10 most important players in CFB Playoff

11Headlined by the usual suspects

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The 2018-19 College Football Playoff has arrived, and it’s headlined by the usual suspects.

Alabama’s quest for a a third consecutive national championship begins with a matchup against No. 4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl.

The second showdown on deck for December 29 pits No. 2 Clemson against CFP-debuting Notre Dame. The Tigers are heavily favored to advance and face Alabama in a National Championship duel.

Read on for a look at the 10 most important players from all these elite teams in the competition for college football’s ultimate prize.