2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season

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2019 NCAA Division I FBS season
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College football 150th anniversary logo
Number of teams130
DurationAugust 24, 2019 – December 14, 2019
Preseason AP No. 1 Clemson
Post-season
DurationDecember 20, 2019 – January 13, 2020
Bowl games 40
AP Poll No. 1 Louisiana State
Coaches Poll No. 1 Louisiana State
Heisman Trophy Joe Burrow, Quarterback, Louisiana State
College Football Playoff
2020 College Football Playoff National Championship
Site Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana
Champion(s) Louisiana State
NCAA Division I FBS football seasons
  2018
2020  

The 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season was the highest level of college football competition in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in 2019. The regular season began on August 24, 2019, and ended on December 14, 2019. The postseason concluded on January 13, 2020, with the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The LSU Tigers defeated the defending champion Clemson Tigers by a score of 42–25 to claim their first national championship in the College Football Playoff (CFP) era, and fourth overall.

Contents

November 6, 2019, marked the 150th anniversary of what is traditionally considered the first college football game, played between Princeton and Rutgers in 1869. Various sports media, the NCAA, and the CFP honored the 150th anniversary of the sport throughout the season. [1] [2] Because there were no games played during the 1871 season, this was also the 150th season of college football.

Conference realignment

Membership changes

Liberty completed a two-year transition from the FCS to the FBS in 2018 and became fully bowl-eligible starting with the 2019 season. It remained an NCAA Division I FBS Independent.

Rule changes

The following playing rule changes have been approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel for 2019: [3]

Other headlines

Stadiums

Updated

Renamed

  • While the stadium was not renamed, Louisville announced on October 24, 2019 that it had settled a naming rights dispute with Papa John's Pizza founder John Schnatter regarding Cardinal Stadium. The company's name had been stripped from the stadium in 2018 amid controversy over the use of a racial slur by Schnatter. Unlike most naming rights deals, the Cardinal Stadium contract was with Schnatter personally and not Papa John's, and gave him almost unlimited power to change the stadium name. The settlement calls for the Louisville athletic department to pay Schnatter $9.5 million over 5 years in exchange for his release of naming rights. [29]

Upcoming

Kickoff games

Rankings reflect the AP Poll entering each week.

"Week Zero"

The regular season began with two Week 0 games on Saturday, August 24:

Week 1

The majority of FBS teams opened the season on Labor Day weekend. Three neutral-site "kickoff" games were held.

Week 3

An additional "kickoff game" was held on Friday, September 13.

Regular season top 10 matchups

Rankings reflect the AP Poll. Rankings for Week 11 and beyond will list College Football Playoff Rankings first and AP Poll second. Teams that fail to be a top 10 team for one poll or the other will be noted.

Upsets

During the college football regular season, 36 unranked teams defeated a ranked opponent. The highest ranked teams that lost to an unranked opponent were No. 3 Georgia in week 7, No. 6 Wisconsin in week 8, No. 5 Oklahoma in week 9, and No. 6 Oregon in week 13.

No. 3 Georgia (−20.5) falls to South Carolina in 2OT

On October 12, No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs (5–0, 2–0) played a home conference game against the South Carolina Gamecocks (2–3, 1–2). The Bulldogs, who had won five straight against the Gamecocks, were favored by 20.5 points. Though Georgia outgained South Carolina by more than 170 yards, they had four turnovers to South Carolina's none. Tied at 17, the game went to overtime, where, after Georgia failed to score on its possession, South Carolina had a chance to kick a game-winning 33-yard field goal. However, they missed it and the game went to a second overtime where South Carolina converted on a 24-yard field goal and Georgia missed a 42-yard field goal. [33]

No. 6 Wisconsin (−30.5) defeated by Illinois on last second field goal

On October 19, No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers (6–0, 3–0) was heavily favored, by 30.5 points, against their conference rivals Illinois Fighting Illini (2–4, 0–2). The game was played at Illinois' stadium in Champaign, Illinois. Wisconsin led the entire game until a last second field goal was made by Illinois to give them a 24–23 win. Wisconsin turned over the ball on their last two drives which allowed Illinois to score twice in the last six minutes of the game. The Badgers had previously defeated the Fighting Illini in nine consecutive match-ups. [34]

