Alabama's win over Georgia likely puts Sooners in College Football Playoff

College Football Playoff Rankings 2018: Selection Sunday Top 25 projections

College Football Playoff Rankings 2018: Selection Sunday Top 25 projections

Clemson is making its fourth College Football Playoff appearance with a new bowl experience against a first-timer in the four-team playoff.

Alabama earned the top seed, coming from behind to knock off SEC East champion Georgia in yesterday's dramatic SEC title game, 35-28.

The Irish and Tigers will meet on December 29, while No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Oklahoma will also play at the Orange Bowl on the same day. "In the end, what we decided was amongst the group of three, Oklahoma, Georgia, Ohio State, the committee voted that no one was unequivocally better than the other so then we leaned on the protocol". Playoff selection committee chair Rob Mullens told ESPN that there was no clear favorite among Oklahoma, Georgia and Ohio State and therefore the committee went to the "protocol" which includes factoring in conference championships.

Oklahoma got revenge over Texas, the only team to beat it during the regular season, 39-27. Ohio State beat Northwestern. The Tigers give the SEC eight ranked teams, matching a season high. Oklahoma's loss came to Texas while Georgia had lost to LSU, a team that was in the CFP top 10 for much of the season.

Oklahoma boasts a rich and successful Orange Bowl history.

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The OU-Alabama matchup will mark the sixth meeting between the programs, with the Sooners holding a 3-1-1 lead. "However, with a slew of potential awards and praise headed their way, it will be important that Alabama players remain focused on the task at hand". Murray has led a historic Oklahoma offense that averages almost nine yards a play while Tagovailoa's two interceptions in the SEC championship game matched his season total through the first 12 games of the season. The Sooners lead the country by averaging 49.5 points per game, 577.9 yards per contest and a would-be FBS-record 8.7 yards per play.

He could carve up an Oklahoma defense that has been pretty bad throughout 2018.

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The long-shot University of Central Florida Golden Knights, who do not play in a Power Five conference like the other teams in contention, also won their conference championship to close out an undefeated season but were shut out of the playoff for a second straight year. Kelly Bryant was replaced by Trevor Lawrence at Clemson and Notre Dame benched Brandon Wimbush in favor of Ian Book. He's completed over 70 percent of his passes and thrown 19 touchdowns and six interceptions.

The four teams chosen to compete in the College Football Playoff have been revealed. The Tide have not won since the first game in the series, back in 1963.

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