College Football Bowl Schedule and Playoff Schedule (NCAA) with games, dates, times, TV, and links to buy tickets. The College Football Playoff National Championship was a bowl game that was used to determine a national champion of college football in the NCAA. Check out the NCAA College Football Polls and Rankings for Week 1. Here's a look at the entire College Football Playoff and college football bowl lineup for. The College Football Playoff begins on Dec. 31, and Penn State will not be part of it. Should college football replace the Bowl Championship Series with a playoff system? Read pros and cons in the debate.