The day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 canceled their fall football season, college football playoffs executive director Bill Hancock told Sporting News that he was “hopeful” that there would be a four-team playoff in 2020-21 .
The playoffs are now active. Six FBS conferences and three independent schools make up the 76 schools that will compete for these four places.
The CFP announced the dates for their leaderboard, and plans are now to advance a college football playoff. Here are the important dates and locations for 2020-21:
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How will the college football playoffs work in 2020?
Is the College Football Playoff Still Legitimate? The answer seems to be yes, although 54 FBS schools will not be playing in 2020-21. The Big Ten, MAC, Mountain West and Pac-12 have canceled their football season over concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the US.
That leaves three Power 5 conferences and three Group 5 conferences. There are precedents. Two teams from the SEC (Alabama, Georgia) participated in the 2017-18 CFP, the Big 12 champion (Oklahoma) and the ACC champion (Clemson).
When are the CFP rankings published?
The first college football playoff leaderboard will be released on Tuesday, November 17th.
The ranking schedule for 2020 is as follows:
Week 1: Tuesday 17th November Week 2: Tuesday November 24th Week 3: Tuesday December 1st Week 4: Tuesday December 8th Week 5: Tuesday December 15th
When is the College Football Playoff Selection Show held?
The selection day for the College Football Playoffs is Sunday December 20th. The pairings will be announced optically on ESPN. This year’s show has been set back to include conference championship games that will be held on December 12th or 19th.
Where are the CFP semi-finals in 2020?
This is the seventh year of the College Football Playoffs, so the semi-finals of the Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, California are back in their original place. and Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. These games are scheduled for January 1st.
Where is the CFP championship game in 2020?
This year’s College Football Championship game is scheduled for Monday, January 11th at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Who is on the CFP Committee?
The CFP Committee has 13 members in 2020-21. Iowa Sporting Director Gary Barta is the chairman. Barta is one of three sports directors on the committee whose conference does not take place this season.
Gary Barta (Chairman)
Iowa Sporting Director
Arizona State Professor
Wyoming Sports Director
Oklahoma Sports Director
Colorado Sports Director
Former FBS head coach
Former USC All-American
Arkansas State Sports Director
Former US Chief of Staff
Former Texas A&M coach
Georgia Tech Sports Director
Florida Sports Director
Former Penn State All-American