College Football Playoff discourse has arrived. The first rankings reveal of the 2023 football season takes place Tuesday night, live on ESPN, and with them will come intense debate.

ESPN will be the home for every ranking reveal this season. The full schedule for the rest of the year is below:

  • CFP rankings release No. 1 — Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 7-8 p.m. ET
  • CFP rankings release No. 2 — Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 7-8 p.m. ET
  • CFP rankings release No. 3 — Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 9-9:30 p.m. ET (approximate)
  • CFP rankings release No. 4 — Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 7-8 p.m. ET
  • CFP rankings release No. 5 — Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 7-7:30 p.m. ET
  • College Football Playoff Selection Sunday — Sunday, Dec. 3, from noon-4 p.m. ET

(The third rankings reveal on Nov. 14 is scheduled to take place after the first game of a double-header at the State Farm Champions Classic. The approximate start time for the show is 9 p.m. ET.)

In the ACC, where does Florida State debut? Will the unbeaten Seminoles land in the top four of the initial rankings? Will the committee pick a team like Washington over Mike Norvell’s squad? Does it even matter?

Florida State is expected to be the ACC’s only team in the top 10.

North Carolina was looking like a darkhorse team to make a run at the CFP, but back-to-back losses saw the Tar Heels drop out of the AP poll entirely this week.

And what about Louisville? How much attention is paid by the selection committee to the Cardinals’ 7-1 start? Louisville has a 13-point win over Notre Dame and it just blanked Duke in Week 9.

The lowest a College Football Playoff participant has ever been slotted in the initial ranking was No. 16 Ohio State in 2014. Then, Oklahoma debuted at No. 15 the following season and made the College Football Playoff. No other team that started outside the initial top 10 has made the field in the seven years since.