Once No. 4 USC was trounced in the second half on Friday night by Utah in the Pac-12 championship game, it was immediately clear which of the four teams would make the finals. college football playoff and compete for a spot in the national title game at SoFi Stadium.
No matter what Saturday, No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Texas Christian and No. 5 Ohio State will finish the regular season nationally unbeaten or with one loss. A two-loss team has never made the CFP field.
The only thing left to determine is seeding. Following TCU’s 31-28 overtime loss to Kansas State in the Big 12 Championship Game, the Horned Frogs have opened themselves up to debate on whether they should be ahead of Ohio State after losing 45-23 to the Wolverines. Didn’t play on Saturday. Last weekend in Columbus. It is likely that the CFP selection committee will eschew the semifinal rematch between Michigan and Ohio State and pick TCU at No. 3. But that’s at least one question now.
Here are answers to other top college football questions:
When will we know who made it to the CFP semi-finals?
The College Football Playoff selection committee will reveal the top of the bracket Sunday at 9 a.m. PST on ESPN.
What about the other six bowls of the new year?
ESPN will add the final CFP Top 25 rankings and rankings for all New Year’s Six bowls at 11:30 AM PST. Announcements for non-playoff bowls are announced during the broadcast, with final lineups being determined by noon.
In which bowl will USC and UCLA play?
USC is likely to go to the Cotton Bowl, facing Tulane. UCLA’s outlook is a bit more murky, but the Sun Bowl remains a potential destination.
Will Caleb Williams Still Win The Heisman Trophy?
Entering Friday night, it looked as if Caleb Williams had locked down the Heisman Trophy. After passing for 363 yards and three touchdowns and playing the entire second half with an injured hamstring, the only thing Williams didn’t do was lead the Trojans to a heroic victory. He proved once again that he would be a worthy Heisman winner.
On Saturday morning, TCU quarterback Max Duggan made his move, poised to lead the Horned Frogs back from another second half deficit to send the game to overtime. But the fact that Duggan couldn’t make it out in overtime makes it unlikely that he’ll be able to garner the late votes to overtake Williams.
How do I get tickets to see the CFP Title Game at SoFi Stadium?
Most tickets to the game are allocated to the two participating institutions and sold directly through each school. Many others will be available on the secondary market.
Official list of the College Football Playoff Ticket options on its website,