With College Football Playoff expansion on the horizon, the bowl season as we know it is bound to change in the coming years. However, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said this week even if the proposed 12-team format happens, the integrity of long-standing relationships with bowl games and their partners will be taken into consideration and the New Year’s Six will continue to be held in high regard.
“I think we’ve always honored the sanctity and the tradition of the bowl environment, and we have consistently either through the four-team playoff or the New Year’s Six games honored that and tried to do things that help everybody in the bowl and college football ecosystem,” Bowlsby said.
College football is currently entering the eighth-year of a 12-year agreement for the current four-team format with the new, 12-team Playoff set to being as early as 2023.
That being said, it’s never too early to take a look at bowl projections and to see how the litany of postseason matchup could shake up this fall.