The College Football Playoff Committee should have an easy time at the top of its latest ranking on Tuesday. Should is the operative word.
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Each of the top four teams transacted their business on Saturday, including No. 4 TCU, who battered No. 18 Texas en route to a 17-10 win at Austin. The result was closer than it appears, as the Longhorns’ only result in the fourth quarter came from an unforced recovery from a Max Duggan touchdown by the Horned Frogs.
Whether that will be enough to push TCU out of the top 4 remains to be seen, but the Horned Frogs were one of only two top 10 teams to play and win against a ranked team in Week 12 (the other was No. 9 Alabama). who beat No. 11 Ole Miss 30-24).
In fact, two losses on Saturday should have a bigger impact on the final top 25 than TCU’s win: losses of No. 6 Oregon and No. 11 UCLA to No. 25 Washington and Arizona, respectively. These losses prevent the Ducks and Bruins from winning the CFP, making 8-1 USC likely the only Pac-12 team capable of making the playoffs.
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Tennessee remains a likely option to make the playoffs as No. 4, especially if one of No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Michigan is guaranteed to lose during “The Game” in Week 13. A misstep by the TCU would also be beneficial to the volunteers.
Anyway, The Sporting News has everything you need to know about the third set of the CFP rankings:
When will the college football playoff rankings be released?
- Date: Tuesday 15 November
- Start time: Approximately 10 p.m. ET (UPDATED)
The College Football Playoffs will announce the third set of the 2022 rankings on Tuesday, November 15 at approximately 9 p.m. ET. This week’s announcement differs from other weeks in that it won’t be announced on Tuesday at 7pm ET, but rather in between games at the Champions Classic.
(Note: The Champions Classic game between Kentucky and Michigan State went into double overtime, delaying the release of the CFP rankings.)
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CFP Ranking Schedule 2022
College Football Playoff standings are announced each Tuesday prior to the championship weekend when the final top 25 is announced on Sunday, December 4th.
|Tuesday November 1st||19 o’clock|
|Tuesday, November 8th||19 o’clock|
|Tuesday 15 November||21 clock*|
|Tuesday 22 Nov||19 o’clock|
|Tuesday 29th Nov||19 o’clock|
|Sunday December 4th||Midday|
* 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 the CFP selection show
- TV channel: ESPN
- Live broadcast: ESPN app, fuboTV
Between games of the Champions Classic, the CFP Committee will announce its third ranking exclusively on ESPN. 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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Estimated CFP Rankings: Who are the top four teams in college football?
1. Georgia (10-0)
2. Ohio State (10-0)
4th TCU (10-0)
Next two out:
5. Tennessee (9-1)
6th LSU (8-2)
TCU’s win over Texas kept the Horned Frogs 4th in TSN’s predicted rankings for Week 12, keeping the overall top 5 intact. But Oregon’s loss to Washington changes the second of the last two teams: replacing the Ducks is LSU, who, along with their win over Arkansas and Alabama’s win over Ole Miss, have secured a spot in the SEC championship game.
The door is still open for more than one SEC team to make the playoffs, with Tennessee in a great position to advance into the Top 4 if any of the teams in the Top 4 lose (including at least one that guaranteed between Ohio State and Michigan). ). However, the playoff committee has a mystery if the Tigers beat Georgia in Atlanta to win the SEC championship game.