Alabama's win over Georgia likely puts Sooners in College Football Playoff

Dave Wannstedt Doesn't Have Notre Dame in the Playoff Because They Didn't Play Today

Dave Wannstedt Doesn't Have Notre Dame in the Playoff Because They Didn't Play Today

Three of the four spots will be easy selections barring an unexpected surprise.

By late Saturday night, everyone pretty much knew the Alabama Crimson Tide, Clemson Tigers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish would play in the College Football Playoff. After the Sooners beat Texas on Saturday to avenge their only loss, the Bulldogs lost a dramatic Southeastern Conference title game to Alabama and the Buckeyes beat Northwestern for the Big Ten title.

Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame are unbeaten locks. The top four teams are expected to be announced at around 12:30 p.m., but that will not be when you learn about every bowl game. The Bulldogs hung with the undefeated Crimson Tide until the 4th quarter.

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With the playoff field set, we asked the Rivals.com experts that cover each team why their school will and will not win the national championship. The LSU Tigers beat the Bulldogs by 20 in October. Despite falling short, the mentality might be the same. Keep reading for our final projections of the College Football Playoff Top 25 for the 2018 season ahead of the committee's Sunday release. "That's all what we're going to be thinking about".

The sports network said Georgia had the best strength of schedule of the three and Ohio State had the best strength of record, a statistic that measures how strong a team's record is given its schedule.

"It boils down to one thing", Smart said in his emotional plea. It's not our decision. There will be some shuffling throughout after the results of the final weekend of the regular season.

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