After a wild year filled with upsets, the No. 1 Florida State Seminoles and the No. 2 Auburn Tigers have risen to the top and will meet in Pasadena, Calif. on Jan. 6, 2014 to play for the national championship.
The Seminoles (13-0) have been college football's most dominant team, winning their games by an average of 42 points. Redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston has been sensational, leading Florida State to a perfect record by throwing for 3,820 yards yards and 38 touchdowns against just 10 interceptions.
The Tigers (12-1) have been this year's team of destiny. Back-to-back miracle victories in November over Georgia and Alabama sent Auburn to the SEC title game where it bulldozed the Missouri Tigers with 545 rushing yards in a 59-42 victory.
It completed one of the most improbable turnarounds in college football history as Auburn was just one year removed from losing nine games.
Michigan State's upset of the previously undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes in the Big Ten Championship vaulted the Tigers to the No. 2 spot, and in turn, the national championship.
Get all of the details of this matchup, including keys to victory for each team, notable quotes and a prediction with this complete game preview.
Date: Monday, Jan. 6
Time: 8:30 p.m. EST
Place: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
Spread: Florida State is favored by six points, according to Odds Shark