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2017 Big 12 Bowl Selection Process

College Football Playoff (CFP) Selection Process
The CFP Selection Committee ranks the top 25 teams and selects the four teams to participate in the semifinal games. Then, after the contract bowls are filled based on conference agreements, the Committee will assign teams to fill the remaining New Year's bowls. Each conference champion from the contract bowls (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, SEC & Pac 12) has a guaranteed spot in its contracted bowl or in another New Year's bowl (Sugar, Rose or Cotton) if the contracted bowl is a semifinal game and the conference champion is not selected to participate in a semifinal game. The highest ranked champion from the Mountain West, American, Conference USA, Sun Belt or MAC is guaranteed a spot in a CFP bowl and the remaining spots are filled based on the rankings of teams after the contract bowls have been filled.

College Football Playoff Bowls
Peach
Fiesta
Orange
Cotton
Rose (semifinal)
Sugar (semifinal)
CFP National Championship Game (Atlanta, GA.)

New Year's Contract Bowls
Allstate Sugar - (Big 12 vs. SEC when Sugar is not a semifinal game)
Rose - (Pac 12 vs. Big Ten when Rose is not a semifinal game)
Capital One Orange - (ACC vs. highest ranked SEC/Big Ten non-champion or Notre Dame when Orange is not a semifinal game)

Other New Year's Bowls
Goodyear Cotton
Playstation Fiesta
Chick-fil-A Peach

Big 12 CFP Contract Bowl Qualifier
The Big 12 champion will earn the Conference's automatic berth for its CFP contract bowl slot. 

Additional Big 12 Teams in the CFP
If a Big 12 team(s) is rated in the top four of the CFP, it will play in one of the semifinals. This does not affect the Big 12 designee being placed in a CFP New Year's Bowl if it is not one of the top four teams. There is not a limit on the number of teams from one conference that can be placed in CFP bowls. Additional Big 12 teams may be selected for other CFP New Year's bowls based on their ranking in the final CFP Poll.

Big 12 Bowl Partners
Once the CFP has filled its bowl slots, Big 12 bowl partners will make selections from the remaining bowl eligible teams. Following is the order of selection. A bowl may pick from any available teams when it reaches its spot in the selection order.
Valero Alamo
Camping World
AdvoCare V100 Texas
AutoZone Liberty
Cactus
Zaxby's Heart of Dallas

Bowl Game Date / Time (CT) Site Matchup Network
Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl Dec. 26
11:00 a.m.
Dallas, Tx. Big 12 vs. Big Ten ESPN
Cactus Bowl Dec. 26
9:00 p.m.
Phoenix, Ariz. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 ESPN
Texas Bowl Dec. 27
8:00 p.m.
Houston, Tx. Big 12 vs. SEC ESPN
Camping World Bowl Dec. 28
4:15 p.m.
Orlando, Fl. Big 12 vs. ACC ESPN
Valero Alamo Bowl Dec. 28
8:00 p.m.
San Antonio, Tx. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 ESPN
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Dec. 29
7:30 p.m.
Arlington, Tx. CFP ESPN
Autozone Liberty Bowl Dec. 30
11:30 a.m.
Memphis, Tn. Big 12 vs. SEC ABC
Playstation Fiesta Bowl Dec. 30
3:00 p.m.
Glendale, Az. CFP ESPN
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Jan. 1
11:30 a.m.
Atlanta, Ga. CFP ESPN
CFP - Rose Bowl Jan. 1
4:00 p.m.
Pasadena, Ca. Nat'l Semifinal ESPN
CFP - Allstate Sugar Bowl Jan. 1
7:30 p.m.
New Orleans, La. Nat'l Semifinal ESPN
CFP National Championship Jan. 8
7:00 p.m.
Atlanta, Ga. Semifinal Winners ESPN

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