Playoff panel's weekly top 25 starts Oct 28
IRVING, Tx. - The college football playoff selection committee will release a weekly top 25, starting Oct. 25, and panel members will be required to recuse themselves when a school they work for comes up for discussion.
The selection committee will use the same voting procedure and recusal policy as the committee that chooses the 68-team field for NCAA men's basketball tournament.
The 13-member panel, which includes five current athletic directors, will meet in person and the rankings will be released on Tuesday nights on ESPN.
The committee will chose and seed the four teams that will play in the national semifinal and pick some of the other teams that will play in the four other marquee New Year's bowls.