The Latest on the College Football Playoff and bowl selection Sunday (all times Eastern): ——— 2:40 p.m. The Big 12 will have quite a bowl bonanza, led by Oklahoma going to the Rose Bowl as part of the College Football Playoff. The smallest of the 10 Division I conferences will have the highest percentage of bowl teams. Eight of the Big 12's 10 teams — or 80 percent — will be going to a bowl game. Only Kansas and Baylor, both 1-11, failed to qualify. The league that can get the closest to that is the Pac-12, with nine of its 12 teams — or 75 percent — reaching the six wins needed for bowl eligibility. While the ACC and Conference USA could have as many as 10 of the 14 teams from each of those leagues in bowls, that is only 71 percent. There were only six Big 12 teams that went to bowls last year, but this will be the third time in the seven seasons since going to a 10-team league that at least eight will play in postseason games. In 2012, a record nine Big 12 teams made it. ——— 2:10 p.m. The playoff selection committee has released its entire top 25, with the rest of the major bowl pairings still to come. The highest ranked Pac-12 team was Southern California at eight. It's the first time a Power Five conference did not have a team in the top seven. Washington did move up to No. 11 and that will be good enough to get the Pac-12 a second team, along with champion USC, into New Year's Six bowl game. The Huskies are likely heading to the Cotton Bowl. Alabama edged Ohio State to grab the fourth spot in the playoff. Alabama beat only two teams in the committee's final top 25: LSU at 17 and Mississippi State at 23. Alabama is also the first team to reach the playoff after losing its last game. ——— 1:35 p.m. Oklahoma and Georgia are headed out west to play their College Football Playoff semifinal in the 104th Rose Bowl. The Sooners (12-1) were the second seed in the four-team field announced by the selection committee on Sunday, while the Bulldogs (12-1) were third. The Rose Bowl will be played without a team from either of its traditional Pac-12 or Big Ten conferences for the first time since Jan. 3, 2002. While the college football world argued about the committee's