When Are College Football Playoff Rankings Released? Where to Watch, Live Stream CFP Selection Show

The third set of the weekly College Football Playoff rankings is released on Tuesday, November 19, with minimal change expected in the top four.

LSU topped the rankings last week after defeating Alabama 46-41 in the remake of the "game of the century", followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia.

The Tigers defeated Ole Miss 57-38 on Saturday to improve to 10-0 and with two regular season games left they look almost certain to clinch the SEC East title and a spot in the conference championship game.

If there's one concern over LSU it's a leaky defence, which gave up a whopping 614 yards to the Rebels, with John Rhys Plumlee rushing for 212 yards and four scores.

LSU has relied on its high-octane offense throughout the season—Heisman Trophy favorite Joe Burrow has completed 78.6 percent of his passes for 3,687 yards and 38 touchdowns with just six interceptions—but its defense will have to tighten up during the playoffs.

Behind the Tigers, Ohio State and Clemson are expected to remain in the top three after dominant wins over Rutgers and Wake Forest. The Buckeyes improved to 10-0 with a 56-21 rout, while Clemson thrashed the Demon Deacons 52-3 to move within one win of going undefeated in the regular season for a second consecutive year.

The Tigers have scored 50 or more points in the last four games and at least 45 in its last six, becoming only the third team since the Associated Press poll era began in 1936 to win four straight games by at least 45 points.

Georgia, meanwhile, should hold onto the fourth and final CFP spot after defeating Auburn 21-14 on the road to pick up its third top-16 win of the season.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Tuesday.

Joe Burrow, LSU Tigers
Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers reacts during a game against the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on November 16 in Oxford, Mississippi. Jonathan Bachman/Getty

When are the College Football Playoff rankings announced?

The third College Football Playoff rankings of the season will be released on Tuesday, November 19.

Weekly updates will follow until December 3, culminating in the College Football Playoff selection show, which is scheduled for December 8.

TV coverage

Every weekly rankings show is broadcast on ESPN. This Tuesday's show airs at 7 p.m. on ET.

Live stream

A live stream of the weekly rankings will be available via ESPN's website and the ESPN App.

Who is currently No.1?

LSU topped the poll last week after beating Alabama 46-41 in a remake of the "game of the century".

The Tigers displaced Ohio State at No.1, with the Buckeyes sliding to No.2 ahead of Clemson, who climbed up two spots from the inaugural CFP rankings of the season.

After losing to LSU, Alabama fell out of the top four for the first time since November 28, 2017 and the Crimson Tide is in danger of missing out on the playoff for the first time since the CFP's inception in 2014.

CFP top-10 after Week 11

  1. LSU
  2. Ohio State
  3. Clemson
  4. Georgia
  5. Alabama
  6. Oregon
  7. Utah
  8. Minnesota
  9. Penn State
  10. Oklahoma

Who is the favorite to win the title?

Bookmakers have Ohio State as the favorite to win the national championship this year.

According to BetOnline, the Buckeyes are 2/1 favorite to lift the title, followed by reigning champions Clemson and LSU both at 5/2.

The Tigers odds have shortened from 3/1 over the last week as they became only the third team since The Associated Press poll era began in 1936 to win four straight games by at least 45 points.

Georgia is fourth-favorite at 7/1 and, like Clemson, its odds have shortened after it picked up a third win against a ranked program after defeating Auburn 21-14.

Unsurprisingly, meanwhile, Alabama has drifted out to 14/1 after Tua Tagovailoa was ruled out for the season with a dislocated hip he suffered in the first half of the Crimson Tide's 38-7 win over Mississippi State.

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