July 17, 2012; Hoover, AL, USA; SEC commissioner Mike Slive speaks at a press conference during the 2012 SEC media days event at the Wynfrey Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Lambert-US PRESSWIRE
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The new college football playoff system, set to be implemented in 2014, could feature eight bowl games, as well as the national championship game, according to Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany.
Per the Wall Street Journal, concerns about the access of smaller conferences to the system prompted the BCS leaders to reconsider their proposal. They will reportedly meet this week to discuss the new possible bowl additions as well as revenue sharing.
The Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl and Champions Bowl have all been voted to be included while the remaining bowls in the new postseason system have yet to be determined.
An additional two bowls to the playoff system would allow for more schools to have a chance to enter the playoff system, and thus, have a chance at claiming the national title.
It had long been considered inevitable that the playoff system would eventually expand past six bowls, and it appears that this reality could come sooner rather than later.
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Chick-fil-A Bowl President Gary Stokan has submitted a bid for Atlanta to host a postseason college football bowl game between teams from the SEC and Big 12.
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It's no surprise, but the city of Atlanta will join New Orleans and Arlington, Texas as the only three official bids for the SEC/Big 12 Champions Bowl:
Arlington, New Orleans & Atlanta only cities that definitely will bid for Champions Bowl, sources tell— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) August 14, 2012
@espn. 2 won't bid; 5 undecided
With a potential new football stadium in talks thanks to the Falcons, the city of Atlanta is aggressively courting as many college football events and properties as possible. Considering the city already hosts the Chick-fil-A Bowl, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic (expanding to two games this year) and the SEC Championship as well as the College Football Hall of Fame's new location, Atlanta is aggressively pursuing the title of America's college football capital.
It's unclear if the Champions Bowl will rotate or be housed in a single city. New Orleans is currently the home of the Sugar Bowl, while Arlington hosts the SEC/Big 12 Cotton Bowl.
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It appears that 10 cities are possible future destinations for the Champions Bowl starting in 2014. This would be the SEC-Big 12 postseason matchup and would be guaranteed a regular spot in the rotation to host national semifinals, possibly an average of once every three years.
The cities that have been sent request for proposals by the Champions Bowl are right here:
Champions Bowl RFP's sent to Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Phoenix, Houston, Orlando, Nashville, San Antonio, Tampa & Jax— Brett McMurphy (@BrettMcMurphy) August 6, 2012
You can think of the Champions Bowl sort of like the Rose Bowl, but the issue has been about whether or not these two conferences to get the kind of money the Pac 12 and Big Ten are getting from the Rose Bowl.