Four Teams Sacrifice to Make the CFB Playoffs

To play through a pandemic, college football players had to sacrifice much of their lives away from the game and endure constant stress of knowing the next test could be the one that derails a season. To reach the playoff, No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Notre Dame had to go a combined 37-2 on the field and keep the virus at bay.

Doing so required lots of COVID-19 testing and little time spent with anyone outside the team. And even when the players were together, there were obstacles – both literal and figurative – to bonding with teammates.

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