The Associated Press
GRAPEVINE, Texas — The first College Football Playoff expanded the national championship race, made the regular season even more intriguing and produced a final four with major star power.
Nick Saban’s No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Urban Meyer’s No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes at the Sugar Bowl.
Marcus Mariota, this season’s Heisman Trophy front-runner, and second-seeded Oregon vs. Jameis Winston, last season’s Heisman Trophy winner, and defending national champion Florida State at the Rose Bowl.