College Football Playoff announces selection date has been pushed back
Many conferences are keeping a couple of different dates open for their football championship games, just in case there’s a COVID-related delay in the season.
That means the College Football Playoff selection committee is going to have to be patient, too.
In fact, on Wednesday, the Playoff announced that Selection Day had been pushed back to Sunday, Dec. 20:
NEWS: The College Football Playoff has announced schedule changes to the 2020-21 season.
— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) August 5, 2020
“With recent schedule changes for the regular season, it makes sense for the committee to make its final rankings after the conference championship games, when it can get a complete picture of the season,” CFP director Bill Hancock said. “The selection committee members understand the need to be flexible as we all navigate uncharted waters this season, and this move will allow them to evaluate all the available information.”
The final rankings were originally scheduled to be released on Dec. 6, but since not all conference title games may have been played by then, the delay makes sense.