by Nick Stokes, USA Today title College football playoff title game: Who wins, who loses?
article By Nick Stoke, USA TODAY College football is finally back in the national consciousness, and not in a good way.
In a sport that has traditionally been perceived as a one-off event that only the elite teams can win, the playoff has been thrust into a national conversation for the first time.
This week’s semifinals of the College Basketball Playoff will be played on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2.
The semifinals will air live on ESPN, the network that once was the national sports network of choice for college football fans.
The College Football playoff is a regional tournament that begins with a championship game between the top four teams from the four conferences (Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC and Big 12) at the conclusion of the regular season.
The semifinal winners play in the championship game.
The championship game is one of the most important contests in the NCAA championship calendar, with the winner earning a berth in the College Bowl, a marquee tournament that features two-team, single-elimination matchups and an overall playoff champion.
This year, the winner will be selected by an all-star panel of coaches, analysts and analysts of various national and international teams.
It will also be the first year the semifinal winner will have to play a first-round matchup with a first round opponent.
The winner of the semifinals is expected to finish the regular-season at No. 1 in the polls and No. 2 in the AP poll.
But it’s not just about the big names.
Here’s what you need to know about the College Championships and the playoff.