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Orange Bowl

Oklahoma safely No. 3 in College Football Playoff rankings

Oklahoma is No. 3 in the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings, putting the Sooners safely in position to be in the final four with their season completed.

The Sooners locked up the Big 12 championship with a blowout victory at Oklahoma State on Saturday.

Clemson is still No. 1 and Alabama remained No. 2. Both the Tigers (12-0) and Crimson Tide (11-1) head into their conference championship games Saturday needing just a victory to lock up a playoff spot.

"The committee debated long and hard about the No. 1 and No. 2 teams," committee chairman Jeff Long said.

The top seed gets to play closest to home, so for Clemson a semifinal game...