|2022 NCAA Division I FBS season|
|Number of teams||131|
|Duration||August 27 –|
December 10, 2022
|Preseason AP No. 1||Alabama|
|Duration||December 16, 2022 – January 9, 2023|
|AP Poll No. 1||Georgia|
|Coaches Poll No. 1||Georgia|
|Heisman Trophy||Caleb Williams, QB, USC|
|College Football Playoff|
|2023 College Football Playoff National Championship|
|NCAA Division I FBS football seasons|
The 2022 NCAA Division I FBS football season was the 153rd 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 (FBS). The regular season began on August 27 and ended on December 10. The postseason began on December 16, and, aside from any all-star games that are scheduled, ended on January 9, 2023, with the College Football Playoff National Championship at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. The Georgia Bulldogs successfully defended their national championship when they defeated the TCU Horned Frogs, 65–7. It was the first time in the College Football Playoff era that a team won back-to-back championships. This was the ninth season of the College Football Playoff (CFP) system.
The following rule changes were approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel for the 2022 season.
Main article: 2021–22 NCAA conference realignment
One team played its first FBS season in 2022. James Madison started a transition from Division I FCS in 2022, joining the Sun Belt Conference. As a full Sun Belt member, it met FBS scheduling requirements in the 2022 season, allowing it to be counted as an FBS opponent for scheduling purposes and to skip the first year of the normal two-year transition process.
Three other teams joined the Sun Belt from Conference USA in 2022. Marshall, Old Dominion, and Southern Miss, while initially reported to be making said move in 2023, announced their intent to move in 2022. C-USA had insisted that all three were bound to that league through the 2022–23 school year. Following a brief legal dispute, the parties reached a settlement allowing the schools to leave at the end of June.
|Team||Former conference||New conference|
|James Madison||CAA (FCS)||Sun Belt|
|Old Dominion||C-USA||Sun Belt|
|Southern Miss||C-USA||Sun Belt|
The 2022 season was the last for 12 FBS teams in their current conferences or as FBS independents:
|Team||Current conference||Future conference|
|New Mexico State||Independent||C-USA|
In addition to James Madison, two other FCS teams started transitions to FBS in the 2022 season. They will not join their future FBS conferences until 2023.
This was the first season for San Diego State at Snapdragon Stadium, replacing the since-demolished San Diego Stadium after playing at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson for two seasons in 2020 and 2021. The Aztecs played their first game in the new stadium against the Arizona Wildcats on September 3, 2022.
Rankings reflect the AP Poll entering each week.
The regular season began on Saturday, August 27 with eleven games in Week 0.
The majority (85%) of FBS teams opened the season on Labor Day weekend. Three neutral-site "kickoff" games were held.
Rankings through Week 9 reflect the AP Poll. Rankings for Week 10 and beyond will list College Football Playoff Rankings first and AP Poll second. Teams that failed to be a top 10 team for one poll or the other will be noted.
|Date||Time||Visiting team||Home team||Site||TV||Result||Attendance|
|September 2||7:00 p.m.||(FCS) William & Mary||Charlotte||Jerry Richardson Stadium • Charlotte, NC||ESPN3||41–24||13,940|
|September 3||12:00 p.m.||No. 19 (FCS) Delaware||Navy||Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, MD||CBSSN||14–7||30,542|
|September 10||4:00 p.m.||(FCS) Eastern Kentucky||Bowling Green||Doyt Perry Stadium • Bowling Green, OH||ESPN3||59–57 7OT||17,376|
|September 10||5:30 p.m.||No. 8 (FCS) Incarnate Word||Nevada||Mackay Stadium • Reno, NV||NSN||55–41||14,092|
|September 10||6:00 p.m.||No. 15 (FCS) Holy Cross||Buffalo||UB Stadium • Buffalo, NY||ESPN+||37–31||16,933|
|September 10||7:00 p.m.||No. 16 (FCS) Weber State||Utah State||Maverik Stadium • Logan, UT||MWN||35–7||17,781|
|September 17||11:00 a.m.||(FCS) Southern Illinois||Northwestern||Ryan Field • Evanston, IL||BTN||31–24||23,146|
|September 24||11:00 a.m.||No. 7 (FCS) Sacramento State||Colorado State||Canvas Stadium • Fort Collins, CO||KCDO||41–10[a]||25,445|
|#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.|
This section lists instances of unranked teams defeating AP Poll-ranked teams during the season.
