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LSU to Face Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl

Tigers versus Irish in Nashville.

Now that the playoff committee has done it's job and served the old-money interests, the rest of the bowl slotting came down and it looks like the second-place choice in our poll carries the day, as LSU heads up to Nashville, Tenn. to take on the Notre Dame Fightin' Irish in the Music City Bowl.

The 7-5 Irish grab the slot by nature of their friends-with-benefits deal with the ACC. You can learn more about the Irish at One Foot Down, their SB Nation affiliate. Not that any of us need reasons to gin up some hate for Notre Dame.

More on this as we get the news, but this one kicks off in daylight hours -- at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30. ESPN, as usual, will have the coverage.

Here's one last look at the final rankings before bowl season:

Playoff AP Coaches Massey computer composite
1 Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama
2 Oregon Florida State Florida State Oregon
3 Florida State Oregon Oregon TCU
4 Ohio State Baylor Ohio State Ohio State
5 Baylor Ohio State Baylor Florida State
6 TCU TCU TCU Baylor
7 Mississippi State Michigan State Michigan State Ole Miss
8 Michigan State Mississippi State Mississippi State Mississippi State
9 Ole Miss Ole Miss Georgia Tech Michigan State
10 Arizona Georgia Tech Kansas State Georgia
11 Kansas State Kansas State Arizona Auburn
12 Georgia Tech Arizona Ole Miss Kansas State
13 Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Tech
14 UCLA UCLA Missouri UCLA
15 Arizona State Arizona State UCLA Wisconsin
16 Missouri Missouri Arizona State Missouri
17 Clemson Wisconsin Wisconsin Arizona
18 Wisconsin Clemson Clemson LSU
19 Auburn Auburn Auburn Oklahoma
20 Boise State Louisville Louisville Clemson
21 Louisville Boise State Boise State Arizona State
22 Utah LSU Nebraska Boise State
24 USC USC Oklahoma Louisville
25 Minnesota Nebraska Utah Nebraska
For more on the rankings, visit

As well as a complete bowl schedule, here:

Playoff semifinal Date Location
Rose No. 2 Oregon No. 3 Florida State 1/1/2015 Pasadena, CA
Sugar No. 1 Alabama No. 4 Ohio State 1/1/2015 New Orleans, LA
New Year's bowl Date Location
Cotton Baylor Michigan State 1/1/2015 Arlington, TX
Fiesta Boise State Arizona 12/31/2014 Glendale, AZ
Orange Georgia Tech Mississippi State 12/31/2014 Miami, FL
Peach TCU Ole Miss 12/31/2014 Atlanta, GA
Bowl Date Location
GoDaddy Toledo Arkansas State 1/4/2015 Mobile, AL
Birmingham East Carolina Florida 1/3/2015 Birmingham, AL
Alamo Kansas State UCLA 1/2/2015 San Antonio, TX
Armed Forces Houston Pitt* 1/2/2015 Fort Worth, TX
Cactus Oklahoma State Washington 1/2/2015 Tempe, AZ
TaxSlayer Iowa Tennessee 1/2/2015 Jacksonville, FL
Citrus Minnesota Missouri 1/1/2015 Orlando, FL
Outback Wisconsin Auburn 1/1/2015 Tampa, FL
Belk Louisville Georgia 12/30/2014 Charlotte, NC
Music City Notre Dame LSU 12/30/2014 Nashville, TN
Foster Farms Maryland Stanford 12/30/2014 Santa Clara, CA
Liberty West Virginia Texas A&M 12/29/2014 Memphis, TN
Russell Athletic Clemson Oklahoma 12/29/2014 Orlando, FL
Texas Texas Arkansas 12/29/2014 Houston, TX
Holiday Nebraska USC 12/27/2014 San Diego, CA
Independence Miami South Carolina 12/27/2014 Shreveport, LA
Military Cincinnati Virginia Tech 12/27/2014 Annapolis, MD
Pinstripe Boston College Penn State 12/27/2014 New York, NY
Sun Duke Arizona State 12/27/2014 El Paso, TX
Bitcoin UCF NC State 12/26/2014 St. Petersburg, FL
Quick Lane North Carolina Rutgers 12/26/2014 Detroit, MI
Heart of Dallas Illinois Louisiana Tech 12/26/2014 Dallas, TX
Bahamas Western Kentucky Central Michigan 12/24/2014 Nassau, BS
Hawaii Rice Fresno State 12/24/2014 Honolulu, HI
Boca Marshall Northern Illinois 12/23/2014 Boca Raton, FL
Poinsettia San Diego State Navy 12/23/2014 San Diego, CA
Miami Beach Memphis BYU 12/22/2014 Miami, FL
Camelia Bowling Green South Alabama 12/20/2014 Montgomery, AL
Las Vegas Colorado State Utah 12/20/2014 Las Vegas, NV
New Mexico UTEP Utah State 12/20/2014 Albuquerque, NM
New Orleans Louisiana-Lafayette Nevada 12/20/2014 New Orleans, LA
Potato Western Michigan Air Force 12/20/2014 Boise, ID