What the season finisher and New Year’s Six bowl games would be today


There was no greater recipient of Alabama’s misfortune to Auburn in the Iron Bowl a week ago than No. 5 Utah.With the main four (Ohio State, LSU, Clemson, Georgia) remaining the equivalent, true to form, the Utes were the tale of the College Football Playoff choice board of trustees’ fifth positioning, as they were elevated to the No. 5 spot while Alabama tumbled right to No. 12 – behind three-misfortune rival Auburn.It was a significant hop for the Pac-12 heading into title end of the week, as the alliance still holds a slight edge over the Big (**********’s) top groups, No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 7 Baylor. The request can in any case change on Selection Day, however it’s a significant differentiation heading into the season’s last positioning on Dec. 8.2 RelatedShould No. 2 LSU beat No. 4 Georgia in the SEC Championship on Saturday, the fourth spot will come down to a discussion between the victor of the Big 12, and Utah, on the off chance that it can beat Oregon on Friday night in the Pac-12 title game. Assuming No. 1 Ohio State, No. 2 LSU and No. 3 Clemson all success their individual meetings – and Utah loses – it would be a simple choice for the council to put the Big 12 champion in the fourth spot, paying little respect to whether it’s Oklahoma or Baylor.Overshadowed by the news at the top was the way that with this positioning, No. 12 Alabama isn’t in any event, going to be in a New Year’s Six Bowl this year. It was a far fall for the main group in the nation that has been in the season finisher every one of the previous five seasons.Here’s what the section would resemble if the season finisher were today:No. 1 Ohio State would confront No. 4 Georgia in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. The choice panel ensures the No. 1 seed isn’t at a geographic detriment, which it would be on the off chance that it confronted Georgia in close by Atlanta, so No. 2 LSU will confront No. 3 Clemson in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.Because the Big Ten victor, for this situation Ohio State, is in an elimination round, the group’s next-most noteworthy positioned group, No. 8 Wisconsin, would then go to the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual, where it would confront No. 5 Utah on the grounds that the Rose Bowl is likewise ensured the Pac-12 champion if it’s not in a semifinal.The Allstate Sugar Bowl, which is ensured a SEC group against a Big 12 group, would take No. 9 Florida against No. 6 Oklahoma, as they are both the most noteworthy positioned groups accessible from each conference.The Capital One Orange Bowl is ensured the ACC champion, however since No. 3 Clemson is in an elimination round, it would take the following most noteworthy positioned ACC group, which is No. 23 Virginia. The Orange Bowl can pick the ACC’s rival from the Big Ten, SEC or Notre Dame, and No. 10 Penn State is the most elevated accessible option.The Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic would include No. 7 Baylor against No. 17 Memphis, which is ensured a spot as the most elevated positioned Group of 5 champion.(All games can be seen on ESPN and the ESPN App)Saturday, Dec. 28 Noon ET: Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: No. 7 Baylor versus No. 17 Memphis (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas)4 or 8 p.m. ET: College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: No. 2 LSU versus No. 3 Clemson (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta)4 or 8 p.m. ET: College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: No. 1 Ohio State versus No. 4 Georgia (State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona)Monday, Dec. 30 8 p.m. ET: Capital One Orange Bowl: No. 10 Penn State versus No. 23 Virginia (Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida)Wednesday, Jan. 1 5 p.m. ET: Rose Bowl Game displayed by Northwestern Mutual: No. 5 Utah versus No. 8 Wisconsin (Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California)8:45 p.m. ET: Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 6 Oklahoma versus No. 9 Florida (Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans)

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