Champions Bowl Bid By Houston The Highest, According To Report

Houston has submitted the highest bid for the rights to host the Champions Bowl, according to a report by Mark Blaudschun via Twitter on Wednesday.

The Champions Bowl, set for Jan. 1, 2015, was thought to be down to New Orleans and Arlington, Texas. Atlanta and San Antonio are other potential candidates. Cities that were extended the invitation to bid for the chance to host the inaugural game that either decided not to or have not, as of yet, include Orlando, Jacksonville, Nashville, Tampa and Phoenix.

Created by the SEC and Big 12 as a postseason haven for their respective conference champions, the Champions Bowl will also be part of the national semifinal rotation four times during the system's 12-year arrangement. If either or both conference champions make it to the national semifinals, alternate teams would be selected to the Champions Bowl in their places.

The final decision on the site will not be made until later this month.

For more on the Champions Bowl and other college football, please be sure to check out our College Football hub and SBNation.com for all the latest news and updates.

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