Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma chosen as final four teams

Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma chosen as final four teams

Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma chosen as final four teams

Georgia won't be headed to the College Football Playoff. The Irish are 5-2 in Cotton Bowl games.

The Fighting Irish had their spot booked in the playoff a week before the other teams given they didn't play in a conference title game. The Bulldogs, per the FPI, were the third-best team in the country, but a 20-point loss at LSU ultimately proved too much to overcome, at least in the eyes of the Playoff committee.

Georgia's case for a spot in the playoffs was boosted by their close loss to Alabama in Saturday's SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Crimson Tide struggled the majority of the game, trailing in the second half by as many as 14. Top-seeded Clemson beat fourth-seeded Oklahoma 37-17 in 2015. Salmons, a veteran oddsmaker who oversees the SuperBook's college football odds, said he would have the Bulldogs favored by 3.5 points over Oklahoma on a neutral field.

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Each of these four teams is now looking toward the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl on December 29, as Alabama will face Oklahoma in Miami while Clemson and Notre Dame square off in Dallas.

Alabama has kicked off as the favorite in 52 consecutive games and 125 of its past 126.

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi has faced Clemson and Notre Dame and told ESPN there is "no comparison" between the two teams. The line had ticked down to Clemson -11 at several books as of Sunday afternoon. The winners advance to Santa Clara, Calif., on January 7 for the national title game. The line dropped down to Alabama -6 over Clemson on Saturday at the SuperBook. "That is the ultimate compliment I can give them" said Saban.

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