The two semifinal playoff games are the Goodyear Cotton Bowl and Capital One Orange Bowl. The College Football Playoff National Championship game pits the two semifinal winners against each other.
The Rose Bowl, held annually in California, is a school from the Big Ten conference against a school from the Pacific-12 conference. A team in the Big 12 conference plays a team from the Southeastern Conference team in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The Fiesta Bowl pits two at-large universities against each other. The Valero Alamo Bowl, held in Texas, is played between a university from the Big 12 conference and a university from the Pacific-12 conference.