College Football Schedules

Week 1

2024
Week 1
Delaware State
Southern Utah
North Carolina A&T
Eastern Illinois
SE Louisiana
Western Carolina
New Hampshire
Central Connecticut
Alcorn State
Northwestern State
Lafayette
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
North Dakota State
Murray State
Jackson State
Lehigh
Illinois State
Southern Illinois
Southeast Missouri State
Merrimack College
Houston Christian
East Tennessee State
Indiana State
Abilene Christian
Kennesaw State
South Dakota State
Texas A&M Commerce
North Alabama
Portland State
Idaho State
Central Arkansas

2024 COLLEGE FOOTBALL REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

The 2024 College Football regular season is scheduled to begin in Week 0 on Saturday August 24, 2024 and conclude in Week 14 on Saturday November 30, 2024.

The Conference Championship will take place on Friday December 6, 2024 and Saturday December 7, 2024.

The College Football postseason is expected to start on Friday December 20, 2024 with the Bowls and College Football Playoff.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

The college football regular season takes place over three months, beginning in late August and ending in the last week of November. All 133 teams play a college football regular season schedule of 12 games. Those contests mostly take place on Saturdays, but there are games also played on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays throughout the season and perhaps an occasional Sunday or Monday if slated on a holiday.

The college football regular season schedule is divided between playing teams within its conference and several games against teams outside of the conference. Most clubs have eight or nine conference games on their schedule, while the remaining three to four games come against teams outside of their league.

If a team plays eight conference games, it normally breaks down to four home contests and four road contests within the league. Depending on the status of certain teams, the remaining three games will be played at home against lesser competition. Teams that aren’t as highly known will play at least two of those non-conference games on the road.

Conference play generally starts in October, but many leagues have mixed in a conference game in September around non-conference action. Rivalry contests between area schools usually takes place during the final week of the regular season around the Thanksgiving weekend holiday in late November.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

The College Football Playoff schedule begins after the regular season in the second week of December and usually ends in the first week of January.

There are usually around 40 bowl games on the postseason schedule, culminating with the College Football Playoff. That takes place with the top-12 ranked teams in the country playing in the postseason, capped off with the National Championship a week later, which takes place at a rotating venue each year.

The bowl games are matchups of teams from different conferences at neutral sites all around the country from mid-December through the beginning of January. To qualify for these bowl games, teams must finish with a record of 6-6 in the standings or better as many bowl games have conference tie-ins.

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