Oklahoma snags 4th spot in football playoff semifinals

With 2 Key LSU Starters Out for Fiesta Bowl UCF is Licking Their Chops

With 2 Key LSU Starters Out for Fiesta Bowl UCF is Licking Their Chops

The Sooners (12-1) will face No. 1 Alabama (13-0) in the Orange Bowl on December 29 and No. 2 Clemson (13-0) plays No. 3 Notre Dame (12-0) in the Cotton Bowl on the same day.

Clemson (the ACC champion) and Notre Dame (undefeated) should occupy the top three spots, likely in that order.

Quite ironically, against the team it beat in the semifinals last season after the Sooners avenged its lone loss in the Big 12 Championship on Saturday.

"In this instance, when one team wasn't unequivocally better than the other, we went to the protocol, and on this one, the".

Washington: After a slow start to a season of high expectations, the Huskies earned their first Rose Bowl trip in 18 years with four consecutive wins, including the Pac-12 title game. The Bulldogs dropped from No. 4 to No. 5 after squandering a 14-point lead to top-ranked Alabama in the SEC Championship. They took on the top-ranked Crimson Tide, whose closest game all season was a 22-point victory over Texas A&M in September.

The Crimson Tide struggled the majority of the game, trailing in the second half by as many as 14.

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The Bulldogs also did their part to help Bama.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney raises the trophy after Clemson won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday.

Oklahoma has lost to Clemson (2015) and Georgia (2017) in its two playoff appearances. They were ranked over No. 6 Ohio State.

Ohio State: QB Dwayne Haskins is the Big Ten's player of the year, leading the nation with 47 touchdown passes and 4,580 yards passing.

By falling to Alabama, Georgia recorded its second loss, making it tough for the selection committee to include the Dawgs over teams with one loss and championships in a Power Five conference. The Bulldogs beat Hawaii in a 41-10 no-contest.

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