Hawaii LB Marist Liufau Commits To Notre Dame

Hawaii LB Marist Liufau Commits To Notre Dame

Hawaii LB Marist Liufau Commits To Notre Dame

There wasn't so much as a shuffling in the top 10, in spite of Oklahoma's woeful defense on Saturday in the win against Oklahoma State.

Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and MI remained the top four teams in that order.

If the playoff was held today, Alabama would face MI in a Cotton Bowl semifinal on December 29 while Clemson would play Notre Dame in an Orange Bowl semifinal on the same day.

The Big 12 got some solid respect from the committee.

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The Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual is a contract bowl and historically guarantees the Big Ten champ against the Pac-12 champ. It's not as if Alabama would have a loaded resume, with victories against LSU, Mississippi State and Auburn at the top. The Cyclones, who have won five straight games, jumped six spots from No. 22 in Tuesday's rankings. However, Georgia still controls its own fate as it will face Alabama in the SEC Championship Game on December 1 in Atlanta.

The Peach Bowl would have No. 9 West Virginia and No. 12 Syracuse, as they are the highest-ranked remaining teams and would be chosen based on fan interest, geography and matchup.

Alabama will host The Citadel on Saturday at 11 a.m. CT.

And if Notre Dame's loss is to USC, it could put a spotlight on Washington State's poorly officiated loss to the Trojans back in September by virtue of comparing common opponents.

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