No. 5 Oklahoma's rally falls short against Kansas State (+23.5) after onside kick recovery overturned

On October 26, No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners (7–0, 4–0) traveled to the Kansas State Wildcats (4–2, 1–2) for a conference game. The Sooners were favored by 23.5 points and led 17–7 after the 1st quarter. However, Kansas State built a large 48–23 lead by scoring on 8 consecutive possessions, including scoring on each possession in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, after punting on its first possession of the game. In the 4th quarter, Oklahoma scored 18 consecutive points to cut the Kansas State lead to 48–41. After Oklahoma attempted an onside kick and appeared to recover it, the recovery was overturned due to an Oklahoma player touching the football prior to the ball traveling the required 10 yards. Kansas State was awarded possession of the ball and ran out the clock to preserve the Wildcats' first win over a top 5 team since 2006 and their first home win over Oklahoma since 1996. [35] [36]

No. 6 Oregon (−13.5) loses at Arizona State

On November 23, No. 6 Oregon Ducks (9–1, 7–0) traveled to the Arizona State Sun Devils (5–5, 2–5) for a conference game. The Ducks were favored by 13.5 points, but were behind at halftime 10–7. Arizona State stretched its lead to 24–7 with less than 9 minutes left in the 4th quarter, before 4 combined touchdowns scored in the final minutes allowed the Sun Devils to escape with a 31–28 victory.

Unranked teams who defeated ranked teams
WeekWinning TeamLosing Team
Wk 2 California 20No. 14 Washington 19
Maryland 63No. 21 Syracuse 20
USC 45No. 23 Stanford 20
Colorado 34No. 25 Nebraska 31
Wk 3 Arizona State 10No. 18 Michigan State 7
Temple 20No. 21 Maryland 17
BYU 30No. 24 USC 27
Wk 4USC30No. 10 Utah 23
Pittsburgh 35No. 15 UCF 34
UCLA 67No. 19 Washington State 63
Colorado34No. 24 Arizona State31
SMU 41No. 25 TCU 38
Wk 5Arizona State24No. 15 California17
Oklahoma State 26No. 24 Kansas State 13
Wk 6 Cincinnati 27No. 18 UCF24
Stanford23No. 15 Washington13
Texas Tech 45No. 21 Oklahoma State35
Wk 7 Miami (FL) 17No. 20 Virginia 9
South Carolina 20No. 3 Georgia 17
Louisville 62No. 19 Wake Forest 59
Temple 30No. 23 Memphis 28
Wk 8 Illinois 24No. 6 Wisconsin 23
BYU28No. 14 Boise State 25
Vanderbilt 21No. 22 Missouri 14
Wk 9Kansas State48No. 5 Oklahoma 41
TCU37No. 15 Texas 27
Oklahoma State34No. 23 Iowa State 27
UCLA42No. 24 Arizona State32
Wk 10Georgia Southern24No. 20 Appalachian State21
Wk 11Virginia Tech36No. 19 Wake Forest17
Texas27No. 16 Kansas State24
Wk 12Iowa State23No. 19 Texas21
West Virginia24No. 24 Kansas State20
Wk 13Navy35No. 25 SMU28
Arizona State31No. 6 Oregon28
Wk 14Virginia39No. 24 Virginia Tech30
Kansas State27No. 23 Iowa State17

