Plenty of interesting match ups as bowl season approaches

The match ups for the five BCS games are set, along with the match ups for the other 30 bowls as the college football postseason schedule was released recently.

Florida State, ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll and coming off a victory over Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game, will play Southeastern Conference champion and No. 2 Auburn in the BCS title game January 6, 2014 in Pasadena, California.

Two-time defending national champion and third-ranked Alabama will play No. 11 Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl January 2 in New Orleans, while No. 4 Michigan State, the Big 10 champion, will play Pac 12 champion and No. 5 Stanford in the Rose Bowl January 1. No. 6 Baylor, the Big 12 champion, is matched up with American Athletic Conference champion and No. 15 Central Florida in the Fiesta Bowl January 1, while No. 7 Ohio State, who had its unbeaten season ruined by Michigan State in the Big 10 championship game, will play No. 12 Clemson in the Orange Bowl January 3.

Georgia, which finished the regular season 8-4 and ranked No. 23, is headed to the Gator Bowl. The Bulldogs will play Nebraska January 1.

Georgia Tech (7-5) is bound for the Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tennessee December 30 where the Yellow Jackets are matched up with Mississippi.

“We are very pleased to be heading to the city of Nashville to play in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl,” Tech coach Paul Johnson told ramblinwreck.com. “To play a bowl game within driving distance for our fans, and to play against a high-quality opponent in Ole Miss, is a great opportunity.

The only local bowl will be played December 31 when No. 20 Texas A&M and No. 22 Duke play in the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Bowl season begins with four games December 21: Colorado State and Washington State in the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque; No. 21 Fresno State and USC in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl; Buffalo and San Diego State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise; and Tulsa and Louisiana-Lafayette in the New Orleans Bowl.