College football playoffs: Dallas, New Orleans still battling for Champions Bowl

Dallas and New Orleans are currently deadlocked in a race for the rights to host the Champions Bowl, according to Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports.com.

The Champions Bowl, set for Jan. 1, 2015, would feature the winner of the SEC versus the winner of the Big 12 as part of the new playoff format for the end of the 2014 college football season.

Previously, it was reported that Houston had submitted the highest bid for the bowl, with Atlanta and San Francisco also under consideration. It appears that a month later, Dallas and New Orleans have separated from the pack during this week's meetings between the two conferences.

The Champions Bowl will also be featured in the semi-final rotation four times during the 12-year arrangement of the FBS playoff format, with alternate teams being selected should either of the conference champions proceed to the national semi-finals.

SEC commissioner Mike Slive has said that a decision likely won't come until the end of the month.

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