Don’t miss your chance to buy College Football Playoff (CFP) game tickets for the 2016-17 NCAA football season. The third installment of the College Football Playoffs promises to be one of the most exciting yet. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will host one semifinal in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA, and the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ will host the other. The winners play for the College Football Playoff National Championship at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. With seasons on the line, these games will be must-see. Find your College Football Playoffs tickets today!
The College Football Playoff (CFP) is an annual college football tournament featuring the season’s top college football teams. Starting with four teams who play in the semifinal round, the two surviving teams faceoff in the College Football Playoff National Championship to determine a national champion. Find your College Football Playoff tickets today and enjoy exciting college football as you ring in the new year!
The first College Football Playoff took place as part of the 2014 college football season. In the semifinal games, Oregon defeated Florida State 59 – 20 in the Rose Bowl, while Ohio State knocked out Alabama with a 42-35 win in the Sugar Bowl. Oregon and Ohio met at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX for the championship game, where the Buckeyes defeated the Ducks by a score of 42-20.
The College Football Playoff selection committee consists of 13 members who generally serve three year terms, however some do serve shorter or longer terms. Currently, the committee consists of one athletic director from each of the five “major” conferences (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC), as well as former coaches, NCAA executives, players, and a USA Today reporter.
The committee ranks each team based on a number of factors, including record, strength of schedule, head-to-head results, weather, and injuries. Unlike the Bowl Championship Series, which took place from 1998 – 2013, the College Football Playoff does not use polls or computer rankings to make decisions for final rankings. For a more detailed look on the ranking and selection process check out the official College Football Playoff website.
Each year, two of the six traditional bowl games (Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and Peach Bowl) serve as the semifinal CFP games on a three-year rotating basis. The pairings are as follows: Rose/Sugar, Orange/Cotton, and Fiesta/Peach.
The No. 1-ranked team plays No. 4, the No. 2-ranked team plays No. 3. The selection committee awards the No. 1 team the bowl game closest to their school to give them home field advantage.