Five-Week Schedule Concludes with Selection Day Coverage on December 4
ESPN’s exclusive reveal of the College Football Playoff selection committee’s weekly rankings returns during College Football Playoff: Top 25 on Tuesday, Nov. 1, the start of a five-week run on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 29. Year three of College Football Playoff: Top 25 will examine the road to college football’s championship game, reviewing teams’ wins and losses each week and the potential implications on their post-season hopes.
The discussion and debate show will be hosted weekly by Rece Davis. Analysts Joey Galloway and David Pollack will be in ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., studio, with additional analysis from Kirk Herbstreit and Paul Finebaum via satellite for the first rankings show. Other analysts will be appearing on the show over the next four weeks.
A live interview with committee chairman Kirby Hocutt, who will provide insights into the committee’s decisions, as well as by coaches reacting to their team’s rankings, will be part of each week’s telecast.
The first two shows, November 1 and November 8, as well as November 22, have been extended to hour-long editions, with the remaining two airing for 30 minutes.
The November 15 edition of College Football Playoff: Top 25 will air at approximately 9 p.m. from the State Farm Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden. The rankings will be revealed live in between No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 10 Michigan State and No. 1 Duke vs. No. 3 Kansas. The November 29 show will precede ESPN’s coverage of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
A four-hour College Football Playoff Selection Show special will air on Sunday, Dec. 4, beginning at noon and will exclusively reveal the College Football Playoff Semifinal matchups for Saturday, Dec. 31 at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl, as well as matchups for the remaining four New Year’s Six bowl games and the final Top 25 rankings.
|Tue, Nov 1||7 p.m.||College Football Playoff: Top 25 Presented by Allstate
Rece Davis, David Pollack, Joey Galloway, with Kirk Herbstreit & Paul Finebaum (via satellite)
|Tue, Nov 8||7 p.m.||College Football Playoff: Top 25 Presented by Capital One||ESPN|
|Tue, Nov 15||9-9:30 p.m.||College Football Playoff: Top 25 Presented by Chick-fil-A (From New York City)||ESPN|
|Tue, Nov 22||7 p.m.||College Football Playoff: Top 25||ESPN|
|Tue, Nov 29||7-7:30 p.m.||College Football Playoff: Top 25 Presented by AT&T||ESPN|
|Sun, Dec 4||Noon-4 p.m.||College Football Playoff: Top 25 Selection Show Presented by AT&T||ESPN|
*Schedule subject to change