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Alabama head coach Nick Saban, right, and Washington head coach Chris Petersen pose for a photo with the trophy during an NCAA college football press conference for the Peach Bowl, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 in Atlanta. Washington plays Alabama on Saturday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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  • Alabama head coach Nick Saban, right, and Washington head coach Chris Petersen pose for a photo with the trophy during an NCAA college football press conference for the Peach Bowl, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 in Atlanta. Washington plays Alabama on Saturday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    ESPN eyes better ratings for New Year’s Eve college playoff

    New Year’s Eve and the College Football Playoff were not a great mix last year. ESPN is hoping that changes Saturday. After ratings for the CFP semifinals plummeted last year — doomed in part by two blowouts — the playoff adjusted future schedules to avoid conflict with the biggest social-gathering night of the year. That […]