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BCS Considers Adding Seventh Bowl To Revised System Involving Non-AQ Conferences
Published September 27, 2012
POSSIBLE OPPONENTS? The AP's Ralph Russo cited a source as saying that "either a Pac-12 or a Big 12 team likely will be the opponent for the top-rated champion" from the Big East, Mountain West, Conference USA, Sun Belt and MAC in a seventh BCS bowl game. The proposal "has the Pac-12 sending either its champion or a replacement team to the game in years when the Rose Bowl hosts a national semifinal" (AP, 9/26). USA TODAY's George Schroeder notes if the Pac-12 champion "is not among the four teams selected for the playoff, that team might land in the new bowl." The "same could happen" if the newly-created Champions Bowl was hosting a national semifinal and the Big 12 champ "was not among the four teams in the playoff." However, "even in those scenarios, it's not automatic." A source said that the Big 12 or Pac-12 champion "would have to finish 'way outside the top four.'" More likely "would be a non-champion from the Big 12 or Pac-12 in the new bowl, similar to an at-large team in the current BCS system" (USA TODAY, 9/27).