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Four Teams in the First College Football Playoff Just Announced

Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor celebrates after the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Missouri, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Atlanta. Alabama won 42-13. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The teams playing in the first College Football Playoff were announced Sunday afternoon.

Here are the teams and their rankings:

No. 1: Alabama

No. 2: Oregon

No. 3: Florida State

No. 4: Ohio State

The top four seeds will play in the Sugar and Rose Bowls on Jan. 1, with No. 1 Alabama tackling No. 4 Ohio State in New Orleans and No. 2 Oregon playing No. 3 Florida State in Pasadena, California.

Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor celebrates after the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Missouri, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Atlanta. Alabama won 42-13. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor celebrates after the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Missouri, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Atlanta. Alabama won 42-13. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The winners of those games will face off in the national championship on Jan. 12 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Close but no cigars: Baylor and TCU finished with spots No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.

This story has been updated.

Follow Zach Noble (@thezachnoble) on Twitter

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