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(NEW YORK) – No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn will play in the final BCS championship game on Jan. 6 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

The match made Saturday night when the Seminoles and Tigers won their conference championship games, and Ohio State lost, was made official when the pairings for all the marquee bowl games were announced.

The Seminoles played in the first three BCS title games under former coach Bobby Bowden, winning one, but haven’t been back since 2000. Auburn is 1-for-1 in championship games, winning the 2010 title behind Heisman winner Cam Newton.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is the favorite to win this season’s Heisman.

Auburn is trying to extend the Southeastern Conference’s national title streak to eight.

In a rare meeting between two of the nation’s most storied programs, No. 3 Alabama and No. 11 Oklahoma will face off Jan. 2 in the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans.

This will mark only the fifth time Alabama (11-1) and Oklahoma (10-2) have played each other. Oklahoma leads the series 2-1-1 and beat Alabama 20-13 when they last met in 2003.

Ohio State and Clemson are the Orange Bowl’s selections to play in Miami Gardens, Fla. on Jan. 3. The Buckeyes’ 24-game winning streak and BCS title hopes ended Saturday with a loss to Michigan State in the Big 10 title game. Clemson gets its second Orange Bowl trip in three years, despite not winning its division of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Michigan State and Stanford have been selected for the Rose Bowl’s centennial.

The No. 4 Spartans will face the fifth-ranked Cardinal on Jan. 1 in the 100th edition of the Rose Bowl game, pitting two venerable programs in Pasadena’s traditional Midwest-West Coast intersectional matchup.

In the Fiesta Bowl, No. 6 Baylor will meet No. 15 Central Florida.

2013-14 College Football Bowl Schedule

Gildan New Mexico Washington State vs. Colorado State Dec. 21
2 p.m.
Royal Purple Las Vegas Fresno State vs. USC Dec. 21 3:30 p.m.
Famous Idaho Potato Buffalo vs. San Diego State Dec. 21 5:30 p.m.
R+L Carriers New Orleans Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Dec. 21 9 p.m.
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s East Carolina vs. Ohio Dec. 23 2 p.m.
Sheraton Hawaii Boise State vs. Oregon State Dec. 24 8 p.m.
Little Caesars Pizza Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green Dec. 26 6 p.m.
S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Utah State vs. Northern Illinois Dec. 26 9:30 p.m.
Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman Marshall vs. Maryland Dec. 27 2:30 p.m.
Texas Bowl Syracuse vs. Minnesota Dec. 27 6 p.m.
Fight Hunger BYU vs. Washington Dec. 27 9:30 p.m.
New Era Pinstripe Rutgers vs. Notre Dame Dec. 28 Noon
Belk Cincinnati vs. North Carolina Dec. 28 3:20 p.m.
Russell Athletic Miami vs. Louisville Dec. 28 6:45 p.m.
Buffalo Wild Wings Michigan vs. Kansas State Dec. 28 10:15 p.m.
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Middle Tennessee vs. Navy Dec. 30
11:45 a.m.
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech Dec. 30 3:15 p.m.
Valero Alamo Oregon vs. Texas Dec. 30 6:45 p.m.
National University Holiday Arizona State vs. Texas Tech Dec. 30 10:15 p.m.
AdvoCare V100 Arizona vs. Boston College Dec. 31 12:30 p.m.
Hyundai Sun Virginia Tech vs. UCLA Dec. 31 2 p.m.
AutoZone Liberty Rice vs. Mississippi State Dec. 31 4 p.m.
Chick-fil-A Duke vs. Texas A-and-M Dec. 31 8 p.m.
TaxSlayer.com Gator Nebraska vs. Georgia Jan. 1 Noon
Heart of Dallas UNLV vs. North Texas Jan. 1 Noon
Capital One Wisconsin vs. South Carolina Jan. 1 1 p.m.
Outback Iowa vs. LSU Jan. 1 1 p.m.
Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO Stanford vs. Michigan State Jan. 1 5 p.m.
Tostitos Fiesta UCF vs. Baylor Jan. 1 8:30 p.m.
Allstate Sugar Oklahoma vs. Alabama Jan. 2 8:30 p.m.
Discover Orange Clemson vs. Ohio State Jan. 3 TBD
AT&T Cotton Oklahoma State vs. Missouri Jan. 3 7:30 p.m.
BBVA Compass Vanderbilt vs. Houston Jan. 4 1 p.m.
GoDaddy Arkansas State vs. Ball State Jan. 5 9 p.m.
VIZIO BCS National Championship No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Auburn Jan. 6 8:30 p.m.

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