College Football Playoff margin is set: Alabama joins Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia


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The College Football Playoff margin is set.

Clemson is a No. 1 seed and will play No. 4 Alabama in a Sugar Bowl.

Oklahoma is a No. 2 seed and will face No. 3 Georgia in a Rose Bowl.

The Tigers enter as a fortifying champions after abrasive Miami (Fla.) in a ACC pretension game. The Crimson Tide kick out Big Ten champion Ohio State for a final mark notwithstanding not winning a SEC division.

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Its a initial time dual teams from a same discussion have done a field. It’s also a second uninterrupted deteriorate a group that did not play in a discussion championship diversion was selected.

“As we saw Alabama play week in and week in out, a preference cabinet believed Alabama was a improved football team,” College Football Playoff cabinet authority Kirby Hocutt after a announcement. “When we looked during Ohio State, when we looked during their resume it was considerable though it wasn’t adequate for a preference cabinet to place them in above Alabama.

“We don’t demeanour during discussion affiliation. We demeanour during a 4 best teams.”

While Ohio State had some-more peculiarity wins, including defeats of Penn State and Wisconsin, a Buckeyes also mislaid by 15 to Oklahoma and 31 to Iowa this season. Alabama’s sole detriment was to No. 7 Auburn on a road.

Ohio State manager Urban Meyer remarkable a detriment to a Hawkeyes loomed vast in a end.

“I was kind of anticipating we would get credit for a peculiarity wins,” Meyer said. “I get it. Move forward.”

This will be a third uninterrupted assembly in a playoff between Clemson and Alabama. They played in a final dual championship games with a Tide winning in 2015 and a Tigers winning in 2016.

The Sooners and Bulldogs both clinched their spots with particular discussion championship diversion victories in a Big 12 and SEC. The dual teams have never played.

It will be a matchup of a top-ranked offense opposite one of a best defenses as Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield, a approaching Heisman winner, tries to solve a Bulldogs, who are in fourth in sum invulnerability and second in flitting yards allowed.

Clemson, Oklahoma and Alabama are all creation repeat appearances in a field. The contingent along with Ohio State have accounted for 11 of a 16 berths in a 4 years of a systems. This a initial time Georgia has been selected.

Both of a semifinal games will be played on Jan. 1.

The winners will accommodate in a College Football Playoff championship diversion on Jan. 8 in Atlanta.

The finish College Football Playoff rankings

1. Clemson (12-1)
2. Oklahoma (12-1)
3. Georgia (12-1)
4. Alabama (11-1)
5. Ohio State (10-2)
6. Wisconsin (12-1)
7. Auburn (10-3)
8. Southern California (11-2)
9. Penn State (10-2)
10. Miami (Fla.) (10-2)
11. Washington (10-2)
12. Central Florida (12-0)
13. Stanford (9-4)
14. Notre Dame (9-3)
15. TCU (10-3)
16. Michigan State (9-3)
17. LSU (9-3)
18. Washington State (9-3)
19. Oklahoma State (9-3)
20. Memphis (10-2)
21. Northwestern (9-3)
22. Virginia Tech (9-3)
23. Mississippi State (8-4)
24. North Carolina State (8-4)
25. Boise State (10-3)


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