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ACC Adds Orange Bowl Deal

The conference will send the football winner to Miami for New Years.

Ponte Vedra, Fl-- The winner of the Atlantic Coast Conference football title game gets a trip to the Orange Bowl. ACC commissioner John Swofford has announced that the conference and the Orange Bowl have struck a four-year deal. The arrangement automatically sends the league champion to the bowl game unless the national title game is played in the Orange Bowl or the conference champ plays elsewhere in the national title game. Other bowl changes have the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta getting the first selection of ACC teams left after the Bowl Championship Series games are set. The Gator Bowl, which had traditionally received the first pick, will now select second, followed by the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando. The Music City, Meineke and Emerald bowls will have a chance to work together to decide which three ACC teams head to their cities. The MPC Computers Bowl, which used to have the fifth non-BCS pick, will have the final pick.