The college football season is reaching its climax, with teams eagerly awaiting the announcement of the post-season bowl game matchups. Traditional powerhouses like Georgia and Ohio State are gearing up for the College Football Playoffs, showcasing their consistent dominance in the sport. Meanwhile, lesser-known programs like James Madison and Jacksonville State are poised to make their inaugural bowl game appearances, marking significant milestones in their football histories.
For Georgia Tech, the end of the regular season has left fans and analysts speculating about the team's post-season destination. With a 6-6 record, Georgia Tech finds itself in a similar position to eight other ACC teams, with the exception of Florida State and Louisville. These nine teams could potentially be selected to participate in any of the 11 December bowls that have agreements with the ACC.
ACC Bowl Tiers
The bowls are divided into two tiers, with the first tier including prestigious events like the Reliaquest Bowl, Holiday Bowl, Pop Tarts Bowl, Gator Bowl, Pinstripe Bowl, Duke's Mayo Bowl, and Sun Bowl. The second tier of ACC bowls includes the Military Bowl, Fenway Bowl, Birmingham Bowl, and Gasparilla Bowl. These contests will have the opportunity to select ACC teams that are not chosen to play in the first tier of games.
The ACC Championship game's outcome will impact the selection of teams for the bowl season, where potential fan attendance, expected TV ratings, on-field matchups, off-field storylines, and other factors will be considered. Notably, Notre Dame's performance could also influence the selection process, as the team's success may lead to its participation in several of the aforementioned bowl games in place of an ACC team.
Georgia Tech's regular season concluded with a loss to Georgia, and the team is now eagerly awaiting its post-season fate. The Jackets will be participating in a bowl game for the first time since 2018 and are aiming for their first postseason victory since 2016. The anticipation and speculation surrounding the bowl game selection process reflect the excitement and significance of these post-season matchups for college football teams and their fans.
The ACC bowls for the season may include matchups with programs from the Big Ten, Pac-12, Big 12, SEC, and American Athletic conferences. Ultimately, the selection process for the bowl games will consider various factors to ensure compelling matchups and engaging experiences for fans and viewers.
The culmination of the college football season brings with it an air of excitement and anticipation as teams await the announcement of post-season bowl game matchups. For Georgia Tech and other ACC teams, the selection process is influenced by various factors, and the outcomes of conference championship games will play a crucial role in determining the teams' post-season destinations.