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CFB Playoff Teams Announced; LSU Top-Overall Seed

It will be a few more hours before Kentucky officially finds out its bowl game destination, but the top 4 teams in the College Football Playoff have already been announced. And there weren’t any surprises from the selection committee this year.

Leading the pack is the LSU Tigers (13-0), who are coming off a 37-10 trouncing of the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship, who were knocked out of the playoff race with the loss. LSU will face the No. 4 seeded Oklahoma Sooners (12-1), who snuck in as the final team after a close overtime win over Baylor in the Big 12 Championship.

Joining those two will be a pair of undefeated squads, Clemson and Ohio State, who are both 13-0 and coming off impressive wins in its respective Conference Championships. The Tigers and Buckeyes will go head-to-head on Dec. 28 in what will be known as the Peach Bowl while the Tigers-Sooners matchup will be tabbed as the Fiesta Bowl on the same day.

The Peach Bowl will take place in Atlanta, GA with the Fiesta Bowl kicking off down in Glendale, AZ.

The winner of the semifinal games will meet two weeks later on Jan. 13 in New Orleans for a chance to be crowned the National Champion.

Ohio State has opened as the early favorite according to ESPN’s Football Power Index, who is projecting a 35 percent chance for the Buckeyes to take home its ninth national title. Behind OSU is LSU with 29 percent, followed by 28 for Clemson, and just nine percent for Oklahoma.

Clemson enters the playoff as the defending champs after taking down Alabama in 2018. The Tigers also won the whole thing in 2016, as well.

This is the first year in the short history of the Playoff system where all four teams are from Power-5 conferences.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

11 Comments for CFB Playoff Teams Announced; LSU Top-Overall Seed

  1. 4everUKBlue
    1:14 pm December 8, 2019 Permalink

    Geaux Tigers!

  2. jtd6567
    1:28 pm December 8, 2019 Permalink

    You may want to check your CFP history 😉 You write …

    “This is the first year in the short history of the Playoff system where all four teams are from Power-5 conferences.”

    I don’t think a Non-Power 5 conference has ever made it to CFP.

    • 8 god
      3:31 pm December 8, 2019 Permalink

      yeah wut lol

    • clarks
      3:43 pm December 8, 2019 Permalink

      Needs to atleast b 8 teams so each conference champion from the big 5 gets automatic bid and if u didnt win conference and dont get in cant complain

  3. wadmalawcat
    2:06 pm December 8, 2019 Permalink

    LSU-OU will play in the Peach, Ohio St.-Clemson play in the Fiesta. Slow down, check your work, then post.

  4. catdaddyd
    3:11 pm December 8, 2019 Permalink

    Like to see a 12 team playoff starting thanksgiving weekend. Top 4 teams get a bye, 4 game winners move on to play top 4 seeds. Too much time in between games as it stands now. Games could be played every 2 weeks.

  5. runningunnin.454
    4:08 pm December 8, 2019 Permalink

    Ohio State fans melting down about LSU getting No.1 slot. TV analysts are wondering why…my question would be why did OSU jump LSU a couple of weeks ago? No obvious answer to that.
    Meanwhile, I’m wondering what happened to the KSR post about our playing IU in the Gator Bowl? It vanished?
    Actually, I was hoping for the Belk Bowl since we haven’t been to that one…I don’t think.

    • 4everUKBlue
      4:33 pm December 8, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah OSU jumping LSU in the first place made no sense and Dabo needs to shut up or play somebody. RG turns out my scenario came to pass just as I had hoped, OU has a dynamic receiver in Cee Dee Lamb. They probably won’t win but they can be entertaining. As a Kentucky fan if I were going to the game I’d rather to to Jacksonville, but that’s just me.

  6. UKfanman01
    4:08 pm December 8, 2019 Permalink

    Psht. Should’ve had Oregon sneak into 4 because they beat a higher ranked opponent in a much more impressive fashion. Not to mention the Bama Oklahoma match up wouldve been far more entertaining

  7. 4everUKBlue
    6:14 pm December 8, 2019 Permalink

    This will mean Clemson will actually have to play someone for the first time this season, how unfair…