Notre Dame’s semifinal blowout is a reminder: the Playoff’s really hard to win
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Some lopsided results in semifinals show how difficult it is to win the thing. That’s how it should be. Through five College Football Playoffs, there have been four absolute drubbings in semifinal games. It briefly looked like there would be a fifth, but after going down 28-0 early to Alabama, Oklahoma fought hard enough in 2018’s Orange Bowl to stay off this list:

Oregon 59, Florida State 20 after 2014

Alabama 38, Michigan State 0 after 2015

Clemson 31, Ohio State 0 after 2016

Clemson 30,...

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