College Football Playoff Matchups Announced
Dec 5, 2021, 10:40 AM
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IRVING, Texas (AP) — The College Football Playoff is set and it is historic: Cincinnati will play Alabama in the Cotton Bowl and Michigan will face Georgia in the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Eve.
Fourth-seeded Cincinnati becomes the first team to break through the CFP’s glass ceiling and make college football’s final four from a non-Power Five conference.
#CFBPlayoff Semifinal at the @OrangeBowl
2️⃣. Michigan // @UMichFootball // #GoBlue
3️⃣. Georgia // @GeorgiaFootball // #GoDawgs
Friday, December 31.
Who’s in for the #2022Indy #NationalChampionship? pic.twitter.com/SHdGH5gGp7
— College Football Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 5, 2021
The Bearcats won the American Athletic Conference and head into the postseason as the only unbeaten team in the country.
Their reward will be a matchup with the defending national champions.
The Crimson Tide is in the playoff for the seventh time in its eight-year history.