By The Numbers: College Football Championship Saturday

A win over Miami (Fla.) on Saturday night will approaching secure a mark for fortifying inhabitant champion Clemson in a College Football Playoff. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)

For a initial time given a pregnancy of a College Football Playoff 3 years ago, nothing of a frontrunners for a inhabitant championship enter Championship Weekend as a close for a position in a Final Four.

Further disharmony can be avoided if Clemson, Auburn, Oklahoma and Wisconsin take caring of business on Saturday. At a really least, a leader of a SEC Championship between No. 2 Auburn and No. 6 Georgia appears protected when a CFP cabinet unveils a 4 participants of a inhabitant semifinals on Sunday afternoon. Nevertheless, a cabinet could be in for a stressful few hours if a Tigers, Sooners or Badgers stutter in their attempts to constraint a discussion title.

A better by one of a aforementioned contingent could open a doorway for No. 5 Alabama, No. 7 Miami (Fla.) or No. 8 Ohio State to burst behind into a tip four. While a Buckeyes and Hurricanes will take a margin on Saturday with one final event to stir a committee, a Crimson Tide might need assistance from an loser such as TCU if they wish to validate for a playoff for a fourth uninterrupted year.

For fervent college football enthusiasts an sparkling day awaits, commencement with a Big 12 Championship Game between a Sooners and Horned Frogs during 12:30 p.m. EST. The showdown from ATT Stadium in North Texas outlines a lapse of a Big 12 pretension diversion for a initial time in several years given Oklahoma edged Nebraska in a 2010 edition. In a SEC Championship, Georgia takes on Auburn during 4 p.m. EST during Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, followed by Clemson-Miami and Wisconsin-Ohio State, both scheduled for 8 p.m. kickoffs.

Here are some total to gnaw on streamer into Championship Saturday:

0: The series of times a group from outward a Power 5 discussion has warranted a mark in a CFP given 2014. The figure is approaching to sojourn unvaried even if undefeated Central Florida outlasts Memphis in a American Athletic Conference Championship.

2: Two members inside a tip 4, Clemson and Oklahoma, are given by Nike, while a dual others, Auburn and Wisconsin, wear uniforms designed by Under Armour. In 2016, Wisconsin spurned longtime unite Adidas by signing a 10-year understanding with Under Armour worth approximately $96 million. It came roughly a year after Auburn concluded to a nine-year, $78.1 million prolongation with a company, that during a time ranked as a third-highest attire deal in a nation, according to AL.com.

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