College Football Playoff semifinals: Schedule, teams, dates

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The College Football Playoff semifinal matchups are all set. The season semifinal games are between No. 1 Clemson-No. 4 Alabama and No. 2 Oklahoma against No. 3 Georgia.

The games will all be played on Jan. 1. The national championship game is to be played on Jan. 8 in Atlanta.

College Football Playoff: Schedule, dates

  • Rose Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Georgia; 5:10 p.m. ET Monday, Jan. 1
  • Sugar Bowl: Clemson vs. Alabama; 8:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1
  • College Football Playoff National Championship Game: Monday, Jan. 8 at Mercedes-Benz in Atlanta, Ga.

College Football Playoff: Teams in semifinals

  1. Clemson
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Georgia
  4. Alabama

College Football Playoff: TV channels

The semifinals and the championship game are all on ESPN.

College Football Playoff: Semifinal matchups

No. 1 Clemson plays No. 4 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. No. 2 Oklahoma gets No. 3 Georgia in the Rose Bowl.

College Football Playoff: Final Top 25

  1. Clemson (12-1)
  2. Oklahoma (12-1)
  3. Georgia (12-1)
  4. Alabama (11-1)
  5. Ohio State (11-2)
  6. Wisconsin (12-1)
  7. Auburn (10-3)
  8. USC (11-2)
  9. Penn State (10-2)
  10. Miami (10-2)
  11. Washington (10-2)
  12. UCF (12-0)
  13. Stanford (9-4)
  14. Notre Dame (9-3)
  15. TCU (10-3)
  16. Michigan State (9-3)
  17. LSU (9-3)
  18. Washington State (9-3)
  19. Oklahoma State (9-3)
  20. Memphis (10-2)
  21. Northwestern (9-3)
  22. Virginia Tech (9-3)
  23. Mississippi State (9-3)
  24. NC State (9-3)
  25. Boise State (10-3)

College Football Playoff Selection Show: Announcement

The College Football Playoff rankings selection show started at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 3, and continued until 4 p.m. The College Football Playoff semifinal games were revealed around 12:30 p.m. The full Top 25 and the New Year’s Six games was announced at 2 p.m. and then 3 p.m.

College Football Playoff: Announcement schedule

ESPN televised the College Football Playoff rankings reveal live, with the show starting at 12 p.m. ET. Here’s the entire release schedule for the 2017 season:

College Football Playoff rankings release schedule

Note: All shows are on ESPN

  • Tuesday, Oct. 31 –  7 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7 – 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14 – 9 p.m.*
  • Tuesday, Nov. 21 – 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 28 – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 3 – 12 p.m.

*approximate time; CFP rankings will be announced between the Duke-Michigan State and Kentucky-Kansas basketball games live from the Champions Classic doubleheader in Chicago.

For reference, here are some previous College Football Playoff rankings from the season:

College Football Playoff rankings: Week 14 Top 25 teams

1. Clemson (11-1)

2. Auburn (10-2)

3. Oklahoma (11-1)

4. Wisconsin (12-0)

5. Alabama (11-1)

6. Georgia (11-1)

7. Miami (Fla.) (10-1)

8. Ohio State (10-2)

9. Penn State (10-2)

10. USC (10-2)

11. TCU (10-2)

12. Stanford (9-3)

13. Washington (10-2)

14. UCF (11-0)

15. Notre Dame (9-3)

16. Michigan State (9-3)

17. LSU (9-3)

18. Washington State (9-3)

19. Oklahoma State (9-3)

20. Memphis (10-1)

21. Northwestern (9-3)

22. Virginia Tech (9-3)

23. Mississippi State (9-3)

24. NC State (8-4)

25. Fresno State (9-3)

College Football Playoff rankings: Week 14 scores, results

  • No. 1 Clemson 38, No. 7 Miami 7
  • No. 6 Georgia 28, No. 2 Auburn 7
  • No. 3 Oklahoma 41, No. 11 TCU 17
  • No. 8 Ohio State 27, No. 4 Wisconsin 21
  • No. 10 USC 31, No. 12 Stanford 28
  • No. 14 UCF 62, No. 20 Memphis 55 (2OT)
  • Boise State, 17, No. 25 Fresno State 14

College Football Playoff rankings: Week 13 Top 25 teams

1. Alabama (11-0)

2. Miami (Fla.) (10-0)

3. Clemson (10-1)

4. Oklahoma (10-1)

5. Wisconsin (11-0)

6. Auburn (9-2)

7. Georgia (9-2)

8. Notre Dame (9-2)

9. Ohio State (9-2)

10. Penn State (9-2)

11. USC (10-2)

12. TCU (9-2)

13. Washington State (9-2)

14. Mississippi State (8-3)

15. UCF (10-0)

16. Michigan State (8-3)

17. Washington (9-2)

18. LSU (8-3)

19. Oklahoma State (8-3)

20. Memphis (9-1)

21. Stanford (8-3)

22. Northwestern (8-3)

23. Boise State (9-2)

24. South Carolina (8-3)

25. Virginia Tech (8-3)

College Football Playoff rankings: Week 13 scores, results

  • No. 6 Auburn 26, No. 1 Alabama 14
  • Pitt 24, No. 2 Miami 14
  • No. 3 Clemson 34, No. 24 South Carolina 10
  • No. 4 Oklahoma 59, West Virginia 31
  • No. 5 Wisconsin 31, Minnesota 0
  • No. 7 Georgia 38, Georgia Tech 7
  • No. 21 Stanford 38, No. 8 Notre Dame 20
  • No. 9 Ohio State 31, Michigan 20
  • No. 10 Penn State 66, Maryland 3
  • No. 12 TCU 45, Baylor 22
  • Ole Miss 31, No. 14 Mississippi State 28
  • No. 17 Washington 41, No. 13 Washington State 14
  • No. 15 UCF 49, South Florida 42
  • No. 16 Michigan State 40, Rutgers 7
  • No. 18 LSU 45, Texas A&M 21
  • No. 19 Oklahoma State 58, Kansas 17
  • No. 20 Memphis 70, East Carolina 13
  • No. 22 Northwestern 42, Illinois 7
  • Fresno State 28, No. 23 Boise State 17
  • No. 25 Virginia Tech 10, Virginia 0

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