The College Football Playoff’s selection committee updates its rankings Tuesday. Here’s how The Advocate’s Ted Lewis and Scott Rabalais see it shaking out:

Ted Lewis

National semifinals

Sugar Bowl (7:30 p.m. Jan. 1 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome)

No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 4 Ohio State

Nothing, it seems, can beat the Seminoles — opponents on the field or the drip, drip, drip of reported misdeeds off it. The Buckeyes winning at wintry Minnesota tops anything anyone else did last week.

Rose Bowl (4 p.m. Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif.)

No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 3 Alabama

The Ducks enjoyed an open date Saturday and have a virtual one this week vs. Colorado. That’s not nearly as embarrassing as the Tide bringing in Western Carolina for a pre-Iron Bowl scrimmage.

The other CFP bowls

Cotton: Baylor vs. Ole Miss

Peach: Mississippi State vs. Marshall

Orange: Michigan State vs. Georgia Tech

Fiesta: UCLA vs. TCU

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Scott Rabalais

National semifinals

Sugar Bowl (7:30 p.m. Jan. 1 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome)

No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 4 Mississippi State

No deficit or distraction sticks to the Teflon-coated Seminoles, who have won 26 straight. Bulldogs stay in the picture for now because losing at Bama is no sin, but they certainly look like a team past its peak.

Rose Bowl (4 p.m. Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif.)

No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Oregon

In a year with no great team at the top, Bama seems poised to claim another prize. This could be thorny as mobile QBs like Marcus Mariota and up-tempo teams like the Ducks can give the Tide fits.

The other CFP bowls

Cotton: TCU vs. Marshall

Peach: Georgia vs. Michigan State

Orange: Georgia Tech vs. Ohio State

Fiesta: Baylor vs. UCLA