First, the FCS rules bracket, which included several geographical challenges, among them: Only four teams are west of Oklahoma, there's a cluster of seven at-large teams around only two bye teams in the midwest (Wisconsin and Ohio State), and three bye teams (Oklahoma, Baylor, and LSU) are separated from at-large teams.
Including specialists, 14 players on Clemson's two-deep have started at least one CFP game.
All three of Ohio State's non-conference opponents played in conference championship games last weekend, and five of its 13 victories came against teams in the CFP's final top 25.
Clemson needed a little time to rev up on the heels of last year's national championship before blasting through the final eight games of its schedule.
Ohio State earned a 34-21 win over No. 8 Wisconsin on Saturday night after erasing a 21-7 halftime deficit with 27 unanswered points in the second half.
LSU, meanwhile, defeated Georgia 37-10 to clinch the SEC Championship Game, as Joe Burrow strengthened his MVP credentials.
Clemson is the seventh lower seed to be favored in a CFP game.
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Joe Burrow shines as LSU routs Georgia for SEC title
He has proved that he can run a bit too, with a speed of 248 meters and three points on the ground. "We were unable to do that". Rarely does GameDay pick a game that ESPN doesn't televise, but it was tough to pick anything but LSU vs.
A live stream of the selection show will be available via ESPN's website and the ESPN App.
Two teams capable of dominating opponents are headed to the desert for the December 28 Fiesta Bowl with a spot in the national championship game on the line. The Buckeyes debuted at No. 1 in the inaugural CFP rankings of the season but slid down a spot after LSU defeated Alabama on November 9, before returning to the top pile in Week 13.
What a wildly disrespectful line for Oklahoma and fans of the Sooners. Semifinal games will be played on December 28, and the national championship game will be held on January 13, 2020, at 8 p.m at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.