2014-15 Group of 5 Bowl Tie-Ins Click here for Power 5 tie-ins
Last week we covered the changes to the Power 5 Conferences bowl game tie-ins, and this week we are reporting on the new bowl line ups for the other five conferences and independent schools. There are several bowl agreements that will be on a rotation, so we listed the conferences that will be appearing in the 2014-2015 bowl season. Also, remember that the highest ranked team out of the Sunbelt Conference, American Athletic Conference, Mountain West, Mid-American Conference (MAC) or Conference USA will receive a bid to play in one of the games that is in the College Football Playoff rotation.
American Athletic Conference
- Birmingham Bowl (SEC)
- Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg (ACC)
- Miami Beach Bowl (BYU)
- Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman (ACC)
- Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Army or Big 12)
- Bahamas Bowl (MAC)
First thought: Several great vacation destinations!
- Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Mountain West)
- Boca Raton Bowl (MAC)
- Bahamas Bowl (MAC)
- Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (Mountain West)
- Heart of Dallas Bowl (BiG 10)
- Duck Commander Independence Bowl ** (A C-USA team will fill if the ACC or SEC does not fill its slot)
First thought: The Conference USA Champion selects which game it wishes to appear in, so I’m thinking the Hawaii or Bahamas Bowl!
- Bahamas Bowl (American Athletic)
- Boca Raton Bowl (Conference USA)
- Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Sun Belt)
- GoDaddy Bowl (Sun Belt)
- Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Mountain West)
First thought: Some great vacations and a few trips into their opponents home territory.
Mountain West Conference
- Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (Pac-12)
- San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl (Navy)
- Hawaii Bowl (Conference USA)
- Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Conference USA)
- R&L Carrier New Orleans Bowl (Sun Belt)
- Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (MAC)
First thought: Great destinations and some home field advantages.
Sun Belt Conference
- GoDaddy Bowl (MAC)
- R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (Mountain West)
- Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (MAC)
First thought: All games being played in the Sun Belt!
- Army – Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
- Naval Academy – San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
- Brigham Young – Miami Beach Bowl vs. American Athletic
- Notre Dame – The College Football Playoff, or as a member of the ACC for bowl selections
68 days until the first college football Saturday!