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A Guide to College Bowl Invitations

Which Teams Go to Which Bowl Games?

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Updated October 16, 2007

Picking which college football team goes to which college bowl game isn't an exact science, but we can help you narrow down the possibilities with this guide to college bowl invitations. Listed is each bowl game along with an indication of where the game's participants will come from.

Allstate BCS Championship Game No. 1 vs. No. 2 ranked teams according to BCS rankings

Allstate Sugar Bowl - BCS vs. BCS (SEC Champion, if available)

FedEx Orange Bowl - BCS vs. BCS (ACC Champion, if available)

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - BCS vs. BCS (Big 12 Champion, if available)

Rose Bowl presented by Citi - BCS vs. BCS (Big Ten Champion vs. Pac 10 Champion, if available)

GMAC Bowl - Conference USA's second place team vs. the Midwestern Athletic Conference champion

International Bowl - The MAC's No. 3 team vs. the Big East's No. 4

Capital One Bowl - The Big Ten's second place team vs. the SEC's second place team.

Gator Bowl - The ACC's No. 3 team vs. the Big 12's No. 4 or Notre Dame or the Big East's No. 2 team

Outback Bowl - The Big Ten's No. 3 team vs. the SEC's No. 3 or 4 team

AT&T Cotton Bowl - The Big 12's No. 2 team vs. the SEC's No. 3 or 4 team

Roady's Humanitarian Bowl - The champions of the Western Athletic Conference vs. the ACC's No. 8 team

Chick-fil-A Bowl - The ACC's No. 2 team vs. the SEC's No. 5 team

Valero Alamo Bowl - The Big Ten's No. 4 or 5 team vs. the Big 12's No. 4 or 5 team

Meineke Car Care Bowl - The Big East's No. 3 team vs. the ACC's No. 5, 6, or 7 team

Champs Sports Bowl - The ACC's No. 4 team vs. the Big Ten's No. 4 or 5 team

Insight Bowl - The Big 12's No. 6 team vs. the Big Ten's No. 6 team

AutoZone Liberty Bowl - The Conference USA champion vs. the SEC's No. 7 team

Brut Sun Bowl - The Pac-10's No. 3 team vs. a Big 12 team, Notre Dame, or a Big East team

Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl - The ACC's No. 5, 6, or 7 team vs. the SEC's No. 6 team

Texas Bowl - The Big 12's No. 8 team vs. a Conference USA team

Pacific Life Holiday Bowl - The Pac-10's No. 2 team vs. the Big 12's No. 3 team

PetroSun Independence Bowl- The SEC's No. 8 team vs. the Big 12's No. 7 team

Emerald Bowl - The Pac-10's No. 4 team vs. the ACC No. 5, 6, or 7 team

Motor City Bowl - The Big Ten's No. 7 team vs. the MAC's No. 2 team

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl - A WAC team vs. a Conference USA team

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl - A Mountain West team vs. the Pac-10's No. 6 team

New Mexico Bowl - A WAC team vs. a Mountain West team

PapaJohns.com Bowl - A Conference USA team vs. the Big East's No. 5 team

R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - The Sun Belt's conference champion vs. a Conference USA team

Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl - The Pac-10's No. 4 or 5 team vs. the Mountain West champions

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl - A Mountain West team vs. Navy or an at-large team

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