The No. 2 and No. 3 designation doesn't matter much, as these teams are likely to square off in the Rose Bowl for a chance to play in the national championship. They'll probably take a deeper hit than No. 12 Stanford, who lost to No. 10 USC by three in the Pac-12 championship game. Their 11th Big 12 title overall was the first without Bob Stoops, the coach for their last national title in 2000 who resigned unexpectedly last summer. "We never have", Smart said. "Have a ton of respect for him, the coach he is, the team that they have". We are running out of space for TCU very quickly, and I am just now getting to No. 9 Penn State that was already sitting in front of TCU before the weekend started.
The Sooners' 41-17 win over TCU in the Big 12 Championship on Saturday gives them an 8-1 record in Big 12 title games, including wins in the last three. The Sooners have won eight consecutive games, including six straight by double digits. I like the matchup against Oklahoma because even though quarterback Baker Mayfield is the best player in the nation, Georgia matches up well physically and can control the game with its rushing attack. "He stretches and extends plays, extremely explosive, not afraid to make any throws".
These two teams were very almost flawless. Then, as ESPN's Rece Davis announced Oklahoma would be No. 2 in the 2017 College Football Playoff, each person in the room celebrated for no longer than five seconds, Riley said, before he asked "What's next?"
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41 - Oklahoma's point total in its 41-17 win over TCU in the Big 12 Championship. "That was just kind of always one of those places that you kind of put on the bucket list as far as, want to go to that game one day, be involved in that game one day".
Clemson earned the top spot in the College Football Playoff and will face No. 4 Alabama.
Georgia also has made one previous appearance in the Rose Bowl, beating UCLA 9-0 on January 1, 1943. However, do the Buckeyes deserve to be in the tournament ahead of the Crimson Tide? Oklahoma defeated Washington State, 34-14, on New Year's Day 2003.