So far during the regular season, unranked FBS teams have defeated ranked FBS teams 44 times.
Rankings in this section are based on the final CFP rankings released on December 4, 2022.
Main article: 2022 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings
The top 25 from the AP and USA Today Coaches Polls.
On December 4, 2022, the College Football Playoff selection committee announced its final team rankings for the year.
|Rank||Team||W–L||Conference and standing||Bowl game|
|1||Georgia Bulldogs||13–0||SEC champions||Peach Bowl (CFP semifinal)|
|2||Michigan Wolverines||13–0||Big Ten champions||Fiesta Bowl (CFP semifinal)|
|3||TCU Horned Frogs||12–1||Big 12 first place||Fiesta Bowl (CFP semifinal)|
|4||Ohio State Buckeyes||11–1||Big Ten East Division second place||Peach Bowl (CFP semifinal)|
|5||Alabama Crimson Tide||10–2||SEC West Division co-champions||Sugar Bowl (NY6)|
|6||Tennessee Volunteers||10–2||SEC East Division second place||Orange Bowl (NY6)|
|7||Clemson Tigers||11–2||ACC champions||Orange Bowl (NY6)|
|8||Utah Utes||10–3||Pac-12 champions||Rose Bowl (NY6)|
|9||Kansas State Wildcats||10–3||Big 12 champions||Sugar Bowl (NY6)|
|10||USC Trojans||11–2||Pac-12 first place||Cotton Bowl (NY6)|
|11||Penn State Nittany Lions||10–2||Big Ten East Division third place||Rose Bowl (NY6)|
|12||Washington Huskies||10–2||Pac-12 second place (tie)||Alamo Bowl|
|13||Florida State Seminoles||9–3||ACC Atlantic Division second place||Cheez-It Bowl|
|14||Oregon State Beavers||9–3||Pac-12 fifth place (tie)||Las Vegas Bowl|
|15||Oregon Ducks||9–3||Pac-12 second place (tie)||Holiday Bowl|
|16||Tulane Green Wave||11–2||AAC champions||Cotton Bowl (NY6)|
|17||LSU Tigers||9–4||SEC West Division co-champions||Citrus Bowl|
|18||UCLA Bruins||9–3||Pac-12 fifth place (tie)||Sun Bowl|
|19||South Carolina Gamecocks||8–4||SEC East Division third place||Gator Bowl|
|20||Texas Longhorns||8–4||Big 12 third place||Alamo Bowl|
|21||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||8–4||Independent||Gator Bowl|
|22||Mississippi State Bulldogs||8–4||SEC West Division third place (tie)||ReliaQuest Bowl|
|23||NC State Wolfpack||8–4||ACC Atlantic Division third place (tie)||Duke's Mayo Bowl|
|24||Troy Trojans||11–2||Sun Belt champions||Cure Bowl|
|25||UTSA Roadrunners||11–2||C-USA champions||Cure Bowl|
|Rank||Associated Press||Coaches' Poll|
|4||Ohio State||Ohio State|
|7||Penn State||Penn State|
|14||Kansas State||Kansas State|
|17||Oregon State||Oregon State|
|18||Notre Dame||Notre Dame|
|23||South Carolina||South Carolina|
|24||Fresno State||Fresno State|
Rankings in this section are based CFP rankings released prior to the games.