Conference standings

2019 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East Division
No. 21 Cincinnati xy 71    113 
No. 24 UCF  62    103 
Temple  53    85 
South Florida  26    48 
East Carolina  17    48 
UConn  08    210 
West Division
No. 17 Memphis xy$ 71    122 
No. 20 Navy x 71    112 
SMU  62    103 
Tulane  35    76 
Houston  26    48 
Tulsa  26    48 
Championship: Memphis 29, Cincinnati 24
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll
2019 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Atlantic Division
No. 2 Clemson x$^ 80    141 
Louisville  53    85 
Wake Forest  44    85 
Florida State  44    67 
Boston College  44    67 
Syracuse  26    57 
NC State  17    48 
Coastal Division
Virginia x 62    95 
Virginia Tech  53    85 
Miami  44    67 
Pittsburgh  44    85 
North Carolina  44    76 
Duke  35    57 
Georgia Tech  26    39 
Championship: Clemson 62, Virginia 17
  • ^ College Football Playoff participant
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
2019 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 7 Oklahoma y$^ 81    122 
No. 13 Baylor y 81    113 
No. 25 Texas  54    85 
Oklahoma State  54    85 
Kansas State  54    85 
Iowa State  54    76 
West Virginia  36    57 
TCU  36    57 
Texas Tech  27    48 
Kansas  18    39 
Championship: Oklahoma 30, Baylor 23 OT
  • ^ College Football Playoff participant
  • $ Conference champion
  • y Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll
2019 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East Division
No. 3 Ohio State xy$^ 90    131 
No. 9 Penn State  72    112 
No. 18 Michigan  63    94 
Indiana  54    85 
Michigan State  45    76 
Maryland  18    39 
Rutgers  09    210 
West Division
No. 11 Wisconsin xy 72    104 
No. 10 Minnesota x 72    112 
No. 15 Iowa  63    103 
Illinois  45    67 
Purdue  36    48 
Nebraska  36    57 
Northwestern  18    39 
Championship: Ohio State 34, Wisconsin 21
  • ^ College Football Playoff participant
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll
2019 Conference USA football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East Division
Florida Atlantic xy$ 71    113 
Marshall  62    85 
Western Kentucky  62    94 
Charlotte  53    76 
Middle Tennessee  35    48 
FIU  35    67 
Old Dominion  08    111 
West Division
UAB xy 62    95 
Louisiana Tech x 62    103 
Southern Miss  53    76 
North Texas  35    48 
UTSA  35    48 
Rice  35    39 
UTEP  08    111 
Championship: Florida Atlantic 49, UAB 6
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
2019 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East Division
Miami x$ 62    86 
Ohio  53    76 
Buffalo  53    85 
Kent State  53    76 
Bowling Green  26    39 
Akron  08    012 
West Division
Central Michigan x 62    86 
Western Michigan  53    76 
Ball State  44    57 
Northern Illinois  44    57 
Toledo  35    66 
Eastern Michigan  35    67 
Championship: Miami 26, Central Michigan 21
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
2019 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Mountain Division
No. 23 Boise State xy$ 80    122 
No. 22 Air Force  71    112 
Utah State  62    76 
Wyoming  44    85 
Colorado State  35    48 
New Mexico  08    210 
West Division
Hawaii xy 53    105 
San Diego State x 53    103 
Nevada  44    76 
San Jose State  26    57 
UNLV  26    48 
Fresno State  26    48 
Championship: Boise State 31, Hawaii 10
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • y Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll
2019 Pac-12 Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
North Division
No. 5 Oregon x$ 81    122 
California  45    85 
Washington  45    85 
Oregon State  45    57 
Washington State  36    67 
Stanford  36    48 
South Division
No. 16 Utah x 81    113 
USC  72    85 
Arizona State  45    85 
UCLA  45    48 
Colorado  36    57 
Arizona  27    48 
Championship: Oregon 37, Utah 15
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
2019 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East Division
No. 4 Georgia x 71    122 
No. 6 Florida  62    112 
Tennessee  53    85 
Kentucky  35    85 
Missouri * 35    66 
South Carolina  35    48 
Vanderbilt  17    39 
West Division
No. 1 LSU x$#^ 80    150 
No. 8 Alabama  62    112 
No. 14 Auburn  53    94 
Texas A&M  44    85 
Mississippi State  35    67 
Ole Miss  26    48 
Arkansas  08    210 
Championship: LSU 37, Georgia 10
  • ^ College Football Playoff participant
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
  • * – ineligible for postseason due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings from AP Poll
2019 Sun Belt Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East Division
No. 19 Appalachian State x$ 71    131 
Georgia Southern  53    76 
Georgia State  44    76 
Troy  35    57 
Coastal Carolina  26    57 
West Division
Louisiana x 71    113 
Arkansas State  53    85 
Louisiana–Monroe  44    57 
Texas State  26    39 
South Alabama  17    210 
Championship: Appalachian State 45, Louisiana 38
  • $ Conference champion
  • x Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
2019 NCAA Division I FBS independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 12 Notre Dame      112 
Liberty      85 
BYU      76 
Army      58 
New Mexico State      210 
UMass      111 
Rankings from AP Poll

