More than 10 Hours of Analysis Dedicated to Bowl Selections across ESPN, ESPNU & SEC Network
The College Football Playoff Selection Day presented by AT&T – airing Sunday, Dec. 6, from noon-4 p.m. ET – will feature the announcement of the teams participating in the two Playoff Semifinals – the Capital One Orange Bowl and the Goodyear Cotton Bowl – at approximately 12:30 p.m., as well as extensive analysis and discussion. Additionally, teams selected for the other four New Year’s Six bowls (Allstate Sugar Bowl, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual, Fiesta Bowl) and the final Top 25 rankings will be announced close to 3 p.m.
ESPN’s Rece Davis will host the four-hour show with analysts Joey Galloway, Kirk Herbstreit, Danny Kanell and David Pollack all live from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., studios. Davis will conduct his weekly interview with College Football Playoff Committee Chair Jeff Long, who will appear twice around 12:40 p.m. and 3:10 p.m.
The discussion and analysis will continue on ESPN from 8:30-11 p.m. with Championship Drive: Who’s In featuring host Adnan Virk, along with analysts Mack Brown, Brad Edwards, Mark May and Robert Smith.
ESPNU begins the day with four hours of coverage during CFB Sunday: Championship Drive Special beginning at 8 a.m. Following the reveal of the Top 25 Rankings, the 24-hour college sports network will continue the discussion and provide coverage of the remaining bowl announcements on Championship Drive: Bowl Selection Special from 4-6 p.m.
SEC Now: Bowl Special will air on SEC Network starting at 6 p.m. for a two hour program focusing on the conference’s position in the College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings and the national landscape.
ESPN’s coverage of the 2015 college football season culminates with the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T on Monday, Jan. 11.
|Date||Time (ET)||Show / Commentators||Network|
|Sun, Dec 1||8 a.m.-Noon||CFB Sunday: Championship Drive Special
Matt Schick, Kevin Carter, Jason Sehorn
|Noon-4 p.m.||College Football Playoff Selection Day
Rece Davis, Joey Galloway, Kirk Herbstreit, Danny Kanell, David Pollack
|4-6 p.m.||Championship Drive: Bowl Selection Special
Brendan Fitzgerald, Tom Luginbill, Charles Arbuckle
|6-8 p.m.||SEC Now: Bowl Special
Dari Nowkhah, Peter Burns with Paul Finebaum, Greg McElroy, Booger McFarland, Marcus Spears
|8:30-11 p.m.||Championship Drive: Who’s In
Adnan Virk, Mack Brown, Brad Edwards, Mark May, Robert Smith
ESPN and the College Football Playoff
ESPN has an exclusive 12-year agreement through 2026 with the College Football Playoff to televise the national championship game and semifinals, as well as the four bowl games comprising the New Year’s Six rotation to host the semifinals. In 2015, the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship garnered the most-watched and highest-rated telecast in the history of cable television. All games are featured across ESPN platforms including ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Mobile TV and via WatchESPN on computers, smartphones, tablets and Xbox LIVE. Additionally, ESPN can distribute the matchups on numerous platforms and around the world via ESPN International.