|Conference||Championship game||Overall Player of the Year/MVP||Offensive Player of the Year||Defensive Player of the Year||Special Teams Player of the Year||Coach of the Year|
|ACC||Dec. 3, 2022||Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC)||No. 9 Clemson (Atlantic) vs. No. 23 North Carolina (Coastal)||Clemson 39–10||Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina||Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina||Calijah Kancey, DT, Pittsburgh||—||Mike Elko, Duke|
|American||Dec. 3, 2022||Yulman Stadium (New Orleans, LA)||No. 22 UCF (No. 2) at No. 18 Tulane (No. 1)||Tulane 45–28||—||Tyjae Spears, RB, Tulane||Ivan Pace Jr., LB, Cincinnati||Mason Fletcher, P, Cincinnati||Willie Fritz, Tulane|
|Big Ten||Dec. 3, 2022||Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN)||No. 2 Michigan (East) vs. Purdue (West)||Michigan 43–22||—||C. J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State||Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa||Jake Moody, PK, Michigan;
Bryce Baringer, P, Michigan State; &
Jaylin Lucas, RS, Indiana[a]
|Jim Harbaugh, Michigan (coaches & media)|
|Big 12||Dec. 3, 2022||AT&T Stadium (Arlington, TX)||No. 3 TCU (No. 1) vs. No. 10 Kansas State (No. 2)||Kan St 31–28 OT||—||Max Duggan, QB, TCU||Felix Anudike-Uzomah, DE, Kansas State||Derius Davis, RS, TCU||Sonny Dykes, TCU|
|C–USA||Dec. 2, 2022||Alamodome (San Antonio, TX)||North Texas (No. 2) at UTSA (No. 1)||UTSA 48–27||Frank Harris, QB, UTSA||DeWayne McBride, RB, UAB||KD Davis, LB, North Texas||Gavin Baechle, PK, UTEP||Jeff Traylor, UTSA|
|MAC||Dec. 3, 2022||Ford Field (Detroit, MI)||Ohio (East) vs. Toledo (West)||Toledo 17–7||Kurtis Rourke, QB, Ohio||Kurtis Rourke, QB, Ohio||Jose Ramirez, DE, Eastern Michigan||Alex McNulty, PK, Buffalo||Tim Albin, Ohio|
|MW||Dec. 3, 2022||Albertsons Stadium (Boise, ID)||Fresno State (West) at Boise State (Mountain)||Fres St 28–16||—||Brad Roberts, RB, Air Force||Viliami Fehoko, DE, San Jose State||Jack Browning, PK/P, San Diego State||Andy Avalos, Boise State|
|Pac-12||Dec. 2, 2022||Allegiant Stadium (Paradise, NV)||No. 4 USC (No. 1) vs. No. 11 Utah (No. 2)||Utah 47–24||—||Caleb Williams, QB, USC||Tuli Tuipulotu, DL, USC||—||Kalen DeBoer, Washington|
Jonathan Smith, Oregon State
|SEC||Dec. 3, 2022||Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, GA)||No. 1 Georgia (East) vs. No. 14 LSU (West)||Georgia 50–30||—||Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee||Will Anderson Jr., LB, Alabama||Jack Podlesny, Georgia||Kirby Smart, Georgia|
|Sun Belt||Dec. 3, 2022||Veterans Memorial Stadium (Troy, AL)||Coastal Carolina (East) at Troy (West)||Troy 45–26||Grayson McCall, QB, Coastal Carolina||Todd Centeio, QB, James Madison||Carlton Martial, LB, Troy||—||Jon Sumrall, Troy|
Ranks are per the final CFP rankings, released on December 4, 2022, with win–loss records at that time.
