2022 Bowl Games schedule, scores, College Football Playoff teams, kickoff times, dates, NCAA top 25 rankings

The College Football Playoff, New Year's Six and the entire 2022-23 bowl schedule were released earlier this month, and the flurry of announcements set in motion the beginning of the sport's postseason. The CFP was short on controversy as Georgia, Michigan and TCU all held their order from last week's CFP Rankings with Ohio State sliding into the playoff field after USC's loss to Utah in the Pac-12 Championship Game. Though Alabama fans and coach Nick Saban put in plenty of work to make a case for the Crimson Tide, the CFP Selection Committee stuck to its guidelines.

The CFP semifinal matchups bring tons of intrigue as Ohio State now has new life following the Michigan loss and can boast a roster just as talented as undefeated Georgia when the two blue bloods clash at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. The other semifinal, the Fiesta Bowl, will feature Michigan trying to get its first-ever playoff win against a TCU program that is the 14th program to appear in the event over its first nine iterations.

Outside of the playoff, there is still tons to get excited about as we look ahead to bowl season. Tulane is playing in its biggest bowl game since the 1939 season facing USC in the Cotton Bowl. There's an all-orange Orange Bowl on deck with Clemson and Tennessee. The Rose Bowl could be yet another instant classic with Utah going head-to-head against Penn State. 

There's also great stories and fun matchups throughout the bowl schedule that will require your attention. Steve Sarkisian should have Texas tuned up and ready to go for a potential shootout against Washington in the Alamo Bowl. Florida State coach Mike Norvell is also bowling for the first time since he took over the Seminoles, and for their bowl matchup, they have been slotted opposite Oklahoma at the end of Year 1 with Brent Venables. 

CBS Sports was with you all throughout Selection Sunday as the College Football Playoff and bowl schedule were finalized and announced. Check out the full slate in the tables below and catch up on our live analysis as the games were announced further down the page.

Be sure to follow along with the CBS Sports college football bowl games live blog for all the scores and highlights from the 2022-23 postseason action. 

College Football Playoff

Date Game / Loc. Matchup Prediction

Jan. 9

National Championship
Inglewood, Calif.

Title game (1) Georgia 65, (3) TCU 7

Dec. 31

Peach Bowl
Atlanta

Semifinal

(1) Georgia 42, (4) Ohio State 41

Dec. 31

Fiesta Bowl
Glendale, Ariz.

Semifinal

(3) TCU 51, (2) Michigan 45

New Year's Six bowl games

Date Bowl / Location Matchup Prediction

Jan. 2

Rose
Pasadena, Calif.

Big Ten vs. Pac-12

(11) Penn State 35, (8) Utah 21

Jan. 2

Cotton
Arlington, Tex.

at-large vs. at-large

(16) Tulane 46, (10) USC 45

Dec. 31

Sugar
New Orleans

SEC vs. Big 12

(5) Alabama 45, (9) Kansas State 20

Dec. 30

Orange
Miami

ACC vs. SEC/B1G/ND

(6) Tennessee 31, (7) Clemson 14

2022 Bowl Games

DateBowlTime (TV)Matchup
Jan. 2Citrus
Orlando, Fla.
1 p.m. (ABC) LSU 63, Purdue 7
Jan. 2ReliaQuest
Tampa, Fla.
Noon (ESPN2) Mississippi State 19, Illinois 10
Dec. 31Music City

Nashville, Tenn.

Noon (ABC)Iowa 21, Kentucky 0
Dec. 30Arizona
Tucson, Ariz.
4:30 p.m. (Barstool)Ohio 30, Wyoming 27 (OT)
Dec. 30Gator
Jacksonville, Fla.
3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Notre Dame 45, South Carolina 38
Dec. 30Sun 
El Paso, Tex.
2 p.m. (CBS)Pittsburgh 37, UCLA 35
Dec. 30Duke's Mayo
Charlotte
Noon (ESPN) Maryland 16, NC State 12
Dec. 29Alamo
San Antonio
9 p.m. (ESPN)Washington 27, Texas 20
Dec. 29Cheez-It
Orlando, Fla.
5:30 p.m. (ESPN)                       
Florida State 35, Oklahoma 32
Dec. 29  Pinstripe
New York
2 p.m. (ESPN) Minnesota 28, Syracuse 20
Dec. 28Texas
Houston, Tex.
9 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Tech 42, Ole Miss 25
Dec. 28Holiday
San Diego, Calif.
8 p.m. (Fox)Oregon 28, North Carolina 27
Dec. 28Liberty
Memphis
5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Arkansas 55, Kansas 53 (3OT) 
Dec. 28 Military
Annapolis, Md.
2 p.m. (ESPN) Duke 30, UCF 13
Dec. 27Guaranteed Rate
Phoenix, Ariz.
10:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Wisconsin 24, Oklahoma State 17
Dec. 27Birmingham
Birmingham, Ala.
6:45 p.m. (ESPN)East Carolina 53, Coastal Carolina 29
Dec. 27First Responder
University Park, Tex.
3:15 (ESPN) Memphis 38, Utah State 10
Dec. 27Camellia
Montgomery, Ala.
Noon (ESPN) Buffalo 23, Georgia Southern 21
Dec. 26Quick Lane
Detroit, Mich.
2:30 p.m. (ESPN) New Mexico State 24, Bowling Green 19      
Dec. 24Hawai'i
Honolulu, Hawai'i
8 p.m. (ESPN)Middle Tennessee 25, San Diego State 23
Dec. 23Gasparilla
Tampa, Fla.
6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Wake Forest 27, Missouri 17
Dec. 23Independence
Shreveport, La.
3 p.m. (ESPN) Houston 23, Louisiana 16
Dec. 22Armed Forces
Fort Worth, Tex.
7:30 p.m. (ESPN)Air Force 30, Baylor 15
Dec. 21

