This season’s College Football Playoff for the national title has no real favorite. It features four one-loss teams that all possess the ability to beat each other and take home the title. The first game will feature the top seed Clemson vs. Alabama for the Sugar Bowl title. This will be an interesting rematch of last years title game. The Clemson Tigers suffered their only defeat early in the season to Syracuse. They have since dominated the competition, not allowing any of their last three opponents, including Miami, to score over 10 points.
Alabama, on the other hand, took their loss in the final game of the season in the Iron Bowl. The Crimson Tide dominated their opponents at the beginning of the season but showed some signs of weakness toward the end before Auburn finally took advantage. This matchup will be an interesting battle between two incredible defenses with different late-season fortunes.
The other side of the bracket features Oklahoma and Georgia in the Rose Bowl. The Sooners saw their fair share of close games this season but proved their worth with four wins over ranked opponents. Their lone loss came to Iowa St. in early October. Oklahoma has no problem putting up points behind their Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Baker Mayfield. It will be interesting to see if the Sooners defense can keep up with the Bulldog’s scoring attack.
Georgia is coming off a convincing win over Auburn in the SEC Championship game and will look to ride the momentum from their defensive dominance into this one. Georgia’s only loss came against that same Auburn team earlier in the year. the Bulldogs look like they have improved defensively since that loss and will be ready for battle. The Championship game will take place on January 8 in Atlanta.