UNDATED (AP) – No. 1 Alabama has won the SEC crown and secured its position in the CFP semifinals. And fifth-ranked Oklahoma made its case for moving into the top four when the CFP rankings are released on Sunday. Jalen Hurts saved the Crimson Tide’s unbeaten season by rallying them in the fourth quarter of a 35-28 win over fourth-ranked Georgia.
Second-ranked Clemson cruised to their fourth straight ACC championship as Travis Etienne ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-10 thrashing of Pittsburgh. The Tigers ran for 301 yards and four touchdowns while averaging nine yards per carry. Trevor Lawrence threw two short scoring passes to Tee Higgins and helped Clemson move to 13-0, locking up a national semifinal spot.
Like Oklahoma, No. 6 Ohio State is at the mercy of CFP officials after rolling to a 45-24 win against 21st-rated Northwestern in the Big Ten championship game. Dwayne Haskins added five more touchdown passes to his single-season conference record while completing 34 of his 41 passes for 499 yards and one interception.
Darriel Mack shrugged off two early turnovers to rush for three second-half touchdowns and rally No. 7 UCF to a 56-41 victory over Memphis in the American Athletic Conference championship game.
No. 24 Iowa State eked out a 27-24 win against Drake as David Montgomery ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns.
Ronnie Rivers scored on a 1-yard run in overtime to give No. 25 Fresno State a 19-16 victory over No. 19 Boise State for the Mountain West crown. Marcus McMaryion was 20 of 32 for 170 yards and one touchdown, and Rivers led the Bulldogs on the ground with 63 yards.