By The Associated Press The Latest on the College Football Playoff and bowl selection Sunday (all times Eastern): 3:30 p.m. No. 9 Penn State will face No. 12 Washington in the Fiesta Bowl. The Nittany Lions and Huskies both finished 10-2 and will meet at University of Phoenix Stadium on Dec. 30. Penn State was No. 9 in the final College Football Playoff rankings and Washington was No. 11. Penn State and Washington were both playoff contenders before midseason losses knocked them out of the race. The Nittany Lions reached No. 2 in the AP Top 25, but lost to Ohio State 39-38 on Oct. 28 and to Michigan State the following week. Washington was No. 5 in the AP poll when it surprisingly lost 13-7 to Arizona State on Oct. 14. The Huskies also lost to Stanford before closing out the season with two victories. Penn State has never lost in six previous trips to the Fiesta Bowl, though its last appearance was in 1997. Washington is making its Fiesta Bowl debut. ___ 3:22 p.m. Ohio State is returning to the stadium where the Buckeyes won the first College Football Playoff championship under the current system. The Big Ten-champion Buckeyes will play in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29 against Pac-12 champion Southern California. That is a matchup of 11-2 teams that have played each other in the Rose Bowl seven times. In 2014, the first season of the four-team CFP, Ohio State made it to the national championship game and beat Oregon 42-20 at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys that has hosted the Cotton Bowl since the 2009 season. Ohio State and USC have both played in the Cotton Bowl only once before, both when the game was played in historic Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas. USC beat Texas Tech 55-14 at the Cotton Bowl on New Year's Day 1995. Ohio State won 28-12 over Texas A&M on New Year's Day 1987. ___ 3:20 p.m. Call this the Distraction Bowl. The Peach Bowl includes Central Florida coach Scott Frost, who's leaving for Nebraska, and Auburn's Gus Malzahn, who's facing questions about whether he will remain with the Tigers. The undefeated, 10th-ranked Knights (12-0, No. 12 CFP) will play the Southeastern Conference title game runner up in No. 7 Auburn (10-3, No. 7 CFP) on