College Playoff Announces Ranking Dates

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Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the new College Football Playoff announced the rankings dates to release the Top 25 college football teams as seeded by the new Selection Committee. The first release will be announced on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. The Tuesday date is somewhat a throwback to the Golden Age of college football in the 1950’s and 60’s when the Associated Press (AP) and the Coaches Poll (UPI) ran in the Tuesday Editions of newspapers across America. The Selection Committee, comprised of 13 well respected members, will meet weekly in person to analyze data and discuss teams before voting by secret ballot. After the initial release on October 28, subsequent weekly Top 25 Rankings will be released on November4, November 11, November 18, November 25, December 2, and a final vote released on Sunday, December 7. The final vote will announce the Top Four teams which will be selected to play in the inaugural semi-final games of the new playoff format along with the other Bowl Game pairings.

The Billingsley Report will continue to release weekly rankings beginning with the first week of the season, on Tuesday, after the games of Labor Day weekend. The rankings for the remainder of the season will be released on Sundays, followed by a weekly review/preview to be posted each Wednesday of the coming season.