The College Football Playoff pairings are set.

After months of debate and 14 weeks of games, the committee came down with its final decision Sunday.

No. 1 Alabama will play No. 4 Washington in the Peach Bowl. The game will be Dec. 31 at 12 p.m. PT at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Ohio State will face off in the Fiesta Bowl. That game will be Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. PT at the University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

The decision, as with other years past, is sure to create controversy.

The Buckeyes are the first non-conference champion to make the playoff in the three years of the current system. The Huskies, while winners of the Pac-12, had a non-conference schedule of Rutgers, Idaho and Portland State.

Penn State at 11-2 was left out. The Nittany Lions won their last nine games, including defeats of Ohio State and Wisconsin, to win the Big Ten title. Michigan finished 10-2 and beat Penn State by 39 points.

Both will have to settle for other major bowls. Those pairings will come out later Sunday.