CLEMSON — Dabo Swinney had no set plans to make sure he was going to DVR the first installment of the College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday evening, nor did he plan on finding a way he could rush his football team off of the practice field in order to have some sort of watch party to see where Clemson landed."It just doesn't matter," Swinney said. "It just doesn't matter."The Clemson football coach has a point: Tuesday's installment, the inaugural 2018 rankings, were more about fanfare and excitement for the Playoff than anything else. But the Tigers are happy to be part of that conversation, and as the nation expected, Clemson debuted at No. 2 Tuesday night. Perennial Alabama is No. 1, which was also expected, while LSU is No. 3 and Notre Dame is No. 4. If the season were to end today, that would mean Clemson would play the SEC Tigers in a semifinal matchup while the Crimson Tide would play the Fighting Irish with the potential of Swinney and Alabama coach Nick … [Read more...] about Clemson football debuts at No. 2 in first installment of College Football Playoff rankings
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Fans and analysts around the country will be glued to their screens Tuesday night to watch the initial College Football Playoff rankings show.ESPN will broadcast the rankings live, which will immediately be followed by an interview with playoff selection committee chairman Rob Mullens.LSU, ranked No. 4 in both the Amway Coaches' Poll and AP Poll, is expected to hear its highest ranking in program history since the move from the BCS in 2014.How to watch:When: 6 p.m. CDTWhere: ESPN on television/ESPN streaming devicesESPN will broadcast the 13-member selection committee's new rankings every Tuesday night through Nov. 27. The final rankings before bowl season will be announced Sunday, Dec. 2; the after conference championship games.The top four teams in the final rankings will compete for the national title with the No. 1 seed and No. 4 seeds playing, and No. 2 and No. 3 squaring off in the semifinals. Tiger Stadium officially sold out for LSU-Alabama, school announces Tiger Stadium … [Read more...] about How to watch College Football Playoff rankings show; where will selection committee rank LSU
Angelique S. Chengelis The Detroit News Published 9:09 PM EDT Oct 29, 2018 Ann Arbor — Two years ago, as Michigan climbed in the rankings, the message Jim Harbaugh sent his players was somewhat unique. He told them to care about the rankings because they should want to be ranked as high as possible. The goal remains the same, but for this group of Wolverines, ranked No. 5 with No. 14 Penn State coming to Michigan Stadium on Saturday, the approach is different. The Wolverines (7-1, 5-0 Big Ten) said they don’t care about rankings, only about the next opponent. “This year it’s just one game at a time, because the only thing that really matters is the next game and then after that, the next game that you play is even more important than the past,” defensive tackle Carlo Kemp said Monday. “We’re at a point right now, four games left, where every game matters. “Two years ago we were in this position, so we know how it feels … [Read more...] about Michigan Wolverines focused on task ahead, not College Football Playoff rankings
Marlowe Alter Detroit Free Press Published 6:26 PM EDT Oct 29, 2018 The first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2018 season will be unveiled Tuesday night, and the Michigan football team and its fans have as much interest in the results as any other team. The Wolverines are ranked No. 5 in the AP and Coaches Poll, behind Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and LSU, but the CFP committee of 13 members picks the four teams who will compete for the national championship. Tuesday's rankings, released beginning at 7 p.m. on ESPN, will be the first of six this year, with the last one Dec. 2, determining the matchups for the semifinal games and the New Year's Six bowl games. This season's semifinal games are the Cotton Bowl and the Orange Bowl. The national championship game is set for Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. from Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., home of the San Francisco 49ers. The selection committee gathered Monday at a North Texas hotel for the first of a two-day meeting … [Read more...] about College Football Playoff rankings: Time, TV, more info
The 2018 college football season will enter its 10th week after Saturday's games, and that means it will be time for the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season. The CFP selection committee, chaired by Oregon Ducks athletic director Rob Mullens, will release its first set of Top 25 rankings during a live ESPN broadcast at 4 p.m. PT Tuesday, Oct. 30 (Live stream at Watch ESPN). The committee will then put out a Top 25 every Tuesday thereafter through Nov. 27. The final College Football Playoff rankings will be released on Sunday, Dec. 2. That is selection day, when the four playoff semifinal teams and the New Year's bowl matchups will be announced. The playoff semifinal games will be played at the Orange Bowl and the Cotton Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 29. The College Football Playoff National Championship game is set for Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The CFP selection committee members are: Rob Mullens (chair), Frank Beamer, Paola … [Read more...] about When do the College Football Playoff rankings come out?