The Big Ten race made for a very different CFP debate, but the focus belongs on the Tide and their chance to be compared to the sport's greatest teams.
The College Football Playoff is set, with No. 1 Alabama meeting No. 4 Washington in the Peach Bowl while No. 2 Ohio State meets No. 3 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl. Penn State finished at No. 5 despite winning the Big Ten championship and logging one of the best wins of the season (over the Buckeyes). So, in short, did the committee get it right? Or should Penn State have been rewarded for its red-hot end to the season? Our panel of writers discuss the results of the rankings and whether the committee did their jobs in finding the four best teams in the country.
College Football Playoff: Washington could be toughest test for Alabama's defense
Playing well against a tough schedule provides a better case than winning a conference title game.
Did the College Football Playoff committee get it right? Our panel of college football writers discuss the final selection.
Conference championship games begin on Friday with the Pac-12 and the MAC and continue through Saturday with the ACC, Big Ten, SEC (and we're counting Bedlam for the Big 12).
The undefeated teams thing was fun for a while. Then Week 11 happened. Now the College Football Playoff committee has to figure out how to assess the L's.
Despite all the articles FiveThirtyEight published about the different scenarios that could end the college football season, all that chaos never materialized. The playoff committee’s choice is clear: Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and Michigan State should be the four teams to make the playoff. In case you’re a visual learner, here are our model’s playoff projections:
There was little drama Sunday for the playoff selection committee, which announced its choices after deliberating throughout the weekend in Grapevine, Texas.
Oklahoma will discover its postseason plans Sunday during the College Football Playoff selection show. The Sooners (11-1) seemingly are locked into the CFP’s four-team field. OU, the Big 12 champion, is currently No. 3 in the CFP rankings.
Georgia was driving as tension ran high. Something big was brewing that December evening in the Georgia Dome. It's easy to say the moment seemed important, but retrospect shows just how those final moments of the 2012 SEC Championship Game became. Legacies, careers and history were defined that day ? perhaps in one singular moment.