Notre Dame finishes 3rd in final College Football Playoff rankings


Oklahoma is hoping its Big 12 title victory can move the Sooners into the fourth and final spot in the College Football Playoff when the rankings are released on Sunday. "I think Notre Dame will move down to No. 4".

The semifinals will be played December 29 in the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl.

We now know where the Tigers will play, as well as who the opponent will be in the CFP.

The selections were announced the day after two of the top four teams in the nation treated audiences to a barn burner in Atlanta.

Clemson clinched a spot in the College Football Playoff when it blasted Pitt 42-10 Saturday night in the ACC championship game in Charlotte.

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The New York Red Bulls have some significant work to do if they want to avoid yet another postseason disappointment. Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes then stalked more than halfway across the field to admonish his own club's fans.

Backup Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts had a comeback in mind, however.

The Bulldogs also did their part to help Bama.

Instead, Georgia opted for a fake punt, which the Dawgs botched, handing Alabama the ball with primo field position and plenty of time on the clock.

Alabama is 4-4 in the Orange Bowl, though they haven't appeared in the game since 1999.

If that were the case, Ohio State would essentially jump over both Georgia and Oklahoma to get there. Ohio State was stomped by Purdue midseason, however.