In November of 2012 the Big 12 Conference, the SEC Conference, the Sugar Bowl, & ESPN teamed up to force the NCAA to discontinue the BCS and install a Division I Playoff. This idea was going to be called the Champions Bowl. It stated that the conference champions from the Big 12 and the SEC would meet annually at the Sugar Bowl to determine the champion of both conferences. This would essentially create a Rose Bowl of the South. Whether or not this move was the catalyst for the College Football Playoff is open to debate. But the idea of a Champions Bowl did peak many interests during its birth. However the plans for such a bowl game were dropped after the playoff system was installed and memory quickly fades. This page exists solely in memory of the annual bowl game that never was. And also as the conference standings for the Big 12 and SEC.