Mid-American Conference Football

Restructuring the Bowls: Part II, Bowl Affiliations

David HedlindAnalyst IIMarch 28, 2009

If you haven’t read part I, this might not make sense.

After reevaluating the bowls, I put together this list of what my new bowl structure would look like.


Sun Belt

Champion—St. Petersburg Bowl

No. 2—New Orleans Bowl



Champion—Motor City Bowl

Championship game runner up—GMAC Bowl

No. 3—International Bowl

No. 4—Eaglebank Bowl



Champion—Humanitarian Bowl

No. 2—Hawaii Bowl

No. 3—New Mexico Bowl

No. 4—Texas Bowl


Conference USA

Champion—Liberty Bowl

No. 2—GMAC Bowl

No. 3—Armed Forces Bowl

No. 4—PapaJohns.com Bowl

No. 5—Texas Bowl

No. 6—New Orleans Bowl


Mountain West

Champion—Las Vegas Bowl

No. 2—Poinsettia Bowl

No. 3—Insight Bowl

No. 4—Armed Forces Bowl

No. 5—New Mexico Bowl


Big East

Champion—BCS Bowl

No. 2—Sun Bowl

No. 3—Car Care Bowl

No. 4—PapaJohns.com Bowl

No. 5—International Bowl

No. 6—St. Petersburg Bowl


Champion—Orange Bowl

No. 2—Chick-Fil-A Bowl

No. 3—Gator Bowl

No. 4—Music City Bowl

No. 5—Champs Sports Bowl

No. 6—Car Care Bowl

No. 7—Emerald Bowl

No. 8—Eaglebank Bowl


Big Ten

Champion—Rose Bowl

No. 2—Capital One Bowl

No. 3—Outback Bowl

No. 4—Champs Sports Bowl

No. 5—Alamo Bowl

No. 6—Insight Bowl

No. 7—Motor City Bowl



Champion—Rose Bowl

No. 2—Holiday Bowl

No. 3—Sun Bowl

No. 4—Las Vegas Bowl

No. 5—Emerald Bowl

No. 6—Hawaii Bowl


Big 12

Champion—Fiesta Bowl

No. 2—Cotton Bowl

No. 3—Holiday Bowl

No. 4—Gator Bowl

No. 5—Alamo Bowl

No. 6—Independence Bowl

No. 7—Humanitarian Bowl

No. 8—Poinsettia Bowl



Champion—Sugar Bowl

No. 2—Capital One Bowl

No. 3—Cotton Bowl

No. 4—Chick-Fil-A Bowl

No. 5—Outback Bowl

No. 6—Music City Bowl

No. 7—Independence Bowl

No. 8—Liberty Bowl


In part III, I will show what bowls we would have seen in 2008 with this line up.

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