ATLANTA — As expected with a loss in the SEC Championship, the University of Georgia will not compete in the College Football Playoff.
The selection committee unveiled its final playoff field Sunday afternoon and the Dawgs did not make the top four.
Georgia finished No. 5 in the College Football Playoff rankings and will face No. 7 Baylor in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day at 7:45 p.m.
The playoff committee chairman Rob Mullens said there was a lot of conversation between the 5-10 rankings but Georgia's three wins over top 25 teams held up for the committee.
LSU, who defeated Georgia 37-10 in the SEC Championship, earned the top seed in the playoff and will take on No. 4 Oklahoma. They will face off in Atlanta at the Peach Bowl on Saturday Dec. 28 at 4 p.m.
Ohio State, who defeated Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship, earned the No. 2 seed and will face No. 3 Clemson. Both teams will travel to Glendale, Ariz. for the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday Dec. 28 at 8 p.m.
The Fiesta Bowl matchup will include two metro Atlanta quarterbacks: Justin Fields, who transferred from Georgia to Ohio State, and Trevor Lawrence, who led Clemson to a national championship.
LSU, Ohio State and Clemson are all undefeated, while Oklahoma is 12-1. All four won their conference championships.
Here are the rest of the New Year's Six Bowls:
- Sugar Bowl: No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 7 Baylor
- Rose Bowl: No. 6 Oregon vs. 8 Wisconsin
- Orange Bowl: No. 9 Florida vs. No. 24 Virginia
- Cotton Bowl: No. 10 Penn State vs. No. 17 Memphis
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