jan. 2

Arlington, Tex.

at-large vs. at-large

(10) USC vs. (16) Tulane

December 31

New Orleans

SEC vs. Big 12

(5) Alabama vs. (9) Kansas State

December 30



(7) Clemson vs. (6) Tennessee

2022 Bowl Games

Jan. 2 Citrus
Orlando, Fla.
1 p.m. (ABC) LSU vs. Purdue
Jan. 2 ReliaQuest
Tampa, Fla.
Noon (ESPN2) Mississippi State vs. Illinois
December 31 Music City

Nashville, Tenn.

Noon (ABC) Iowa vs. Kentucky
December 30 Arizona
Tucson, Ariz.
4:30 p.m. (Barstool) Ohio vs. Wyoming
December 30 Gator
Jacksonville, Fla.
3:30 p.m. (ESPN) South Carolina vs. Notre Dame
December 30 Sun
El Paso, Tex.
2 p.m. (CBS) Pittsburgh vs. UCLA
December 30 Duke’s Mayo
Noon (ESPN) Maryland vs. NC State
December 29 Alamo
San Antonio
9 p.m. (ESPN) Texas vs. Washington
December 29 Cheez-It
Orlando, Fla.
5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Florida State vs. Oklahoma
December 29 Pinstripe
New York
2 p.m. (ESPN) Syracuse vs. Minnesota
December 28 Texas
Houston, Tex.
9 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss
December 28 Holiday
San Diego, Calif.
8 p.m. (Fox) North Carolina vs. Oregon
December 28 Liberty
5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Arkansas vs. Kansas
December 28 Military
Annapolis, Md.
2 p.m. (ESPN) Duke vs. UCF
December 27 Guaranteed Rate
Phoenix, Ariz.
10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Wisconsin vs. Oklahoma State
December 27 Birmingham
Birmingham, Ala.
6:45 p.m. (ESPN) East Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina
December 27 First Responder
University Park, Tex.
3:15 (ESPN) Utah State vs. Memphis
December 27 Camellia
Montgomery, Ala.
Noon (ESPN) Buffalo vs. Georgia Southern
December 26 Quick Lane
Detroit, Mich.
2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Bowling Green vs. New Mexico State
December 24 Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii
8 p.m. (ESPN) San Diego State vs. Middle Tennessee
December 23 Gasparilla
Tampa, Fla.
6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Missouri vs. Wake Forest
December 23 Independence
Shreveport, La.
3 p.m. (ESPN) Houston vs. Louisiana
December 22 Armed Forces
Fort Worth, Tex.
7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Baylor vs. Air Force
December 21

New Orleans
New Orleans, La.

9 p.m. (ESPN) Western Kentucky vs. South Alabama
December 20 Boca Raton
Boca Raton, Fla.
7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Toledo vs. Liberty
December 20 Famous Idaho Potato
Boise, Idaho
3:30 p.m. (ESPN) San Jose State vs. Eastern Michigan
December 19 Myrtle Beach
Conway, SC
2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Marshall vs. UConn
December 17 Frisco
Frisco, Tex.
9:15 p.m. (ESPN) North Texas vs. Boise State
December 17 Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nev.
7:30 p.m. (ABC) Florida vs. Oregon State
December 17 LendingTree
Mobile, Ala.
5:45 p.m. (ESPN) Southern Miss vs. Rice
December 17 Jimmy Kimmel LA
Inglewood, Calif.
3:30 p.m. (ABC) Washington State vs. Fresno State
December 17 New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
2:15 p.m. (ESPN) BYU vs. SMU
December 17 Fenway
Boston, Mass.
11 a.m. (ESPN) Louisville vs. Cincinnati
December 16 Cure

Orlando, Fla.

3 p.m. (ESPN) Troy vs. UTSA
December 16 Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas

11:30 a.m. (ESPN) UAB vs. Miami (OH)

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