College Football Playoff Synopsis

In 2014, the first ever college football national championship was determined through a playoff where the first and fourth ranked teams played each other, and the second and third ranked teams played each other. The winners then faced off in the national championship.

With the conclusion of the conference championships in the SEC, ACC, Big 10, and Big 12, the college football playoffs are now set.

Saturday was a big day for many teams. It started off as expected with third ranked Oklahoma breezing past eleventh ranked TCU 41-17 in the Big 12 conference championship game played in Arlington, Texas.

Just after the conclusion of that game, the SEC championship game began in Atlanta, Georgia where second ranked Auburn took on sixth ranked Georgia. Earlier in the season, Georgia was embarrassed by Auburn as they lost 40-17. However, they were able to overcome that previous defeat and get the last laugh as they rolled over Auburn 28-7, allowing Georgia to find their way into the college football playoff, while eliminating Auburn at the same time.

The ACC and Big 10 championship games were going on at the same time on Saturday night. Clemson, arguably the best team in the nation, killed seventh ranked Miami’s playoff hopes by beating them 38-3 in Charlotte, North Carolina. However, eighth ranked Ohio State beat fourth ranked Wisconsin in Indianapolis, Indiana, giving fifth ranked Alabama the last spot in the college football playoff.

With the final four selected, many fans have realized this is the first year with two teams from the same conference in the playoff. It is also the first year with a team in the playoff that did not play in their conference championship game. Now that the playoff is set, fans can watch second ranked Oklahoma take on third ranked Georgia and then first ranked Clemson take on fourth ranked Alabama on New Year’s Day to determine who will move on to the National Championship game being played on January 8 in New Orleans, Louisiana.