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Playoff Field Set After Committee's Toughest-Ever Decision

Six worthy teams, only four spots. The math was simple: Not everyone was going to get an invite. Top-ranked Michigan will face No. 4 Alabama, and No. 2 Washington will meet No. 3 Texas in the College Football Playoff semifinals. Florida State, which finished 13-0, sat dejectedly as the Seminoles saw their title hopes disappear. Not at the hands of an opponent, but a 13-person committee. Here’s how the four-team field came to be — and why Florida State and former No. 1 Georgia were left out.

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