For almost the entire season, the Alabama Crimson Tide were unanimously seen as a College Football Playoff team.
But even an Iron Bowl loss to Auburn was not enough to keep the Tide out of the College Football Playoff, as the selection committee surprisingly included Alabama in its field of four, choosing the Tide over Big Ten champion Ohio State.
The whole college football world will be tuning in when Alabama faces off against Clemson in the playoff semifinal, marking the third straight year the two teams will face off in the postseason.
As you could have guessed, Bama fans were thrilled with the result, while Ohio State fans were quite bitter. Both sides unsurprisingly took to Twitter to share their excitement. Below, we’ve rounded up a selection of some of the best of those reactions:
Alabama Clemson first round 🔥🔥🔥
— 💣💣💣 (@JetJamaI) December 3, 2017
Have to say I'm shocked it's Alabama over Ohio
— Sheila Baldwin (@shesails) December 3, 2017
So a conference championship means nothing in college football….. I hope Alabama gets waxed in the playoffs
— Steven munoz (@stevenmunoz61) December 3, 2017
Put everything aside, Alabama is the better team.
— Coy Van Tilburg🤙🏻 (@IsoCoy_) December 3, 2017
Alabama got in because they are Alabama. That is it. That is all. There’s no other reason.
— Christian Smurthwaite (@kkswaite) December 3, 2017
Subjectivity is no way to decide a championship in any sport – choosing Alabama over OSU is a joke
— Pete Pistone (@PPistone) December 3, 2017
— Jayesun Bawl (@Ballsonthewall) December 3, 2017
I'm buying everyone drinks today we're in bitches #RTR
— Ian Sevy (@sevywonder) December 3, 2017