What to Expect in the 2024 College Football Season: New Format, Exciting Matchups, and More!

What to Expect in the 2024 College Football Season: New Format, Exciting Matchups, and More!

As we eagerly await the start of the 2024 college football season, let's take a look at what's in store for fans. Last year's College Football Playoff title game was an absolute thriller, with Michigan coming out on top. Now, we can't wait to see the action unfold this year.

The 2024 season is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, Aug. 24, with what's known as "Week Zero." This allows some of the nation's Division I teams to start their seasons a week earlier than others. Here are some of the games you can expect on the opening weekend.

Once Week Zero concludes, the rest of the teams will begin their seasons on Saturday, Aug. 31, which falls on Labor Day weekend. Let's take a look at some of the exciting matchups set for this day.

If you can't wait for the season to start, there are a few early-season nonconference games that you should keep an eye on. These matchups promise to be thrilling and could set the tone for the rest of the season.

The 2024 season is particularly special because it marks the 11th edition of the College Football Playoff. This year also brings a significant change, as the playoff format has expanded to include 12 teams. Here's a look at the dates and schedule for the playoffs and the New Year's Six games.

The CFP National Championship Game is set to take place at the Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. It's worth noting that this is the first time a location will host the championship game twice.

Looking back on the previous season, Michigan emerged as the winner of the 2023-2024 College Football Playoff National Championship. If you want to dive into the complete history of championship games, make sure to check out our comprehensive guide.

Finally, it's important to note that the views expressed here are solely the opinions of the writer and do not necessarily represent those of the NCAA or its member institutions. We're excited to bring you the latest updates and news as we embark on this thrilling journey through the 2024 college football season.

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