College Football Playoff Schedule 2018: Dates & Start Times

It’s that time. On Saturday, December 15, the college football bowl season officially kicks off with dozens of games across the country taking place over the course of the next few weeks. Of course, the games that all eyes will be on are the College Football Playoff, featuring the Alabama Crimson Tide, Clemson Tigers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and Oklahoma Sooners.

The College Football Playoff semifinal games will air on Saturday, Dec. 29. This year, the semifinals will take place in the Capital One Orange Bowl and Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.

The College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T takes place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

The full College Football Playoff schedule can be seen below.


College Football Playoff Schedule: Semifinals & National Championship

Semifinal: Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: No. 2 Clemson (13-0) vs. No. 3 Notre Dame (12-0)

Date: December 29, 2018
Kickoff Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Arlington, Texas
Venue: AT&T Stadium
TV Info: ESPN

Semifinal: Capital One Orange: No. 1 Alabama (13-0) vs. No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1)

Date: December 29, 2018
Kickoff Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Miami Gardens, Florida
Venue: Hard Rock Stadium
TV Info: ESPN

National Championship Presented by AT&T: Semifinal winners

Date: January 7, 2019
Kickoff Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Santa Clara, California
Venue: Levi’s Stadium
TV Info: ESPN