Alabama and Oklahoma meet in CFP semifinals at the Orange Bowl

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Alabama and Oklahoma are headed to the Orange Bowl, and a semifinal showdown in the College Football Playoff.

The Crimson Tide (13-0) have been the nation's No. 1 team all season and defeated Georgia on Saturday to win the Southeastern Conference title. The Sooners (12-1) defeated Texas to win the Big 12 title on Saturday.

This is the second time that the Orange Bowl has been the site of a CFP semifinal. Top-seeded Clemson beat fourth-seeded Oklahoma 37-17 in 2015.

No. 1 Alabama (13-0, Southeastern Conference champions) vs. No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1, Big 12 champions), Dec. 29, 8 p.m. EST (ESPN)

LOCATION: Miami Gardens, Fla.

TOP PLAYERS

Oklahoma: QB Kyler Murray has thrown for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns this season.

Alabama: QB Tua Tagovailoa has 37 touchdown passes and is No. 2 nationally in pass efficiency this season - behind only Oklahoma's Kyler Murray.

NOTABLE

Oklahoma: The Sooners are in the playoff for the third time, and looking for their first win. They lost the Orange Bowl in 2015 and the Rose Bowl in 2018, both of those being semifinal games.

Alabama: The Crimson Tide are the only team who have appeared in all five editions of the playoff, and are seeking a fourth consecutive berth in the CFP championship game.

LAST TIME

Oklahoma 45, Alabama 31. (Sugar Bowl, Jan. 2, 2014)

BOWL HISTORY

Oklahoma: 20th appearance in the Orange Bowl, 52nd bowl game overall.

Alabama: 9th appearance in the Orange Bowl, 69th bowl game overall.