Another College Football Playoff announcement, another predictable result. This year’s playoffs will include Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and Notre Dame.
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) December 20, 2020
Since the playoffs started in 2014, the playoffs have involved at least two of these four teams every year. Texas A&M certainly had the best argument to slide into the top four this season, but alas they are left out for the 6-0 Big Ten Champion Ohio State Buckeyes.
Alabama will enter the playoffs with an 11-0 record, the only school in history with an 11-0 conference record in a season. They will take on the fourth-seeded Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day.
Clemson and Ohio State will face off in a rematch of last year’s semifinal at the Rose Bowl in Dallas on New Year’s Day as well.