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2018 CFP IN: Alabama Crimson Tide

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Alabama Crimson Tide are the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff. The Tide has been the No. 1 team all season.

As the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff, they will face the No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners on December 29th. The two teams will kickoff at 4 pm in the Orange Bowl in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Irv Smith Jr. scoring a touchdown against the Mercer Bears
Irv Smith Jr. scoring a touchdown against the Mercer Bears (Getty Images)

This is the third-time that the Crimson Tide were the No. 1 seed since the College Football Playoff started in 2014. They were also the No. 1 seed in the inaugural CFP in 2014 and again in 2016.

In the 2014-15 CFP, the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Tide 42-35 in the Sugar Bowl. Then, in 2016-17, Alabama defeated No. 4 Washington Huskies in the Peach Bowl.

The Tide will look to win its third College Football Playoff National Championship. They also 45-40 over then No. 1 Clemson Tigers at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona in January 2016.

Alabama also won 26-23 in overtime over then No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

This season, the Tide went 13-0. They defeated the Louisville Cardinals in the season-opener, 51-14, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida in the Camping World Kickoff.

The Tide then defeated the Arkansas State Red Wolves, 57-7, on September 15th. One week later, they defeated the Ole Miss Rebels, 62-7.

Alabama was then challenged by then-No. 23 Texas A&M Aggies, 45-23, on September 22nd. The Tide won 56-14 over the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns on week later.

The team began October with a 65-31 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks on October 6th. They also defeated the Missouri Tigers, 39-10, on October 13th.

In the Third Saturday in October meeting with the Tennessee Volunteers, the Tide won 58-21. Alabama leads the all-time series, 57-37-8 in 101 meetings.

The Tide shutout then-No. 4 LSU Tigers on November 3rd at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. One week later, they also shutout then-No. 18 Mississippi State Bulldogs, 24-0, on November 10th.

In an easy win over the FCS’ The Citadel Bulldogs, 50-17, the Tide won 52-12 in the Iron Bowl over the Auburn Tigers on November 24th. Their regular season concluded on Saturday as they defeated the No. 4 Georgia Bulldogs, 35-28, in the SEC Championship game.

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