Key questions facing the College Football Playoff committee rankings (7 ET, ESPN) will take us one step closer to the selection committee's top four, which will be revealed on Dec. Will the Cougars drop out of the Top 25?. In , the College Football Playoff Selection Committee issued its first rankings on Tuesday, November 1. The dates for the rankings were as follows. Check out college football's playoff picture for Week 1. SOR: Strength of record - Reflects chance that an average Top 25 team would have team's record or. Key questions facing the College Football Playoff committee Here's a look at the top questions facing the committee this week: . Boise State (25 percent), Navy (35 percent), South Florida (5 percent) and Troy (20 percent). College Football Rankings - Preseason Utah 85, Notre Dame 65, Boise State 37, NC State 26, Northwestern 25, Pittsburgh 23, Oregon 21, Houston 19. The first College Football Playoff rankings will be released Tuesday night. The selection committee met Monday night and reconvened Tuesday morning. first College Football Playoff rankings show on ESPN, our projected Top 25 But the initial Top 25 gives us some insight into how the committee views certain teams.