Earlier this month, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee revealed the matchups for its semifinal games New Year’s Eve, and those teams shared their reactions on Twitter.
— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 4, 2016
David Herman, who works on sports partnerships for Twitter, shared the tweets below from the four teams that will compete in the semifinals–No. 1 University of Alabama versus No. 4 University of Washington, and No. 2 Clemson University versus No. 3 Ohio State University—in a blog post.
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) December 4, 2016
— UW Football (@UW_Football) December 4, 2016
— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) December 4, 2016
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 4, 2016
Twitter also debuted five hashtag-triggered emoji for tweets containing #CFBPlayoff, #RollTide, #ALLIN, #GoBucks and #PurpleReign, and Herman added that once the matchup for the championship game is determined, fans tweeting with the #NationalChampionship hashtag will see the championship trophy.
Alabama and Washington go at it in the Peach Bowl at 3 p.m. ET Dec. 31, while Clemson and Ohio State will battle in the Fiesta Bowl at 8 p.m., with both games airing on ESPN.
Readers: Who is your pick for this year’s national champion?
— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 8, 2016
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