College Football Playoff 2016 Matchups and Schedule

The CFB Playoff matchups are set.

The teams and matchups for college football’s 2016-17 playoff are set. With no upsets or surprises on Championship Saturday, the top four teams were easy picks for the College Football Playoff selection committee. Alabama claimed the No. 1 overall seed after a perfect 13-0 regular season, with Clemson at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and Washington at No. 4.


As the No. 1 seed, Alabama gets favorable seeding for travel and will play in the Peach Bowl against Washington. The No. 2 and No. 3 teams – Clemson and Ohio State – meet in the Fiesta Bowl also on Dec. 31. The winner of these two games is set to meet in Tampa, Fla. on Jan. 9 to decide the national championship.


Alabama is only team to earn an appearance in all three years of the College Football Playoff. The Crimson Tide are a heavy favorite to repeat after a dominant 2016 campaign. And with two more wins this season, Alabama will repeat as national champs – matching the 2011-12 teams under Nick Saban.


This is Washington’s first trip to the College Football Playoff, while Clemson and Ohio State have earned their way into the four-team system for the second time.


Here’s a look at the full College Football Playoff schedule for 2016-17


College Football Playoff 2016-17 Matchups and Schedule
Game Matchup Date Time/TV Series



 Alabama (13-0) vs.

Washington (12-1) 

Dec. 31

3 p.m. ET


Alabama leads 4-0

1986 last meeting



 Ohio State (11-1) vs.

Clemson (13-0) 

Dec. 31

7 p.m. ET


Clemson leads 2-0

2014 last meeting

National Championship set for Dec. 9 in Tampa, Fla. featuring winner of Peach Bowl vs. Fiesta Bowl.


Event Date: 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 21:29

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