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12/07/2014 12:56 pm ET Updated Dec 07, 2014

College Football Playoff Teams Revealed: Alabama, Oregon, Florida State And ... Ohio State

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And then there were four.

Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State were selected for the debut edition of the College Football Playoff. The final rankings of the 12-member College Football Playoff selection committee were revealed on Sunday:

As the top seed, Alabama will face No. 4 Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl semifinal to be played in New Orleans. Oregon, the No. 2 seed, will face defending national champion No. 3 Florida State in the Rose Bowl semifinal.

Ahead of the selection committee's announcement of the four-team field, Ohio State, TCU and Baylor seemed to be in a three-way battle for the final spot. In the Dec. 2 rankings, TCU had been at No. 3, Ohio State at No. 5 and Baylor at No. 6. When the final rankings were revealed, the Big 12 co-champions had just missed out on the playoff while the Buckeyes, after winning the Big Ten Championship Game in dominant fashion on Saturday, had vaulted into the top four.

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