Mountain West Bowl Tie-Ins, Affiliations
The top-ranked Mountain West USA champion will be in the mix for the Cotton Bowl if it’s the highest-ranked Group of Five champ – and if it’s not in the College Football Playoff.
The Mountain West doesn’t have a set order of bowl slots. The matchups are based on best possible games and geography, mostly based on what the ESPN owned and operated bowls can set up. The conference is guaranteed to have six bowl slots during each bowl season until 2025-2026.
– Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs MAC
– Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl vs Pac-12
– New Mexico Bowl vs Conference USA
– Offerpad Arizona Bowl vs MAC
– SoFi Hawai’i Bowl vs American Athletic or Conference USA
Mountain West has an affiliation to fill if needed …
– Guaranteed Rate Bowl vs Big Ten or Big 12
To be determined among the Group of Five conferences …
– Cure Bowl vs Group of Five
– RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl vs Group of Five
– SERVPRO First Responder Bowl vs Group of Five
– Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl vs Group of Five