PASADENA, Calif. – The No. 1 CFP-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, champions of the Southeastern Conference, and the No. 4-CFP-ranked Notre Dame will face each other in the College Football Playoff Semifinal presented by Capital One at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET, on January 1, 2021, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The semifinal will be the eighth overall meeting between Alabama and Notre Dame (Notre Dame leads 5-2), and the first time the teams have met in a CFP Semifinal. The teams last faced each other in the BCS National Championship in 2013. Alabama beat Notre Dame, 42-14, to win the National Championship.

Alabama was selected for its sixth College Football Playoff appearance after the Crimson Tide won their 28th SEC Championship with a win against Florida, 52-46, on Saturday. Alabama finished the season 11-0 overall and 10-0 in conference. The Crimson Tide have won six of the last nine SEC titles.

Notre Dame finished the season 10-1 overall and 9-0 in conference play. In the Irish’s first season of conference play in school history, Notre Dame qualified for the ACC Championship. The Irish are making their second appearance in College Football Playoff, with both games occurring at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Notre Dame played in the 2019 CFP Semifinal at the Cotton Bowl against Clemson.

The CFP Semifinal presented by Capital One will kickoff at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET) on New Year’s Day. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

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