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The contract bowls that have been created are the Rose (Pac-12 vs. Big Ten, worth $80 million); Sugar (Big 12 vs. SEC, worth $80 million) and Orange (ACC vs. Big Ten, SEC or Notre Dame, worth $60 million). Those games will also be in the rotation to host the national semifinals.
The SEC and Big Ten share a second contract bowl with Notre Dame, increasing the number of their conference teams with guaranteed access to the major bowls and in turn more revenue for those leagues. The other power conferences -- the Big 12, Pac-12 and ACC -- only have one contract bowl and the "Group of Five" has none.
Determine what the other three access bowls will be (sources told ESPN they will be the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., Cotton in Arlington, Texas, and Chick-fil-A in Atlanta), and the semifinal rotation among the access bowls;
The BCS commissioners are expected to recommend the annual rotation of national semifinal games be limited to six bowls when college football's new playoff format begins after the 2014 season, sources told ESPN.
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