After much public criticism and a significant drop in ratings, Executive Director of the College Football Playoff, Bill Hancock announced on Thursday that the semifinals will no longer be played on New Year’s Eve unless it falls on a Saturday.
Prior to this decision the semfinals were scheduled for New Year’s Day once every three years and New Year’s Eve the other two years of the rotation.
“We had healthy discussions with a lot of people who love college football and we concluded that making these changes would be the right thing to do for our fans.” Bill Hancock
The semifinal will remain on Friday Dec. 31 2021 due to a national federal holiday taking place on the same day.
Here is the updated CFP schedule:
2016-17 Saturday, December 312017-18Monday, January 12018-19Saturday, December 292019-20Saturday, December 282020-21Friday, January 12021-22Friday, December 312022-23Saturday, December 312023-24Monday, January 12024-25Saturday, December 282025-26 Saturday, December 27 …read more
Source:: The Crimson White Sports