2015 College Football Playoff news and schedule,: Clemson tops the chart
2015 College Football playoff pairings remain the talk of the town. Four conference champions are hunting for the top spot second year in a row. Now it has been confirmed that Clemson, Alabama, Michigan State and Oklahoma will be staking their claims for the national championship.
There is no denying the fact that things are rather moving smoothly in this regard. This past Sunday too there was nothing dramatic as far as the playoff selection committee is concerned. The selection committee has already announced its choices after deliberating throughout the weekend in Grapevine, Texas.
Following the selection, Jeff Long, chairman of the CFP selection committee, told the media that the decision was actually not very difficult when it came to selecting the top four teams for the College Football Playoff. He said that Clemson is “clearly the No. 1 team in the country.”
He is not wrong and no one is actually going to challenge the decision. Clemson is the ACC champion and only unbeaten team in the FBS. They moved to the top after beating North Carolina on Saturday night. The Tigers are seeking their first national title since 1981 and they are set to face No 4 Oklahoma, the Big 12 champion, on December 31 in a College Football Playoff semifinal in the Capital One Orange Bowl.
On the other hand, Alabama too has proved itself beyond doubt. Alabama is the No. 2 in the committee’s final rankings. The Crimson Tide will face No. 3 Michigan State on Dec. 31 in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. “We stayed focused, we stayed the course, we stayed committed to our mentality and our preparation each and every week,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said on ESPN. “Our leadership was phenomenal. We weren’t always pretty, but championship teams find ways to win and that’s what this team has done time and time again.”