The College Football playoffs and Bowl games are set….Number-1 Alabama will face the No. 4 Washington Huskies in the Chick-fil-A ‘Peach Bowl’ in Atlanta New Year’s eve, while the No. 2 Clemson Tigers will play No. 3 Ohio State in the PlayStation ‘Fiesta Bowl’ in Glendale, Arizona in the national Semifinals as announced yesterday by the College Football Playoff committee.
The winners meet for the national title on Monday night January 9th in Tampa Bay. Big Ten champion Penn State missed the cut despite its 38-31 win over Wisconsin Saturday, and a win over Ohio State.The Nittany Lions, winners of 9-straight games, finished ranked 5th, and Michigan 6th. Penn State meets USC in the Rose Bowl, and Michigan battles Florida State in the Orange Bowl.
Pac-12 Bowl bids include 10th ranked Colorado playing #12 Oklahoma State in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio. 19th ranked Utah faces Indiana in the Foster Farms Bowl in Santa Clara, and #18 Stanford tangles with North Carolina in the Sun Bowl in El Paso. The Cougars will face Minnesota in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego. Meantime…Boise State plays Baylor in the Cactus Bowl in Phoenix at Chase Stadium.