|ACC||Clemson||11–2||7||Orange Bowl (NY6)|
|American||Tulane||11–2||16||Cotton Bowl (NY6)|
|Big 12||Kansas State||10–3||9||Sugar Bowl (NY6)|
|Big Ten||Michigan CFP||13–0||2||Fiesta Bowl (semifinal)|
|MAC||Toledo||8–5||–||Boca Raton Bowl|
|Mountain West||Fresno State||9–4||–||LA Bowl|
|Pac-12||Utah||10–3||8||Rose Bowl (NY6)|
|SEC||Georgia CFP||13–0||1||Peach Bowl (semifinal)|
|Sun Belt||Troy||11–2||24||Cure Bowl|
CFP College Football Playoff participant
Main article: 2022–23 NCAA football bowl games
There are 41 team-competitive FBS post-season bowl games, with two teams advancing to a 42nd – 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 82 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 game changes:
Number of bowl berths available: 82
Number of bowl-eligible teams: 80
Number of conditional bowl-eligible teams: 1 (New Mexico State)
Number of teams qualified by APR: 1 (Rice)
Number of bowl-ineligible teams: 49
|December 31 – Peach BowlMercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta|
|4||Ohio State||41||January 9 – National ChampionshipSoFi Stadium, Inglewood|
|December 31 – Fiesta BowlState Farm Stadium, Glendale||3||TCU||7|
|Conference||Total games||Wins-Losses (Pct)|
|Big Ten||9||5–4 (.556)|
|Mountain West||7||3–4 (.429)|
|Sun Belt||7||3-4 (.429)|
|Big 12||9||2–6 (.250)|
Each of these games features college seniors, or players whose college football eligibility is ending, who are individually invited by game organizers. These games are scheduled to follow the team-competitive bowls, to allow players selected from bowl teams to participate. The all-star games may include some players from non-FBS programs.
|Jan. 14||Hula Bowl||FBC Mortgage Stadium
|CBS Sports Network||Team Kai
|Jan. 21||Tropical Bowl||Camping World Stadium
|Varsity Sports Network||American Team
|Jan. 28||NFLPA Collegiate Bowl||Rose Bowl
|NFL Network||American Team
|Feb. 2||East–West Shrine Bowl||Allegiant Stadium
|Feb. 4||Senior Bowl||Hancock Whitney Stadium
|Feb. 25||HBCU Legacy Bowl||Yulman Stadium
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Heisman Trophy is given to the year's most outstanding player
|C. J. Stroud||Ohio State||QB||37||119||190||539|
|Michael Penix Jr.||Washington||QB||9||20||47||114|
|Drake Maye||North Carolina||QB||3||6||21||42|
The Senior CLASS Award, honoring the outstanding senior student-athlete in several NCAA Division I sports, including football, has gone on hiatus. On September 13, 2022, the award operator, Premier Sports Management, announced that it would not present the award until it picks up a new corporate sponsor.
Main article: 2022 College Football All-America Team
This is restricted to coaching changes taking place on or after May 1, 2022, and will include any changes announced after a team's last regularly scheduled game but before its bowl game. For coaching changes that occurred earlier in 2022, see 2021 NCAA Division I FBS end-of-season coaching changes.
|UAB||Bill Clark||June 24, 2022||Retired (effective August 1)||Bryant Vincent (interim, bowl)|
|Nebraska||Scott Frost||September 11, 2022||Fired||Mickey Joseph (interim)|
|Arizona State||Herm Edwards||September 18, 2022||Fired||Shaun Aguano (interim)|
|Georgia Tech||Geoff Collins||September 25, 2022||Fired||Brent Key (named on November 30)|
|Colorado||Karl Dorrell||October 2, 2022||Fired||Mike Sanford Jr. (interim)|
|Wisconsin||Paul Chryst||October 2, 2022||Fired||Jim Leonhard (interim, bowl)|
|Charlotte||Will Healy||October 23, 2022||Fired||Peter Rossomando (interim)|
|Auburn||Bryan Harsin||October 31, 2022||Fired||Cadillac Williams (interim)|
|South Florida||Jeff Scott||November 6, 2022||Fired||Daniel Da Prato (interim)|
|Cincinnati||Luke Fickell||November 27, 2022||Hired as head coach by Wisconsin||Kerry Coombs (interim, bowl)|
|Liberty||Hugh Freeze||November 28, 2022||Hired as head coach by Auburn||Josh Aldridge (interim, bowl)|
|Coastal Carolina||Jamey Chadwell||December 4, 2022||Hired as head coach by Liberty||Chad Staggs (interim, bowl)|
|North Texas||Seth Littrell||December 4, 2022||Fired||Phil Bennett (interim, bowl)|
|Louisville||Scott Satterfield||December 5, 2022||Hired as head coach by Cincinnati||Deion Branch (interim, bowl)|
|Purdue||Jeff Brohm||December 7, 2022||Hired as head coach by Louisville||Brian Brohm (interim, bowl)|
|Mississippi State||Mike Leach||December 12, 2022||Died||Zach Arnett (named on December 14)|
This list includes coaching changes announced during the season that did not take effect until the end of the season.
