Florida State has made its case to play for a second straight national championship.
Jameis Winston threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns, and second-ranked Seminoles held off No. 12 Georgia Tech, 37-35, Saturday night in Charlotte, N.C., to win their third consecutive ACC championship.
The Seminoles (13-0, 9-0 ACC, No. 4 CFP) will find out Sunday if it's enough to earn them a berth in the first ever College Football Playoff. All four of the top-ranked teams in the playoff rankings were victorious over the weekend.
Georgia Tech (10-3, 6-3, No. 11 CFP) rushed for 331 yards.
Winston, who threw four interceptions in a win over Florida last Saturday, was near perfect against the Yellow Jackets.
He completed 21 of 30 passes, didn't turn the ball over and seemed in total command throughout most of the game as Florida State scored on its final seven possessions.
The turning point came in the fourth quarter when Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson went for it on fourth and 5 near midfield.
The gamble failed when Thomas' pass to Darren Waller was underthrown. Until then, the Yellow Jackets had run the ball 58 times and thrown it just five.
Florida State quickly took advantage, moving into field goal range for Roberto Aguayo. He converted his third field goal the second half from 28 yards to make it a two-possession game at 37-28.
The Seminoles sealed the game when LaMarcus Brutus intercepted Thomas on a fourth down heave with a little over three minutes left.
Alabama 42, Missouri 13 - Blake Sims threw a pair of touchdown passes, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry each had a couple of touchdown runs, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide pulled away in the fourth quarter to win its 24th Southeastern Conference championship with a rout of the No. 14 Tigers in Atlanta.
Amari Cooper did nothing to hurt his Heisman chances with 12 receptions, the most in the game's 23-year history.
Missouri made it a one-score contest in the third quarter, closing to 21-13, but Alabama (12-1) put up three touchdowns over the final 15 minutes to lock up its spot in college football's inaugural playoff. For coach Nick Saban and the Tide, this one was especially sweet.
A year ago, Alabama was poised to make a run at its third straight national title when Auburn won the Iron Bowl on the final play - a 109-yard return of a missed field goal.
The sting from that one will never totally go away, but this sure helped. Even though plucky Missouri (10-3) hung around much of the game, the Tide booked a likely trip to New Orleans for a semifinal game in the Sugar Bowl.
Texas Christian 55, Iowa State 3 - In Fort Worth, Texas, Trevone Boykin passed for a career-high 460 yards and caught a touchdown pass as the No. 4 Horned Frogs (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) earned at least a share of the Big 12 championship and did nothing to hurt their case to be included in the College Football Playoff with a blowout win against the lowly Cyclones (2-10, 0-9).
The Horned Frogs came into championship weekend ranked third in the selection committee's rankings. TCU was the only playoff contender not playing a ranked team this weekend.
Ohio State 59, Wisconsin 0 - Cardale Jones threw for 257 yards and three touchdowns, Ezekiel Elliott ran for a career-high 220 yards and two scores, and the No. 6 Buckeyes made an emphatic statement with a rout over the No. 11 Badgers in the Big Ten championship in Indianapolis.
Now the Buckeyes (12-1, 8-0 Big Ten, No. 5 CFP) must wait to see if they've done enough to earn one of the four spots in this year's inaugural playoff.
Ohio State has won 11 straight, this time with Jones, who started the season No. 3 on the quarterback depth chart. Jones finished 12 of 17 and led the Buckeyes to scores on five of their first six possessions, building a 38-0 halftime lead.
Melvin Gordon ran for 76 yards as the Badgers (10-3, 7-1, No. 13) had a seven-game winning streak snapped. It was Wisconsin's worst loss since 1979.
Oregon 51, Arizona 13 - Marcus Mariota threw for 303 yards and two TDs and ran for a career-high three scores, and the No. 3 Ducks (12-1, 8-1 Pac-12) likely secured a playoff spot by overwhelming the eighth-ranked Wildcats (10-3, 7-2) in the Pac-12 championship game Friday night in Santa Clara, Calif.