On Dec. 20, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee announced its final four teams for the 2020-2021 playoff.
On Jan. 1, No. 1 Alabama football will face off against No. 4 Notre Dame at the Rose Bowl in Arlington, Texas while No. 2 Clemson will take on No. 3 Ohio State at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
Just missing the cut was No. 5 Texas A&M and No. 6 Oklahoma. While the Aggies finished their season 8-1 and second in the SEC West division, Oklahoma defeated Iowa State on Saturday to finish the season as Big 12 champions.
Prior to the Rose Bowl announcement, many expected the Crimson Tide to be making a trip to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl due to its geographical location. With the news that Alabama would be traveling to Arlington, the Selection Committee's decision to send the Crimson Tide to the Rose Bowl came as quite a surprise to many.
However, following the selection announcement, CFP Selection Committee chairman Gary Barta revealed that the decision came down to how many fans would be allowed to travel to Arlington.
"We know that there’s going to be 16,000 fans able to watch in Arlington," Barta told ESPN. "We know there will be 3,000 fans in New Orleans. The committee decided the advantage is for the No. 1 team to have more fans able to watch."
While the playoff field might be set, there are still a lot of bowl games set to be announced on Sunday afternoon. With the NCAA forgoing its usual bowl requirements of a .500 record or better, this season's bowl game slate has the potential to create a lot of interesting and exciting matchups.
Here is the full schedule of bowl games announced on Dec. 20. This list will be updated with final scores as the bowls occur over the season.
2020 College Football Bowl Schedule:
CFP National Championship Game:
No. 1 Alabama vs No. 3 Ohio State
- Jan. 11, 7 p.m. CT (ESPN)
- Hard Rock Stadium, Miami
Completed Bowl Results:
Myrtle Beach Bowl: Appalachian State 56, North Texas 28
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Nevada 38, Tulane 27
Boca Raton Bowl: No. 16 BYU 49, UCF 23
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Georgia Southern 38, Louisiana Tech 3
Montgomery Bowl: Memphis 25, FAU 10
New Mexico Bowl: Hawaii 28, Houston 14
Camellia Bowl: Buffalo 17, Marshall 10
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl: No. 19 Louisiana 31, UTSA 24
LendingTree Bowl: Georgia State 39, Western Kentucky 21
FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl: Liberty 37, No. 12 Coastal Carolina 34 (OT)
Cheez-It Bowl: No. 21 Oklahoma State 37, No. 18 Miami 34
Valero Alamo Bowl: No. 20 Texas 55, Colorado 23
Duke's Mayo Bowl: Wisconsin 42, Wake Forest 28
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (NY6): No. 6 Oklahoma 55, No. 7 Florida 20
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: Mississippi State 28, No. 24 Tulsa 26
Arizona Bowl: Ball State 34, San Jose State 13
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: West Virginia 24, Army 21
Vrbo Citrus Bowl: No. 14 Northwestern 35, Auburn 19
Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl (NY6): No. 9 Georgia 24, No. 8 Cincinnati 21
Rose Bowl Presented by Capital One (CFP, NY6): No. 1 Alabama 31, No. 4 Notre Dame 14
Allstate Sugar Bowl (CFP, NY6): No. 3 Ohio State 49, No. 2 Clemson 28
Outback Bowl: Ole Miss 26, No. 11 Indiana 20
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl: Kentucky 23, No. 23 NC State 21
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (NY6): No. 10 Iowa State 34, No. 25 Oregon 17
Capital One Orange Bowl (NY6): No. 5 Texas A&M 41, No. 13 North Carolina 27