"I mean, you never know what they're going to do and lots of people said Ohio State would be there and now that Alabama has showed up, it's a big relief", King said.
No playoff team had ever lost by more than 14 points (which was the Buckeyes against Virginia Tech in 2014) and that defeat coming in November further hurt Ohio State's case. "We only get to host this game every three years, so you hope you get a marquee matchup".
Because the committee blessed the Sugar Bowl, host of a January 1 national semifinal, with No. 1 Clemson (12-1) vs.
The Tigers will face a team that was beseeched by injuries - as Alabama had eight starters who missed game, and seven of them are expected to be back for the playoff - and still managed to hold the No. 1 ranking in the first 13 weeks of the Associated Press Top 25 poll and for two weeks of the CFP rankings.
Santa Ana winds to bring fire danger to Southern California
The relative humidity will drop to 10 percent across most of the county on Monday, and will remain low for most of the week. But the lack of recent rainfall and low humidity levels have dried out the extra fuel, making it ready to spark.
Saban spent time politicking for the Crimson Tide late Saturday night during an appearance on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt, Rece Davis and Chris Fowler. The two winners will meet in Atlanta on January 8 for college football's national championship. The Tide's bid for a second straight title was denied in Tampa last season when the Tigers scored a game-winning TD with one second left in a 35-31 victory. Championship playoffs I don't know if that's true or not but Steve Geller is it was purposeful or not it worked. Last season, it flipped with the No. 1 Tide unbeaten and the No. 2 Tigers with one loss.
The Clemson football team relishes being the underdog and it appears that the defending champions won't be favored against Crimson Tide in the trilogy battle. "We're attacking to try to go win another one". That's been our mindset all year. "I told Deshaun wouldn't it be something if we came back here for the semifinals in a few months".
"As an Alabama fan, everyone knows Alabama football is number one down here in the south and it's what everybody loves and everyone is all excited", Curren said.
The Crimson Tide (11-1), which was idle this weekend after losing to rival Auburn in the Iron Bowl 26-14 two weeks ago, will play No. 1 seed and defending national champion Clemson (12-1) in the second of the two national semifinals January 1, in the Sugar Bowl from New Orleans. "It's not exactly like we'd like for it to be and we feel very fortunate that we have the opportunity to be in the game".
She beat out Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa for votes in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Free State and North West. She is a prominent politician and the ex-wife of scandal-prone President Jacob Zuma, who steps down this month.
Whatever decision is made on Monday, two appeals will be possible and a final ruling could well only come only after the vote. Puigdemont, Junqueras and other former ministers are candidates for the elections, despite being in exile or prison.
Weeks after bringing an Android Oreo update to Nokia 8 , HMD Global is now all set to release the same latest update for Nokia 3 . This means that Google services like the Play Store won't be included, instead replaced by an approved Chinese alternative.
Monetary donations are appreciated as well, and red kettles can be found at the trailer as well as around Muscatine. Red Kettle donations support community-based programs in the area of each island where each donation is made.
Curry hurt the ankle when he lunged for a steal and turned the ankle awkwardly with just over a minute remaining in the game. The Pelicans were seemingly doing nearly everything right - one of the few ways to topple the excellence of these Warriors .
The snapshot of the largest sector in the economy will worry consumers already caught by weak wage growth and rising inflation. The services sector is more labor-intensive than manufacturing, and policymakers are counting on it to create more jobs.
Driving conditions were described as reasonable at the time though visibility was somewhat restricted by mist and drizzle. They had been due to attend a family funeral, and are understood to have arrived at Shannon airport just hours earlier .
Assassin's Creed Origins fans who missed the first two fights will still get an opportunity to take them down. The Assassin's Creed franchise is also celebrating its tenth anniversary, so Ubisoft has a lot to celebrate.
Blake Lively was injured on set Monday in Dublin , Ireland during the filming of her next film " The Rhythm Section ". She related that her character's appearance is deliberate. "If you drive down skid row, that's not what you see".
Starbucks Reserve Roastery opens in Shanghai
China is Starbucks's fastest-growing market with more than 3,000 stores across 136 cities, including 600 in Shanghai alone. Until now, Starbucks' only open Roastery was in Seattle, Washington .
NASA Turns on Voyager 1 Thrusters after 37 Years
It adds that it might not have to do that soon, as the trusters in use on the Voyager 2 are not as "degraded" as Voyager 1's. The engineers used trajectory correction maneuver (TCM) thrusters to accurately detect the spacecraft's location.
Google Maps gets a dedicated two-wheeler mode in India
Sengupta said a special version of the Google Assistant - in both English and Hindi - has been developed for Reliance Jio phones. There will also be a new set of lighter Google apps, including Google Go (for search) aimed at first time smartphone users.
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Investors are definitely paying attention to what analysts over at Wall Street are now thinking about the shares of Altaba Inc. Its minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $4 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $8.
Top coaches cautious after 2018 FIFA World Cup draw
Holders Germany will face Mexico , Sweden and South Korea as they try to retain the title for the first time since Brazil in 1962. Portugal have to accept that we are one of the favourites but if you look in a bit more detail, you can see it's very hard .
Opera waited year to act on accusation against conductor
It was expected to be his last appearance at the Met for at least the rest of this year and possibly the foreseeable future. A Met spokeswoman says Levine denied the accusations and the opera did not want to interfere in the police investigation.