IRVING, Texas – The College Football Playoff (CFP) Selection Committee met this week in preparation for its upcoming 2018 college football season.


“We’ve had four very successful seasons and I look forward to a fifth,” said Rob Mullens, chair of the selection committee and athletic director at the University of Oregon. “We’re in good shape heading into this upcoming year.”


The committee reviewed timing for the weekly announcements of its rankings, reviewed its protocol and finalized its list of members who will be recused from voting or discussions regarding selected teams.


The committee will announce its first of six rankings following the ninth week of the season. The committee will convene in person, on Mondays and Tuesdays.


Below is a complete schedule for the selection committee to announce its rankings on ESPN.


Tuesday, October 30                7-8 p.m. ET

Tuesday, November 6              9-9:30 p.m. ET*

Tuesday, November 13            7-8 p.m. ET

Tuesday, November 20            7-8 p.m. ET

Tuesday, November 27            7-7:30 p.m. ET

Sunday, December 2                Noon-4 p.m. ET


*Approximate start time will be 9 p.m. for the Champions Classic basketball doubleheader. The rankings will be revealed live between the Michigan State vs. Kansas and Duke vs. Kentucky games.


The selection committee recusal policy remains consistent with previous years, which states, “A recused member shall not participate in any votes involving the team from which the individual is recused.”


“A recused member is permitted to answer only factual questions about the institution from which the member is recused but shall not be present during any deliberations regarding that team’s selection or seeding. Recused members shall not participate in discussions regarding the placement of the recused team into a bowl game.


“If a committee member or an immediate family member, e.g., spouse, sibling or child, (a) is compensated by a school, (b) provides professional services for a school, or (c) is on the coaching staff or administrative staff at a school or is a football student-athlete at a school, that member will be recused. Such compensation shall include not only direct employment, but also current paid consulting arrangements, deferred compensation (e.g., contract payments continuing after employment has ended) or other benefits. The committee will have the option to add other recusals if special circumstances arise.”


Recusals for the 2018-19 season are as follows:


Arizona State – Paola Boivin

Central Michigan – Herb Deromedi

Florida – Scott Stricklin

Georgia Tech – Todd Stansbury

Ohio State – Gene Smith

Oklahoma – Frank Beamer, Joe Castiglione

Oregon – Rob Mullens

Southern Mississippi – Jeff Bower

Virginia Tech – Frank Beamer


For additional information on the selection committee, weekly rankings, and to view the selection committee protocol in its entirety, visit