Conference summaries

ConferenceChampionRunner-upScoreOffensive Player of the YearDefensive Player of the YearCoach of the Year
ACC Clemson CFP (Atlantic) Virginia (Coastal)62–17 Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson [37] Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson [37] Scott Satterfield, Louisville [38]
American Memphis (West) Cincinnati (East)29–24 Malcolm Perry, QB, Navy [39] Quincy Roche, DE, Temple [39] Ken Niumatalolo, Navy [39]
Big Ten Ohio State CFP (East) Wisconsin (West)34–21 Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State [40] Chase Young, DE, Ohio State [41] Ryan Day (media), Ohio State
P. J. Fleck (coaches), Minnesota [41]
Big 12 Oklahoma CFP Baylor 30–23 (OT) Chuba Hubbard, RB, Oklahoma State [42] James Lynch, DL, Baylor [42] Matt Rhule, Baylor [42]
C-USA Florida Atlantic (East) UAB (West)49–6 J'Mar Smith, QB, Louisiana Tech DeAngelo Malone, DL, WKU Tyson Helton, WKU
MAC Miami (OH) (East) Central Michigan (West)26–21 LeVante Bellamy, RB, Western Michigan Treshaun Hayward, LB, Western Michigan Jim McElwain, Central Michigan
MW Boise State (Mountain) Hawaii (West)31–10 Josh Love, QB, San Jose State Curtis Weaver, DE, Boise State Nick Rolovich, Hawaii
Pac-12 Oregon (North) Utah (South)37–15 Zack Moss, RB, Utah Evan Weaver, LB, California Kyle Whittingham, Utah
SEC LSU CFP (West) Georgia (East)37–10 Joe Burrow, QB, LSU Derrick Brown, DE, Auburn Ed Orgeron, LSU
Sun Belt Appalachian State (East) Louisiana (West)45–38 Darrynton Evans, RB, Appalachian State Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian State Billy Napier, Louisiana

CFP College Football Playoff participant

Postseason

Bowl selections

There were 39 team-competitive post-season bowl games, with two teams advancing to a 40th – the CFP National Championship game. Normally, a team is required to have a .500 minimum winning percentage during the regular season to become bowl-eligible (six wins for an 11- or 12-game schedule, and seven wins for a 13-game schedule). If there are not enough winning teams to fulfill all open bowl slots, teams with losing records may be chosen to fill all 78 bowl slots. Additionally, on the rare occasion in which a conference champion does not meet eligibility requirements, they are usually still chosen for bowl games via tie-ins for their conference.

Bowl-eligible teams

Number of bowl berths available: 78
Number of bowl-eligible teams: 79

Bowl-eligible teams that were not invited

Bowl-ineligible teams

Number of bowl-ineligible teams: 51

College Football Playoff

SemifinalsChampionship

January 13 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome

December 28 – Peach Bowl
 1  LSU [45] 63 
 4  Oklahoma 28 January 13 – National Championship
 
   1  LSU 42
December 28 – Fiesta Bowl   3  Clemson 25
 
 2  Ohio State [46] 23
 3  Clemson 29 

Conference performance in bowl games

ConferenceTotal gamesWinsLossesPct.
SEC1082.800
Independents321.667
Sun Belt532.600
The American743.571
MW743.571
Pac-12743.571
Big Ten945.444
MAC734.429
ACC1147.364
C-USA835.375
Big 12615.167

Awards and honors

Heisman Trophy

The Heisman Trophy is given to the year's most outstanding player.

Other overall

Special overall

Offense

Quarterback

Running back

Wide receiver

Tight end

Lineman:

Defense

Defensive front

Defensive back

Special teams

Coaches

Assistants

All-Americans

Rankings

CFB Playoff final rankings

On December 8, 2019, the College Football Playoff selection committee announced its final team rankings for the year.

