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Pac-12 in talks with Big 12 about bowl to face best of rest

Associated Press

9/27/2012 11:11:11 PM

SEATTLE -- Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott confirms the conference is in preliminary talks with the Big 12 Conference about creating a seventh bowl game that would match a representative from one of the two conferences against the best team from a group of five conferences, including the Big East.

Scott spoke at halftime of Washington's game against No. 8 Stanford on Thursday night. He said the talks that with the Big 12 are in the infant stages and started after all the conference commissioners met last week in Chicago.

A person with direct knowledge of the plan for the four-team playoff in 2014 told The Associated Press that either a Pac-12 or a Big 12 team likely will be the opponent for the top-rated champion from the Big East, Mountain West, Conference USA, Sun Belt and Mid-American Conference.