College Football Playoff Schedule, TV Channels – Alabama v Notre Dame, Clemson v Ohio State

The College Football Playoff semifinals are now set and there were no real surprises after the selection committee named Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and Notre Dame in the top 4 of the final rankings on Sunday.

College Football Playoff National Championship

College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T
Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, Florida)
Jan. 11: 8 p.m. on ESPN, WatchESPN.com and the ESPN App

College Football Playoff Semifinal at The Rose Bowl Game Presented by Capital One
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Notre Dame
AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)
Jan. 1: 4 p.m. on ESPN, WatchESPN.com and the ESPN App

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl
No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Ohio State
Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans)
Jan. 1: 8 p.m. on ESPN, WatchESPN.com and the ESPN App

As expected, SEC Championship winner Alabama returns as the No. 1 team in the rankings with ACC Championship title holders Clemson jumping over Notre Dame into the No. 2 position after flogging the Fighting Irish on Saturday.

Big Ten champion Ohio State moved up one spot to No. 3 after a hard-fought victory over Northwestern on Saturday. Notre Dame slipped two spots to fourth after the 34-10 defeat against the Tigers in the ACC championship.

After their exploits over the weekend, the Tide (-17.5) and Tigers (-6.5) have opened as the early favorites at Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill in the two semifinal games.

The Irish (10-1), who were suffering their first defeat of the season in the title game this weekend, have booked a date with the inform all-rounded Crimson Tide (11-0) in The Rose Bowl Game presented by Capital One on Jan. 1 at 4 p.m. ET, which will take place at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on New Year’s Day.

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No. 2 Clemson (10-1) and No. 3 Ohio State (6-0) will clash in the second semifinal, in the Allstate Sugar Bowl at 8 p.m – at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

The Tigers and Buckeyes are meeting for the third time in a College Football Playoff semifinal game. Clemson won the previous two, including last year’s 29-23 victory.

Ohio State secured a playoff berth despite playing only six games. The Buckeyes had nine games scheduled, but three of those fixtures were canceled because of COVID-19 concerns.

The College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T will take place at the AT&T Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on Jan. 11 at 8 p.m.

ESPN, WatchESPN.com and the ESPN App will provide the live television and live streaming coverage of both semifinals and national championship games.

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