On Monday the SEC announced their 2014 bowl tie-ins.
The SEC has nine bowl tie-ins. The new arrangement will begin in 2014, the same year as the new college football playoff.
Below is the press release from the University of Tennessee, followed by the bowl tie-ins.
The new SEC bowl process coincides with the beginning of the new College Football Playoff that follows the 2014 college football season. The SEC will also participate in the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the Discover Orange Bowl (in selected years).
“We are pleased to have established a lineup of premier bowl games that will give our student-athletes a wonderful post-season experience and our fans the opportunity to travel to venues in the geographical footprint of the conference,” said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive.
Under the new SEC bowl system, the Capital One Bowl in Orlando (vs. Big Ten/ACC), a long-time SEC bowl, will have the first selection of available SEC teams after any conference schools have qualified for the College Football Playoff, the Allstate Sugar Bowl or the Discover Orange Bowl.
Following the Capital One Bowl, there will be a pool of six bowls comprised of renewals with the Outback Bowl in Tampa (vs. Big Ten), Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville (vs. ACC/Big Ten), TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl in Jacksonville (vs. ACC/Big Ten) and AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis (vs. Big 12), as well as new agreements with the Texas Bowl in Houston (vs. Big 12) and Belk Bowl in Charlotte (vs. ACC).
2014 SEC Bowl Tie Ins
Capital One Bowl (Orlando, Fla.) vs. Big Ten/ACC
Outback Bowl (Tampa, Fla.) vs. Big Ten
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (Nashville, Tenn.) vs. ACC/Big Ten
TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, Fla.) vs. ACC/Big Ten
AutoZone Liberty Bowl (Memphis, Tenn.) vs. Big 12
Texas Bowl (Houston, Texas) vs. Big 12
Belk Bowl (Charlotte, N.C.) vs. ACC
Birmingham Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.) vs. TBA
Advocare V100 Bowl (Shreveport, La.) vs. ACC
as well as
Allstate Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, La.) or Discover Orange Bowl (Miami, Fla.)