CFP National Championship – Clemson v Alabama (Jan 7)

CFP National Championship Clemson Clemson has been one of the great teams under Dabo Swinney in the CFP playoff. They’ve made it to the vast majority of them, but have come up short much more than they would like. This is Clemson’s fourth appearance in the CFP Playoffs and their third visit to the Championship … Read moreCFP National Championship – Clemson v Alabama (Jan 7)

Sugar Bowl – #15 Texas Longhorns v #5 Georgia Bulldogs

Bowl Texas: Offense Passing: Texas has been a different team since they made the swap from Buechele to Ehlinger. Part of their renewed success comes from Ehlinger’s ability to be a threat in the ground game as well as the passing game. Texas has great road numbers a drop of about 5% in completion percentage. … Read moreSugar Bowl – #15 Texas Longhorns v #5 Georgia Bulldogs

Orange Bowl – #1 Alabama Crimson Tide v #4 Oklahoma Sooners (Dec 29)

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl

This game is one of two College Football Playoff national semifinals. The other is the Cotton Bowl Classic between #2 Clemson and #3 Notre Dame.

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide

The Crimson Tide are the defending national champion, having defeated Georgia in last season’s CFP National Championship as the #4 team. This season, Alabama has been at the top of the polls all season, and is coming off of a victory over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.

The Tide have rolled (pun intended) through the 2018 college football season. In 12 games against FBS opponents – they played FCS school The Citadel this season – they won by an average of 33.1 points per game. In SEC play, the margin went down a bit… to 29.8.

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Peach Bowl – #10 Florida Gators v #7 Michigan Wolverines (Dec 29)

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

The Peach Bowl is one of the “New Year’s Six” bowl games, and when it does not host a playoff semifinal, it hosts at-large qualifiers from the top 12 in the College Football Playoff. Prior to the CFP, it was typically a game played between teams from the SEC and ACC (due to its proximity to those two conference’s universities). It has been sponsored by Chick-fil-A since 1997, and is in its second season at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Florida Gators

The Florida Gators finished 9-3 on the season (5-3 in SEC) and were ranked #10 in the final College Football Playoff rankings. This is despite having two of their victories coming against Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) teams – Charleston Southern and Idaho – that combined for a 9-13 record on the season. Excluding those two games, their opponents had an overall record of 71-51 (0.582).

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2018 SEC Championship – Alabama v. Georgia

Battle for the SEC Championship

#1 Alabama started the season as the pre-season number one after winning the College Football Playoff last season, and they’ve held onto that ranking the entire season.

#4 Georgia entered the season ranked third (AP) and fourth (coaches’) and hasn’t been ranked lower than 8th on the season. Georgia is the defending SEC Champion, having defeated Auburn at the end of last season.

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