The 2022-23 college football season will begin with Week Zero on Saturday, Aug. 27. Most college football teams will have their respective season openers the following week.
Georgia won last year’s national championship with a victory over Alabama last January. Now the entire college football world will set their sights on this year’s national championship game, which will take place on Monday, Jan. 9 in Los Angeles, California.
With the return of football just around the corner, here is everything you need to know about the upcoming college football campaign. View our sportsbook promotions for more details on new offers and bonuses.
2022 College Football Key Dates
Aug. 27: College football begins with Week Zero
Sept. 3-5: Week 1 of the 2022-23 college football season
Dec. 2-3: Conference Championship week
Dec. 16: Bowl games begin
Dec. 31: College Football Playoff Semifinals
Jan. 9: National Championship
What Teams are Playing in Week 0?
Nebraska vs. Northwestern (in Dublin, Ireland)
Alabama State vs. Howard (in Atlanta, Georgia)
Wyoming at Illinois
Florida A&M at North Carolina
Duquesne at Florida State
Vanderbilt at Hawaii
Austin Peay at Western Kentucky
Nevada at New Mexico State
Charlotte at FAU
UConn at Utah State
North Texas at UTEP
Marquee Matchups for Week 1
Saturday, Sept. 3
Oregon vs. Georgia (in Atlanta, Georgia)
Notre Dame at Ohio State
West Virginia at Pittsburgh
Cincinnati at Arkansas
Utah at Florida
Sunday, Sept. 4
Florida State vs. LSU (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Monday, Sept. 5
Clemson vs. Georgia Tech (Atlanta, Georgia)
When is the College Football Playoff?
This will be the ninth year of the College Football Playoff era. There will be two semifinal games and one national championship game to help determine our new champion out of the top-four teams in the country.
Saturday, Dec. 31: Fiesta Bowl (CFP semifinal)
Saturday, Dec. 31: Peach Bowl (CFP semifinal)
Monday, Jan. 9, 2023: National Championship Game (in Los Angeles, California)
The Rest of the New Year’s Six Bowl Schedule
Friday, Dec. 30: Orange Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 31: Sugar Bowl
Monday, Jan. 2: Cotton Bowl
Monday, Jan. 2: Rose Bowl
List of Teams to Win National Title in CFP Era
2015: Ohio State