Friday August 14th, 2015

The College Football Playoff will release its first rankings of the 2015 season on Nov. 3, according to the CFP committee.

The committee will then release the Top 25 every week until Dec. 6, when the playoff semifinals and New Year's Six bowls matchups will be revealed.

According to a release from the CFP, the first top 25 list will be produced after the ninth weekend of games, the same as last year. The committee will meet Mondays and Tuesdays, with the rankings being announced on ESPN on Tuesday night.

“We reviewed our process and procedures during the off-season and we’re very pleased with how things turned out last season,” CFP committee chair Jeff Long said. “The purpose of this week’s meetings was to continue to orient our two new members and begin to focus on the upcoming season. We look forward to reconvening this fall.”

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The committee said that the recusal policy is the same as last year. Nine committee members are on the recusal list for their affiliations with certain schools and can not participate in any votes involving that team.

For example, committee member Barry Alvarez can’t participate in possible seeding for Wisconsin because he is the school’s athletic director. Former head coach Tyrone Willingham is recused from voting for Duke or Stanford, because he has children employed by those schools.

The 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship game will played at University of Phoenix Stadium, the site of Super Bowl XLIX, on Jan. 11, 2016. The Orange Bowl and the Cotton Bowl will have the semifinals, to be played on Dec. 31.

The other New Year's Six bowls are the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (Dec. 31) and the Sugar Bowl Fiesta Bowl and Rose Bowl, which are set for Jan. 1.

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