College Football Playoff Announces Dates Through 2026

On Thursday, Aug. 30, the College Football Playoff has announced its dates for the upcoming national semifinals and national championship through the 2026 season. While the locations have not been confirmed, we now know when the top teams in the nation will be taking the field to determine who the top dog in the country is.

The full list of College Football Playoff dates through the 2026 season can be seen below.

2018-19
Saturday, December 29 – Peach Bowl, Cotton Bowl semifinal, Orange Bowl semifinal
Tuesday, January 1 – Fiesta Bowl, Rose Bowl Game, Sugar Bowl
Monday, January 7 – CFP National Championship (Santa Clara)

2019-20
Saturday, December 28 – Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl semifinal, Peach Bowl semifinal
Wednesday, January 1 – Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl Game, Sugar Bowl
Monday, January 13 – CFP National Championship (New Orleans)

2020-21
Wednesday, December 30 – Cotton Bowl
Friday, January 1 – Peach Bowl, Rose Bowl Game semifinal, Sugar Bowl semifinal
Saturday, January 2 – Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl
Monday, January 11 – CFP National Championship (Miami-South Florida)

2021-22
Thursday, December 30 – Peach Bowl
Friday, December 31 – Cotton Bowl semifinal, Orange Bowl semifinal
Saturday, January 1 – Fiesta Bowl, Rose Bowl Game, Sugar Bowl
Monday, January 10 – CFP National Championship (Indianapolis)

2022-23
Friday, December 30 – Orange Bowl
Saturday, December 31 – Fiesta Bowl semifinal, Peach Bowl semifinal
Monday January 2 – Cotton Bowl, Rose Bowl Game, Sugar Bowl
Monday, January 9 – CFP National Championship (Los Angeles)

2023-24
Friday, December 29 – Peach Bowl
Saturday, December 30 – Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl
Monday, January 1 – Cotton Bowl, Rose Bowl Game semifinal, Sugar Bowl semifinal
Monday, January 8 – CFP National Championship (Houston)

2024-25
Saturday, December 28 – Peach Bowl, Cotton Bowl semifinal, Orange Bowl semifinal
Monday, December 30 – Fiesta Bowl
Wednesday, January 1 – Rose Bowl Game, Sugar Bowl
Monday, January 6 – CFP National Championship (site TBD)

2025-26
Saturday, December 27 – Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl semifinal, Peach Bowl semifinal
Tuesday, December 30 – Orange Bowl
Thursday, January 1 – Rose Bowl Game, Sugar Bowl
Monday, January 5 – CFP National Championship (site TBD)