College Football Playoff 2014-2015 News and Updates
11/25/14 - With the new College Football Playoff rankings out, the top seven – including top four Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State – remain unchanged; the biggest drop comes from Ole Miss, who went from No. 8 to No. 19 after losing to Arkansas over the weekend. The CFP also welcomes not one, but two Group of Five members for the first time, as Boise State (No. 23) and Marshall (No. 24) crack the poll.
11/17/14 - So what will it be tomorrow night when the latest College Football Playoff rankings are released? Does Florida State return to No. 1? How far does Mississippi State fall? Did Ohio State do enough to move closer to the top four? Will the nation’s OTHER undefeated FBS squad – the Marshall Thundering Herd – FINALLY get some respect? Stay tuned.
11/11/14 - The latest College Football Playoff rankings are out, and the Top Four this week are Mississippi State, Oregon, Florida State and Texas Christian. Ohio State moves into the Top Ten at No. 8; while the third and final remaining FBS undefeated school, Marshall, remains unranked despite a 9-0 record.
So long Bowl Championship Series, hello College Football Playoffs! It’s time for a crash course in the NCAA’s latest and greatest system that will determine College Football’s undisputed national champion. At the close of the regular season, four of the nation’s top teams will be picked by a 13-person selection committee, comprised of former coaches, commissioners, athletic directors and the like. From there, the top four teams in the country will decide their own destiny out on the gridiron—no computers, no calculations, just football.
Semifinals will be held at the Rose and Sugar Bowl in 2015, where the No.1 team will play the No. 4 and the second-ranked will face the third-ranked team. Semifinals locations will be determined on six-bowl rotation, with the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl hosting in 2016, followed by the Fiesta and Peach (Chick-fil-A) Bowl in 2017. Bowl games that are not involved in the College Football Playoff for that season will instead hold major match-ups as determined by the selection committee, who will pair eight teams based on competitiveness and geography.
The two semifinal games and four bowl matches will be known as the “New Years Six.” Three games will take place on New Year’s Eve, and three more will play out for a New Year’s Day triple header. Two teams will emerge from the semifinals and go all-or-nothing in the National Championship Game. Much like the NFL’s Super Bowl, cities across the nation will make their bid at hosting the coveted National Championship Game. Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas will host this season’s inaugural game on January 12, 2015. You wanted it, and now you've got it. Make sure you take part in the NCAA's first-ever playoff style tournament with College Football Playoff tickets now!