What Would The College Football Playoff, New Year's Six Be After The First Rankings?

What Would The College Football Playoff, New Year's Six Be After The First Rankings?

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What Would The College Football Playoff, New Year's Six Be After The First Rankings?


What would the College Football Playoff and New Year’s Six be after the first rankings, released October 30th.


The first rankings for the 2018 season were released. If the season ended right now, what would the College Football Playoff and the New Year’s Six matchups likely be?

What would the playoff be if there was an eight-team format with all six Power Five conference champions, a top Group of Five champ, and two wild-cards?

To go even crazier, what would a 16-team College Football Playoff be based off of the most recent rankings?

FOUR TEAM FORMAT

New Year’s Six Matchups Would Likely Be …

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Saturday, December 29th, 12:00, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
It’s an at-large matchup vs. at-large matchup, with the committee trying to put together the best game possible with geography also in mind.

ProjectionNo. 11 Florida vs. No. 12 UCF

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

Tuesday, January 1st, 1:00, ESPN
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
It’s an at-large matchup vs. at-large matchup, with the committee trying to put together the best game possible with geography also in mind.

ProjectionNo. 9 Kentucky vs. No. 10 Ohio State

Rose Bowl

Tuesday, January 1st
5:00, ESPN
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
This matches up Big Ten vs. Pac-12, no matter who’s in the College Football Playoff.

ProjectionNo. 5 Michigan vs. No. 8 Washington State

Sugar Bowl

Tuesday, January 1st, 8:30, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, New Orleans, LA
This matches up Big 12 vs. SEC, no matter who’s in the College Football Playoff.

ProjectionNo. 6 Georgia vs. No. 7 Oklahoma

College Football Playoff Would Be …

GoodYear Cotton Bowl

Saturday, December 29th, 4:00 or 8:00, ESPN
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

ProjectionNo. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 LSU

Orange Bowl

Saturday, December 29th, 4:00 or 8:00, ESPN
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL

ProjectionNo. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Notre Dame

NEXT: What would the College Football Playoff be in an 8 and 16 team format?

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