Alabama football will not be part of the College Football Playoff for the second time in the championship format's history.

The Crimson Tide (10-2) was ranked No. 5 in the final rankings announced Sunday, making it the first team out among teams still in contention for a national championship.

Alabama coach Nick Saban spent much of Saturday night campaigning for Alabama, but those attempts were in vain as No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 TCU and No. 4 Ohio State were selected as national semifinalists.

"We're obviously disappointed," Saban told ESPN on Sunday. "We wanted to see our team have an opportunity to play and get into the playoffs. We're going to get an opportunity to play someone somewhere in a good game. That's going to be an opportunity for our players to create value for themselves and show what kind of team we really have."

Instead, the Crimson Tide will face Big 12 champion Kansas State (10-3) in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on Dec. 31 (11 a.m., ESPN).