College football playoff teams, schedule announced

Ruben Hill
December 10, 2019

Ohio State football enters the College Football Playoff having played three of the nation's top 15 teams in consecutive weeks.

The opening lines for the college football playoff are out, and LSU has opened as a staggering 12.5 point favorite over the Sooners.

No. 1 LSU (13-0) will play No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1) in the Peach Bowl and No. 2 Ohio State (13-0) will meet No. 3 Clemson (13-0) in the Fiesta Bowl on December 28.

Despite that defeat, Wisconsin will head to Pasadena to take on No. 6 OR in this year's Rose Bowl. The Badgers actually held a 21-7 advantage at halftime, but Ryan Day's Buckeyes secured their third consecutive Big Ten title by scoring 27 unanswered points in the second half. They're damn near two touchdown underdogs! Meanwhile, Fiesta Bowl opponent Clemson is the defending national champion playing in its fifth consecutive CFP semifinals as a program.

The Clemson and Ohio State prediction is a lot more reasonable at -2 in favor of the Tigers. Because we can't predict host bids in this exercise, the higher seed in the College Football Playoff rankings will host each game.

Whether counting each of the past three Big Ten championship games or the annual series with MI or other Big Ten and non-conference games with national attention, the Buckeyes can fairly say they have big-game experience. ACC champion Clemson (13-0) will play Big 10 champion Ohio State (13-0) in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Waitlist requests, if fulfilled, will be assigned seats in the Ohio State sections based on when orders are received.

Most Clemson football fans wanted to play LSU in the first-round just because of the fact that the National Championship game is in New Orleans. Detailed instructions for submitting priority ticket requests were emailed to these groups in mid-November.

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