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Notre Dame Enters The College Football Playoff Ranked #3 Will Play Clemson

The Irish are officially one win away from the national championship game.

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On Sunday afternoon, the College Football playoff selection committee revealed the top four seeds that will advance to the national semifinals. The #3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish maintained their ranking from the last few weeks and will face the #2 Clemson Tigers in the Cotton Bowl semifinal game on December 29th.

On conference championship weekend, #1 Alabama snuck away with a win over #4 Georgia in the SEC Championship game. That keeps the Tide in the top spot and Bulldogs drop a bit. Oklahoma downed Texas by 12 to get themselves into the playoff. Clemson had no trouble against Pitt in the ACC championship game. Put all that together and that’s how we got here.

Here’s the complete T.V. schedule for the semifinal games:

Semifinal #1 - Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic - AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas

4 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET on ESPN on December 29th

Semifinal #2 - Capital One Orange Bowl - Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida

4 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET on ESPN on December 29th

College Football Playoff National Championship - Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California

8 p.m. ET on ESPN on January 7th

Keep checking back for more analysis and predictions on Notre Dame’s road to the National Championship Game.

Not done yet, Irish fans!