No more statements, arguments or debates can be made on the field of play when it comes to the final College Football Playoff rankings. All that remains is the decision of the Playoff selection committee.
What teams will comprise the final four teams of the 2019 Playoff? LSU, Ohio State and Clemson all completed 13-0 seasons with wins in the SEC, Big Ten and ACC championship games, respectively. Oklahoma (12-1) is the only other Power 5 conference champion with one loss or fewer; Utah was eliminated from contention with a Friday loss to Oregon in the Pac-12 championship.
But what order will we find these teams on Sunday? The main argument is for No. 1 between the Bayou Bengals and Buckeyes, though Clemson — which beat No. 23 Virginia 62-17 on Saturday — certainly made a compelling argument that it should be considered as well.
Those are the questions for the Playoff committee to tackle. With that, here’s everything you need to know to tune in to the College Football Playoff selection show:
What time are the College Football Playoff rankings released?
- Date: Sunday, Dec. 8
- Time: 12:15 p.m. ET
The College Football Playoff selection show starts at noon ET on Sunday, Dec. 8 and will run for four hours. The show will announce the unveiling of the four Playoff teams at 12:15 p.m. ET. Each of the New Year’s Day 6 bowl game pairings will be revealed at 3 p.m. ET, followed by the remainder of the bowl slate.
CFP selection show channel, how to watch
The final unveiling of the College Football Playoff rankings will be shown on ESPN and can be livestreamed on WatchESPN. During ESPN’s four-hour show, the final four CFP teams, the committee’s final rankings and all the matchups of the New Year’s 6 games will be revealed.
The “College GameDay” crew of Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Jesse Palmer, Joey Galloway and David Pollack will reveal the committee’s decision. Guest analysts Chris Fowler, Greg McElroy and Jon Vilma also will make appearances throughout the broadcast.
Projected CFP rankings: Who are the top four teams in college football?
- LSU (13-0)
- Ohio State (13-0)
- Clemson (13-0)
- Oklahoma (12-1)
According to SN’s final college football rankings and Playoff picture , the top four will consist of LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma. Where the two differ is where Ohio State ranks: SN’s bowl season rankings have Ohio State No. 3, behind second-ranked Clemson. The Playoff picture projects them at No. 2, one spot ahead of the Tigers.
College Football Playoff rankings by week
|Week 10||No. 1 Ohio State||No. 2 LSU||No. 3 Alabama||No. 4 Penn State|
|Week 11||No. 1 LSU||No. 2 Ohio State||No. 3 Clemson||No. 4 Georgia|
|Week 12||No. 1 LSU||No. 2 Ohio State||No. 3 Clemson||No. 4 Georgia|
|Week 13||No. 1 Ohio State||No. 2 LSU||No. 3 Clemson||No. 4 Georgia|
|Week 14||No. 1 Ohio State||No. 2 LSU||No. 3 Clemson||No. 4 Georgia|
When is the College Football Playoff?
The College Football Playoff semifinals will be on Saturday, Dec. 28 with the Fiesta Bowl and Peach Bowl and the championship game will be on Monday, Jan. 13.
|Date||Bowl||Matchup||Time (TV channel)|
|Dec. 28||Peach Bowl||TBD vs. TBD||4 p.m. ET (ABC)|
|Dec. 28||Fiesta Bowl||TBD vs. TBD||8 p.m. ET (ABC)|
|Jan. 13||National championship||TBD vs. TBD||8 p.m. ET (ABC)|
College Football Playoff committee members
Here is a look at the members of the CFP committee in 2019:
|Rob Mullens, Chair||Oregon athletic director|
|Gary Barta||Iowa athletic director|
|Frank Beamer||Former Virginia Tech coach|
|Paola Bolvin||Arizona State professor|
|Joe Castiglione||Oklahoma athletic director|
|Ken Hatfield||Former Clemson, Rice, Arkansas coach|
|Chris Howard||Robert Morris University president|
|Ronnie Lott||Former USC All-American|
|Terry Mohajir||Arkansas State athletic director|
|Ray Odierno||Former U.S. Army Chief of Staff|
|R.C. Slocum||Former Texas A&M coach|
|Todd Stansbury||Georgia Tech athletic director|
|Scott Stricklin||Florida athletic director|