The future NCAA playoff system could add a seventh bowl game to its semifinal rotation. Nothing definite has been decided, according to Sports Illustrated, but the option for a seventh bowl appears on the table. University presidents approved a playoff plan in June that would rotate the semifinals among six bowl games.
Under the agreed-upon format, two of the six bowl games would be the semifinals each year. The other four, meanwhile, would host high-profile games of their own. For non-semifinal years, three bowl games have decided to host match-ups based on conference tie-ins. The Rose Bowl would keep its matchup between the Big Ten and Pac 12. The Champions Bowl would pit a Big 12 team against an SEC team. And the Orange Bowl would pit an ACC team against either Notre Dame, and SEC team, or a Big 10 team. The other three bowls, which haven't been determined, have chosen to allow open access. They will be able to choose teams from any conference in the country.
According to Team Speed Kills, a seventh bowl would also have open access. Such an arrangement might give more access to smaller-conference teams to play in high-profile games.
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