Future ACC bowl partnerships for 2010-13

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

The ACC has added two new bowls -- the Brut Sun Bowl and Advocare 100 Independence Bowl -- to its lineup for the 2010-2013 seasons and renewed agreements with the FedEx Orange Bowl, the Chick-fil-A Bowl, the Champs Sports Bowl, the Meineke Car Care Bowl, the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl and the EagleBank Bowl, the ACC announced Thursday morning.

The order of bowl selection will be:

  • The FedEx Orange Bowl or BCS

  • Chick-fil-A Bowl (vs. SEC)

  • Champs Sports Bowl (vs. Big East or Notre Dame)

  • Brut Sun Bowl (the runner-up from the ACC championship game, if available, or the third selection of league teams after the BCS picks vs. the Pac-10)

  • Meineke Car Care Bowl (vs. Big East)

  • Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl (vs. SEC)

  • Advocare 100 Independence Bowl (vs. third selection from the Mountain West)

  • Eagle Bank Bowl (vs. a team from Conference USA in 2010, with Navy in 2011, Army in 2012, and a team from the Big 12 in 2013)

In the event that the ACC has nine bowl eligible teams, the conference has made a conditional arrangement to send its eighth selection after the BCS to the Emerald Bowl in San Francisco, if either of that bowl’s primary partners are not bowl eligible. Potential opponents for the Emerald Bowl in the next cycle include representatives from the Pac-10, the WAC, Army or Navy.