Urban and Dabo

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer (left) and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, seen here before the Tigers’ 2014 Orange Bowl victory. Their teams might meet in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1. AP file photo

Alabama wins the eye test.

Ohio State wins the computer argument.

Either foe presents a string of storylines going into a Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl against Clemson.

The Post and Courier’s final CFP top 4 (three versions) ahead of Sunday’s noon reveal, and how we got here:

Gene Sapakoff, sports columnist

Sunday

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 Ohio State

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Georgia

Nov. 28

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 Wisconsin

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Auburn

Nov. 21

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Clemson

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Miami

Nov. 14

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Clemson

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Miami

Nov. 7

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 4 Oklahoma

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Notre Dame

Oct. 31

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 4 Clemson

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Notre Dame

David Cloninger, South Carolina beat reporter

Sunday:

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 Alabama

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Georgia

Nov. 28

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 Auburn

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Wisconsin

Nov. 21

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Clemson

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 3 Miami

Nov. 14

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Clemson

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 3 Miami

Nov. 7

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Notre Dame

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Georgia vs. No. 3 Wisconsin

Oct. 31

Sugar Bowl: No. 1. Alabama vs. No. 4 Wisconsin

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Georgia vs. No. 3 Ohio State

Grace Raynor, Clemson beat reporter

Sunday:

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 Ohio State

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Georgia

Nov. 28

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 Wisconsin

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Auburn

Nov. 21

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Miami

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Clemson

Nov. 14

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Clemson

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Miami vs. No. 3 Oklahoma

Nov. 7

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Clemson

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Georgia vs. No. 3 Notre Dame

Oct. 31

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Ohio State

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Georgia vs. No. 3 Notre Dame

Actual CFP rankings

Nov. 28

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 Wisconsin

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Auburn vs. No. 3 Oklahoma

Nov. 21

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Oklahoma

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Miami vs. No. 3 Clemson

Nov. 14

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Oklahoma

Rose Bowl – No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Miami

Nov. 7

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Georgia vs. Clemson

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Notre Dame

Oct. 31

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 4 Clemson

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Notre Dame

Final top four announcement:

Noon, ESPN