American Athletic Conference Bowl Tie-Ins, Affiliations
The top-ranked American Athletic Conference 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 American Athletic Conference bowl tie-ins and affiliations will mostly be based on geographic location while avoiding repeat appearances.
Also, like last season, the American Athletic Conference bowl tie-ins are a bit loose. The ESPN owned and operated bowls might make a push to move teams around to create the best possible matchups.
The conference is supposed to get a spot in the Military Bowl in 2021, 2023, and 2025, and it’s in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl in 2020, 2022, and 2024, but it’ll likely get spots in both in 2022.
The American Athletic will get teams in these bowl slots …
– Fenway Bowl vs ACC
– Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl vs Conference USA
– Military Bowl Presented by Peraton vs ACC
– Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl vs Army
The American Athletic Conference will get a chance at putting four teams in these bowls …
– PUBG MOBILE New Mexico Bowl vs Mountain West
– RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl vs Group of Five or Army
– SERVPRO First Responder Bowl vs ACC, Big 12, or Pac-12
– Tailgreeter Cure Bowl vs Group of Five or Army
– TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl vs SEC
– Frisco Bowl vs Group of Five or Army
– Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl vs ACC, Pac-12, or SEC