COLUMBUS (NEXSTAR) — Ohio State’s bid for a national championship will go through the desert while no. 1 LSU will play for the Peach Bowl in a familiar Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
The Buckeyes were knocked from the top spot in the College Football Playoff rankings Sunday after surviving their first big scare of the season, coming back from a 21-7 halftime deficit against the no. 8 Wisconsin Badgers.
The now no. 2 ranked Buckeyes will face No. 3 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix on Dec. 28. The no. 1 LSU Tigers will take on no. 4 Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl.
Let’s see how each team fared during championship weekend:
No. 1 LSU
The Louisiana State University Tigers won the SEC Championship with a blowout 37-10 win over Georgia.
No. 2 Ohio State
The Buckeyes survived their first big scare of the season, coming back from a 21-7 halftime deficit to win 34-21.
Watch Coach Ryan Day and OSU football players react after the Buckeyes were ranked No. 2 in the CFP.
No. 3 Clemson
Clemson made short work of No. 23 Virginia in the ACC Championship game, winning 62-17.
No. 4 Oklahoma
The Sooners defeated No. 7 Baylor in overtime 30-23 and took home the Big 12 title.