College Football Playoff Rankings Release Date & Full CFP Top-25 Announcement Schedule

David Hayes
College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T - Alabama v Clemson
College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T - Alabama v Clemson / Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

When Do the First College Football Playoff Rankings Come Out This Year?

The first 2019 College Football Playoff rankings will be released on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. The final 2019 CFP rankings will be released on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, which will include 2020 CFP semifinal matchups and dates.

When is the College Football Playoff National Championship Game?

The 2020 CFP National Championship game will be played on the evening of Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.

Where are the College Football Playoff Bowl Games This Year?

The 2020 CFP semifinals are both to set to kick off Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. The first 2020 CFP semifinal game will be the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga., with the second being the Playstation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Who is Going to Win the College Football Playoff National Championship This Year?

While, of course, we'll all have to wait until January to learn the answer to this question for certain, it's safe to say that Alabama and Clemson have a considerable shot to be in the mix. We've watched five national championship games since the inception of the CFP in 2014, and Alabama and Clemson have combined for four titles. In fact, we've now seen an Alabama-Clemson matchup in three of the last four CFP title games, and the two programs have met in one stage of the CFP in four straight seasons.

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