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The Queen City seems like a nice place to visit. I've never been to North Carolina. Little known fact: it was originally called the Queen City Bowl.
Charlotte is nice, though a little sterile and not super exciting. But NC is beautiful. Easy day trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains if the weather is decent.
 

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If the gophers win out but do t win the west what is best case for a bowl? Citrus?
Still a shot at Tampa Bay if they win out.

This assumes OSU, Michigan and PSU all finish in top 12 and get those top bowl invites.

This assumes llini win West, and they likely go Orlando.

Purdue would take a loss to Illini in this scenario, and we finish with next best record, assume Tampa. I am assuming MD finishes weakly and is not in this mix.

See how Purdue, Wisconsin, Iowa finish out...Other factors: Purdue went Music City last year, Wisconsin was in Charlotte in 2020, Iowa was in Orlando last year. Also, WI, IA and PU likely seen as better fan base.
 

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IMO yes. Pending some unforeseen craziness.

1 - Playoff (OSU or UM)
2 - Rose (OSU or UM)
3. NY6 (Penn State)
4. Citrus (West champ)

The unforeseen craziness is the West champion winning the big ten, which would send them to the Rose, UM/OSU to random NY6 and Penn State would be on the fringe of a 4th B1G NY16 bid or go to the Citrus.

edit: sorry, didn't read your "don't win the west" bit. No, I think Citrus is out of reach if we don't win the west. Next best opportunity would be Tampa.
NY6, not NY16...
 


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Still a shot at Tampa Bay if they win out.

This assumes OSU, Michigan and PSU all finish in top 12 and get those top bowl invites.

This assumes llini win West, and they likely go Orlando.

Purdue would take a loss to Illini in this scenario, and we finish with next best record, assume Tampa. I am assuming MD finishes weakly and is not in this mix.

See how Purdue, Wisconsin, Iowa finish out...Other factors: Purdue went Music City last year, Wisconsin was in Charlotte in 2020, Iowa was in Orlando last year. Also, WI, IA and PU likely seen as better fan base.
If PSU gets the Orange Bowl (which I'm reading is unlikely if Bama wins out) the B1G loses their Outback (Reliaquest) bid. So I don't see much hope for Minnesota in Florida this year unless Illinois completely collapses and loses out.

OSU and Mich: CFP / NY6
PSU: NY6 or Citrus (probably Citrus unless they pass Bama in the rankings)
Illinois: Citrus (if PSU to NY6) or Reliaquest (if PSU to Citrus)
MN/Maryland/Iowa/Wisc: Mayo, Music City, Pinstripe, Guaranteed Rate
MSU/Rutgers (if one gets eligible): Motor City
 


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If PSU gets the Orange Bowl (which I'm reading is unlikely if Bama wins out) the B1G loses their Outback (Reliaquest) bid. So I don't see much hope for Minnesota in Florida this year unless Illinois completely collapses and loses out.
PSU was 15 in CFP rankings and should move up with the KSU loss...

Four PAC schools now ahead of PSU...

Oregon still has Wash, Utah, OSU
Utah has Stan, Oregon, CO
USC has CO, UCLA, ND
UCLA has AZ, USC, CO

And, there is a PAC 12 Championship game.

Also, Ole Miss may have a tough time staying top 12 with Bama, Ark, and MSU to finish.

Very good chance PSU ends up in top 12, leaving the Orlando and Tampa bowls open for best of West. There is a decent chance OSU and UM both end up in top 4 and PSU goes Rose Bowl.
 
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The following is not impossible: TCU, North Carolina, UCLA, USC, and Oregon all get to 2 losses in the regular season.

Georgia and OSU/Michigan winner run the table and are undefeated SEC and Big Ten champs.

Tennessee and OSU/Michigan loser have only one loss, to the respective undefeated champ.

=(?) CFP of Georgia vs OSU/Mich loser and Tennessee vs OSU/Mich winner.


