College Football Playoff Top 25 to be Revealed for First Time This Season – Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN

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College Football Playoff Top 25 to be Revealed for First Time This Season – Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN

  • Weekly rankings reveal continues each Tuesday through November
  • Final rankings, College Football Playoff matchups and New Year’s Six announced on December 5, exclusively on ESPN

In a college football season filled with upsets and thrillers, ESPN will exclusively reveal the College Football Playoff Top 25 for the first time in 2021 with the College Football Playoff Top 25 Ranking Show Presented by Allstate on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. ET.

Rece Davis will host the show, joined live by college football analysts Kirk HerbstreitJoey Galloway and Greg McElroy. ESPN college football insider Heather Dinich will be on site in Texas for the first rankings reveal and will have both pre- and post-rankings analysis on ESPN+.

The program will break down the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings reveal, including:

  • The Rankings: Unveiling the CFP selection committee’s Top 25 within the first 20 minutes of the show, as viewers at home will learn the rankings at the same time as Davis, Herbstreit, Galloway and McElroy
  • Inside the Room: Interview with CFP selection committee chair Gary Barta (Iowa)
  • Instant Analysis: Dissection and projection of the entire selection committee’s process

College Football Playoff Top 25 Airs Tuesdays Through November
College Football Playoff Top 25 Ranking Show Presented by Allstate will follow the initial ranking reveal this week with weekly editions on Nov. 9, 16, 23, and 30. Each week, the show will air at 7 p.m., except for the Nov. 9 episode, which will air at approximately 9 p.m. between the doubleheader of the State Farm Champions Classic.

ESPN.com Provides Expansive Digital Coverage
Supplementing her on-air appearances Tuesday from Grapevine, Texas, Dinich will have a piece debating the biggest questions facing the CFP Committee pre-rankings and a “what we learned” analysis post-rankings, both on ESPN+. Additionally, Andrea Adelson will provide a post-rankings reaction column on Tuesday night for ESPN.com, and Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach will have their updated bowl projections based off the first CFP rankings, available on ESPN+.

Rankings Reaction Resumes for Fifth Season
Rankings Reaction sponsored by Cheez-It returns for its fifth season with Mike Golic, Jr.Jason Fitz, and Christine Williamson live from Studio E in Bristol, reacting to and discussing the latest College Football Playoff rankings from the moment they are first unveiled on Nov. 2 through Selection Day on Dec. 5. Once again, they will bring in audience questions and insights to the forefront of the conversation. The show will be live on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and the ESPN App. Guests for Tuesday’s show include Dinich, Barta and ESPN senior writer and SEC Network and ESPN Radio on-air personality Ryan McGee.

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Amanda Brooks

Amanda is the Director of Communications for ESPN College Football and SEC Network, and oversees publicity for college gymnastics and track & field across all ESPN networks. Amanda is a proud alum of Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., and earned her master's in ethics from Vanderbilt University. A native of Kent, Ohio, she is a die-hard Cleveland sports fan.
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