How to watch the 2020 College Football Playoff selection show

Nick Gray
Nashville Tennessean

The College Football Playoff selection is announced Sunday, Dec. 20, a couple weeks past its usual date due to the season's late start in dealing with COVID-19.

And thus, some decisions will have to be made along those same lines. Ohio State is 6-0, with four or five games fewer on its resume than its counterparts in the top 10. But the Buckeyes also sport two top-15 victories and a Big Ten conference title.

Texas A&M and Notre Dame are likely the two contenders for the final CFP spot, but neither have a conference title. Notre Dame has the best win of the top 5 teams, but it comes with a caveat: the Irish lost by 24 to Clemson on Saturday, a month after its double-overtime victory over the Tigers with Trevor Lawrence and other key Clemson starters out.

What will happen? Find out around lunchtime Sunday.

2020 College Football Playoff selection show

Time: 11 a.m. Central, Sunday Dec. 20

TV:  ESPN

Stream: ESPN app, ESPN.com/watch

Format:  ESPN should release the top six in the rankings first, to establish the CFP semifinal matchups. Then the rest of the rankings, plus the New Year's Six bowl matchups, will be announced some time later.

What are the CFP semifinals? Rose Bowl, 4 p.m. CT on Jan. 1, 2021 in Pasadena, California; Sugar Bowl, 7:30 p.m. CT on Jan. 1, 2021 in New Orleans 

Last week's poll: The poll from Dec. 15

Possible College Football Playoff participants

More to know about Alabama:  Comparing Alabama's Mac Jones to Kyle Trask, Trevor Lawrence and other Heisman Trophy hopeful QBs

More to know about Clemson:  Clemson rolls to another ACC championship and sends warning to playoff field

More to know about Ohio State:  Ohio State took care of business and now awaits College Football Playoff fate

More to know about Notre Dame:  Heavy loss to Clemson puts Notre Dame's College Football Playoff hopes in jeopardy

More to know about Texas A&M:  What we learned as Tennessee football goes down easily to Texas A&M

More to know about Cincinnati:  Cincinnati Bearcats' latest ranking all but eliminates them from College Football Playoff shot