When Do College Football Rankings Come Out?

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Oregon quarterback Bo Nix (10) plays during an NCAA college football game against Oregon State in this Saturday, Nov 26, 2022, file photo in Corvallis, Ore. The Holiday Bowl will usher in a new era with potentially a retro look. The No. 15 Oregon Ducks will play North Carolina on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, at Petco Park, the downtown home of baseball's Padres. It'll be the first football game at the ballpark and the first Holiday Bowl since 2019.
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Nov 08, 2023, 8:54 AM

The 2023 college football season has officially entered its CFP rankings era.

Starting at the beginning of every season, college football rankings drop weekly and have a pronounced effect on how teams are perceived in the football betting markets. Savvy bettors can make a lot of money by studying the betting relationship between poll rankings and ATS records. 

For the college football elite, the top of the rankings are the ultimate goal. With a lot of winning and a little luck, the College Football Playoff committee will reward your team with a top-4 ranking and a ticket to the semifinals.

For most other teams – including pretty much every G5 program – any spot in the top 25 is one of the biggest rewards available to the sport’s middle class. A national championship might be out of reach, so a poll-sponsored public attaboy is about the best reward to be found. (Before conference championship week, anyway.)

So for those wondering about the AP Poll rankings, or even the College Football Playoff rankings, here’s a quick download on everything you need to know. 

When Do College Football Rankings Come Out?

The AP poll releases new college football rankings every Sunday, often early in the afternoon for those on Eastern Standard Time. 

When Do the College Football Playoff Rankings Come Out?

The first edition of the 2023 College Football Playoff Rankings was released on ESPN on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 31. The CFP rankings will be updated and re-released every Tuesday night through the end of the regular season.

College Football Playoff Rankings

CFP RankingTeamATS Record
1Ohio State5-3-1
2Georgia2-7
3Michigan4-4-1
4Florida State6-3
5Washington4-4-1
6Oregon7-1-1
7Texas4-4-1
8Alabama6-3
9Ole Miss6-2-1
10Penn State7-2
11Louisville5-4
12Oregon State5-4
13Tennessee6-3
14Missouri6-3
15Oklahoma State6-3
16Kansas5-4
17Oklahoma6-3
18Utah5-3-1
19LSU5-4
20Notre Dame6-3-1
21Arizona8-1
22Iowa4-4-1
23Tulane3-6
24North Carolina6-3
25Kansas State6-2

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Chase Kiddy

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.