Then PSU would go to the Rose over the West champion (losing to OSU/Mich winner in Indy). West champ to Citrus.
 




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CFN still projecting us into the Tampa Bay Bowl (whatever it is called)
 






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I’m all in for the Queen City. I own a food company based in Charlotte. We will have one great tailgate for Gopher Fans. BTW, a retired Panther from Minnesota is a company executive. He has a lot of pull as the Panther NFL Alumni Rep. Feasting for the Bowl Victory.
 


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From the Big Ten:

The Big Ten’s 2020-25 bowl lineup will also feature the same selection process that has been used since 2014 to ensure outstanding bowl matchups and fresh postseason destinations. Each bowl partner will work with the Big Ten to create the best possible matchup based upon an agreed set of parameters, with final approval by the conference office for all team selections. The Citrus, Outback (Now ReliaQuest Bowl), Music City, New Era Pinstripe, Cheez-It, Redbox and Quick Lane Bowls will feature a Big Ten team in each year of the agreement, while the Las Vegas and Belk Bowls will rotate annually and each feature three teams over the six-year agreement.
 

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From the Big Ten:

The Big Ten’s 2020-25 bowl lineup will also feature the same selection process that has been used since 2014 to ensure outstanding bowl matchups and fresh postseason destinations. Each bowl partner will work with the Big Ten to create the best possible matchup based upon an agreed set of parameters, with final approval by the conference office for all team selections. The Citrus, Outback (Now ReliaQuest Bowl), Music City, New Era Pinstripe, Cheez-It, Redbox and Quick Lane Bowls will feature a Big Ten team in each year of the agreement, while the Las Vegas and Belk Bowls will rotate annually and each feature three teams over the six-year agreement.

This tells me next to nothing on how they make the bowl-by-bowl selections.

Won-lost record?

Most recent appearance in a particular bowl?

Perception of likely fan participation, which fan base travels better?
 


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Indeed it doesn't.

That was their intention.

Does a better record have any bearing on which bowl a team is selected for?

Would, say, Minnesota at 9-3 have an edge over Wisconsin at 8-4?

Are there bowls that are considered more desirable/prestigious than other bowls? Example: Is the Citrus Bowl deemed a bigger prize/reward than the Pinstripe Bowl?

If the answer to either or both questions is "yes", then there is, indeed, a pecking order.
 

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So what is that pecking order?

From a team selection perspective, I would assume it would be won-lost record plus whether the fan base travels well and spends money at the destination.

From a bowl desirability perspective, I would assume it is the tourism appeal of the host city.

But I was told there is no pecking order. So.... they draw names from a hat to make the selections. Or.... maybe you know something, but are far too cagey to spill it. Don't give anything away.
 

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If there is no pecking order, how do they make the selections?
 





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This tells me next to nothing on how they make the bowl-by-bowl selections.

Won-lost record?

Most recent appearance in a particular bowl?

Perception of likely fan participation, which fan base travels better?
Does a better record have any bearing on which bowl a team is selected for?

Would, say, Minnesota at 9-3 have an edge over Wisconsin at 8-4?

Are there bowls that are considered more desirable/prestigious than other bowls? Example: Is the Citrus Bowl deemed a bigger prize/reward than the Pinstripe Bowl?

If the answer to either or both questions is "yes", then there is, indeed, a pecking order.
If there is no pecking order, how do they make the selections?
From a team selection perspective, I would assume it would be won-lost record plus whether the fan base travels well and spends money at the destination.

From a bowl desirability perspective, I would assume it is the tourism appeal of the host city.

But I was told there is no pecking order. So.... they draw names from a hat to make the selections. Or.... maybe you know something, but are far too cagey to spill it. Don't give anything away.
That's why I'm asking you: How do they make the bowl selections?

:horse:
 

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Hello?

Tap, tap, tap... you still there, Iceland?

How do they make the bowl selections?
 






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