ATLANTA (AP) -- The Chick-fil-A Bowl has announced one of the teams for its Dec. 31 game.
Well, sort of.
Officials for the Atlanta-based bowl said Thursday they will invite the loser of Saturday's Atlantic Coast Conference championship game between No. 12 Virginia Tech (10-2) and No. 20 Florida State (9-3). The winner earns an automatic BCS bid and a likely trip to the Orange Bowl.
The ACC championship game loser faces a team from the Southeastern Conference at the Georgia Dome. No. 22 Mississippi State (8-4) appears to be the leading candidate.