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(Number 1 will play Number 4; Number 2 will play Number 3).

Behind Baker Mayfield, the leading contender for the Heisman Trophy, the Sooners are headed to the College Football Playoff for the second time in three years.

Clemson and Alabama will meet in the Sugar Bowl in a rematch of the last two National Championship Games.

The first College Football Playoff national semifinal takes place in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day, matching the SEC champion Georgia Bulldogs against the Big 12 champion Oklahoma Sooners.

College football has a different type of selection Sunday, a smaller bracket, and dozens of other games that make people argue about how much they matter.

In the final of the regular season, the Crimson Tide was No. 4 and the Buckeyes were No. 5. UCF finished the 2013 season 10th. "This is certainly a goal of every college football team, coach and player and we are extremely honored". And then he'll have them ready to take on whoever they have to back in Atlanta. Brown and Erick Wrenn were first-team all-conference selections, and Ben Powers and Dru Samia made the second team. It also presents a great opportunity for our fans who have been so supportive of our team throughout the season.

In more than 100 years of Oklahoma and Georgia football, with the likes of erschel Walker, Brian Bosworth, Charley Trippi, Steve Owens, Wally Butts, Bud Wilkinson, Frank Sinkwich, Billy Vessels, Billy Sims, Vince Dooley, Barry Switzer, Sam Bradford, David Pollack, Mark Richt, Bob Stoops and 10 Ugas, the Sooners and Bulldogs have met on the field a grand total of zero times.

"I think it's awesome that it's in the Rose Bowl, so that you get to go out to the Granddaddy of Them All and play in a venue that a lot of these kids in the southeast don't get an opportunity to go to", Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. The poll was released about an hour before the College Football Playoff pairings were being revealed. And for the first time ever, Georgia will play Oklahoma.

Oklahoma played in the Rose Bowl once before - on January 1, 2003, beating Washington State 34-14. Alabama beat only two teams in the committee's final top 25: LSU at 17 and Mississippi State at 23.

Top-seeded Clemson gets the geographical advantage of playing in New Orleans, so fans of Oklahoma and Georgia will go to the West Coast and the historic Pasadena stadium to play for a spot in the national championship game.

Alabama edged Ohio State to grab the fourth spot in the playoff.

It landed the final spot over Big Ten champion Ohio State, which handed Wisconsin its only loss 27-21 to win the Big Ten championship. The winners of the CFP semifinal will meet for the national championship on January 8 in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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