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NCAA.com | November 3, 2016

NCAA DI Football Championship Committee to announce top 10 teams three times

INDIANAPOLIS —The NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee will reveal the top-10 teams in rank order three times during the month of November. 

The committee will be releasing the top-10 teams for the first time in history. The rankings will be announced as part of College Football Daily on ESPNU Nov. 3 and 10 at 4 p.m. (ET).

The final release will take place Nov. 15 at 10 p.m. (ET) on the ESPNU Championship Drive: Power Hour. The November announcements are an effort to build excitement around the NCAA Division I Football Championship. The final bracket will be revealed on Selection Sunday, November 20 at 11 a.m. (ET) on ESPNU.

The 2016 championship field consists of 10 automatic qualifiers and 14 at-large qualifiers. The top eight teams will be seeded, receive first-round byes and host second-round games providing they satisfy the hosting criteria. The 16 other teams will bid to host first-round games. First-round games will take place Saturday, Nov. 26 and the championship will conclude with the national championship game in Frisco, Texas, Saturday, January 7 at Noon (ET) on ESPN2. 

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