The College Football Playoff teams are No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Oklahoma. LSU takes on Oklahoma, while Ohio State squares off with Clemson in the two College Football Playoff matchups. The Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl are this year’s semifinal matchups. Both games take place on Saturday, December 28th.
three of the four teams going undefeated
This is a particularly strong playoff field with three of the four teams going undefeated heading into the semifinal matchups. Clemson, Ohio State and LSU are all perfect heading into the postseason. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney discussed how the three teams compared after the Tigers won the ACC Championship.
“It’s hard to be undefeated in any league,” Swinney said, per 247 Sports. “Ohio State and LSU, I mean, unbelievable, unbelievable years because it is so hard. I have such a great appreciation for that accomplishment. LSU has been an unbelievable team. I would imagine they’d be one. I think they won pretty big, didn’t they? I didn’t see the end of it, but they were winning pretty big. What was the Ohio State score? Was it close? So pretty close game.
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Joe Burrow thrived in LSU’s revamped offense as the Tigers went perfect in the SEC. LSU notched wins over Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Auburn, Texas and Texas A&M. Burrow is the favorite to win the Heisman but the Tigers have a bigger trophy on their minds. Heading into the playoff announcement, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron noted the team was not concerned about their ranking.
“I think we’re a darn good football team,” Orgeron told ESPN. “We don’t know. I’ve told the team it doesn’t matter. It don’t matter where they rank us, where they tell us to go. We’ve got to win the next game. That’s all that matters.”