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SB Nation 2015 Bowl Calendar

The College Football Playoff starts on New Year's Eve, with national semifinalists Clemson and Oklahoma facing off in the Orange Bowl semifinal and Alabama and Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl semifinal.

The Playoff's selection committee released its final batch of rankings on Sunday. Newly crowned ACC champion Clemson is the postseason tournament's No. 1 team, followed by Alabama, Michigan State and Oklahoma.

The Orange Bowl will be a match of familiar postseason adversaries. Clemson and Oklahoma played last season in the Russell Athletic Bowl, with the Tigers winning in a 40-6 romp. This year's game should look drastically different, however, as both teams have different starting quarterbacks and are far better than they were last season.  The all-time series between the schools is an even 2-2.

The Cotton Bowl features less head-to-head history. Alabama is 1-0 all-time against Michigan State, having put a 49-7 destruction on the Spartans in the 2010 season's Capital One Bowl. Michigan State won last year's non-Playoff Cotton Bowl against Baylor in a 42-41 thriller. In another subplot, Tide coach Nick Saban used to coach the Spartans.

The other four New Year's Six Bowls will be filled by a cast of Playoff contenders who just narrowly missed.

College Football Playoff
National Championship No. 1 Clemson No. 2 Alabama January 11 Glendale, AZ Cotton winner vs. Orange winner
Cotton No. 2 Alabama No. 3 Michigan State December 31 Arlington, TX Playoff rankings top 4
Orange No. 1 Clemson No. 4 Oklahoma December 31 Miami Playoff rankings top 4
New Year's Six bowls
Fiesta No. 8 Notre Dame No. 7 Ohio State January 1 Glendale, AZ At-large
Rose No. 5 Iowa No. 6 Stanford January 1 Pasadena, CA Big Ten 1 vs. Pac-12 1
Sugar No. 16 Oklahoma State No. 12 Ole Miss January 1 New Orleans Big 12 1 vs. SEC 1
Peach No. 9 Florida State No. 18 Houston December 31 Atlanta At-large