Projecting the College Football Playoff Rankings: Don't count out Texas A&M yet. The first official by Jerry Palm · @jppalmCBS; Oct 25, • 4 min read. Now that the College Football Playoff field has been announced, all that's left is to play the games. Sure, there will be plenty of debate and. The College Football Playoff begins on Dec. 31, and Penn State will not be part of it. CBS Sports has the latest College Football news, live scores, player stats, standings, fantasy games, and projections. Checking in with what you should know ahead of the start of another exciting college football season. PlayOff Analysis. We won't have a playoff in college football until , but if we did have one this season, here is how it would look. We had a major shakeup.