The Mountain West Conference announced a new six-year bowl cycle for 2014-19 that includes agreements with eight bowls that will send teams to up to seven games per season.

There will be a minimum of six bowl slots available to Mountain West teams, with the Las Vegas Bowl continuing to have the first choice of teams. After that, the other games will select teams with an emphasis on geographic proximity, avoiding repeat trips and creating the best possible matchups for the game's market.

Four games will be a part of the Mountain West's annual lineup: the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho, the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque, N.M., the New Orleans Bowl and the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego.

During two years of the six-year cycle, Mountain West teams will play in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas. During one of those years, the conference will vacate its spot in the Las Vegas Bowl and it will vacate the Hawaii Bowl in the other.

The MW also secured a secondary agreement with the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., that will send a team to that game if the Pac-12 Conference or the Big 12 Conference cannot fill its slot.

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