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OPEN THREAD: Notre Dame And The College Football Playoff Selection Show

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Nore Dame finds out its playoff fate today!

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Alize Mack salutes you.
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Well here we go! Fourteen weeks of speculation, games, speculation, results. speculation, a 12-0 record, and more speculation all come down to today. The college football playoff selection show is today, and despite it looking like it should be pretty cut and dry given last week’s rankings and Saturday’s results... somehow it isn’t.

We’ve been fighting the good fight for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (that’a a lot of fight) for the past several weeks. Every week there’s some bonehead writer or analyst that takes their opinion about the rankings and propagates it like it should be universal fact.

It’s more of the same this week — and probably more so given the finality of today.

The complete Top 25 rankings will be released today, but the main players are:

While the UCF Knights are still undefeated, the only conversation surrounding them will be who their Fiesta Bowl opponent will be.

WHEN AND HOW TO WATCH THE SELECTION SHOW

WHEN: The selection show starts at Noon EST and runs till 4 PM on Sunday (today). The schedule is as follows:

  • 12:30 Announcement of the 4 team playoff
  • 2:00 Release the entire 25 team rankings
  • 3:00 The New Year’s Six Bowl announcements

HOW TO WATCH: ESPN or Watch ESPN (sorry y’all).

WHAT ARE THE PLAYOFF MATCHUPS?

  • Semi-Final December 29. The Cotton Bowl (Dallas)
  • Semi-Final December 29. The Orange Bowl (Miami)
  • Championship January 7. Santa Clara, California (Levi’s Stadium)

WHO IS ON THE SELECTION COMMITTEE?

  • Bill Hancock, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
  • Rob Mullens, Oregon athletic director CHAIRMAN
  • Joe Castiglione, Oklahoma athletic director
  • Chris Howard,
  • Robert Morris University president
  • Herb Deromedi, former Central Michigan coach
  • Jeff Bower, former Southern Miss coach
  • Ronnie Lott, former USC defensive back
  • Bobby Johnson, former Vanderbilt coach
  • Scott Stricklin, Florida athletic director
  • Gene Smith, Ohio State athletic director
  • Frank Beamer, former Virginia Tech coach
  • Paola Boivin, former reporter for The Arizona Republic
  • Ken Hatfield, former Rice, Air Force, Clemson, Arkansas coach ​
  • Todd Stansbury, Georgia Tech athletic director

OPEN THREAD

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