Alabama and Clemson have collided in each of the past two national title games, splitting those matchups, while Georgia and Oklahoma have never met.
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) and wide receiver Marquise Brown (5) celebrate hooking up for a long pass and touchdown score in the second half of the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game against TCU on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.
Oklahoma, led by Heisman Trophy candidate Baker Mayfield, is ranked No. 2 going into the playoff. We'll have plenty of time to break down the game but I like Georgia's chances to win and advance to the championship game against either Clemson or. The offense has become more efficient, with the help of sophomore running back Rodney Anderson, while a once disastrous defense has forced eight turnovers in the last five games.
Georgia: Won first SEC title since 2005 under second-year coach Kirby Smart. "But, I know right now, we've got things to do". After claiming their 13th SEC crown, they're chasing their first national championship since 1980. "Just unbelievable experience", Chubb said.
These two teams were very almost ideal. When they lost to Iowa State, they said that wouldn't ruin their goals.
Oklahoma: Won three straight Big 12 titles. Georgia, which rebounded from a regular-season loss to Auburn, is ranked No. 3.
0 - Number of turnovers by Oklahoma vs. TCU in the Big 12 Championship. "Kind of seemed like a dream, kind of out there a little bit". Yeah. I Tweeted late Saturday night that while I personally leaned toward Ohio State as the deserving No. 4 team - based on beating fourth-ranked and previously unbeaten Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game - the Buckeyes probably needed a convincing win to swing the committee.
The victor will play either No. 1 Clemson (12-1) or No. 4 Alabama (11-1) on January 8 in Atlanta in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the national championship. That game was at the Rose Bowl, although it wasn't the official Rose Bowl game, which was between Ohio State and OR that season.