When are the College Football Playoff rankings released? Time, channel for CFP selection show after Week 12

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The top four teams in the third set of College Football Playoff rankings should look similar to the second.

LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia each took care of business in their respective games on Saturday, with the lone one-possession win (a 21-14 victory for Georgia) coming over a top-15 team in Auburn. There's the possibility the ordering is different, but it's more likely the selection committee holds serve and keeps the top four teams the same.

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It's what happens outside the top four that will be more interesting to monitor. Alabama, ranked No. 5 in the second set of rankings, could drop further down the poll after the loss of starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, despite a 38-7 win over Mississippi State. Losses suffered by previously undefeated Baylor and Minnesota will need to be parsed through as well.

That said, here's everything you need to know to tune in to the third set of College Football Playoff rankings show:

What time are the College Football Playoff rankings released?

  • Date: Tuesday, Nov. 19

  • Start time: 7 p.m. ET

The College Football Playoff will unveil its second set rankings at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The rankings normally will be released at 7 p.m. ET every Tuesday until the end of the season. The final set will be released at noon on Sunday, Dec. 8.

CFP rankings schedule 2019

The College Football Playoff rankings will be released on five consecutive Tuesdays from Nov. 5 to Dec. 3. The final rankings will be unveiled Dec. 8, the day after conference championship games are played.

Here is a look at the schedule:



Tuesday, Nov. 5

9-9:30 p.m. ET

Tuesday, Nov. 12

7-8 p.m. ET

Tuesday, Nov. 19

7-8 p.m. ET

Tuesday, Nov. 26

7-8 p.m. ET

Tuesday, Dec. 3

7-7:30 p.m. ET

Sunday, Dec. 8

Noon-4 p.m. ET

CFP selection show channel, how to watch

Each and every unveiling of the Playoff rankings will take place on ESPN and can be livestreamed on WatchESPN.

The second set of rankings will air at 7 p.m. ET. The "College GameDay" crew of Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Jesse Palmer and Joey Galloway will reveal the committee’s weekly rankings of the season. CFP committee chairman Rob Mullens will then join the show to discuss the rankings.

Week-by-week Playoff rankings:

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

Projected CFP rankings: Who are the top four teams in college football?

1. LSU (10-0)
2. Ohio State (10-0)
3. Clemson (11-0)
4. Georgia (9-1)

According to both SN's Week 13 college football rankings and Playoff picture, the top four will be No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Georgia, with Oregon and Alabama as the first teams out.

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