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Joe Boozell | NCAA.com | October 18, 2016

When will the first College Football Playoff rankings be released?

  Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide hoisted the championship trophy in 2016.

The 2016 college football season is flying by, and it’s been a whirlwind thus far.

As the season winds down, the College Football Playoff inches closer and closer. Starting on Nov.1, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will release rankings every week. Here is the full schedule:

College Football Playoff rankings schedule
Date Time
Nov. 1 7 p.m. ET
Nov. 8 7 p.m. ET
Nov. 15 9 p.m. ET
Nov. 22 7 p.m. ET
Nov. 29 7 p.m. ET
Dec. 4 (final selections) Noon ET

You can watch live each week as the rankings are released on ESPN. Last season, Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma and Michigan State were the schools to reach the College Football Playoff. Which four will vie for the national title this season?

Time will tell. But one thing is certain: we can’t wait for early January.

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