ESPN will run a four-hour show to announce the 2016 College Football Playoff field, but fans eager to find out if their team gets in the top 4 won’t have to wait long.
The Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl participants — the two playoff semifinals — will be announced at approximately 12:30 ET. The rest of the Top 25 and the New Year’s Six bowls (Sugar, Orange, Rose and Cotton) will be released at about 2:30 ET, followed by the full bowl selection show starting at 4 p.m. ET.
UPDATE, 12:15 p.m. ET: Follow our live blog as the College Football Playoff field is announced.
College Football Playoff Committee Chair Kirby Hocutt will be interviewed live on the program at 12:40 p.m. ET. ESPN analysts Paul Finebaum, Chris Fowler and Jesse Palmer will join the show via satellite.
ESPN’s Rece Davis will host the show and be joined by college football analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Danny Kanell, Joey Galloway and David Pollack.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the College Football Playoff selection show.
What time is the 2016 College Football Playoff selection show?
The College Football Playoff show begins at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday. The four-team field will be released at about 12:30 p.m. ET.
What TV channel is showing the 2016 College Football Playoff selection show?
ESPN will broadcast the College Football Playoff selection show on Sunday.
How to watch the College Football Playoff show online
WatchESPN will carry the selection show online.
College Football Playoff burning questions
Did Washington lock up its spot?
The Huskies beat No. 8 Colorado 41-10 on Friday and seemed to lock up their spot. But after Penn State’s win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game, the talk started — should the 11-2 Nittany Lions get in?
Probably not, but there’s certainly some debate. The Huskies had the No. 127th (out of 128) nonconference schedule and if Colorado falls out of the top 10, not top 10 wins. But they will have four victories against the Top 25 and just one loss.
Ohio State vs. Penn State — who gets in?
The College Football Playoff committee has made it pretty clear that Ohio State and Penn State aren’t really that close. The Buckeyes are well ahead of the Nittany Lions despite a Big Ten Championship and the head-to-head edge. Ohio State has three top 10 wins and beat Oklahoma on the road in nonconference play.
So the debate has been hot after Penn State beat Wisconsin, but it doesn’t really matter. The committee chooses who gets in. Not Twitter.
2016 college football bowl projections
College Football Playoff
PEACH — 1. Alabama vs. 4. Washington
FIESTA — 2. Clemson vs. 3. Ohio State
New Year’s Six games
ROSE (Big Ten vs. Pac-12) — Penn State vs. USC
SUGAR (SEC vs. Big 12) — Auburn vs. Oklahoma
ORANGE (ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/Notre Dame) — Florida State vs. Michigan
COTTON (Top non-Power 5 vs. At-large) — Western Michigan vs. Wisconsin
Big Ten bowls
OUTBACK (Big Ten vs. SEC) — Iowa vs. Florida
HOLIDAY (Big Ten vs. Pac-12) — Minnesota vs. Stanford
MUSIC CITY (Big Ten/ACC vs. SEC) — Nebraska vs. Tennessee
FOSTER FARMS (Big Ten vs. Pac-12) — Washington State vs. Indiana
PINSTRIPE (Big Ten vs. ACC) — Northwestern vs. North Carolina
QUICK LANE (Big Ten vs. ACC) — Maryland vs. Boston College
Power 5 bowl games
CITRUS (ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC) — Louisville vs. LSU
TAXSLAYER (ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC) — Miami vs. Kentucky
BELK (ACC vs. SEC) — Virginia Tech vs. Arkansas
TEXAS (SEC vs. Big 12) — Texas A&M vs. Kansas State
LIBERTY (SEC vs. Big 12) — Georgia vs. TCU
BIRMINGHAM (SEC vs. AAC) — South Carolina vs. Houston
INDEPENDENCE (SEC vs. ACC) — Vanderbilt vs. N.C. State
ALAMO (Big 12 vs. Pac-12) — Oklahoma State vs. Colorado
RUSSELL ATHLETIC (ACC vs. Big 12) — West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh
SUN (ACC vs. Pac-12) — Georgia Tech vs. Utah
LAS VEGAS (Pac-12 vs. MWC) — **Mississippi State vs. Wyoming
MILITARY (ACC vs. AAC ) — Wake Forest vs. Temple
ARMED FORCES (Big 12 vs. Navy/Army) — Louisiana Tech** vs. Navy
CACTUS (Pac-12 vs. Big 12) — **Boise State vs. Baylor
HEART OF DALLAS (Big Ten vs. CUSA) — **Army vs. North Texas
ST. PETERSBURG (ACC vs. American) — **Appalachian State vs. South Florida
MIAMI BEACH (AAC vs. MAC) — Tulsa vs. Toledo
BOCA RATON (AAC vs. CUSA) — Memphis vs. Western Kentucky
CURE (AAC vs. Sun Belt) — Central Florida vs. Arkansas State
BAHAMAS (MAC vs. CUSA) — Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion
POINSETTIA (BYU vs. MWC) — BYU vs. San Diego State
POTATO (MWC vs. MAC) — Colorado State vs. Miami-Ohio
HAWAII (MWC vs. CUSA) — Hawaii vs. Middle Tennessee State
NEW ORLEANS (Sun Belt vs. CUSA) — Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Southern Miss
NEW MEXICO (MWC vs. CUSA) — New Mexico vs. UTSA
ARIZONA (Sun Belt vs. MWC) — Idaho vs. Air Force
DOLLAR GENERAL (Sun Belt vs. MAC) — Troy vs. Ohio
CAMELLIA (Sun Belt vs. MAC) — South Alabama vs. Central Michigan
** Replacement teams for conferences that did not fill their bowl slots.