Big 12 announces bowl lineup through 2025

By Kevin Kelley -

The Big 12 has announced their bowl lineup through the 2025 season, and it will remain the same as the last bowl cycle.

“The Conference’s bowl lineup provides premier destinations and exciting matchups for our institutions and supporters,” said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “We are pleased to extend the relationship with our partners after the current term ends.”

The Big 12 will continue to send its champion to the Allstate Sugar Bowl to face the SEC champion. If the champion is selected for a College Football Playoff Semifinal spot in a year when the Sugar Bowl is not a host, then that team would play in another New Year’s Six game.

If the Big 12 champion is selected to a College Playoff Semifinal game, then the conference would send the runner-up to the Sugar Bowl to face an SEC opponent.

Below is the complete Big 12 bowl lineup through the 2025 season:

  • Sugar Bowl – vs. SEC
  • Valero Alamo Bowl – vs. Pac-12
  • Camping World Bowl – vs. ACC
  • AdvoCare Texas Bowl – vs. SEC
  • AutoZone Liberty – vs. SEC
  • Cheez-It Bowl – vs. Big Ten
  • Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl or SERVPRO First Responder Bowl – vs. Group of 5

In the College Football Playoff era to date, the Oklahoma Sooners are the only team to play in a College Football Playoff Semifinal game. The Sooners have appeared three times and lost each time, 37-17 to Clemson in the Capital One Orange Bowl (2015 season), 54-48 (2OT) to Georgia in the Rose Bowl Game (2017 season), and 45-34 to Alabama in the Orange Bowl (2018 season).

College Football Bowl Schedule

Comments (4)

Oklahoma has been to the College Football Playoff three times. They also lost to Alabama last season.

Pac-12 and Big Ten should swap the Cheez-It and Alamo Bowls. The Pac-12 does not have any other tie-ins east of the Mountain Time Zone so having the Alamo Bowl is very awkward.

Glad that there’s at least 1 bowl vs the Big 10 again. Not a very highly placed one, mind you, but there were a few seasons since the Big 10 stopped playing in the Cheeze-it/Cactus Bowl (2013) and the Alamo Bowl (2009) where the Big 12 and Big 10 didn’t have any regular bowl match ups if it didn’t happen in the New Years 6 games.