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Wayne Staats | NCAA.com | December 27, 2018

College Football Playoff rankings: Schedule, times, TV channel

CFP Selections: Who's in?

The final College Football Playoff rankings were announced Sunday, Dec. 2. Below, you can see the schedule, announcement times and TV channel information for all the 2018 CFP poll releases and this year's games.

Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma were named the top four teams in the final rankings and will move on to College Football Playoff semifinals. Alabama will be up against Oklahoma and Clemson will play Notre Dame. Georgia was ranked No. 5 after losing to Alabama in the SEC championship game, and Ohio State was ranked No. 6 after winning the Big Ten championship. Click here for the full top 25.

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College Football Playoff rankings: Schedule, times

These are the times, dates and broadcast information for the 2018 CFP rankings releases.

Date Time, Network
Tuesday, Oct. 30 7-8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Tuesday, Nov. 6* 9-9:30 p.m., ESPN
Tuesday, Nov. 13 7-8 p.m., ESPN
Tuesday, Nov. 20 7-8 p.m., ESPN
Tuesday, Nov. 27 7-7:30 p.m., ESPN
Sunday, Dec. 2 (selection day) 12-4 p.m., ESPN

*Approximate start time is 9 p.m. The rankings were revealed between the Michigan State-Kansas and Duke-Kentucky Champions Classic basketball doubleheader.

2018 CFP schedule

Game Date/Time Location
Semifinal (Orange Bowl) Dec. 29, 2018 Miami, Fla.
Semifinal (Cotton Bowl) Dec. 29, 2018 Arlington, Texas
National Championship Jan. 7, 2018 Santa Clara, Calif.

College Football Playoff rankings: TV channel

The rankings for all weeks are revealed live on ESPN.

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College Football Playoff rankings: History

Below is the full history of scores and results for each College Football Playoff.

2014

  • Semifinal (Rose Bowl): No. 2 Oregon 59, No. 3 Florida State 20
  • Semifinal (Sugar Bowl): No. 4 Ohio State 42, No. 1 Alabama 35
  • Championship (AT&T Stadium): No. 4 Ohio State 42, No. 2 Oregon 20

2015

  • Semifinal (Orange Bowl): No. 1 Clemson 37, No. 4 Oklahoma 17
  • Semifinal (Cotton Bowl): No. 2 Alabama 38, No. 3 Michigan State 0
  • Championship (University of Phoenix Stadium): No. 2 Alabama 45, No. 1 Clemson 40

2016

  • Semifinal (Fiesta Bowl): No. 2 Clemson 31, No. 3 Ohio State 0
  • Semifinal (Peach Bowl): No. 1 Alabama 24, No. 4 Washington 7
  • Championship (Raymond James Stadium): No. 2 Clemson 35, No. 1 Alabama 31

2017

  • Semifinal (Rose Bowl): No. 3 Georgia 54, No. 2 Oklahoma 48 (2OT)
  • Semifinal (Sugar Bowl): No. 4 Alabama 24, No. 1 Clemson 6
  • Championship (Mercedes-Benz): No. 4 Alabama 26, No. 3 Georgia 23 (OT)

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College Football Playoff rankings: No. 1 teams

Here is the complete history of all the teams to be No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings.

2014

  • Week 10: Mississippi State
  • Week 11: Mississippi State
  • Week 12: Mississippi State
  • Week 13: Alabama
  • Week 14: Alabama
  • Week 15: Alabama
  • Week 16 (selection day): Alabama

2015

  • Week 9: Clemson
  • Week 10: Clemson
  • Week 11: Clemson
  • Week 12: Clemson
  • Week 13: Clemson
  • Week 14 (selection day): Clemson

2016

  • Week 9: Alabama
  • Week 10: Alabama
  • Week 11: Alabama
  • Week 12: Alabama
  • Week 13: Alabama
  • Week 14: (selection day) Alabama

2017

  • Week 10: Georgia
  • Week 11: Alabama
  • Week 12: Alabama
  • Week 13: Clemson
  • Week 14 (selection day): Clemson

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