RankTeamW–LConference and standingBowl game
1 LSU 13–0 SEC Champions Peach Bowl (CFP Semifinal #1)
2 Ohio State 13–0 Big Ten Champions Fiesta Bowl (CFP Semifinal #2)
3 Clemson 13–0 ACC ChampionsFiesta Bowl (CFP Semifinal #2)
4 Oklahoma 12–1 Big 12 ChampionsPeach Bowl (CFP Semifinal #1)
5 Georgia 11–2 SEC Runners-up Sugar Bowl
6 Oregon 11–2 Pac-12 Champions Rose Bowl
7 Baylor 11–2 Big 12 Runners-upSugar Bowl
8 Wisconsin 10–3 Big Ten Runners-upRose Bowl
9 Florida 10–2SEC East Division second place Orange Bowl
10 Penn State 10–2Big Ten East Division second place Cotton Bowl
11 Utah 11–2Pac-12 Runners-up Alamo Bowl
12 Auburn 9–3SEC West Division third place Outback Bowl
13 Alabama 10–2SEC West Division second place Citrus Bowl
14 Michigan 9–3Big Ten East Division third placeCitrus Bowl
15 Notre Dame 10–2Independent Camping World Bowl
16 Iowa 9–3Big Ten West Division third place Holiday Bowl
17 Memphis 12–1 American ChampionsCotton Bowl
18 Minnesota 10–2Big Ten West Division co-championsOutback Bowl
19 Boise State 12–1 Mountain West Champions Las Vegas Bowl
20 Appalachian State 12–1 Sun Belt Champions New Orléans Bowl
21 Cincinnati 10–3American Runners-up Birmingham Bowl
22 USC 8–4Pac-12 South Division second placeHoliday Bowl
23 Navy 9–2American West Division co-champions Liberty Bowl
24 Virginia 9–4ACC Runners-upOrange Bowl
25 Oklahoma State 8–4Big 12 third place Texas Bowl


Coaching changes

Preseason and in-season

This is restricted to coaching changes taking place on or after May 1, 2019, and includes any changes announced after a team's last regularly scheduled game but before its bowl game. For coaching changes that occurred earlier in 2019, see 2018 NCAA Division I FBS end-of-season coaching changes.

SchoolOutgoing coachDateReasonReplacement
Rutgers Chris Ash September 29, 2019Fired Nunzio Campanile (Interim)
Florida State Willie Taggart November 3, 2019Fired Odell Haggins (Interim)
Arkansas Chad Morris November 10, 2019Fired Barry Lunney Jr. (Interim)
Boston College Steve Addazio December 1, 2019Fired Rich Gunnell (Interim)
Washington Chris Petersen December 2, 2019Resigned (effective after Washington's bowl game) Jimmy Lake
Florida Atlantic Lane Kiffin December 7, 2019Hired by Ole Miss Glenn Spencer (bowl)
Memphis Mike Norvell December 7, 2019Hired by Florida State Ryan Silverfield

End of season

This list includes coaching changes announced during the season that did not take effect until the end of the season.

SchoolOutgoing coachDateReasonReplacement
New Mexico Bob Davie November 25, 2019Resigned Danny Gonzales
UNLV Tony Sanchez November 25, 2019Resigned Marcus Arroyo
Missouri Barry Odom November 30, 2019Fired Eliah Drinkwitz
Rutgers Nunzio Campanile (Interim)December 1, 2019Permanent replacement Greg Schiano
UTSA Frank Wilson December 1, 2019Fired Jeff Traylor
South Florida Charlie Strong December 1, 2019Fired Jeff Scott
Ole Miss Matt Luke December 1, 2019Fired Lane Kiffin
Old Dominion Bobby Wilder December 2, 2019Resigned Ricky Rahne
Colorado State Mike Bobo December 4, 2019Resigned Steve Addazio
Fresno State Jeff Tedford December 5, 2019Resigned Kalen DeBoer
Arkansas Barry Lunney Jr. (Interim)December 7, 2019Permanent replacement Sam Pittman
Florida State Odell Haggins (Interim)December 8, 2019Permanent replacement Mike Norvell
Appalachian State Eliah Drinkwitz December 8, 2019Hired by Missouri Shawn Clark
Florida Atlantic Glenn Spencer (Interim)December 11, 2019Permanent replacement Willie Taggart
Boston College Rich Gunnell (Interim)December 13, 2019Permanent replacement Jeff Hafley
Mississippi State Joe Moorhead January 3, 2020Fired Mike Leach
Baylor Matt Rhule January 7, 2020Hired by Carolina Panthers Dave Aranda
San Diego State Rocky Long January 8, 2020Resigned Brady Hoke
Washington State Mike Leach January 9, 2020Hired by Mississippi State Nick Rolovich
Hawaii Nick Rolovich January 14, 2020Hired by Washington State Todd Graham
Michigan State Mark Dantonio February 4, 2020Resigned Mel Tucker
Colorado Mel Tucker February 12, 2020Hired by Michigan State Karl Dorrell

Television viewers and ratings

Most watched regular season games

All times Eastern.Rankings are from the AP Poll (before 11/5) and CFP Rankings (thereafter).

