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CFP Committee remains prepared for 2020-21 football season, despite Coronavirus pandemic

A view of the CFP logo on the field inside Mercedes-Benz Supedome for 2020 CFP National Championship Game between Clemson and LSU
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Much like the SEC, ACC and Big 12 conferences, the College Football Playoff Committee is moving forward with football.

During a virtual meeting it had this week, the committee is prepared for a season — despite the Coronavirus pandemic.

According to Gary Barta, Athletics Director at the University of Iowa, he said “we don’t know right now what the season will bring, but as a committee, we are ready to use the protocol and the expertise of the 13 people who have been charged with selecting the teams.”

For Barta, it will be his first year on the CFP Committee.

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He continued with: “The committee’s task is to rank the teams based on what happens on the field. This week gave us a great chance to catch up with the familiar faces and welcome our three new members to the process. If the board and management committee say we are having a CFP, we will be ready.”

Should everything hold serve with the three major conferences, the final selection of rankings for the playoff will be released on Sunday, Dec. 20. The semifinal matchups will be the Rose Bowl Game and Allstate Sugar Bowl, while the other New Year’s six bowl matchups will be announced as well.

Since its inception in 2014, Ohio State (2014), Alabama (2015, 2017), Clemson (2016, 2018) and LSU (2019) have all won the coveted CFP National Championship Trophy.

For now, everyone is holding their breath for a season.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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