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Wayne Staats | | December 2, 2018

College Football Playoff selection show: Time, TV channel, how to watch online

CFP Selections: Who's in?

The College Football Playoff selection show is set for Sunday, Dec. 2. Below, you can find the selection show time, TV channel and the watch online information.

Going into the last week of games until the selection show, the top four is No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 4 Georgia. But Alabama beat Georgia in a wild SEC Championship Game, opening up the chance for another team to move into the top four.

College Football Playoff selection show: Time, TV channel

The final CFP rankings will be announced live during the selection show at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 2. It can be watched on ESPN.

During the show, the final CFP Top 25 rankings will be revealed, as will the semifinal matchups and New Year's Six games. The semifinal games will match No. 1 vs. No. 4 and No. 2 vs. No. 3.

  • 12 p.m.: Show starts
  • 12:30 p.m.: Selection committee reveals the four playoff teams
  • 2 p.m.: Complete Top 25 will be revealed
  • 3 p.m.: Remaining New Year's Six games announced

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College Football Playoff selection show: How to watch online

The CFP selection show can be watched online through WatchESPN.

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College Football Playoff schedule

Date Bowl Location
Dec. 29 Orange (Semifinal) Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Fla.
Dec. 29 Cotton (Semifinal) AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
Jan. 7, 2019 Bay Area Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

College Football Playoff rankings: Week 14

Here are the latest rankings, the second-to-last College Football Playoff rankings of the season:

  1. Alabama: 12-0
  2. Clemson: 12-0
  3. Notre Dame: 12-0
  4. Georgia: 11-1
  5. Oklahoma: 11-1
  6. Ohio State: 11-1
  7. Michigan: 10-2
  8. UCF: 11-0
  9. Florida: 9-3
  10. LSU: 9-3
  11. Washington: 9-3
  12. Penn State: 9-3
  13. Washington State: 10-2
  14. Texas: 9-3
  15. Kentucky: 9-3
  16. West Virginia: 9-3
  17. Utah: 9-3
  18. Mississippi State: 8-4
  19. Texas A&M: 8-4
  20. Syracuse: 9-3
  21. Northwestern: 8-4
  22. Boise State: 10-2
  23. Iowa State: 7-4
  24. Missouri: 8-4
  25. Fresno State: 10-2

College Football Playoff: Scores, history

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Season Semifinal Winner Score Loser
2014 Rose No. 2 Oregon 59-20 No. 3 Florida State
2014 Sugar No. 4 Ohio State 42-35 No. 1 Alabama
2015 Orange No. 1 Clemson 37-17 No. 4 Oklahoma
2015 Cotton No. 2 Alabama 38-0 No. 3 Michigan State
2016 Fiesta No. 2 Clemson 31-0 No. 3 Ohio State
2016 Peach No. 1 Alabama 24-7 No. 4 Washington
2017 Rose No. 3 Georgia 54-48 (2OT) No. 3 Oklahoma
2017 Sugar No. 4 Alabama 24-6 No. 1 Clemson


Season Winner Score Loser Location
2014 No. 4 Ohio State 42-20 No. 2 Oregon AT&T Stadium
2015 No. 2 Alabama 45-40 No. 1 Clemson University of Phoenix Stadium
2016 No. 2 Clemson 35-31 No. 1 Alabama Raymond James Stadium
2017 No. 4 Alabama 26-23 (OT) No. 3 Georgia Mercedes-Benz Stadium

College Football Playoff: Selection committee members

  • Rob Mullens, Chair: Director of Athletics at Oregon
  • Frank Beamer: Former coach at Virginia Tech
  • Paola Boivin: Professor at Arizona State
  • Jeff Bower: Former coach at Southern Miss
  • Joe Castiglione: Director of Athletics at Oklahoma
  • Herb Deromedi: Former coach at Central Michigan
  • Ken Hatfield: Former coach
  • Chris Howard: President at Robert Morris
  • Bobby Johnson: Former coach at Vanderbilt
  • Ronnie Lott: Former All-American at Southern California
  • Gene Smith: Director of Athletics at Ohio State
  • Todd Stansbury: Director of Athletics at Georgia Tech
  • Scott Stricklin: Director of Athletics at Florida


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