RankDateMatchupNetworkViewers (millions)TV Rating [58] Significance
1November 9, 3:30pmNo. 2 LSU 46No. 3 Alabama 41 CBS 16.649.7 College GameDay/Rivalry
2November 30, 12:00pmNo. 1 Ohio State 56No. 13 Michigan 27 FOX 12.427.1 Big Noon Kickoff/Rivalry
3November 30, 3:30pmNo. 5 Alabama45No. 15 Auburn 48CBS11.436.3 Rivalry
4November 23, 12:00pmNo. 8 Penn State 17No. 2 Ohio State28FOX9.435.8Big Noon Kickoff/College GameDay/Rivalry
5September 21, 8:00pmNo. 7 Notre Dame 17No. 3 Georgia 23CBS9.295.4College GameDay
6September 7, 7:30pmNo. 6 LSU45No. 9 Texas 38 ABC 8.635.0College GameDay
7December 14, 3:00pm Army 7 Navy 31CBS7.724.9College GameDay/Rivalry
8October 12, 12:00pmNo. 6 Oklahoma 34No. 11 Texas27FOX7.254.5Big Noon Kickoff/Rivalry
9October 26, 3:30pmNo. 9 Auburn20No. 2 LSU23CBS7.184.3 Rivalry
10November 2, 3:30pmNo. 8 Georgia24No. 6 Florida 176.984.2 Rivalry

Conference championship games

All times Eastern.Rankings are from the CFP Rankings.

RankDateMatchupNetworkViewers (millions)TV Rating [59] ConferenceLocation
1December 7, 4:00pm No. 4 Georgia (East)10 No. 2 LSU (West)37 CBS 13.707.9 SEC Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
2December 7, 8:00pm No. 1 Ohio State (East)34 No. 8 Wisconsin (West)21 FOX 13.557.6 Big Ten Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
3December 7, 12:00pm No. 7 Baylor (No. 2 seed)23 No. 6 Oklahoma (No. 1 seed)30 ABC 8.705.5 Big 12 AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
4December 6, 8:00pm No. 5 Utah (South)15 No. 13 Oregon (North)375.863.5 Pac-12 Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
5December 7, 7:30pm No. 23 Virginia (Coastal)17 No. 3 Clemson (Atlantic)623.972.4 ACC Bank of America Stadium,
Charlotte, NC
6December 7, 3:30pm No. 20 Cincinnati (East)24 No. 17 Memphis (West)292.881.9 American Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN
7December 7, 12:00pm Louisiana (West)38 No. 21 Appalachian State (East)45 ESPN 0.730.5 Sun Belt Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, NC
8December 7, 4:00pm Hawaii (West)10 No. 19 Boise State (Mountain)310.550.4 MW Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID
9December 7, 12:00pm Miami (OH) (East)26 Central Michigan (West)21 ESPN2 0.360.2 MAC Ford Field, Detroit, MI
10December 7, 1:30pm UAB (West)6 Florida Atlantic (East)49 CBSSN n.a.n.a. C-USA FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL

Most watched non-CFP bowl games

All times Eastern.Rankings are from the CFP Rankings.

RankGameDateMatchupNetworkViewers (millions)TV RatingLocation
1 Rose Bowl January 1, 2020, 5:00pm No. 6 Oregon 28 No. 8 Wisconsin 27 ESPN 16.38.7 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
2 Citrus Bowl January 1, 2020, 1:00pm No. 13 Alabama 35 No. 14 Michigan 16 ABC 14.08.0 Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
3 Sugar Bowl January 1, 2020, 8:30pm No. 5 Georgia 26 No. 7 Baylor 14ESPN10.25.7 Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
4 Cotton Bowl Classic December 28, 2019, 12:00pm No. 10 Penn State 53 No. 17 Memphis 396.23.8 AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
5 Orange Bowl December 30, 2019, 8:00pm # 9 Florida 36 No. 24 Virginia 286.13.5 Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL
6 Alamo Bowl December 31, 2019, 7:30pm Texas 38 No. 11 Utah 105.63.1 Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
7 Texas Bowl December 27, 2019, 7:30pm No. 25 Oklahoma State 21 Texas A&M 244.92.8 NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
8 Gator Bowl January 2, 2020, 7:00pm Tennessee 23 Indiana 224.32.6 TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL
9 Camping World Bowl December 28, 2019, 12:00pm No. 15 Notre Dame 33 Iowa State 9ABC4.22.65Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
10 Outback Bowl January 1, 2020, 1:00pm No. 12 Auburn 24 No. 18 Minnesota 31ESPN4.02.4 Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

