Oklahoma snags 4th spot in football playoff semifinals

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Both semifinal games will be played on December 29 with the two winners advancing to the national championship game on January 7 in Santa Clara, Calif.

Georgia received the No. 5 ranking, despite taking Alabama to the edge in the SEC Championship game on Saturday.

The rankings were mostly unchanged with only a few games on championship weekend.

One AP Poll top 25 voter, though, doesn't have Ohio State in his top five. The Bulldogs hung with the undefeated Crimson Tide until the 4th quarter.

Georgia had three Top 25 wins (Florida, Kentucky and Missouri), but the 36-16 regular-season loss served as its detriment.

In the final College Football Playoff rankings, MI finished the season at No. 7.

Alabama has been ranked No. 1 for 15 straight weeks.

"Clemson is the best football team we have faced this season and they will probably win a national championship in my opinion", Narduzzi said. The Wolverines defeated No. 12 Penn State and No. 22 Northwestern.

Clemson is led by sophomore running back Travis Etienne (1,463 rushing yards, 21 TDs) and freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence (2,606 passing yards, 24 TDs).

The Big Ten champion Buckeyes (12-1) will face Pac-12 champion Washington (10-3) in the 105th edition of the Rose Bowl.

Pac-12 - 3 (9, 12, 20).