|School||Outgoing coach||Date||Reason||Replacement||Previous position|
|Charlotte||Peter Rossomando (interim)||November 15, 2022||Permanent replacement||Biff Poggi||Michigan associate head coach (2020–22)|
|Nebraska||Mickey Joseph (interim)||November 25, 2022||Permanent replacement||Matt Rhule||Carolina Panthers head coach (2020–22)|
|Arizona State||Shaun Aguano (interim)||November 26, 2022||Permanent replacement||Kenny Dillingham||Oregon offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach (2022)|
|Florida Atlantic||Willie Taggart||November 26, 2022||Fired||Tom Herman||Texas head coach (2017–20)|
|Stanford||David Shaw||November 27, 2022||Resigned||Troy Taylor||Sacramento State head coach (2019–22)|
|Wisconsin||Jim Leonhard (interim)||November 27, 2022||Permanent replacement||Luke Fickell||Cincinnati head coach (2017–22)|
|Tulsa||Philip Montgomery||November 27, 2022||Fired||Kevin Wilson||Ohio State offensive coordinator (2017–22)|
|Texas State||Jake Spavital||November 27, 2022||Fired||G. J. Kinne||Incarnate Word head coach (2022)|
|Western Michigan||Tim Lester||November 28, 2022||Fired||Lance Taylor||Louisville offensive coordinator (2022)|
|UNLV||Marcus Arroyo||November 28, 2022||Fired||Barry Odom||Arkansas defensive coordinator (2020–2022)|
|Auburn||Cadillac Williams (interim)||November 28, 2022||Permanent replacement||Hugh Freeze||Liberty head coach (2019–22)|
|UAB||Bryant Vincent (interim)||November 30, 2022||Permanent replacement||Trent Dilfer||Lipscomb Academy head coach (2019–22)|
|Colorado||Mike Sanford Jr. (interim)||December 3, 2022||Permanent replacement||Deion Sanders||Jackson State head coach (2020–22)|
|South Florida||Daniel Da Prato (interim)||December 3, 2022||Permanent replacement||Alex Golesh||Tennessee offensive coordinator (2021–22)|
|Liberty||Josh Aldridge (interim, bowl)||December 4, 2022||Permanent replacement||Jamey Chadwell||Coastal Carolina head coach (2019–22)|
|Coastal Carolina||Chad Staggs (interim, bowl)||December 4, 2022||Permanent replacement||Tim Beck||NC State offensive coordinator (2020–22)|
|Cincinnati||Kerry Coombs (interim, bowl)||December 5, 2022||Permanent replacement||Scott Satterfield||Louisville head coach (2019–22)|
|Kent State||Sean Lewis||December 5, 2022||Hired as offensive coordinator by Colorado||Kenni Burns||Minnesota RB coach and associate head coach (2017–2022)|
|Louisville||Deion Branch (interim, bowl)||December 7, 2022||Permanent replacement||Jeff Brohm||Purdue head coach (2017–22)|
|Navy||Ken Niumatalolo||December 11, 2022||Fired||Brian Newberry||Navy defensive coordinator (2019–22)|
|Purdue||Brian Brohm (interim, bowl)||December 13, 2022||Permanent replacement||Ryan Walters||Illinois defensive coordinator (2021–22)|
|North Texas||Phil Bennett (interim, bowl)||December 13, 2022||Permanent replacement||Eric Morris||Washington State offensive coordinator (2022)|
This is the final season of the Big Ten's television deal with ESPN, Fox and the Big Ten Network, and Conference USA's television deal with ESPN, Stadium, CBS Sports Network.
