College Football Playoff
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  • Orange Bowl: No. 1 Clemson (12-0, 8-0 ACC) vs. No. 4 Oklahoma (11-1, 8-1 Big 12)
    Clemson logo CFP Top 25 Sagarin Massey Colley Matrix Old BCS RPI vs. Current Top 25
    1 47 34 62 50 50 2-0
    OUTLOOK:
    Clemson will be the top rated team in the CFP rankings entering the ACC title game against North Carolina.

    Oklahoma logo CFP Top 25 Sagarin Massey Colley Matrix Old BCS RPI vs. Current Top 25
    3 20 5 35 24 32 4-0
    OUTLOOK:
    Oklahoma's regular season is over and its fate is set. The Sooners will be in the playoffs. It's just a matter of finding out which seed.
    Cotton Bowl: No. 2 Alabama (11-1, 7-1 SEC) vs. No. 3 Michigan State (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten)
    Alabama logo CFP Top 25 Sagarin Massey Colley Matrix Old BCS RPI vs. Current Top 25
    2 5 4 11 2 3 2-1
    OUTLOOK:
    Alabama rode Derrick Henry to a win over Auburn in the Iron Bowl. Next up is reeling Florida in the SEC title game.

    Michigan State logo CFP Top 25 Sagarin Massey Colley Matrix Old BCS RPI vs. Current Top 25
    5 53 17 23 15 25 2-0
    OUTLOOK:
    The Spartans stomped Penn State to win the Big Ten East A playoff berth is on the line when they face Iowa in the Big Ten championship game.
  • Iowa (12-0, 8-0 Big Ten)
    Iowa logo CFP Top 25 Sagarin Massey Colley Matrix Old BCS RPI vs. Current Top 25
    4 62 54 64 66 74 1-0
    OUTLOOK:
    Iowa won at Nebraska to remain undefeated, but still underrespected. The Hawkeyes can erase all doubt with a win in the Big Ten title game against Michigan State.
    North Carolina (11-1, 8-0 ACC)
    North Carolina logo CFP Top 25 Sagarin Massey Colley Matrix Old BCS RPI vs. Current Top 25
    10 63 63 79 89 81 0-0
    OUTLOOK:
    North Carolina beat NC State to finish ACC play unbeaten. However, the Heels will play their first ranked opponent of the season in the ACC title game against top rated Clemson. I'm not certain even a win can get them into the playoff.
    Ohio State (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten)
    Ohio State logo CFP Top 25 Sagarin Massey Colley Matrix Old BCS RPI vs. Current Top 25
    6 61 32 41 34 47 1-1
    OUTLOOK:
    The Buckeyes rolled Michigan to end the regular season at 11-1. With enough chaos, Ohio State might find itself back in the playoff hunt.
    Stanford (10-2, 8-1 Pac-12)
    Stanford logo CFP Top 25 Sagarin Massey Colley Matrix Old BCS RPI vs. Current Top 25
    7 16 31 25 21 31 2-2
    OUTLOOK:
    The Cardinal picked up a last second win against Notre Dame, killing any hopes the Irish had of making the playoff and keeping their own slim chances alive. Putting up a big number on USC next week would help to a point.

Note: Sagarin, Massey and Colley Matrix number is current strength of schedule ranking.