2022 College Football Playoff Teams
The College Football Playoff (CFP) is a postseason tournament for the top four teams in NCAA college football. The top four teams are selected by a committee of athletic administrators from colleges across the nation. In the semifinals, the top-ranked team plays the fourth-ranked team, and the second-ranked team plays the third-ranked team. The winners of these games meet for the CFP National Championship. Read on to learn more about the teams who are playing in the CFP this year.
List of CFP Teams
- Georgia Bulldogs
- Michigan Wolverines
- TCU Horned Frogs
- Ohio State Buckeyes
The University of Georgia Bulldogs finished the 2022 season undefeated at 13-0, were SEC Champions, and the number one team in the nation. This is their third time going to the CFP under head coach Kirby Smart, who won the CFP National Championship in 2017 and 2021. The Bulldogs come in as heavy favorites, as they beat several ranked opponents by big numbers throughout the season, including Tennessee, LSU, and South Carolina. They will play the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Peach Bowl.
The University of Michigan Wolverines are the only other 13-0 team in the FBS and recently beat another CFP team, the Ohio State Buckeyes, in the final game of the regular season. This is their first undefeated season since 1997 when they were named national champions by the AP. Michigan beat several high-level teams in the 2022 regular season, including Penn State, Ohio State, and Illinois. The Wolverines will take on the third-ranked TCU Horned Frogs in the Fiesta Bowl.
TCU Horned Frogs
The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs are the third-ranked team in the CFP after a 12-1 record where their only loss came in the Big 12 Championship against Kansas State. The Horned Frogs beat numerous high-powered teams during the regular season, including Kansas State, Texas, and Baylor. They will face a tough test in the Michigan Wolverines in the Fiesta Bowl, where both teams will fight for a spot in the CFP National Championship game.
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Ohio State University Buckeyes are the final team in the CFP, taking the fourth spot from USC after the Trojans took their only loss in the Pac-12 Championship against Utah. Ohio State was undefeated until the final game of the regular season, where they lost to Michigan and subsequently missed out on the Big 10 Championship game. However, they look to avenge their loss by advancing in the CFP, but will have to get past the top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs first in the Peach Bowl.
What teams are in the 2022 College Football Playoff?
The 2022 College Football Playoff features the University of Georgia, the University of Michigan, Texas Christian University (TCU), and Ohio State University. They ended the year ranked #1-4 by the CFP Selection Committee. The Georgia Bulldogs will meet the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Peach Bowl, while the Michigan Bulldogs will play the TCU Horned Frogs in the Fiesta Bowl. The winner of each game will advance to the CFP National Championship.
What team is favored to win the College Football Playoff?
The Georgia Bulldogs are the favorite to win the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship. The Bulldogs opened up at -149 to win the whole playoff. In their Peach Bowl matchup, they opened up as 6.5-point favorites and -278 on the moneyline. In contrast, the TCU Horned Frogs, who are the third-ranked team, opened up at +1500 to win the CFP National Championship.