Other leagues are expected to announce their bowl-tie-ins in the coming weeks. Las Vegas Bowl vs. Pac-12 Note: Big Ten alternates with the SEC between the Las Vegas and Belk Bowls over the next six seasons. Vegas is 2021, 2023, 2025, Belk is 2020, 2022, 2024 A rule change for 2010 allows Bowls to submit an offer to any team with a 6-6 record ahead of teams with more than six wins. [Citation required] Previously, it took a bowl with a great filling offer to select the remaining team with the best record on a 6-6 team that would have been financially more attractive to bring more fans into the respective bowl. The six-tie Mountain West loses its longtime attachment to the Las Vegas Bowl, but will instead play pac-12 at the new Los Angeles Stadium in Hollywood Park. The Mountain West will also remain in the famous Idaho Potato, New Mexico, Arizona and Hawaii Bowls — plus another ESPN Events Bowl. Group of 5 prospects The American will have seven draws and seems to be able to participate in four Bowls against opponents of Power 5: the new Fenway Park Bowl (ACC), Military (ACC), Birmingham (SEC) and Gasparilla (SEC). It is doubtful that each year the SEC will have enough teams to send to Gasparilla, but nevertheless, the American will easily have the most opportunities in the group of 5 leagues to play in the postseason against opponents of Power 5.
The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association has ties to three Bowls: Although the Independence Bowl has had a dry connection over the past five seasons, only two league teams — South Carolina (2014) and Vanderbilt (2016) — have played in the game because the Bowl marked the 10th anniversary. Sec pick was placed after teams were placed in the collegiate football playoffs and 6 New Year`s Bowls. Between 1995 and 2009, the SEC played 13 out of 15 seasons in the Independence Bowl. The current SEC Bowl process coincided with the start of the college football playoffs that followed the 2014 college football season. The SEC also participates in the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the Capital One Orange Bowl (selected years). Under the current SEC Bowl system, the Orlando Citrus Bowl (vs. Big Ten), a longtime SEC Bowl, will have the first selection of SEC teams available after conference schools qualify for the college playoffs, New Year`s Six or Allstate Sugar Bowl. Changes: The new Las Vegas and Belk Bowls should be in the Bowls pool for the three-to-eight selection (along with Texas, Outback, Gator, Music City, and Liberty). . .