Published: Mon, December 03, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Michigan Finishes Season in Top Ten of College Football Playoff Rankings

Michigan Finishes Season in Top Ten of College Football Playoff Rankings

"We had an epic battle in a hurricane, so we won't have to worry about that", Swinney said. They were an awesome opponent.

"Obviously you start with their defensive front, outstanding front four". It was the closest game Alabama played all season.

Clemson has never played in the Cotton Bowl, or at the home stadium of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. If the Buckeyes' 49-20 loss to Purdue (6-6) in October was one of the two most consequential defeats of the season, the other was Georgia's 36-16 loss at Louisiana State (9-3) in October.

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.

"They have been a model of consistency".

"In my heart, we are the champions, so whatever happens, we're still undefeated", fan Wendy Joseph said. Dabo has done an incredible job of building a consistent, elite football team year in and year out. "So we're certainly excited for the challenge that's in front of us".

Shortly after topping Memphis, both Knights coach Josh Heupel and athletic director Danny White lobbied for UCF - on a 25-game win streak - to get a playoff spot, but all for naught. Oklahoma holds a 3-1-1 advantage in the series and has won the last three games against Alabama.

The Tigers' only Cotton Bowl was on January 1, 1940, a 6-3 win over Boston College. Oklahoma is making its third appearance in the 5-year-old playoff.

SEC champion Alabama, ACC champion Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma were picked Sunday as the four teams that made the cut.

No. 2 and ACC champion Clemson (13-0) will face No. 3 Notre Dame (12-0) December 29 in the Cotton Bowl, while No. 1 and SEC champion Alabama (13-0) will vie for its sixth national title in the last 10 years when it competes the same day against No. 4 and Big 12 champion Oklahoma (12-1) in the Orange Bowl.

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