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College Football Playoff final four: Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington

College Football Playoff final four: Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington

The College Football Playoff issued its final rankings Sunday morning, naming the top four teams that will vie for the national championship.

No surprise that undefeated Alabama retained the No. 1 spot.

No mystery about No. 2 Clemson — which clinched the Atlantic Coast Conference title Saturday — or No. 3 Ohio State, a selection committee favorite in recent weeks.

The big question surrounded the No. 4 spot, where Washington edged out No. 5 Penn State and No. 6 Michigan.

The Huskies had only one loss and a Pac-12 crown, but faced questions about their strength of schedule.

Penn State had two losses, but captured the Big 10 title with a...

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