2024-2025 College Football Playoff Schedule

    The College Football Playoff has announced the 2024-2025 schedule, along with dates, kickoff times, and broadcast information.

    The 2024-2025 season debuts the new 12-team College Football Playoff, and on Wednesday, June 5, the postseason schedule was released. Here’s the latest information surrounding the CFP and which teams have the best odds to make the dance.

    College Football Playoff Dates, Kickoff Times, and Broadcast Info

    With more playoff games than ever before, ESPN has turned the New Year’s Six bowl games into the CFP quarterfinals and semifinals. Additionally, the 2024-2025 National Championship Game will take place on January 20, 2025, the latest the contest has been played in the CFP and BCS eras.

    The new 12-team format includes the five highest-ranked conference champions, which will receive automatic bids, and the next seven highest-ranked programs. The top four teams will receive a first-round bye to the quarterfinals.

    Note: All times listed are Eastern. 

    First Round

    • Friday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m. | ABC & ESPN
    • Saturday, Dec. 21, Noon | TNT
    • Saturday, Dec. 21, 4 p.m. | TNT
    • Saturday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m. | ABC & ESPN


    • Vrbo Fiesta Bowl: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. | ESPN
    • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1 p.m. | ESPN
    • Rose Bowl: Wednesday, Jan. 1, 5 p.m. | ESPN
    • Allstate Sugar Bowl: Wednesday, Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m. | ESPN


    • Capital One Orange Bowl: Thursday, Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m. | ESPN
    • Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: Friday, Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m. | ESPN

    CFP National Championship

    • Monday, Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m. | ESPN (Atlanta, Ga.)

    ESPN has been the exclusive home of the CFP since it was created in 2015. In March of this year, the media giant agreed to a six-year, $7.8 billion contract extension that will keep it as the exclusive rights holder to the CFP through the 2031–32 season.

    Just a couple of months later, ESPN announced a five-year agreement with TNT to sublicense select CFP games, beginning with two first-round bouts this season.

    KEEP READING: 2024 College Football Top 25 Power Rankings

    According to FanDuel, these teams have the highest betting odds to compete in the CFP this season:

    • Ohio State, -650 (Big Ten champion)
    • Georgia, -500 (SEC champion
    • Florida State, +160 (ACC champion)
    • Utah, +280 (Big 12 champion)
    • Liberty, +600 (AAC champion)
    • Oregon, -250 (No. 5 seed)
    • Texas, -230 (No. 6 seed)
    • Notre Dame, -170 (No. 7 seed)
    • Penn State, -145 (No. 8 seed)
    • Ole Miss, -125 (No. 9 seed)
    • Michigan, -105 (No. 10 seed)
    • Alabama, +120 (No. 11 seed)
    • LSU, +125 (No. 12 seed)

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