College Football Playoff Rankings 2018: Week 12

The 2018 college football season is in full swing and we are now getting our second look at how the postseason could shape up. On Tuesday, November 13, the latest College Football Playoff rankings were released by the committee as we gear up for the home stretch of the season.
This year’s College Football Playoff National Championship game will take place on January 7, 2019, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
The third College Football Playoff rankings of the season can be seen below.


College Football Playoff Rankings — Week 12

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Michigan
  5. Georgia
  6. Oklahoma
  7. LSU
  8. Washington State
  9. West Virginia
  10. Ohio State
  11. UCF
  12. Syracuse
  13. Florida
  14. Penn State
  15. Texas
  16. Iowa State
  17. Kentucky
  18. Washington
  19. Utah
  20. Boston College
  21. Mississippi State
  22. Northwestern
  23. Utah State
  24. Cincinnati
  25. Boise State

About the College Football Playoff

The College Football Playoff matches the No. 1 seed vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in semifinal games that rotate annually among six bowl games – the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. This season’s Playoff Semifinals will take place Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic and Capital One Orange Bowl. The College Football Playoff National Championship will be Monday, January 7, 2019, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.


College Football Playoff Selection Committee

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via College Football Playoff

Member Details Recusals
Joe Castiglione Oklahoma athletic director Oklahoma, Missouri
Christopher B. Howard Robert Morris President; former Air Force RB None
Jeff Bower Former Southern Miss HC Southern Miss
Herb Deromedi Former Central Michigan HC Central Michigan
Ronnie Lott Former Southern California DB USC
Bobby Johnson Former Vanderbilt HC; Ex-Clemson player None
Scott Stricklin Florida athletic director Florida
Rob Mullens (chairman) Oregon athletic director Oregon
Todd Stansbury Georgia Tech athletic director Georgia Tech
Frank Beamer Former Virginia Tech HC Oklahoma, Virginia Tech[c]
Paola Boivin The Arizona Republic reporter None
Ken Hatfield Former Rice, Air Force, Arkansas & Clemson HC Rice, Air Force, Arkansas, Clemson
Gene Smith Ohio State athletic director Ohio State
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