The final four teams have been selected for the College Football Playoffs starting on December 29.
The Orange Bowl will be featuring Alabama and Oklahoma, and the Cotton Bowl will feature Clemson facing off against Notre Dame.
The #CFBPlayoff top 6️⃣:
1️⃣. Alabama // @AlabamaFTBL // #RollTide
2️⃣. Clemson // @ClemsonFB // #AllIn
3️⃣. Notre Dame // @NDFootball // #GoIrish
4️⃣. Oklahoma // @OU_Football // #BoomerSooner
5️⃣. Georgia // @FootballUGA // #GoDawgs
6️⃣. Ohio State // @OhioStateFB // #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/mbzqBXnQl7
— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 2018
Alabama cemented their #1 Seed with a comeback victory led by backup QB Jalen Hurts against Georgia in the SEC Title game. The Crimson Tide topped the regular season undefeated. There’s no question that they deserved the top spot in the country with the way they’ve played all year.
With Alabama and Oklahoma matched up, it’ll be a game between two Heisman contenders. Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray are both considered lock-ins to become Heisman finalists.
Clemson and Notre Dame also finished their seasons undefeated. It’ll be an interesting matchup, as this will be the toughest competition each team has faced all year.
Teams that didn’t make the cut but made strong arguments into getting in includes #6 Ohio State and #8 UCF. Ohio State won the Big 10 Title after cruising through Northwestern. The week prior, OSU bolstered their resume that already included victories over Penn State, TCU, and Michigan State, by stomping the #4 team in the country at the time in Michigan. On New Year’s, the Buckeyes will play against the #9 Washington Huskies in the Rose Bowl.
tHeRe Is A pAtH fOr UcF pic.twitter.com/ijSWxvHm3N
— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) December 2, 2018
Last year’s self-declared National Champions, UCF, did the best they could do to get into the top four, but it wasn’t enough. They finished undefeated and brought in the AAC Title. This will be the second year in a row that the Knights have missed the cut. They finished #6 in the country defeating Auburn in the Peach Bowl. The match up for them this bowl season will be in the Fiesta Bowl against LSU on New Year’s.