The Official College Football Playoff Schedule Has Been Released

College Football Playoff National Championship - Clemson v LSU
College Football Playoff National Championship - Clemson v LSU / Jamie Schwaberow/GettyImages

The College Football Playoff schedule has officially been released with fans ecstatic about the new 12-team expanded playoff format. Selection Sunday is now scheduled for December 8th with the transfer portal now opening on December 9th eliminating the threat of players entering the transfer portal before the playoff.

We will now get Playoff Games before Christmas with the Playoff opening on a Friday while we'll see games on everyday of the week except for Sunday as the NCAA avoids competing with the NFL schedule.

The first round takes place on December 20th and 21st with games being played on ABC, ESPN, and TNT Sports for the first time. The best feature of the first round is that the team's seeded 5 through 8 will host a playoff game on campus while the top four seeds will get an automatic bye into the Quarterfinals.

The set bowl hosts for the game are the Rose Bowl, the Peach Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl, and the Sugar Bowl for the Quarterfinals and the Orange Bowl and the Cotton Bowl for the Semifinal. The National Championship will still be played on a Monday while the game will take place in Atlanta.

The First Playoff Game in Death Valley will be incredible

While most LSU fans will prefer that the team wins the SEC and gets a top-four seed there's also a counterargument wishing that the Tigers finish 5th-8th. Getting a College Football Playoff boost to the best atmosphere in the Sport would lead to one of the greatest crowd environments of All-Time. There have been plenty of high-stakes games in Baton Rouge but, none with College Football Playoff stakes on the line and the Tiger fanbase would step their game up to another level.

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