college football playoff

Last year, the playoff era hit college football's highest level. This year, it moves from New Year's Day to New Year's Eve. A look at the matchups:

Orange Bowl

No. 4 Oklahoma (11-1) vs. No. 1 Clemson (13-0)

3 p.m. today • Miami Gardens, Fla. • TV: ESPN

Cotton Bowl

No. 3 Michigan State (12-1) vs. No. 2 Alabama (12-1)

7 p.m. today • Arlington, Texas • TV: ESPN

National Championship Game Semifinal winners • 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 • Glendale, Ariz. • TV: ESPN