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Alabama joins Clemson, Georgia, Oklahoma for college football playoffs

04 December 2017, 12:55 | Sam Montgomery

Source College Football Playoff

Source College Football Playoff

Plus, the Sooners have one of the most impressive victories of the entire college football season, a 31-16 rout of Ohio State in Columbus.

This year however they'll meet in the semifinals at the Allstate Sugar Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Jan. 1 at 7:45 p.m. CST.


The No. 1 Tigers will face the No. 4 Crimson Tide in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, and the No. 2 Sooners will play the No. 3 Bulldogs in the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual on January 1, as announced Sunday by the CFP selection committee. A decisive 38-3 ACC Championship victory over Miami sealed the deal for Clemson, which only has one blemish on its resume, a 27-24 road loss to Syracuse in a game in which Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant was injured. The committee announced Sunday afternoon that Clemson would be the top seed, while Oklahoma, Georgia, and Alabama rounded out the top 4.

The Southeastern Conference has two teams in the playoff, this is the first time two teams from the same conference will be featured in the final four.


With Alabama's No. 4 placement, it sets up a rematch of last season's national championship game won by Clemson. While the loss to Iowa State was a shocker at the time, the Cyclones finished the regular season with a respectable 7-5 record. "The College Football Playoff committee had a job to do, and they did it". The Buckeyes went on to win the national championship that year.

"I would say that if we lost to a team in our conference that was not ranked by 30 points that we wouldn't be having this conversation", Saban said in a late-night SportsCenter interview with Scott Van Pelt. "But I get it. Move forward and get around people you care about - your family and teammates".




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