Here's a graphic I produced in my spare time.
Now, in light of having five undefeated teams this season in major college football, wouldn't this be a more satisfying way to end the season? At the very least, it is interesting to explore the possibility.
I understand that there's money in the bowl system for everyone who makes decisions, but the underdog in me wants to see the kind of drama that a Boise State team or a TCU team could bring if the little guys were truly given a chance to play on the same field as the big conferences. Maybe they would be crushed, but then, at least, we would know.
Judging by the hysteria that surrounds March and the March Madness tournament, I don't think I am alone in my demand for an exciting tournament to end the year.