The CFP semifinals were defined with the four best teams of the season, Alabama was omitted in place no. 5
Loose Georgia Bulldogs, Michigan Wolverines, TCU Horned Frogs y Ohio State Buckeyes they will fight for him National Championship after being chosen by the College Football Playoffs this sunday.
After not playing in a game for the championship of conference, the Buckeyes (11-1) moved up one spot after a loss to the USC Trojans in Friday’s Pac-12 title game, giving the Big Ten two playoff teams for the first time in the format’s nine-year history.
no. 4 Ohio state will no. 1 to face Georgia at Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, and No. 2 Michigan will be measured on no. 3 TCU at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl on December 31st.
The game for the National Championship of CFP presented by AT&T will be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on January 9th.
Georgia opened as a 7-point over favorite Ohio state in Caesars Sportsbook, and Michigan is a 9-point favorite against TCU.
TCU (12-1) took his no. retained 3rd place in the standings after losing in overtime in the game of championship of the Big 12 against Kansas State. The Horned Frogs y Buckeyes They are the fifth and sixth team that the College Football Playoffs without winning a conference title.
The head coach of the Horned FrogsSonny Dykes, said he was concerned about his team’s playoff status after the loss, but added that he had faith in the selection committee.
“I think we definitely deserve it,” Dykes said.
At a meeting for players of TCU and staff at its campus in Fort Worth, Texas, erupted into celebration when the Horned Frogs they were chosen during the program to announce the semi-finals.
Alabama (10-2) was hoping to jump into the top four after losses to USC and TCUwith head coach Nick Saban pushing his team going into Saturday.
“If we were to play any of those teams that are about to go in, would we be the favorites or not?” Saban said about the game during a Fox halftime broadcast. championship of Big Ten.
The Crimson Tide finished as #5 by the selection committee.
Committee Chairman Boo Corrigan, the athletic director at North Carolina State, said the big wins for Ohio state over Penn State and Notre Dame helped drive the Buckeyes about Alabama.
“When we reviewed all your work, the committee was satisfied with Ohio state at no. 4 and Alabama at no. 5,” Corrigan said in an interview ESPN.
Georgia (13-0) y Michigan (13-0) is in the playoffs for the second year in a row. They comfortably won their respective conference titles on Saturday and will aim to become the fourth team to win the conference. CFP with an undefeated record.
The only time Georgia y Ohio state previously played was in the 1992 Citrus Bowl, a 21-14 victory for the Bulldogs. TCUwhose only national title was in 1938, has never faced Michigan.
Corrigan said the committee made no additional effort to prevent a rematch between Ohio state y Michigan in a semi-final. The Buckeyes y Wolverines they have never played outside of their annual regular season game in a rivalry dating back to 1902.
Information from AP was used in the writing of this article.