What a college football 64-team playoff bracket would look like in 2023

The stalemate over playoff expansion in college football has ended. Finally.

In 2024, the format will go from four teams to 12, meaning refreshingly there will be a few new faces added to the postseason festivities.

Of course, we here at ESPN have been ahead of the curve for a few years and will again count it down from 64 teams in our fictional 2023 NCAA football tournament.

Here's the format: We've seeded the teams 1 through 64,

and the seeds are based to some degree on ESPN's latest SP+ projections entering the 2023 season.

The top four seeds are Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State and Alabama (yes, 17 playoff appearances among them).

With the Crimson Tide being the fourth No. 1 seed, that means they will travel to the West Region.

 Keep in mind that seeds aren't written in stone, and just like in any tournament in any sport, there will be upsets.


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