The first College Football Playoff rankings will be released Tuesday night. Wisconsin could disrupt the playoff picture if it wins out. The Badgers play. The College Football Playoff Selection Committee released six sets of rankings in , starting Tuesday, November 1 and concluding Selection Day, Sunday. The College Football Playoff national championship is Monday, Jan. Last Updated - Dec 7, EST The matchups, selected based on rankings by the College Football Playoff committee, were announced on Sunday. On the other side of the bracket will be Alabama and Michigan State, who have only met.