Fewer bowl games are being played this New Year's Eve and New Year's Day because of the new playoffs system, according to ESPN.
There had been a combined 10 to 12 bowl games played Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in each of the past seven seasons, but this season only eight.
The only bowls on Dec. 31 are part of the playoff's marketed "New Year's Six" contests. Exact times have not been determined. However, the Peach will have the early kickoff, followed by the Fiesta and then the Orange.
Both semifinal playoffs will be played on Jan. 1: the Rose and Sugar bowls. The Rose is scheduled to start about 5 p.m. ET, followed by the Sugar.
The Outback and Capital One bowls will remain on New Year's Day and are the only non-playoff games on either Dec. 31 or Jan. 1, conference officials told ESPN. The Outback is expected to start between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on ESPN2 and the Capital One on ABC. Those games will go head-to-head with the Cotton Bowl on ESPN.
The Taxslayer Bowl, formerly the Gator Bowl, is moving to Jan. 2 after being played Jan. 1 for the past 19 seasons. The Heart of Dallas Bowl, played Jan. 1 this year, is also moving to a new date.
The Sun Bowl, which has been played on New Year's Eve the past six years and 10 of the past 11, is tentatively switching to Dec. 27.
The Liberty Bowl, played on Dec. 31 the past four years and 12 of the past 17, is also moving to a new date -- maybe a few days after New Year's Day.
A record 39 bowl games, including the playoff championship, is scheduled this season, is up from the 35 played last season.