The results are in and on Jan. 1, Georgia and Oklahoma will play in the Rose Bowl, followed by Alabama facing Clemson in the Sugar Bowl.
The announcement came after Alabama beat out Ohio State for the final spot in the playoff. The Buckeyes lost twice but had an impressive season of victories. They were also the Big Ten champions while Alabama did not win the Southeastern Conference division. Alabama only lost one game this season and has been consistent on the field.
Alabama (11-1) made it 4-for-4 in the playoff, the only team that has made them all. And for the third straight season, college football gets an Alabama-Clemson matchup in the playoff, though this time in the semifinals.
Clemson (12-1) is making its third straight playoff appearance, but first without star quarterback Deshaun Watson. The Tigers won another Atlantic Coast Conference championship with Kelly Bryant as the quarterback.
Two seasons ago The Tide beat the Tigers in a classic national championship game, and last season the teams played again and Clemson took the title in Tampa, Florida.
Georgia (12-1) and Oklahoma (12-1) will face off for the first time at the Rose Bowl. The Bulldogs won the SEC last season for the first time since 2005 and are playing well under coach Kirby Smart. Oklahoma won the Big 12 championship and brings the most likely candidate to win the Heisman Trophy, Quarterback Baker Mayfield, to the game.
With both Alabama and Georgia in the playoff, this is the first year that an all-SEC title game will be possible.
The AP contributed to this story.
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