Historic playoff: Alabama-Cincinnati, Michigan-Georgia

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By RALPH D. RUSSO
AP College Football Writer

IRVING, Texas (AP) – The College Football Playoff is set and it is historic: Cincinnati will play Alabama in the Cotton Bowl and Michigan will face Georgia in the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Eve.

Fourth-seeded Cincinnati becomes the first team to break through the CFP’s glass ceiling and make college football’s final four from a non-Power Five conference.

The Bearcats won the American Athletic Conference and head into the postseason as the only unbeaten team in the country. Their reward will be a matchup with the defending national champions.

The Crimson Tide is in the playoff for the seventh time in its eight-year history.

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12/5/2021 9:35:19 PM (GMT -6:00)

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