Column: With the Alabama-Clemson IV set, get ready for the fifth part

22 days ago

The fifth part of the epic series of university football championships has been already in production.

The top two teams, Crimson Tide and No. 2, will meet for the fourth consecutive year in the playoffs, and for the third time in the championship game, January 7 in Santa Clara, California. With quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa and Trevor Lawrence in the fold for next season, go ahead and hire Alabama and Clemson for the 2019 title match as well.

The eight-team playoffs. The last two will always be Alabama and Clemson. This season, the tide and crimson tigers have started Season 1 and 2 in the AP Top 25, and they will likely end this way. And then in August, they will start next season.

Alabama (14-0) and Clemson (14-0) are in a league of their own.

Lawrence, the fabulous first-year player, split Notre Dame in a semifinal on Saturday, scoring 327 yards and three touchdowns at the Cotton Bowl in Texas.

Alabama has already closed the first level of employment in the country. Clemson's chapter was in the top 5 after the first signing period.

Alabama and Clemson are turning major university football teams in the third division. Mont Union and Wisconsin-Whitewater played in seven consecutive league games between 2005 and 2011.