projects 2014-19 Bowl affiliations

Is the ACC ending its partnership with the Peach Bowl?

2010-13 lineup:
1. BCS
2. Chick-fil-A
3. Russell Athletic
4. Sun
5. Belk
6. Music City
7. Independence
8. Military

Projected 2014-19 lineup:
1. Orange
2. Russell Athletic
3-5. Music City/Gator*
3-5. Belk
3-5. Pinstripe
6. Sun
TBD: Detroit bowl
TBD: Military? AdvoCare? Liberty?

* The ACC and Big Ten will likely share spots in the Music City and Gator bowls. See below.

Starting in 2014, ACC partial member Notre Dame will be eligible for any of the ACC’s “non-BCS” bowl spots if it finishes the regular season within one win of the highest-available ACC team. All indications point to the Russell Athletic Bowl moving up a rung to take the Chick-fil-A’s No. 2 spot in the ACC’s lineup.

The league will also share spots in the Gator and Music City bowls with the Big Ten, with each league participating in each bowl three times in six years. The plan is for those two bowls, the Belk Bowl and the Pinstripe Bowl to comprise one pool. There may be a second pool, but beyond the Sun it’s unclear which games — and how many — will partner with the ACC. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported that the Detroit Lions are starting a new bowl that will replace the Little Caesars Bowl and pit the ACC against the Big Ten. The AdvoCare (formerly Independence) and Liberty bowls have also been mentioned as possibilities.

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6 Responses to projects 2014-19 Bowl affiliations

  1. tjfoose1 05/21/2013 at 1:42 PM #

    I’m glad to see the Gator Bowl back in the rotation. It does have a few attractions that many may not associated with Jacksonville.

    The area is loaded with “talent” (if you know where to look), there’s Sawgrass (Ponte Vedra Beach), and a nice new Poker Room ( that hosts an annual WPT event.

    If you’re taking the lady, the historic district of St. Augustine, just a few miles down the coast, can be quite romantic and win you points. Guided tours (if you’re in to that sort of thing – I’m not) are cheap, and come in train, horse carriage, horseback, and helicopter varieties.

    And the local beaches (not all) are some of the few in the country on which you can drive.

  2. ruffles31 05/21/2013 at 3:25 PM #

    The Peach Bowl is part of the College Football Playoff rotation so it had to drop both the SEC and ACC slots.

  3. JEOH2 05/21/2013 at 4:46 PM #

    Glad to see much more entertaining matchups against the B1G and SEC…

  4. choppack1 05/21/2013 at 7:39 PM #

    Tj foose you are spot on about jax. Fun area…beach spots are awesome

  5. 13OT 05/22/2013 at 12:11 PM #

    It all sounds good except Notre Dame becoming eligible, in 2014, to bounce an ACC team with a better record out of a bowl spot.

    This is simply wrong, especially if the ACC’s “bounced” team has already defeated the Irish during that same season.

  6. BJD95 05/25/2013 at 5:59 PM #

    Because why wouldn’t we give ND all possible benefits without getting anything in return? Didn’t that work out great for the Big East?

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