The First Two Games
Alabama and Ohio State: North versus South. Here are the hometowns of all of the players on those teams, who will meet at the Sugar Bowl:
The recruiting footprints of Sugar Bowl teams, Alabama and Ohio State.
Oregon and Florida State: West versus East. Here are the hometowns of all of the players on those teams, who will meet at the Rose Bowl:
The recruiting footprints of Rose Bowl teams, Oregon and Florida State.
A Closer Look at the Teams
Here are the individual teams' hometown maps, with a calculation of the recruiting footprint (the Air Mile Index, 10 is mega-local, 30 is insanely broad), numbers of players per class, and the programs' stated revenues and expenses (I did a basic difference to show the net) over the latest four seasons.
#3 Florida State
#4 Ohio State