College Football Playoff, New Year's Six Matchups: What Would They Be After 3rd Rankings?

College Football Playoff, New Year's Six Matchups: What Would They Be After 3rd Rankings?

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College Football Playoff, New Year's Six Matchups: What Would They Be After 3rd Rankings?


What would the College Football Playoff and New Year’s Six be after the third rankings, released November 13th.


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. 12 Syracuse vs. No. 11 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. 7 LSU vs. No. 8 West Virginia 

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. 10 Ohio State 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. 5 Georgia vs. No. 6 Oklahoma

College Football Playoff Would Be …

GoodYear Cotton Bowl

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

ProjectionNo. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Michigan

Orange Bowl

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

ProjectionNo. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Notre Dame

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

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