Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma to clash in College Football Playoff

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney raises the trophy after Clemson won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh in Charlotte N.C. Saturday Dec. 1 2018

The Sooners (12-1) will face No. 1 Alabama (13-0) in the Orange Bowl on December 29 and No. 2 Clemson (13-0) plays No. 3 Notre Dame (12-0) in the Cotton Bowl on the same day.

Assuming Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame, all undefeated are in. In fact, the team is ending the season ranked 6th.

"In this instance, when one team wasn't unequivocally better than the other, we went to the protocol, and on this one, the".

Three of the four spots will be easy selections barring an unexpected surprise.

Georgia (11-2) dropped a spot to fifth and Ohio State (12-1) remained sixth in the selection committee's final top 25 released Sunday.

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.

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The Bulldogs not only played Alabama tight, but with a 14-point lead in the third quarter, seemed to have finally vanquished the Tide, which had won the previous four games against its rivals to the east.

The Bulldogs also did their part to help Bama.

Time to set the field for college football's final four. Hurts did the rest, capping the game-winning drive with a 16-yard quarterback sneak.

Georgia last appeared in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 2008, when it was in contention for a BCS National Championship as a two-loss team. Ohio State was stomped by Purdue midseason, however.

- UGA's loss to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference championship has cost the Dawgs dearly. The Bulldogs beat Hawaii in a 41-10 no-contest.

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