The College Football Playoff uses afour-team knockout bracketto determine the national champion. The selection committee seeds the top four teams,and also assigns teams to the at-large bowls (Cotton,Fiesta,and Peach) in years when they do not host semifinals.
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What is the format of the College Football Playoff?
The format: four teams in two semifinals played in bowl games and a national championship game. The semifinals rotate among six bowls: Cotton, Fiesta, Orange, Peach, Rose and Sugar. Each semifinal will be played around the New Year’s holiday with the national title game on a Monday night at least a week later.
What does the College Football Playoff committee do?
The committee responsibilities include ranking the Top 25 teams and assigning the top four teams (CFP semifinalists) to the semifinal sites. The committee will also assign teams to New Year’s Six bowls and consider geography when making these decisions. How often are the rankings announced?
What time does the College Football Playoff announce the playoff pairings?
The College Football Playoff Selection Committee will announce the playoff semifinal pairings and semifinal bowl assignments at noon on Sunday, Dec. 8. The committee responsibilities include ranking the Top 25 teams and assigning the top four teams (CFP semifinalists) to the semifinal sites.
How are College Football Playoff teams seeded?
No longer will the college football postseason be determined by a computer driven formula. Rather, the four playoff teams (along with the participating teams of four additional premier bowls) will be seeded by the 13-member panel.