2017's play games announced, highlighted by large New Year's Six

The 2017 New Year’s Six have been determined as play diversion announcements are underway.

With a proclamation of a College Football Playoff teams — No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 3 Georgia and No. 4 Alabama — a semifinal games were motionless upon.

Clemson and Alabama will play any other for a third time in Clemson’s 3 playoff appearances — and a rematch of a 2016 pretension diversion — during a Sugar Bowl on Monday, Jan. 1 (8:45 p.m. ET on ESPN). Nick Saban’s Tide will find to revenge their pretension detriment final year; given fasten Alabama in 2007, Saban is 10-2 opposite teams he mislaid to a prior deteriorate (only LSU and Ole Miss have taken him down in uninterrupted seasons), according to ESPN Stats Information.

Earlier on New Year’s Day, Georgia and Oklahoma will quarrel for a symbol in a pretension diversion during a Rose Bowl (5 p.m. ET on ESPN). It’s only a second time given 1920 that a Rose Bowl does not underline a Big Ten or Pac-12 group (Miami degraded Nebraska in a 2001 Rose Bowl), according to ESPN Stats Information.

2017-18 College Football Bowl Schedule

From a Celebration Bowl on Dec. 16 to a College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 8, a demeanour during a 2017-18 college football play lineup and playoff schedule.

  • Clemson, OU, Georgia, Bama picked for CFP

    Three teams that won their sold discussion championship games on Saturday — Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia — along with Alabama, have been comparison for a College Football Playoff.

  • The leader of any playoff diversion will conflict in a inhabitant championship diversion Monday, Jan. 8 (8 p.m. ET on ESPN).

    The other New Year’s Six matchups:

    Goodyear Cotton Bowl: No. 8 USC vs. No. 5 Ohio State — Dec. 29, 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

    PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: No. 11 Washington vs. No. 9. Penn State — Dec. 30, 4 p.m. ET on ESPN

    Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: No. 12 UCF vs. No. 7 Auburn — Jan. 1, 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

    Capital One Orange Bowl: No. 10 Miami vs. No. 6 Wisconsin — Dec. 30, 8 p.m. ET on ESPN

    While it’s Washington’s initial outing to a Fiesta Bowl, conduct manager Chris Petersen has won it twice before: with Boise State in 2007 and 2009. Penn State hasn’t personification in a Fiesta Bowl given 1996.

    Other New Year’s games:

    TaxSlayer Bowl: Louisville vs. No. 23 Mississippi State — Dec. 30, 12 p.m. ET on ESPN

    AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State vs. No. 20 Memphis — Dec. 30, 12:30 p.m. ET on ABC

    Outback Bowl: Michigan vs. South Carolina — Jan. 1, 12 p.m. ET on ESPN2

    Citrus Bowl: No. 17 LSU vs. No. 14 Notre Dame — Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ET on ABC

    UCF, finishing with a final ranking of 12, is a top of any Group of 5 group in a 4 years of a CFP playoff. The Knights went undefeated in a unchanging season, finishing 12-0, though Auburn has a 72 percent possibility of defeating UCF, per ESPN’s Football Power Index.

    USC and Ohio State are assembly for a eighth time in a play game, tied for a many play diversion matchups (with USC vs. Michigan) by a sold tandem in FBS history, according to ESPN Stats Information.

    Virginia Tech vs. No. 19 Oklahoma State — Dec. 28, 5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN

    Valero Alamo Bowl: No. 13 Stanford vs. No 15. TCU — Dec. 28, 9 p.m. ET on ESPN

    San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl: No. 18 Washington State vs. No. 16 Michigan State — Dec. 28, 9 p.m. ET

    Other fun times bowling:

    For a initial time given 2014, there were some-more bowl-eligible football teams than spots to contest this year. Conference USA’s UTSA (6-5) and a MAC’s Buffalo (6-6) and Western Michigan (6-6) did not accept invites. In 2014, there were 6 some-more authorised teams than spots.

    Florida State, led by halt manager Odell Haggins, will face Southern Mississippi in a Walk-On’s Independence Bowl on Dec. 27. If FSU loses a play diversion and finishes next .500, it would symbol only a eighth time a preseason top-3 group did so, according to ESPN Stats Information.

    Two days later, on Dec. 29, former FSU manager Jimbo Fisher will lead his new team, Texas AM, opposite Wake Forest in a Belk Bowl.

    The longest play drought in a republic will finish when New Mexico State plays Utah State in a Arizona Bowl in Tucson on Dec. 29.

    New Mexico State hasn’t seemed in a postseason diversion given violence Utah State in a 1960 Sun Bowl.

    NMSU (6-6) became authorised with a 22-17 win over South Alabama on Saturday — a day jaunty executive Mario Moccia called a “tremendous day for submissive Aggies fans.” NMSU also was authorised for a play in 2002, when it went 7-5, though it did not accept an invitation.

    With NMSU, UAB and Florida Atlantic going bowling, a longest active play drought now belongs to Kansas, whose final coming in a play diversion was a 2008 Insight Bowl, according to ESPN Stats Information.

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