This graphic shows the July 1, 2014 pop of the cities & metro areas involved in the four-team playoff in college football’s top division. In the first semifinal on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 No. 1-ranked Clemson (Clemson, S.C.) takes on No. 4 Oklahoma (Norman, Okla.) in Miami Gardens, Fla. In the other semifinal, No. 2 Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) faces No. 3 Michigan State (East Lansing, Mich.) in Arlington, Texas. The championship game will be on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 in Glendale, Ariz.