The teams taking part in the College Football Playoff will be announced Sunday, a couple weeks past the usual date to accommodate a season that has been greatly impacted by COVID-19.
Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State are all likely locked into the field, but the Buckeyes' inclusion is sure to spark some debate. Ohio State is just 6-0, with four or five fewer games on its resume than its counterparts in the top 10 due to the Big Ten's late start to the season. But the Buckeyes also sport two top-15 victories and a Big Ten Conference title.
Who takes the final spot?
Texas A&M and Notre Dame are likely the two contenders to be the last CFP selection, but neither have a conference title. Notre Dame has the best win of the top-five 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.
The semifinal games are back on New Year's Day this year, with one contest occurring in the Sugar Bowl. The other semifinal was set to be played in the Rose Bowl but that game will be moved to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
We'll have the answers to who will be playing for the 2020 national championship soon enough.
Alabama Crimson Tide players celebrate after beating the Florida Gators in the SEC championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Photo: Dale Zanine, USA TODAY Sports)
Here's everything you need to know to watch the College Football Playoff selection show as it happens:
Time: Noon ET, Sunday, Dec. 20
Streaming: ESPN app, ESPN.com/watch
Format: ESPN says the playoff teams will be revealed at 12:15 p.m. ET and the remainder of the New Year's Six bowl matchups will be unveiled at 2:30 p.m. ET.
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