Oklahoma snags 4th spot in football playoff semifinals

Oklahoma snags 4th spot in football playoff semifinals

Oklahoma snags 4th spot in football playoff semifinals

The playoff committee really only had one decision to make: Oklahoma or Ohio State?

The Buckeyes certainly looked like a playoff team against MI but they haven't looked like a playoff team for the rest of their season.

Its season-high ranking in the College Football Playoff's top 25 was No. 12, which it earned in each of the past three weeks, while its season low was No. 20.

The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken and Notre Dame is in the national semifinal.

Alabama-Oklahoma will kick off at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN on December 29.

The other CFP semifinal this season is at the Cotton Bowl, where second-seeded Clemson will face third-seeded Notre Dame in a battle of unbeatens. The Sooners (12-1) defeated Texas to win the Big 12 title on Saturday.

The Crimson Tide won its 12 regular-season games by an average of more than 35 points per game, with the closest being a 22-point win over Texas A&M in late September.

Prior to Saturday's SEC Championship, the Georgia Bulldogs were ranked No. 4 in the country. The Bulldogs hung with the undefeated Crimson Tide until the 4th quarter.

Backup Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts had a comeback in mind, however. All night, Georgia's defense had performed well against the beastly Alabama attack.

The wild card was Georgia beating the mighty Tide, which could have meant two SEC teams for the second straight season. Against the madness of college football's final weekend of fake punts and faker debate, Notre Dame's collective experience was mundane. Ohio State was stomped by Purdue midseason, however.

- UGA's loss to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference championship has cost the Dawgs dearly.

Georgia has two losses and no team has made the playoff yet with more than one.

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