Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe bowls choose. It’s not necessarily the next in line according to the order of finish… But who the bowl chooses.
In this scenario Texas typically jumps people because of revenue.
Unless you’re in the SEC… In that case the conference chooses according to what matchup’s favor sec and so they can keep the illusion that they hold the best team from every state.
A bit off topic, but as I watched FastForward with TH last night, he mentioned that Sam learned his lesson of how/when to throw the ball away and that Sam will not make that mistake again. I kinda scratched my head and thought, "I certainly hope so, because he has done it a few times now."