Notre Dame secures #3 spot, to play #2 Clemson in playoffs

The Fighting Irish are #3 in the College Football Playoffs.

They’ll play #2 Clemson on Dec. 29 at the Cotton Bowl in the playoff semifinals.

Alabama took the #1 spot, while Oklahoma takes the #3 slot.

The Crimson Tide (13-0) have been the nation’s No. 1 team all season and defeated Georgia on Saturday to win the Southeastern Conference title. The Sooners (12-1) defeated Texas to win the Big 12 title on Saturday.

This is the second time that the Orange Bowl has been the site of a CFP semifinal. Top-seeded Clemson beat fourth-seeded Oklahoma 37-17 in 2015.

The other CFP semifinal this season is at the Cotton Bowl, where second-seeded Clemson will face third-seeded Notre Dame in a battle of unbeatens.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kayla Crandall

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Kayla Crandall is the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at Fort Wayne's NBC. She also serves as the weekend producer on NBC.

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