Michigan, Texas Open As Cfp Favorites

Top Teams on New Year's Day: Michigan and Texas are the favorites to win their College Football Playoff semifinal games on New Year's Day.

Texas vs. Washington in the Rose Bowl: Texas is playing against Washington in the first game at 5 p.m. 

Controversial Choice for Alabama: Alabama is the last team to make it to the CFP, and it was a tough decision. 

Coach Saban's Thoughts: Alabama's coach Nick Saban mentioned it was a tough night, and there are many good teams. 

Michigan's Strong Win: Michigan won 26-0 against Iowa in the Big Ten title game. 

Texas vs. Washington Rematch: Texas, led by coach Steve Sarkisian, will play against Washington. 

Texas' Journey: Texas opened as a 4.5-point favorite against Washington in the Sugar Bowl. 

Texas' Previous Victory: Texas defeated Alabama 34-24 in September. This is the Longhorns' first time in the CFP and their first conference championship since 2009.

More Stories.