When are the College Football Playoff rankings released?  Time, channel for third CFP selection show in 2022

When are the College Football Playoff rankings released? Time, channel for third CFP selection show in 2022

The College Football Playoff committee should have an easy job at the top of its latest rankings on Tuesday. Should being the operative word.

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Each of the top four teams handled their business on Saturday, including No. 4 TCU, which manhandled No. 18 Texas en route to a 17-10 victory in Austin. The score was closer than it appears, as the Longhorns’ only score came in the fourth quarter on an unforced fumble recovery for a touchdown by the Horned Frogs’ Max Duggan.

Whether that will be enough to move TCU out of the top four remains to be seen, but the Horned Frogs were one of only two top-10 teams to play a ranked team in Week 12 and win (the other being No. 9 Alabama, which beat No. 11 Ole Miss 30-24).

Indeed, two losses on Saturday should have a bigger impact on the final top 25 than TCU’s win: losses by Nos. 6 Oregon and No. 11 UCLA to No. 25 Washington and Arizona, respectively. Those defeats preclude the Ducks and Bruins from winning the CFP, likely making 8-1 USC the only Pac-12 team able to make the Playoff.

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Tennessee remains a likely option to make the Playoff as a No. 4 seed, especially with one of No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Michigan guaranteed to lose during “The Game” in Week 13. A misstep by TCU would also be beneficial for the Volunteers.

Either way, The Sporting News has everything you need to know about the third set of CFP rankings:

What time are the College Football Playoff rankings released?

  • Date: Tuesday, Nov. 15
  • Start time: Approx 10 pm ET (UPDATED)

The College Football Playoff will unveil the third set of 2022 rankings at roughly 9 pm ET on Tuesday, Nov. 15. This week’s announcement will differ from other weeks in that it won’t be announced at Tuesday at 7 pm ET, but rather in between games at the Champions Classic.

(Note: The Champions Classic game between Kentucky-Michigan State went into double overtime, delaying the release of the CFP rankings.)

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CFP rankings schedule 2022

The College Football Playoff’s rankings will be unveiled every Tuesday leading up to championship weekend, at which point the final top 25 will be unveiled on Sunday, Dec. 4.

Date Time (ET)
Tuesday, Nov. 1 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 8 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 15 9 p.m.*
Tuesday, Nov. 22 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 29 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4 noon

* The third set of Playoff rankings will air between the Kentucky-Michigan State and Duke-Kansas games at the Champions Classic.

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How to watch CFP selection show

  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live stream: ESPN app, fuboTV

The CFP committee will unveil its third rankings exclusively on ESPN, between games of the Champions Classic. Streaming options to see who the latest top-25 teams are include the ESPN app and fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

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Projected CFP rankings: Who are the top four teams in college football?

1. Georgia (10-0)
2. Ohio State (10-0)
3. Michigan (10-0)
4. TCU (10-0)

Next two out:

5. Tennessee (9-1)
6. USL (8-2)

TCU’s victory over Texas kept the Horned Frogs at No. 4 in TSN’s projected Week 12 rankings, keeping the entire top five intact. But Oregon’s loss to Washington changes the second of the last two teams in: In the Ducks’ place is LSU, which combined with its victory over Arkansas and Alabama’s win over Ole Miss has secured a berth in the SEC championship game.

The door is still open for more than one SEC team to make the Playoff, with Tennessee in great position to move into the top four with a loss by any of the teams in the top four (including at least one guaranteed between Ohio State and Michigan ). The playoff committee has a conundrum, however, if the Tigers beat Georgia in Atlanta to win the SEC championship game.

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