COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SELECTION COMMITTEE ISSUES FOURTH RANKINGS
GRAPEVINE, Texas – The College Football Playoff Selection Committee completed its fourth Top 25 rankings of the season.
The selection committee will prepare two more rankings, including the final set on Selection Day,Sunday, December 3. The top four teams in the final rankings will play in the Playoff Semifinals onJanuary 1, 2018, at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual and the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
“It was a week of stability at almost every level,” said selection committee chairman Kirby Hocutt. “The committee works off a clean sheet of paper. Each week we rank teams based on a full season of performance.”
The selection committee will continue to evaluate teams and will meet one more week before selection weekend to review game action and issue rankings.
The College Football Playoff matches the No. 1 seed vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in semifinal games that rotate annually among the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Goodyear Cotton Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual and PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. This season’s semifinals will take place Monday, January 1, 2018, at the Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual and the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The national championship game will be Monday, January 8, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.