Oklahoma and Georgia will most likely face off in the Rose Bowl (official bowl alignments haven't been announced, but Clemson likely gets the Sugar Bowl) in a game that should be an absolute banger. And the selection committee chose to put in the Crimson Tide, leaving OSU out. The Sooners haven't been ranked worse than No. 5 since the selection committee unveiled their initial 2017 rankings in Week 10.
Meanwhile, Big Ten champion Ohio State (11-2) remained outside of the Top 4 at No. 5 after suffering one more loss than the Crimson Tide, and what a loss it was. It won the 2015 national championship game over Clemson before falling to the same Tiger program in 2016. Auburn (10-3) in the Peach Bowl on January 1.
Alabama (11-1) made the cut despite being idle Saturday and not winning the SEC title. The teams played another thriller last season and Clemson took the title in Tampa, Florida.
"I really do believe based on the total body of work that our team really deserved to be in", Saban said.
Saban also re-emphasized Alabama's season-opening win over what was then-No. Teams don't play well extremely well after they play us.
The Tide was the only team to make all three of the playoff fields since it began in 2014. Clemson is making its third appearance.
Ohio State and USC, both winners of their respective conferences, were not admitted into the playoff. Quarterback Baker Mayfield is the favorite to win the award next weekend.
Oklahoma is in the playoff for the second time and will likely bring the Heisman Trophy victor. I think we had three wins against the top 16 teams in America.
With how chaotic the final weeks of the season were, it raised the question of, if four is too small a number for the playoff field? "So, even though we didn't win the game, there's a physical toll that a good football team takes on another team, even if they don't win the game".
For the upcoming playoff, with the rankings official, let's say there was an eight-team playoff in place.
The Tigers wracked up 753 total yards of offense. "There was one play (where we) got a little greedy, but it is what it is". Troy Walters will be the Knights' interim coach, but the Knights and Cornhuskers agreed to let Frost coach the Peach Bowl.
Buckeyes quarterback JT Barret underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee Sunday after getting hurt in Ohio State's win over MI . But if the Buckeyes capture their 36th conference title, they might need help to reach college football's final four.
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New England took control of the game by scoring touchdowns on consecutive possessions to start the third quarter. After a slow start this year, he has become New England's most consistent threat out of the backfield.
In the first meeting with the Blazers on October 24, Davis played five minutes before leaving with a left knee injury. He's averaging 5.4 points, 3.6 rebounds , 0.8 assists , 0.9 3-pointers, and 0.7 steals in 16 starts this season.
About 12,000 USA military personnel and 230 planes are expected to participate in the drill, known as Vigilant Ace. The 5-day drill, dubbed Vigilant Ace, will involve more than 230 warplanes from both sides, including 6 U.S.
It took him less than five minutes to throw two touchdown passes, or one more than he'd thrown in the last two games combined. In an identical situation to last week, the Jets had a first and goal at the one yard line late in the first quarter.
Lawyer Adly wrote that Shafiq wanted to leave the UAE for France, but was later told he would be taken to Egypt instead. Khaled Ali, a prominent Egyptian rights lawyer, has also voiced his intent to contest the 2018 elections.
According to authorities in Florida, the teen left her home on her own and left her cell phone after wiping the device clean. Rodriguez and the teen had been around each other "at sports events, but they've never been alone at all", Smith said.