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Oklahoma snags 4th spot in football playoff semifinals

Georgia believes they are still a playoff team

The committee's top three were fairly straightforward - the Crimson Tide has been ranked No. 1 all season, and undefeated Clemson and Notre Dame fit nicely at Nos.

The rest of the New Year's Six bowl matchups are UCF vs. LSU in the Fiesta Bowl; Florida vs. MI in the Peach Bowl; Ohio State vs. Washington in the Rose Bowl; and Texas vs. Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. It's the fifth straight bowl game for the Wolfpack and an opportunity to reach 10 wins for the first time under head coach Dave Doeren. Another team, (Georgia) had two losses and still is bitter because they didn't get in either. The national championship game is January 7 in Santa Clara, California.

Ohio State 33, Washington 14. Ohio State was the first team out last season and again appears to have gotten squeezed because of a lopsided loss to an unranked team. For me, that's a hard and fast rule.

Miles Boykin #81, with Nic Weishar #82 and Chase Claypool #83, of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrate after scoring a touchdown in the 1st half against the Navy Midshipmen at SDCCU Stadium on October 27, 2018 in San Diego, California.

Then do we have the rant for you! "The most exciting thing for us is that we feel like our best ball is still ahead of us".

Ohio State: The Buckeyes missed out on the College Football Playoff despite trouncing MI and winning the Big Ten title in their last two games. "We'll have a great challenge but one that we're excited about", Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. Winning a conference championship is better than not.

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Selection committee protocol states conference championships work as a virtually tiebreaker when teams are close.

In other words, "What conference championship?"

When they play again for a spot in the national championship game, there will be no concerns about the weather. I know I would. Oklahoma holds a 3-1-1 advantage in the series and has won the last three games against Alabama.

That's a problem - and it may be leading to a fourth precedent that says, "We're just gonna do whatever the hell we want".

Several of Notre Dame's commits offered their thoughts on the playoff selection and the matchup with the Tigers and you can read them below.

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