The 2016 Battle Frog Fiesta Bowl is played on Friday, January 1, 2016 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. It will match the Big 12 Champion against the No. 1 BCS at-large selection and is set to start at 11:00 AM and will be carried live on ESPN Sports and ESPN Radio. Currently sponsored by Frito-Lay.
No. 7 Ohio State: The defending National Champions were knocked from playoff consideration by their loss to Michigan State and the lack of chaos on championship Saturday. The Buckeyes missed out on the Rose Bowl, which took higher-ranked No. 5 Iowa as the replacement for Michigan State.
No. 8 Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish suffered two losses, to No. 1 Clemson and No. 6 Stanford. Notre Dame also has three wins over teams in the final top 25 from the selection committee: No. 21 Navy, No. 24 Temple and No. 25 USC.