College football is coming back in just a few short weeks. You might have questions, but you don’t need to be confused. With all the twists and turns we see in college football every season, it’s hard to keep track of who will be on which team and when their schedule will be released. It doesn’t help either that the release season for FBS teams is more chaotic than ever before. There are more than 125 FCS teams now competing at the highest level, so there’s not just one game anymore but several games from different FCS opponents each week. In other words: It’s hard to predict what time releases will look like, or even if they will happen at all. Let’s take a look at our best guesses for what the future holds in terms of when schedules will release, how you can watch college football in 2022 and some of the major changes we could see by then:
When Will 2022 College Football Schedules Be Released?
We don’t have a good starting date yet, but it’s likely to be sometime in February. Like every season, the last few months of the calendar year are when most schools announce their new schedules, with the majority of teams releasing their information in September. This season, as with many, is shaping up to be very busy for the FCS, with most schools having a full non-conference schedule and a handful of FCS schools also playing other FBS teams. As always, the release schedule will be different for each conference, so we’ll be keeping an eye on when those schedules are announced. If things go as they usually do, we could see the release of the final schedule in early August.
The 2022 College Football Top Conferences
The best way to predict when schedules will come out is to look at what conferences are expected to be the biggest, most exciting conferences in the country. That’s what we’ve done here, with the top five conferences in each category being the first conferences we’re expecting to have the 2022 football schedules released in February. The SEC and ACC are expected to both have new schedules by February, and the Big Ten, Pac-12 and Big 12 are also expected to have new schedules by that time. The Mid-American Conference and Sun Belt will be the biggest surprises of all, with all 10 of the MAC’s likely teams in the 2022 season having posted a winning record in the past and the Sun Belt’s teams being mostly newbies to the FBS level. These are the conferences to keep your eyes on for when the schedules are released in February.
FCS Conferences 2022 College Football
Perhaps the most interesting development to watch in 2022 will be how many FCS conferences decide to join the FBS club. There are a handful of FCS conferences that are expected to get their own FBS start in 2022, and there are also a few that are expected to start up FCS football but are also expected to join the FBS during the season. The only conference that’s definitely joining the FBS in 2022 is the Mid-American Conference, which will be moving to the FBS as a full member. The MAC will lose all its FCS teams to the FBS, and there’s a real chance that the MAC’s current 2021 schedule will be its final schedule. The other FCS conferences that are expected to have their own FBS seasons in 2022 are the Border Conference, Colonial Athletic Association, the Great West Conference and the Southern Conference. We don’t have any news about the Western Athletic Conference, the Mountain West Conference, the Southland Conference or the Sun Belt Conference yet.
Stadiums with New Schedules 2022 College Football
All but seven of the 76 FBS stadiums are in place for the 2022 season, and even then there’s a good chance some of them will be in a different spot by then. As with every season, a number of stadiums are expected to switch locations, and there are plenty of possible targets. The largest stadium switch is expected to happen in Texas, where all six of the state’s FBS stadiums are expected to be moved to new locations. The biggest story there, of course, is the possibility of the Dallas Cowboys moving back to Los Angeles to take over the new stadium for the Rams. The other five Texas stadiums are all expected to move. Other stadiums that could switch cities by 2022 include Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium and the New York Giants’ MetLife Stadium in the Big Apple; Atlanta’s Georgia Dome and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; and Washington, DC’s FedExField and FedExField.
Matchups We Know About Now 2022 College Football
The majority of the 2022 college football schedule is already set, but we’ve picked out 15 games that have already been announced we think you’ll want to pay attention to in 2022. We’ve broken them down by conference. – There are three games between teams in the top five of the AP Poll in Week 1: Georgia vs. South Carolina in Atlanta, Iowa vs. Wisconsin in Arlington, Texas and South Florida vs. Penn State in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania. – The Oregon Ducks and Washington Huskies are the only two teams from one of the six “power conferences” that are expected to make the College Football Playoff again. They’ve met in the final four times, but with the Pac-12 and Pac-12 now down to six teams in 2022, look for that to change in the new season. – The 2022 season is expected to be the first time that all 12 games are scheduled for a specific day of the week. There are plenty of intriguing matchups to be played on Saturday, and we’ll definitely be paying attention to what teams play when and where. – The biggest storyline of the entire 2022 college football season could be the release of the schedules. If the FBS schools release their schedules in February, as we expect they will, then there’s a good chance that all 12 games will be released at the same time.
The Questions Still Out There? 2022 College Football
Who is going to be the first team from the Sun Belt Conference to make it to the College Football Playoff? Will there be a playoff at all? We don’t know the answers to any of these questions yet, but what we do know for sure is that 2022 is going to be an exciting season for college football fans.
What About the Playoff? 2022 College Football
The College Football Playoff ended the 2018 season with four teams and will be back for 2019 with more than just four teams. That means that the 2022 season might be the first one without a playoff at all. It’s possible that the four FBS conferences with the best records in 2022 could be chosen as playoff conferences, and that would give us a playoff bracket in 2022 with four teams. It’s also possible that a new playoff system will be in place by 2022, but we don’t know for sure yet. What we do know for sure is that 2022 is going to be a fun season regardless of what happens. Regardless of how the playoff system works, 2022 is going to be the most interesting season of college football yet.