Report: College Football Playoff adjusts ranking schedule
The College Football Playoff won’t be expanding to 8 teams this fall despite the argument laid out by the Pac-12, but ESPN’s Heather Dinich is reporting that the selection committee won’t reveal its first rankings on November 17 like previously scheduled.
Now, according to Dinich, the first Playoff rankings will be revealed on November 24.
“The College Football Playoff has pushed its first ranking back one week to Nov. 24,” Dinich said on Twitter. “Decision was made to give committee another week to watch games, now that they know all 10 FBS leagues playing this fall. Selection Day still Dec. 20. Only four weekly rankings this year before the big one.”
The Big Ten is scheduled to start on October 24, while the Pac-12 will start on November 6. The selection committee will now get to watch 1 more week of games before ranking the top 25.
The good thing is the selection day — where the top 4 teams will be revealed — is still scheduled for December 20.