Those waves have down all the way to Orlando.
Capital One Bowl, which plays its games at the Florida Citrus Bowl, has had a long-standing relationship with the SEC and Big Ten conferences, bringing some of the biggest programs in college-football history to Central Florida.
Now, much like the Bowl Championship Series, that could be in jeopardy.
With a four-team playoff model on the horizon and deals such as the one between the SEC and Big 12, the talent pool for the remaining bowl games just got a bit more diluted.
Especially if the conference champions of both the SEC and Big 12 are playing in the new four-team playoff model.
That would mean that the next suitable replacement would step up for the new yet unnamed SEC-Big 12 game, leaving the Capital One Bowl forced to go from selecting the second- or third-best team in both leagues to getting the third or fourth pick overall.
"What becomes of the new four-team event is really going to impact what this does to our current positioning in Orlando," Steve Hogan, executive director of Florida Citrus Sports, said Saturday.
As Pete Thamel of The New York Times speculated, there could be three tiers of bowl games. The upper tier would consist of the semifinals and national-championship game; the second tier could be the Rose Bowl and new SEC-Big 12 championship bowl; and then a third tier with the rest; including the Capital One Bowl.
Not to mention that the new bowl deal is a major blow to conferences such as the Big East and ACC, both which appear on shaky ground in the overall picture of college football's new world order.
It appears that the future of the sport is the SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 leaving the rest behind.
That could mean that the Champs Sports Bowl, which is played in Orlando as well and features a tie-in with the Big East and ACC, could also be on shaky ground once the new post-season format takes shape this fall.
Interim Big 12 Commissioner Chuck Neinas hinted that the site of the new SEC-Big 12 game would be opened for bids, and several reports have indicated that the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta, the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe and the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville could all be interested in hosting the event.
Missing in that equation is the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.
It's not for lack of trying.
Hogan and Florida Citrus Sports will put together a bid for the new SEC-Big 12 championship game, but it's well-documented that the current state of the Citrus Bowl could prevent the city from even getting a sniff.
Which is too bad, considering what the community and its business have to offer: a major airport, plenty of hotels, warm weather and more attractions than you can shake Harry Potter's wand at.
In the end, however, the 75-year-old Citrus Bowl will most than likely be forced to sit on the sidelines and watch as college football morphs into something bigger and greater, leaving the Champs Sports and Capital One bowls behind.