The Big 10 and the Pac 12 have had their Rose Bowl tie-in during the BCS era. The SEC & Big 12 announced the creation of a new bowl game tying the leaders of those two conferences (or highly ranked alternate). If neither of the conference winners is in the 4 team BCS playoff, they will meet at the new bowl. (not a likely scenario anytime soon) If either conference champion is involved in the 4 game playoff, the next highest team would play in the bowl. If the ACC and the Big East conferences want to remain relevant (if the Big East is relevant), they need to get off their collective asses and lobby for an 8 team playoff. Otherwise, it will the 4 power conferences deciding and the rest watching.