When Are College Football Playoff Rankings Released? Where to Watch, Live Stream Week 14 CFP Selection Show

Georgia's spot in the top four of the College Football Playoff rankings could be in jeopardy when the committee releases its new weekly set on Tuesday, November 26.

The Bulldogs have held the No.4 spot for the last two weeks and remained No.4 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches' poll on Monday—the highest-ranked one-loss team in both polls.

Georgia improved to 10-1 with an uninspiring 19-13 win over Texas A&M on Saturday, which again laid bare its offensive struggles.

Jake Fromm completed less than 50 percent of his passes for the third consecutive game as the Bulldogs relied on their outstanding defense yet again.

Georgia faces Georgia Tech on the road in its final regular-season game, and then comes up against LSU in the SEC Championship Game, which will in all likelihood determine its chances of reaching the CFP.

The Bulldogs' place in the top four could come under threat from Utah, which is also 10-1 after defeating 35-7 win over Arizona.

As the graphic provided by Statista shows, the Utes were ranked No.7 by the CFP selection committee last week but could be set for a big gain after Oregon suffered a shock 31-28 loss against Arizona State.

CFP Ranking Week 12, 2019, Statista
LSU remains top of the College Football Playoff rankings for the second consecutive week, followed by Ohio State and reigning champions Clemson. Statista

Coupled with the Utes' win, the Ducks' loss means the former is the Pac-12's only contender for a CFP spot this season.

LSU, Ohio State and Clemson are expected to retain the top three spots. The latter had a bye in Week 13, while the former thrashed Arkansas 56-20 on Saturday, clinching the SEC East title and a spot in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia.

Ohio State also improved to 11-0 after defeating Penn State 28-17 to secure the Big Ten East title—and with it a spot in the conference title game—while the Nittany Lions are expected to fall down from No.8.

Meanwhile, the committee's verdict on Alabama will be intriguing.

The Crimson Tide has held fifth spot since losing to LSU on November 9 but kicked off the post-Tua Tagovailoa era in the best possible way, thrashing Western Carolina 66-3 as backup quarterback Mac Jones finished with 275 passing yards and three touchdowns.

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

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Justin Hilliard #47 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates with teammates Jordan Fuller #4 and Jeff Okudah #1 after intercepting a pass in the fourth quarter against Penn State at Ohio Stadium on November 23 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Penn State 28-17. Jamie Sabau/Getty

When are the College Football Playoff rankings announced?

The fourth College Football Playoff rankings of the season will be released on Tuesday, November 26.

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

TV coverage

Each weekly rankings show is broadcast on ESPN. This Tuesday's show airs at 7 p.m. 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 has topped the poll last week for the last two weeks, ahead of Ohio State. The Buckeyes debuted at No.1 in the inaugural CFP rankings of the season but slid down a spot after LSU defeated Alabama on November 9, and have stayed put since.

Clemson, meanwhile, went the other way. The reigning national champions were down at No.5 in the first set of rankings of the season, but have since climbed up to No.3 ahead of Georgia.

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.

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 7/4 favorites to lift the title, followed by LSU and Clemson at 5/2 and 11/4 respectively.

Georgia is fourth-favorite at 8/1, while Alabama and Oklahoma follow at 10/1 and 16/1 and Utah is a 25/1 outsider.

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Dan Cancian is currently a reporter for Newsweek based in London, England. Prior to joining Newsweek in January 2018, he was a news and business reporter at International Business Times UK. Dan has also written for The Guardian and The Observer. 

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