Notre Dame headed to Cotton Bowl | Notre Dame

Notre Dame headed to Cotton Bowl | Notre Dame

The Crimson Tide (13-0) have been the nation's No. 1 team all season and defeated Georgia on Saturday to win the Southeastern Conference title. Alabama will enter the postseason trying to become the 12th preseason No. 1 to win the national championship and third team to be No. 1 the entire season, joining Florida State in 1999 and USC in 2004.

The previous game was against Florida State in the Orange Bowl and according to the bowl projections, the Wolverines could be playing Florida this time around. Clemson (the ACC champion) and Notre Dame (undefeated) should occupy the top three spots, likely in that order.

Notre Dame last played in the Cotton Bowl on New Year's Day 1994, beating Texas A&M when the game was still in its namesake stadium about 20 miles away in Dallas at the site of the State Fair of Texas.

Alabama is 4-4 in the Orange Bowl, though they haven't appeared in the game since 1999.

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The OU-Alabama matchup will mark the sixth meeting between the programs, with the Sooners holding a 3-1-1 lead.

Big 12 - 4 (4, 14, 15, 25). "So we went with the one-loss conference champion". While the Gators are a good team, one ranked in the top 10, it would be the third meeting in four years between the two teams and it's not something MI football fans seem thrilled about. Clemson triumphed 24-22 on its way to a 14-1 season and runner-up finish in the second College Football Playoff. It was the closest game Alabama played all season. The Sooners and Buckeyes won their league championship games. Clemson is making its fourth straight appearance.

Ticket Information Sooner Club members will be notified via email within 24 hours of the bowl announcement regarding the number of tickets they have qualified to receive, with a deadline of 2 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Dec. 4, to cancel orders.

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