SEC, Big 12 Champions To Meet In Bowl If Neither Makes Playoff, According To Report

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 06: DeQuinta Jones #92 of the Arkansas Razorbacks makes a tackle after losing his helmet against Angelo Pease #29 of the Kansas State Wildcats during the Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium on January 6, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The SEC and Big 12 champions will face off in a bowl game if both teams fail to make the NCAA National Semi-Finals, according to report.

In an odd move, the SEC and the Big 12 conferences have agreed to pit the champions of each league against each other in a bowl game, according to a report by Tony Barnhart of CBS Sports. The arrangement is similar to the deal the Pac-12 and the Big 10 made regarding the Rose Bowl.

The landscape of major bowl games will change with a National Semi-Final nearly done and finished, as the bowl games will be left trying to fill their games with teams who don't make it in the tournament, so deals are quickly being made to fill them. Which bowl this game will fill however is currently unknown.

The SEC will announce at Noon ET an agreement with the Big 12 for their champions to meet in a to-be-determined bowl game if they are not a part of the anticipated four-team playoff beginning in 2014.

An industry source said the alliance between the two conferences will be similar to that of the Big Ten and Pac-12, whose champions meet annually in the Rose Bowl if they are not a part of the BCS championship game.

While this could be a great football game, the only issue here is the last time one of either the SEC Champion or Big 12 Champion did not make the National Championship game was before the BCS era. The chances of the game actually ever being played is very slim.

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