Ted Lewis

CFP semifinals

Sugar Bowl: Florida State vs. Mississippi State

Briefly: Style does matter, so Bama moves to No. 1 as much for Florida State ekeing by as for what the Tide has done. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see Bama have to be the team that must win the rematch?

Rose Bowl: Alabama vs. Oregon

Briefly: Not only was Bama unimpressive vs. Western Carolina, but there were several injuries. Nobody’s beating conference foes more impressively than the Ducks, but the Pac-12 title game still looms.

Other CFP bowls

Cotton: Baylor vs. Michigan

Peach: Georgia vs. Marshall

Orange: Georgia Tech vs. Ohio State

Fiesta: UCLA vs. TCU

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Scott Rabalais

CFP semifinals

Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs. Mississippi State

Briefly: Style does matter, so Bama moves to No. 1 as much for Florida State ekeing by as for what the Tide has done. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see Bama have to be the team that must win the rematch?

Rose Bowl: Florida State vs. Oregon

Briefly: Thought long about making the Ducks No. 2, but it matters little in this case. What does matter is the Seminoles being sent to the West Coast instead of getting to play 51/2 hours from home.

Other CFP bowls

Cotton: Baylor vs. Colorado State

Peach: Georgia vs. Ohio State

Orange: Georgia Tech vs. Michigan State

Fiesta: UCLA vs. TCU