The Newest from the School Soccer Playoff announcement and bowl choice day (all instances Jap):
No. 2 seed Michigan and No. Three Georgia will meet in a School Soccer Playoff semifinal on New Yr’s Eve on the Orange Bowl in Miami Gardens, Florida.
The storied packages have met solely twice, and never since 1965. Georgia received that sport 15-7. Michigan received 26-Zero in 1957. Each had been regular-season video games.
Michigan (12-1) is making its first look within the playoff. Georgia (12-1) is in for the second time, and first since 2017-18.
This would be the third time the Orange Bowl has hosted a nationwide semifinal. Onerous Rock Stadium was web site for Alabama’s win over Ohio State within the 2021 nationwide championship sport.
Michigan is coming off a 42-Three win over Iowa within the Large Ten championship sport. The Wolverines received their first convention title since 2004. Georgia misplaced 41-24 to Alabama within the Southeastern Convention title sport.
Cincinnati is the primary staff from outdoors a Energy 5 Convention to make the School Soccer Playoff. The Bearcats will play top-seeded Alabama in a semifinal sport on the Cotton Bowl on New Yr’s Eve.
The American Athletic Convention champion Bearcats (13-0), No. four within the last CFP rankings launched Sunday, are the one undefeated staff left this season.
Alabama (12-1) is within the playoff for a document seventh time within the eight years of the four-team format, and can play its 12th CFP sport. The Crimson Tide received the SEC championship sport over Georgia, which had been the one different staff with no loss.
Cincinnati is enjoying in its second consecutive New Yr’s Six sport. Its solely loss over the previous two seasons was within the Peach Bowl final New Yr’s Day, when Georgia kicked a 53-yard area purpose with three seconds left for a 24-21 win.
The Bearcats have solely two wins over Prime 25 groups. That included 24-13 at Notre Dame on Oct. 2, the one loss this season for the Preventing Irish, who had been fifth within the last playoff rankings.
Alabama will play its third CFP semifinal sport on the house of the NFL Dallas Cowboys, profitable the primary two in nationwide title seasons. The Tide beat Michigan State 38-Zero within the Cotton Bowl six years in the past, and final Jan. 1 beat Notre Dame 31-14 in a Rose Bowl sport relocated from California due to the pandemic.
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