When are the first 2021 College Football Playoff rankings released?

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The College Football Playoff rankings become the only thing that matters later in the season.

Once the weather starts to turn, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will reconvene in Grapevine, Texas like they always do.

For the time being, the AP Top 25 Poll is the sports’ guiding light, as coaches cannot be trusted. This will be the eighth installment of the current postseason format at the FBS level. Outside of 2020, at least one team has made the four-team field for the first time in school history each year. Though it is a long way away from Selection Sunday, when are the first rankings coming out?

Here is when to expect for the first College Football Playoff rankings to be released in 2021.

College Football Playoff rankings: First release date of 2021

The Selection Committee will meet in person beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Together, they will rank the top 25 teams in the country. It will be released on a special television broadcast on ESPN beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET and will run through 8:00 p.m. ET.

They will have five installments of these rankings, one each Tuesday until Selection Sunday on Dec. 5 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

It is a long way away, but the first weekend of November will be here you know it, college fans.

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