Ohio State, Alabama, Washington on cover of SI’s college football playoff preview

Ohio State, Alabama and Washington are featured on the regional covers of the college football playoff preview issue of Sports Illustrated. 

Alabama, which was ranked No. 1 all season, will face Washington (No. 4) in the Peach Bowl at 3 p.m. ET on New Years Eve, while Ohio State (No. 2) will take on Clemson (No. 3) in the Fiesta Bowl at 7 p.m. ET the same day.

The national championship game will be played among the winners of those bowls on Jan. 9.

The magazine features breakdowns of how each team could win it all, a feature by SI's Andy Staples on how the Crimson Tide was able to stay undefeated all season long and an examination by SI's Chris Johnson on the favorites to win the Heisman Trophy.

The Ohio State cover will be delivered to the following locations: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota.

The Alabama cover will be delivered to the following locations: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana.

The Washington cover will be delivered to the following locations: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Alaska.

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