FBS College Football Playoff

FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2017, file photo, Penn State head coach James Franklin, right, is greeted by Fiesta Bowl executive director Mike Nealy in preparation for an upcoming NCAA college football bowl game against Washington in Phoenix. Nealy and the Fiesta Bowl organizing committee faced unique challenges this year running two games. The Fiesta Bowl, one of the New Year's Six bowl games, went off as planned but the Guaranteed Rate Bowl, which was scheduled for Dec. 26, 2020, was canceled after there weren't enough teams to fill all of the bowl spots. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
January 16, 2021 - 2:36 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even after canceling the Tournament of Roses parade during the summer and scaling back the pregame festivities normally associated with the Rose Bowl, David Eads and his staff were still preparing for a College Football Playoff semifinal on New Year’s Day to be played at the...
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Georgia quarterback JT Daniels (18) works against Cincinnati during the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA college football game, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
January 12, 2021 - 12:29 pm
For those fans who are a tired of the same teams gobbling up the College Football Playoff spots and finishing near the top of the AP Top 25, here is reason to hope next season could be different. The first five teams in the final AP Top 25 released Tuesday are very likely to be breaking in new...
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Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith catches a touchdown pass in front of Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade during the first half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
January 12, 2021 - 12:44 am
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — DeVonta Smith did not catch a single pass after halftime. He didn’t have to, either. He’d done plenty. The Heisman Trophy-winning receiver from Alabama put his stamp all over the College Football Playoff championship game in the first two quarters, and the Crimson Tide...
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Fans watch before an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game between Alabama and Ohio State, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
January 11, 2021 - 11:37 pm
The end of the college football season began with a scene that would have looked bizarre 12 months ago — and will likely appear just as strange looking back years from now — but seemed entirely unremarkable Monday night. Alabama coach Nick Saban and Ohio State coach Ryan Day met on the field during...
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban, front left, jogs onto the field with his team for their Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
January 11, 2021 - 10:06 am
MIAMI (AP) — Trying to figure out which of Nick Saban’s Alabama teams is best is akin to picking Michelangelo’s greatest work of art or Ernest Hemingway’s best novel. They are all excellent in their own way. The first to win a national championship came in 2009 and is still the only Alabama team to...
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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day hugs quarterback Justin Fields after their win against Clemson in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. Ohio State won 49-28. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 10, 2021 - 11:57 am
College Football Playoff national championship: No. 1 Alabama (12-0) vs. No. 3 Ohio State (7-0), Monday, 8 p.m. EST (ESPN) at Miami Gardens, Florida. Line: Alabama by 8 1/2. Series record: Alabama 3-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Crimson Tide will play for their sixth national championship under coach...
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FILE - Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) gets past Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (6) and cornerback Clarence Lewis (26) on his way to the end zone for a touchdown in the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, in this Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, file photo. The Heisman Trophy winner caught seven passes for 130 yards and three touchdowns as No. 1 Alabama beat No. 4 Notre Dame in a College Football Playoff semifinal.(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
January 07, 2021 - 1:35 pm
Alabama and Ohio State advanced to the championship game in part because their best players delivered huge performances in their respective semifinals. Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith caught three touchdown passes in No. 1 Alabama’s 31-14 Rose Bowl rout of No. 4 Notre Dame. Justin Fields shook...
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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day hugs quarterback Justin Fields after their win against Clemson in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. Ohio State won 49-28. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 05, 2021 - 7:19 pm
College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock said Tuesday the national championship game between Alabama and Ohio State is still a go for Monday night amid a report that the Buckeyes are having COVID-19 issues. AL.com reported that Ohio State has been in contact with CFP officials about...
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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day hugs quarterback Justin Fields after their win against Clemson in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. Ohio State won 49-28. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 04, 2021 - 9:00 pm
Ohio State coach Ryan Day said he expects Justin Fields to play in the College Football Playoff national championship game against Alabama after the quarterback was banged up during the semifinals. Day declined to detail Fields’ injury on Monday during a Zoom news conference. "We don’t get into...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian watches warmups before an NCAA football game against LSU in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Texas has hired Sarkisian as the Longhorns new coach. The move comes just a few hours after Texas announced the firing of Tom Herman after four seasons with no Big 12 championships. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)
January 02, 2021 - 7:48 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas was tired of waiting for Tom Herman to deliver a Big 12 title and turn the Longhorns back into national championship contenders. Next up: Steve Sarkisian, the architect of the Alabama Crimson Tide’s offense and its tsunami of points this season. Texas fired Herman on...
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