College Football Playoff announces it will push back date of final rankings
The College Football Playoff will delay its final rankings for the 2020 season. The organization sent out a message announcing its plan on Wednesday evening.
According to the statement, the final rankings have been pushed back two weeks, and will be held on Sunday, Dec. 20. Originally, the selection committee was set to provide its final poll on Sunday, Dec. 6.
“With recent schedule changes for the regular season, it makes sense for the committee to make its final rankings after the conference championship games, when it can get a complete picture of the season,” executive director Bill Hancock said. “The selection committee members understand the need to be flexible as we all navigate uncharted waters this season, and this move will allow them to evaluate all the available information.”
Changes to conference schedules and dates for conference championships, the selection committee wanted to adjust the dates of the final poll to be able to include all contests before making a final decision.
“In this unprecedented time, the Management Committee believes it is in the best interest for the health and safety of the student-athletes, coaches and staffs to complete their game-week preparation on campus, under the familiar protocols they will have used all season,” said Hancock. “This is an unfortunate consequence of the pandemic, but it is the right thing to do.”