The CFP semifinals were defined with the best four teams of the season, leaving Alabama at No. 5.
loss Georgia Bulldogs, michigan wolverines, TCU Horned Frog why ohio state buckeyes they will fight for it National championship after being selected by college football playoff this Sunday.
after not playing in a game for championship conference, buckeyes (11-1) climbed a spot after losing to the USC Trojans in Friday’s Pac-12 title game, giving the Big Ten two playoff teams for the first time in nine-year history.
number 4 Ohio State will face number 1 Georgia at Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and No. 2 Michigan will be measured on the number 3 TCU on December 31 at the Verbo Fiesta Bowl.
for the game National championship of CFP Presented by AT&T will be played on January 9 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
Georgia Opened as 7-point favorite over Ohio State at Caesars Sportsbook, and Michigan is a 9 point favorite against TCU,
TCU (12-1) retained their No. 3 spot in the standings after losing the game in overtime championship of the Big 12 against Kansas State. horned frog why buckeyes They are the fifth and sixth teams to reach here college football playoff without winning the conference title.
is the head coach of horned frogSonny Dykes said he was concerned about his team’s playoff position following the loss, but added that he had faith in the selection committee.
“I think we definitely deserve it,” Dykes said.
players meeting TCU and employees celebrated at its campus in Fort Worth, Texas, when horned frog He was chosen during the program to announce the semi-finals.
Alabama (10-2) was hoping to jump into the top four positions after losses to USC and TCUWith head coach Nick Saban pushing to go to his team on Saturday.
“If we play any of the teams that are going to go in, will we be the favorites or not?” Saban said during a Fox halftime broadcast on the game. championship Dell Big Ten.
The Crimson Tide was ranked #5 by the selection committee.
Committee chairman Boo Corrigan, athletic director at North Carolina State, said the big win for Ohio State Helped Inspire About Penn State and Notre Dame buckeyes over alabama.
“When we reviewed all of your work, the committee was satisfied that Ohio State at No. 4 and Alabama at No. 5,” Corrigan said in an interview ESPN,
Georgia (13-0) Michigan (13-0) Are in the playoffs for the second year in a row. They won their respective conference titles comfortably on Saturday and will try to become the fourth team to win the conference. CFP With an undefeated record.
the only time Georgia why Ohio State previously played in the 1992 Citrus Bowl, Bulldog, TCUwhose only national title was in 1938, never faced Michigan,
Corrigan said the committee made no additional efforts to prevent a rematch. Ohio State why Michigan in a semi-final. buckeyes why Wolverine They have never played outside of their annual regular-season game in a rivalry dating back to 1902.
Information from Associated Press was used in the writing of this article.