Football Final 4: Clemson-Oklahoma; Alabama-Michigan St

Deshaun Watson
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson holds the most valuable player trophy after Clemson defeated North Carolina 45-37 in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

The latest on the college football playoffs, bowl matchups and other news on selection Sunday (all times EST).

12:34 p.m.

Finally, we have our playoff pairings!

And really, there can’t be too many arguments, can there?

Clemson finishes No. 1 in the College Football Ranking and will play No. 4 Oklahoma in one playoff semifinal, the Orange Bowl on Dec. 31.

Alabama finishes No. 2 in the final ranking, and will play No. 3 Michigan State in the other semifinal, the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 31.

The winners will play for the national championship on Jan. 11 in Glendale, Arizona.

Alabama and Clemson won conference title games on Saturday night and held their ranking. Michigan State handed Iowa its first loss in the Big Ten title game to move into the playoffs, while Oklahoma had already completed its season and held on for the final playoff spot.

Clemson goes into the playoffs as the only undefeated team.

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