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Hancock said the commissioners would like to set a date on when the first in-season ranking will be released by the selection committee and how often the rankings are released. He said around Halloween has been talked about as the date for the first rankings release, and the committee will rank 25 teams.

The committee will also be responsible for picking some teams for the other four New Year’s Bowls involved in the new postseason format, along with the top Group of Five conference team, which is guaranteed a spot in one of the six games.