Ohio State the No. 2 Seed in the College Football Playoff, Will Face Clemson in Semifinal

By Kevin Harrish on December 8, 2019 at 12:23 pm
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The Buckeyes will face Clemson.

Ohio State drew the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff and will face Clemson in a semifinal matchup at the Fiesta Bowl in Arizona on Dec. 28.

The Buckeyes entered the weekend No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings after back-to-back wins over top-15 opponents, but struggled early against Wisconsin in Saturday night's Big Ten Championship game.

Meanwhile, LSU cruised to a 37-10 win over Georgia in Saturday afternoon's SEC Championship game and overtook the Buckeyes for the playoff's top seed. LSU will now face Oklahoma in the semifinal at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta.

This is Ohio State's third trip to the College Football Playoff, and the first since 2016. The Buckeyes won the inaugural College Football Playoff national championship as a No. 4 seed following the 2014 regular season, but fell to Clemson 31-0 as the No. 3 seed in the 2016 semifinal.

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This year's game will be a rematch of that 2016 semifinal game in the same stadium, but with the seeds reversed.

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