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Everything you need to know for the December 8th College Football Playoff Rankings Show

Tonight we find out how the committee grades the top teams in college football. Here’s where to watch.

The College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy is displayed at Hard Rock Stadium on November 11, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Championship game will be played at Hard Rock Stadium on January 11, 2021. Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee will be under the spotlight yet again this week, as it’s Week 3 of the announcements of where things stand on ESPN. This will happen next Tuesday as well, with the announcement of the final four and all teams in the New Year’s Six coming December 20th.

We likely know the top four teams will remain Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Clemson. With the 2020 season being one of the most unusual, and the schedule will be a factor. Teams from the Big Ten and Pac-12 often have played significantly less games, so how will the committee continue factor in those with far fewer data points?

And perhaps most importantly: How will they reward Coastal Carolina for their last-minute matchup and upset of BYU? The Chanticleers were #18 as of last week’s CFP rankings.

How to watch the College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings show

The show kicks off at 7 p.m. E.T. / 4 p.m. P.T. on Tuesday, December 8th on ESPN. Although the show lasts an hour, the full rankings are being shown relatively early in the program this year, so get to a TV if you want to see who slots where as quickly as possible.

Streaming is also available on the ESPN app with an online login.