Prior to the season, ESPN signed a sublicence agreement with NFL Network. Select AAC, MAC and Sun Belt ESPN controlled conference games aired on the network as part of the agreement. The University of Oklahoma signed an agreement with ESPN+ prior to the season to launch SoonerVision. SoonerVision streams one regular season home game per year as well as the spring football game. Previously these aired on pay-per-view through Bally Sports Oklahoma.
Jason Benetti, formerly working for ESPN, and Noah Eagle, formerly working for CBS, joined Fox Sports as the #2 and #3 college football play-by-play commentators respectively. Benetti replaced Joe Davis, who became Fox's #1 MLB play-by-play commentator.
All times Eastern. Rankings are from the AP Poll (before 11/1) and CFP Rankings (thereafter).
|Rank||Date||Time||Matchup||Network||Viewers (millions)||TV ratings||Significance|
|1||November 26||12:00 p.m.||No. 3 Michigan||45||No. 2 Ohio State||23||Fox||17.14||8.05||Big Noon Kickoff, College GameDay, rivalry|
|2||November 5||3:30 p.m.||No. 1 Tennessee||13||No. 3 Georgia||27||CBS||13.06||6.7||College GameDay, rivalry|
|3||October 15||3:30 p.m.||No. 3 Alabama||49||No. 6 Tennessee||52||11.56||6.1||College GameDay, Third Saturday in October|
|4||September 10||12:00 p.m.||No. 1 Alabama||20||Texas||19||Fox||10.60||5.7||Big Noon Kickoff, College GameDay|
|5||September 3||7:30 p.m.||No. 5 Notre Dame||10||No. 2 Ohio State||21||ABC||10.53||5.2||College GameDay|
|6||November 12||3:30 p.m.||No. 9 Alabama||30||No. 11 Ole Miss||24||CBS||8.71||4.8||Rivalry|
|7||October 29||12:00 p.m.||No. 2 Ohio State||44||No. 13 Penn State||31||Fox||8.27||4.5||Big Noon Kickoff, rivalry|
|8||November 5||7:00 p.m.||No. 6 Alabama||31||No. 10 LSU||32||ESPN||7.58||3.9||Rivalry|
|9||September 4||7:30 p.m.||Florida State||24||LSU||23||ABC||7.55||3.9||Louisiana Kickoff|
|10||October 8||8:00 p.m.||Texas A&M||20||No. 1 Alabama||24||CBS||7.15||3.9|
All times Eastern. Rankings are from the College Football Playoff Rankings.
|Rank||Date||Time||Matchup||Network||Viewers (millions)||TV ratings||Conference||Location|
|1||December 3||4:00 p.m.||No. 14 LSU||30||No. 1 Georgia||50||CBS||10.89||5.6||SEC||Mercedes-Benz Stadium|
|2||December 3||8:00 p.m.||Purdue||22||No. 2 Michigan||43||Fox||10.70||5.5||Big Ten||Lucas Oil Stadium|
|3||December 3||12:00 p.m.||No. 10 Kansas State||31||No. 3 TCU||28||ABC||9.41||5.3||Big 12||AT&T Stadium|
|4||December 2||8:00 p.m.||No. 11 Utah||47||No. 4 USC||24||Fox||5.97||3.3||Pac-12||Allegiant Stadium|
|5||December 3||8:00 p.m.||No. 9 Clemson||39||No. 23 North Carolina||10||ABC||3.47||1.9||ACC||Bank of America Stadium|
|6||December 3||4:00 p.m.||No. 22 UCF||28||No. 18 Tulane||45||ABC||2.70||1.5||AAC||Yulman Stadium|
|7||December 3||4:00 p.m.||Fresno State||28||Boise State||16||Fox||1.94||1.0||MW||Albertsons Stadium|
|8||December 3||12:00 p.m.||Toledo||17||Ohio||7||ESPN||721K||0.4||MAC||Ford Field|
|9||December 3||3:30 p.m.||Coastal Carolina||26||Troy||45||ESPN||332K||0.2||Sun Belt||Veterans Memorial Stadium|
|n/a||December 2||7:30 p.m.||North Texas||27||UTSA||48||CBSSN[note 1]||n.a.||n.a.||C-USA||Alamodome|
All times Eastern. Rankings are from the College Football Playoff Rankings.
