The No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 31, as announced Sunday by the CFP selection committee.
In addition the No. 1 Crimson Tide will face the No. 4 Huskies in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
The semifinal winners will meet for the national title Jan. 9 in Tampa, Florida.
Big Ten champion Penn State will feel left out after its 38-31 win over Wisconsin on Saturday and a victory over Ohio State earlier in the season. The Nittany Lions, winners of nine straight games, wound up fifth in the rankings, while Michigan was No. 6.
CFP committee chairman Kirby Hocutt said “it was a challenging conversation” that led Washington to get the final spot in the semifinals over Penn State.