How to watch College Football Playoff Rankings release this week

College Football Playoff Rankings. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
College Football Playoff Rankings. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

The fourth College Football Playoff Rankings show takes place on Nov. 21, just a couple of days before Week 13 action starts around the country on Thanksgiving Week. Since Week 13 is the final full week of regular season action around the college football landscape, this week’s College Football Playoff Rankings release will be one of the most consequential thus far.

Nine of the top 10 teams from last week’s CFP Rankings still have realistic paths to the Playoff. Each of those nine teams are one or no-loss Power Five squads that still have shots at making their respective conference championship games.

Here are those nine teams ordered by ranking in this week’s AP Poll.

  • No. 1 Georgia (10-0)
  • No. 2 Ohio State (10-0)
  • No. 3 Michigan (10-0)
  • No. 4 Washington (10-0)
  • No. 5 Florida State (10-0)
  • No. 6 Oregon (9-1)
  • No. 7 Texas (9-1)
  • No. 8 Alabama (9-1)
  • No. 10 Louisville (9-1)

The path is simple for the undefeated teams in the top five, win out and you’re in the CFP. But the one-loss Power Five teams need some help around the Power Five to make the Playoff, and each needs to win out.

There are some big games around college football in Week 13. Here are some of the top games in this week’s slate.

  • Texas Tech @ No. 7 Texas: Nov. 24, 6:30 p.m. CT
  • No. 11 Oregon State @ No. 6 Oregon: Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m. CT
  • No. 2 Ohio State @ No. 3 Michigan: Nov. 25, 11 a.m. CT
  • Kentucky @ No. 10 Louisville: Nov. 25, 11 a.m. CT
  • No. 8 Alabama @ Auburn: Nov. 25, 2:30 p.m. CT
  • Washington State @ No. 5 Washington: Nov. 25, 3 p.m. CT
  • No. 4 Florida State @ Florida: Nov. 25, 6 p.m. CT
  • No. 1 Georgia @ Georgia Tech: Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m. CT

The multitude of possibilities and paths to the Playoff for each of these top nine teams brings a lot of intrigue to this week’s CFP Rankings.

College Football Playoff Rankings show: How to watch the fourth release

TV/Stream: ESPN/FuboTV

Time: 6 p.m. CT

Remaining CFP Rankings release schedule

  • Tuesday, Nov. 28: 6-6:30 p.m. CT
  • Sunday, Dec. 3 (final rankings/selection day): 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. CT

After the final weekend of college football action for the regular season on Dec. 2, which includes the conference championship games and the Army-Navy game, the final four-team CFP field will be selected. That’s also the same weekend the bowl matchups will be decided for the 2023-24 postseason.

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