While several NCAA conferences have already cancelled their fall sports seasons, the College Football Playoff is still a go for next season.
On Thursday, the CFP Selection Committee announced it’s still moving forward with plans to have a CFP for the upcoming season, despite the Big Ten and Pac-12 opting out of the fall season.
“We don’t know right now what the season will bring, but as a committee, we are ready to use the protocol and the expertise of the 13 people who have been charged with selecting the teams,” said Iowa AD Gary Barta. “The committee’s task is to rank the teams based on what happens on the field. This week gave us a great chance to catch up with the familiar faces and welcome our three new members to the process. If the board and management committee say we are having a CFP, we will be ready.”
The final selection committee rankings of the 2020 season will be released on Dec. 20th. The committee will also announce the matchups for the Playoff Semifinals at the Rose Bowl Game and Allstate Sugar Bowl, as well as the other New Year’s Six bowl pairings.
The 2021 CFP takes place on Jan. 1st with national semifinal games in the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl. The 2021 CFP National Championship takes place Jan. 11th at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Here is this year’s committee and school affiliation:
- Arizona State Sun Devils: Paola Boivin
- Arkansas Razorbacks: Ken Hatfield
- Arkansas State Red Wolves: Terry Mohajir
- Colorado Buffaloes: Rick George
- Florida Gators: Scott Stricklin
- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: Todd Stansbury
- Iowa Hawkeyes: Gary Barta
- N.C. State Wolfpack: Ray Odierno
- Oklahoma Sooners: Joe Castiglione
- Penn State Nittany Lions: John Urschel
- Texas A&M Aggies: R.C. Slocum
- USC Trojans: Ronnie Lott
- Wyoming Cowboys: Tom Burman
The dream remains alive.