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NFL owners voted on Tuesday to implement a four-team playoff, something college football fans have long decried. So what does this mean for your favorite college teams? Find out. CFP explained: Playoff and "championship" games, explained College football's new playoff and championship games explained and explained how to watch.
The fourth College Football Playoff rankings for the 2021 season will be revealed around 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 23 on ESPN. This means all games played through Week 12 will be used for consideration. The rankings are determined by an 11-member selection committee. (Source: www.ncaa.com)
After No. 3 Oregon's 38-7 loss at Utah in Week 12, the Ducks are sure to drop in the next College Football Playoff rankings and not only will they drop out of the top four, they're at risk of their ranking falling to a double-digit ranking, as I think it will. (Source: www.ncaa.com)
How this works: Our model uses the College Football Playoff selection committee’s past behavior and an Elo rating-based system to anticipate how the committee will rank teams and ultimately choose playoff contestants, accounting for factors that include record, strength of schedule, conference championships won and head-to-head results. It also uses ESPN’s Football Power Index and the committee’s rankings to forecast teams’ chances of winning. (Before Nov. 2, when the CFP will release its first rankings, the Associated Press Top 25 poll is used instead.) The teams included above either have at least a 0.5 percent chance of making the playoff or are in the top 25 in at least one of the three rankings we use in our model: FPI, the Elo-based rating or CFP/AP. Every forecast update is based on 10,000 simulations of the remaining season. Full methodology » (Source: projects.fivethirtyeight.com)
Oregon has hit the trail, taking the rest of the Pac-12 with it and raising the question—can a league still be in the Power 5 if it goes five straight years without making the College Football Playoff? Michigan State was thrown out of the club by Ohio State and landed face-first in the street. The Atlantic Coast Conference is long gone. All that remains is an octet of teams that still harbor dreams of being in the bracket on Selection Sunday. (Source: www.si.com)