2014+ Access Bowl Rotation and Selections
Posted: 10 July 2013 09:00 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I was reading an article by Stewart Mandell in which he was comparing BCS at large selections to College Football Playoff Access Bowl at large selections which he summed up by saying BCS has 4 at large selections but CFP Access Bowls will have 6 at large selections.

I know that to be incorrect but it brings up how difficult it will be to discuss not only Access Bowl Selections but conference tie in selections as well, since the pecking order for bowls will be;  Playoffs, Access Bowls, conference tie ins.

Here is how the Access Bowl Selection Process works

(Blue = Playoffs, Black = Contract Bowls filled by Conference Selections and Red= Committee At Large Selections from the Committee’s Top 12 ranked Teams)
2014-2015 Sugar Rose Orange Cotton Fiesta Peach
2015-2016 Orange Cotton Sugar Rose Fiesta Peach
2016-2017 Fiesta Peach Sugar Rose Orange Cotton

2017-2018 Sugar Rose Orange Cotton Fiesta Peach
2018-2019 Orange Cotton Sugar Rose Fiesta Peach
2019-2020 Fiesta Peach Sugar Rose Orange Cotton

2020-2021 Sugar Rose Orange Cotton Fiesta Peach
2021-2022 Orange Cotton Sugar Rose Fiesta Peach
2022-2023 Fiesta Peach Sugar Rose Orange Cotton

2023-2024 Sugar Rose Orange Cotton Fiesta Peach
2024-2025 Orange Cotton Sugar Rose Fiesta Peach
2025-2026 Fiesta Peach Sugar Rose Orange Cotton

Obviously the number of Big 12 Teams ranked in the Committee’s Top 12 and possibly being selected for the Playoff or Access Bowls will affect how the Big 12 fills not only the Sugar Bowl but its Conference tie in bowls as well.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out given that there is a see saw selection process involved.  In Y1 conference selections =2 committee selections =6, Y2 conference selections=4, committee selections =4, and in Y3 conference selections=6 committee selections =2

That has got to make the conference tie in bowls very nervous.

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