|Rank||Date||Time||Matchup||Network||Viewers (millions)||TV ratings||Game||Location|
|1||December 30, 2022||3:30 p.m.||No. 21 Notre Dame||45||No. 19 South Carolina||38||ESPN||5.8||3.1||Gator Bowl||TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL|
|2||December 29, 2022||5:30 p.m.||Oklahoma||32||No. 13 Florida State||35||5.4||2.9||Cheez-It Bowl||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL|
|3||December 29, 2022||9:00 p.m.||No. 20 Texas||20||No. 12 Washington||27||4.8||2.6||Alamo Bowl||Alamodome, San Antonio, TX|
|4||December 28, 2022||8:00 p.m.||No. 15 Oregon||28||North Carolina||27||Fox||4.0||2.1||Holiday Bowl||Petco Park, San Diego, CA|
|5||December 28, 2022||5:30 p.m.||Arkansas||55 (3OT)||Kansas||53||ESPN||3.9||2.1||Liberty Bowl||Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, Memphis, TN|
|6||December 23, 2022||6:30 p.m.||Wake Forest||27||Missouri||17||3.5||1.8||Gasparilla Bowl||Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL|
|7||January 2, 2023||1:00 p.m.||No. 17 LSU||63||Purdue||7||ABC||3.3||1.9||Citrus Bowl||Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL|
|8||December 31, 2022||12:00 p.m.||Iowa||21||Kentucky||0||3.0||1.7||Music City Bowl||Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN|
|9||December 29, 2022||2:00 p.m.||Syracuse||20||Minnesota||28||ESPN||2.75||1.5||Pinstripe Bowl||Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY|
|10||December 30, 2022||12:00 p.m.||Maryland||16||No. 23 NC State||12||2.7||1.6||Duke's Mayo Bowl||Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC|
All times Eastern. Rankings are from the College Football Playoff Rankings.
|Rank||Date||Time||Matchup||Network(s)||Viewers (millions)||TV ratings||Game||Location|
|1||December 31, 2022||8:00 p.m.||No. 4 Ohio State||41||No. 1 Georgia||42||ESPN
|21.7||9.4||Peach Bowl (CFB Playoff semifinal)||Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA|
|2||December 31, 2022||4:00 p.m.||No. 3 TCU||51||No. 2 Michigan||45||ESPN
|20.9||9.6||Fiesta Bowl (CFB Playoff semifinal)||State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ|
|3||January 9, 2023||7:30 p.m.||No. 3 TCU||7||No. 1 Georgia||65||ESPN
|16.6||4.65||National Championship||SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA|
|4||January 2, 2023||5:00 pm||No. 11 Penn State||35||No. 8 Utah||21||ESPN||10.2||5.4||Rose Bowl (NY6)||Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA|
|5||December 31, 2022||12:00 p.m.||No. 5 Alabama||45||No. 9 Kansas State||20||ESPN
|9.1||4.8||Sugar Bowl (NY6)||Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, LA|
|6||December 30, 2022||8:00 p.m.||No. 6 Tennessee||31||No. 7 Clemson||14||ESPN
|8.6||4.6||Orange Bowl (NY6)||Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL|
|7||January 2, 2023||1:00 pm||No. 16 Tulane||46||No. 10 USC||45||ESPN||4.2||2.3||Cotton Bowl (NY6)||AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX|
Both the ASUN and the WAC reached the pivotal six-team AQ eligibility threshold with expansion announcements this past academic year. That changed with the November announcement that Jacksonville State (ASUN) and Sam Houston (WAC) would be transitioning to the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and joining Conference USA. Both institutions are now ineligible for the FCS Playoffs under NCAA rules.