The 2020 college football schedule has been one in question for the better part of the last month or so.
The CFP management committee, which comprises the 10 FBS commissioners and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick, made the change as a result of several conferences having moved their championship games to December 12, 18 or 19 because of the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday the College Football Playoff committee released the schedule for the upcoming season.
However, Executive Director of the College Football Playoff, Bill Hancock, explained that a change would be made to the committee's final day to decide the rankings.
The final rankings were originally scheduled to be released Sunday, December 6. The final deliberations will be held December 18-19-20 in Grapevine, Texas. The CFP will announce the full schedule of this fall's selection committee meetings at a later date.
The Management Committee also shortened the post-season travel time for teams. Both schools participating in the title contest will arrive in Miami on January 9, one day later than the usual schedule. Media day for the 2021 championship fixture is canceled and will be replaced by to-be-announced virtual media availabilities. The Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl Orange Bowl and Peach Bowl will follow a similar schedule.
For additional information on the selection committee and its weekly rankings, and to view the selection committee protocol in its entirety, please visit CollegeFootballPlayoff.com.
This year's College Football Playoff Semifinals - the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl - remain set for January 1, with the CFP National Championship Game still scheduled for January 11 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.