2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
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Alabama's 4 lead CFP crew of AP All-Americans

The College Football Playoff semifinalists combined to place 10 players on The Associated Press All-America first team, including a high of four from No. 1 Alabama.

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4dMark Schlabach

Meet the ESPN All-America team

Kyler Murray and Quinnen Williams lead this year's college football All-America team. Who else made the cut?

Tebow on Cotton Bowl: Clemson 'superior' to Notre Dame (1:29)
Brian Kelly wins The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award (2:36)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson defensive lineman Christian Wilkins reflects on his first game against Notre Dame in 2015, which featured his first career sack as a Tiger. Clemson and Notre Dame meet Dec. 29 in the CFP semifinal at the Cotton Bowl.


Campus Conversation: Snyder, Playoff Field Set

Matt Schick, Ivan Maisel & Peter Burns discuss Bill Snyder hanging up the whistle (2:30) the CFP field (7:50), Kyler Murray's case for the Heisman (24:04) & more. Plus, Walk-Ons (38:04) & Extra Points (49:18).

Clemson's biggest weakness is Lawrence's maturity (1:42)
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12dHeather Dinich

No talk of expanding playoff, says CFP executive

Following what he described as one of the most contentious debates in the five years of the College Football Playoff, executive director Bill Hancock said there is still no movement to expand the playoff beyond its current four-team field.


CFP Selection Special

Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Jesse Palmer, Joey Galloway and David Pollack reveal the field for the College Football Playoff and debate if the Committee got it right.

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12dDavid Purdum

Alabama, Clemson big favorites in semifinals

Alabama opened as a big favorite over Oklahoma and Clemson was also favored by double digits against Notre Dame in the CFP semifinal games.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

There is over an 80% chance that either Alabama or Clemson will win the national championship, per FPI.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

According to FPI, Alabama is the favorite to win the national championship with a 43% chance to win the title. The Crimson Tide are followed by Clemson (37%), Oklahoma (10%) and Notre Dame (9%)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

According to FPI: Alabama has a 73% chance to beat Oklahoma. Clemson has a 71% chance to beat Notre Dame.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

If the committee truly wants the four best, this would be FPI's pick for the field. Difference between 4-7 is pretty small, but Georgia is clearly one of the "best" three.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Playoff Predictor's final forecast. Ohio State finished ahead of Oklahoma in Strength of Record and FPI, which is why the model thinks the committee will like OSU more. Ohio State ranked fourth in SOR -- 15 of first 16 playoff teams ranked top-4 in SOR.

Team Stats

Passing Yards265.6
Rushing Yards190.5
Points For33.650th
Points Against17.3