Participant Selection Process

The highest-ranked conference champion by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee from the American Athletic, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West or Sun Belt will play annually in one of the College Football Playoff bowls (Goodyear Cotton Bowl for the 2016 season) if it is not selected for the Playoff Semifinals.

The 2016 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl participants – selected from among bowl-eligible teams in the American Athletic Conference, Conference USA and the Mid-American Conference – will be announced by the bowl, ESPN Events and conference partners once finalized.

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