Quite ironically, against the team it beat in the semifinals last season after the Sooners avenged its lone loss in the Big 12 Championship on Saturday.
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The other three teams clinched their spots with victories in their respective conference championship games.
The Sooners beat Texas for the Big 12 title, avenging their only loss behind Heisman Trophy contender Kyler Murray.
Both bowls are scheduled for December 29, and the winners will play in the January 8 championship in Santa Clara, California. The other teams advancing to the playoff are the Crimson Tide, No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Notre Dame. But that put all eyes on the SEC Championship between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Georgia. They were ranked over No. 6 Ohio State.
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Another instant classic meeting between the Dawgs and the Tide went down to the final seconds but ended with No. 4 Georgia's second loss and No. 1 Alabama's unbeaten record unblemished.
Georgia Head Coach Kirby Smart made his opinion clear saying, "it boils down to one thing". With an opportunity to play for the national championship on the line, it should be a terrific game. The Bulldogs, per the FPI, were the third-best team in the country, but a 20-point loss at LSU ultimately proved too much to overcome, at least in the eyes of the Playoff committee.
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The US against France makes up the fourth quarter-final, with the semi-finals and final to be played tomorrow as well. New Zealand had only two reserves instead of the usual five after a sapping 7-5 win over England in the semifinals.