The Top 25 was released ahead of the final rankings from the College Football Playoff selection committee.
The Mind of Mike is a scary place, but we thought we'd enter it for thoughts on the conference championships as well as the four-team playoff.
The first meeting between the two programs was on January 1, 1963 in the Orange Bowl.
"I get that there are other great teams out there, but I feel very confident this team can go forward and continue to win", coach Lincoln Riley told ESPN. Heck, there's been reason to look forward to the title game since before the start of the 2018 regular season.
Notre Dame is 18-18 all time in bowl games, with the Cotton Bowl far and away its most successful. "We've been on a journey here the last couple years to put our football team back in this position".
The Tigers' only Cotton Bowl was on January 1, 1940, a 6-3 win over Boston College.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney raises the trophy after Clemson won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday.
Oklahoma moved into the fourth and final spot in the playoff rankings after winning the Big 12 championship.
Texas football got to take on the Sooners in the Big 12 Championship Game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, on December 1. Georgia had its shot at Alabama this weekend and blew a two touchdown lead, and the Bulldogs also have a 20-point loss to LSU on their resume.
The two winners will play at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., (San Francisco Bay Area) on January 7, 2019 for the national title.
If the Horns were able to pull off the victory against the Sooners, it would've thrown a wrench into the entire Playoff hopes for the Big 12.