Michigan has five bowl-eligible teams with six or more victories – Michigan, Michigan State, Central Michigan, Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan – and all five earned postseason berths Sunday.
Michigan (9-3), which finished No. 14 in the final College Football Playoff rankings, will face No. 13 Alabama (10-2) in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 in Orlando (1 p.m., ESPN).
Michigan State (6-6) is headed to New York to take on Wake Forest (8-4) in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 27 (3:20 p.m., ESPN).
Eastern Michigan (6-6) is staying close to home, tackling 7-5 Pittsburgh in the Quick Lane Bowl at Detroit’s Ford Field on Dec. 26 (8 p.m. ESPN).
Central Michigan (8-5), which lost to Miami in the MAC championship game on Saturday, is headed to Albuquerque for the New Mexico Bowl and a Dec. 21 matchup against 9-3 San Diego State (2 p.m., ESPN).
The third Michigan Mid-American Conference team, Western Michigan (7-5), will play 8-4 Western Kentucky in the First Responder Bowl on Dec. 30 in Dallas (12:30 p.m., ESPN).
As for the College Football Playoff, that was the first news revealed on Sunday as the final CFP rankings were announced.
It will be No. 1 LSU vs. No. 4 Oklahoma, and No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 3 Clemson in the national semifinals on Dec. 28; both games will be on ESPN.
The LSU (13-0) vs. Oklahoma (12-1) game will be at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta at 4 p.m.
The Ohio State (13-0) vs. Clemson (13-0) game will be the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., at 8 p.m.
Notable bowl matchups
Final CFP rankings in parentheses.
Citrus: No. 14 Michigan vs. No. 13 Alabama, Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ABC)
Pinstripe: Michigan State vs. Wake Forest, Dec. 27, 3:20 p.m. (ESPN)
Quick Lane: Eastern Michigan vs. Pittsburgh, Dec. 26, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
New Mexico: Central Michigan vs. San Diego State, Dec. 21, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
First Responder: Western Michigan vs. Western Kentucky, Dec. 30, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Rose: No. 6 Oregon vs. No. 8 Wisconsin, Jan. 1, 5 p.m. (ESPN)
Sugar: No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 7 Baylor, Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m. (ESPN)
Orange: No. 9 Florida vs. No. 24 Virginia, Dec. 30, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Cotton: No. 17 Memphis vs. No. 10 Penn State, Dec. 28, noon (ESPN)
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
LSU vs. Oklahoma
Kickoff: 4 p.m., Dec. 28, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Line: LSU by 10
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
Ohio State vs. Clemson
Kickoff: 8 p.m., Dec. 28, State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
Line: Clemson by 2