The worst-kept secret in college football has become official.

As a consequence to its perceived 'snub' with the final College Football Playoff rankings, No. 5 UGA will play in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, representing the SEC as a non-champion entrant.

The opponent: Georgia will face Texas (10-3 overall), which is also representing its conference (Big 12) as a non-champion entrant.

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Kickoff time set for 8:45 p.m. 

It'll be the nightcap for a football-heavy day that includes the four other bowl outings, including the Fiesta (LSU and UCF) and Rose (Ohio State-Washington).

NEW YEAR'S SIX BOWLS
ORANGE: Alabama vs. Oklahoma (Playoff)
COTTON: Clemson vs. Notre Dame (Playoff)
PEACH: Michigan vs. Florida
FIESTA: LSU vs. UCF
ROSE: Ohio State vs. Washington
SUGAR: Georgia vs. Texas

LOCAL INTEREST
QUICK LANE: Georgia Tech vs. Minnesota
CAMELLIA: Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan

SEC-AFFILIATED BOWLS
CITRUS: Kentucky vs. Penn State
OUTBACK: Mississippi State vs. Iowa
TAXSLAYER: Texas A&M vs. NC State
LIBERTY: Missouri vs. Oklahoma State
BELK: South Carolina vs. Virginia
MUSIC CITY: Auburn vs. Purdue
TEXAS: Vanderbilt vs. Baylor

For what it's worth, UGA will travel to Texas for the 2028 season (Sept. 2), with the Longhorns returning the travel-based favor the following year (Sept. 1, 2029 in Athens).

The schools agreed to this attractive home-and-home series last month.

HISTORY: UGA vs. TEXAS
1949: Texas 41, UGA 28 (Orange Bowl)
1957: Texas 26, UGA 7
1958: Texas 18, UGA 13
1984: UGA 10, Texas 9 (Cotton Bowl)