College Football Playoff

All times Eastern.Rankings are from the CFP Rankings.

GameDateMatchupNetworkViewers (millions)TV RatingLocation
Peach Bowl (semifinal)December 28, 2019, 4:00pm No. 4 Oklahoma 28 No. 1 LSU 63 ESPN 17.29.5 Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Fiesta Bowl (semifinal)December 28, 2019, 8:00pm No. 3 Clemson 29 No. 2 Ohio State 2321.211.1 State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ
National Championship January 13, 2020, 8:00pmNo. 3 Clemson25No. 1 LSU4225.5914.3 Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

See also

Notes

  1. In January 2019, Missouri's football program received a one-season postseason ban, due to misconduct by a tutor in completing coursework for student-athletes. [43] Missouri appealed the bowl ban but the NCAA upheld the decision shortly before Missouri's sixth win. [44]

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The 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season was the highest level of college football competition in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season

The 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season was the highest level of college football competition in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season

The 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season was the highest level of college football competition in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season

The 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season was the highest level of college football competition in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season

The 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season was the highest level college football competition in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season

The 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season was the highest level of college football competition in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

The 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season was the highest level of college football competition in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The regular season began on September 3, 2015 and ended on December 12, 2015. The postseason concluded on January 11, 2016 with Alabama defeating Clemson in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship. This was the second season of the College Football Playoff (CFP) championship system.

The 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season was the highest level of college football competition in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The regular season began on August 26, 2016 and ended on December 10, 2016. The postseason concluded on January 9, 2017 with the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship, where the Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide to claim their second national title in school history. The championship game was a rematch of the 2016 edition won by Alabama.

The 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season was the highest level of college football competition in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The regular season began on August 26, 2017 and ended on December 9, 2017.

The 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season was the highest level college football competition in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in 2018.

2018 Southeastern Conference football season Sports season

The 2018 Southeastern Conference football season represents the 86th season of SEC football taking place during the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The season began on August 30 and will end with the SEC Championship Game, between Alabama and Georgia, on December 1. The SEC is a Power Five conference under the College Football Playoff format along with the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big 12 Conference, the Big Ten Conference, and the Pac-12 Conference. For the 2018 season, the SEC has 14 teams divided into two divisions of seven each, named East and West.

Joe Burrow American football player

Joseph Lee Burrow is an American football quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). After starting his college football career as a backup at Ohio State, he transferred to play for the LSU Tigers in 2018, where he became the starter and eventually led LSU to the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2019.

The 2019 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 28, 2019, with kickoff at 4:00 p.m. EST on ESPN. It was the 52nd edition of the Peach Bowl, and was one of the 2019–20 bowl games concluding the 2019 FBS football season. The Peach Bowl was one of two College Football Playoff semifinal games, with the winner advancing to the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship. Sponsored by restaurant chain Chick-fil-A, the game was officially known as the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

The 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season was the 151st season of college football games in the United States. Organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at its highest level of competition, the Football Bowl Subdivision it began on September 3, 2020.

The 2021 NCAA Division I FBS football season is the ongoing 152nd season of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at its highest level of competition, the Football Bowl Subdivision. It began on August 28, 2021, and is scheduled to end on December 11, 2021. The postseason will begin on December 18, 2021, and, aside from any all-star games that are scheduled, end on January 10, 2022, with the College Football Playoff National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This will be the eighth season of the College Football Playoff (CFP) system.

2021 Big 12 Conference football season Sports season

The 2021 Big 12 Conference football season will be the 26th season of the Big 12 Conference football taking place during the 2021 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The season will begin on September 4 with non-conference play. Conference play will begin on September 18, 2021. The entire schedule was released on February 11, 2021.

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