New Orleans
New Orleans, La.

9 p.m. (ESPN)Western Kentucky 44 South Alabama 23
Dec. 20Boca Raton
Boca Raton, Fla.
7:30 p.m. (ESPN)Toledo 21, Liberty 19
Dec. 20Famous Idaho Potato
Boise, Idaho  
3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Eastern Michigan 41, San Jose State 27
Dec. 19Myrtle Beach
Conway, S.C.         
2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Marshall 28, UConn 14
Dec. 17Frisco
Frisco, Tex.
9:15 p.m. (ESPN) Boise State 35, North Texas 32
Dec. 17Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nev.
2:30 p.m. (ABC) Oregon State 30, Florida 3
Dec. 17LendingTree
Mobile, Ala.
5:45 p.m. (ESPN)Southern Miss 38, Rice 24
Dec. 17Jimmy Kimmel L.A.
Inglewood, Calif.
3:30 p.m. (ABC) Fresno State 29, Washington State 6
Dec. 17New Mexico
Albuquerque, N.M.
2:15 p.m. (ESPN) BYU 24, SMU 23
Dec. 17Fenway
Boston, Mass.
11 a.m. (ESPN) Louisville 24, Cincinnati 7
Dec. 16Cure

Orlando, Fla.

3 p.m. (ESPN)Troy 18, UTSA 12
Dec. 16Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas

11:30 a.m. (ESPN)UAB 24, Miami (OH) 20
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Ripple effects of Notre Dame's ACC bowl ties 

The Action Network's Brett McMurphy has been all over how Notre Dame caused some commotion in the bowl selection process today. When the Fighting Irish are not in the College Football Playoff or the New Year's Six, they join the bowl pool for the ACC, where they play five league opponents per year. That made Notre Dame available to the Gator Bowl and the Holiday Bowl, and McMurphy reported that both bowl games (an ACC/SEC for Gator, ACC/P12 for Holiday) wanted the Fighting Irish. 

Though the announcements are not official, reports indicate that the Gator Bowl got the Fighting Irish, which sent UNC out to the Holiday Bowl to play Oregon. He also notes that South Carolina is now set for the Gator Bowl while Mississippi State, another candidate for the Gator Bowl, will now go to the Reliaquest Bowl in Tampa. 

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FINAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS 

  1. Georgia (13-0)
  2. Michigan (13-0)
  3. TCU (12-1)
  4. Ohio State (11-1)
  5. Alabama (10-2)
  6. Tennessee (10-2)
  7. Clemson (11-2)
  8. Utah (10-3)
  9. Kansas State (10-3)
  10. USC (11-2)
  11. Penn State (10-2)
  12. Washington (10-2)
  13. Florida State (9-3)
  14. Oregon State (9-3)
  15. Oregon (9-3)
  16. Tulane (11-2)
  17. LSU (9-4)
  18. UCLA (9-3)
  19. South Carolina (8-4)
  20. Texas (8-4)
  21. Notre Dame (8-4)
  22. Mississippi State (8-4)
  23. NC State (8-4)
  24. Troy (11-2)
  25. UTSA (11-2)
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Conference USA matchups

The full slate of matchups for Conference USA teams have been announced. 

  • No. 25 UTSA will face off against No. 24 Troy in the Cure Bowl, which stands as perhaps the best Group of Five matchup of bowl season between two conference champions. 
  • UAB plays Miami (Ohio) in the Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 16, one of the first matchups of bowl season. The game was previously announced so the teams could make travel 
  • Similarly, the Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24 will feature Middle Tennessee against San Diego State, a matchup that was announced previously for logistics purposes.
  • The LendingTree Bowl in Mobile brings Rice against Southern Miss in the first bowl game of the Mike Bloomgren era for the Owls. The game features a rematch between former C-USA foes. 
  • The New Orleans Bowl brings together Western Kentucky and South Alabama in a battle between two of the best programs in C-USA and the Sun Belt. 
  • The Frisco Bowl brings Mountain West and Conference USA runners-up Boise State and North Texas to the Metroplex on Dec. 17. 
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According to Brett McMurphy of The Action Network, Oregon will be in the Holiday Bowl, which is at the center of the Notre Dame battle royale. Per McMurphy's report, the Ducks will either play Notre Dame or North Carolina in the San Diego-based bowl game. 

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