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.
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