In College Football Playoff Top 25

Jo Caldwell
December 3, 2018

Georgia fell to Alabama 35-28 in the SEC Championship and did not return to the College Football Playoff after being a No. 3 seed last season.

The Nittany Lions were idle on championship weekend and are still awaiting their bowl destination.

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Congratulations, you made it to the end of the 2018 college football season (save for the most important game of the year - Army-Navy next Saturday on CBS, of course).

Time to set the field for college football's final four. The winners advance to Santa Clara, Calif., on January 7 for the national title game.

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As players tuned into the selection show, they saw Oklahoma's name appear on the bracket in the No. 4 spot. After the Sooners beat Texas on Saturday to avenge their only loss, the Bulldogs lost a dramatic Southeastern Conference title game to Alabama and the Buckeyes beat Northwestern for the Big Ten title. "This week, Alabama proved it can carry over that success against a top-tier opponent as it defeated Georgia in the SEC championship". The Bulldogs hung with the undefeated Crimson Tide until the 4th quarter.

The other CFP semifinal this season is at the Cotton Bowl, where second-seeded Clemson will face third-seeded Notre Dame in a battle of unbeatens. Notre Dame is the first independent team to make the playoff. Alabama's Nick Saban called Georgia "one of the best four teams in the country", and said he didn't want to play the Bulldogs again.

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Georgia (11-2) dropped a spot to fifth and Ohio State (12-1) remained sixth in the selection committee's final top 25 released Sunday.

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