When was the last college football bowl game?

When was the last college football bowl game?

The games began on Saturday, December 15, 2012, and, aside from the all-star games, completed on January 7, 2013, with the 2013 BCS National Championship Game in Miami Gardens, Florida. The number of team-competitive bowls remained constant from the previous year at 35. The number of games per day and the duration of the season were unchanged from 2011.

College football's post-season tournament, the Bowl Championship Series (BCS), was established by the 1985 NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee. The BCS consisted of four national championships that were to be awarded after each season based on final rankings of the U.S. News & World Report and Coaches Polls. If a team was ranked No. 1 in both polls, it would receive the top seed in one of the four games. If two or more teams were tied for the top spot, a vote was taken by the other members of the committee who would divide up the remaining places among themselves.

The BCS was criticized for its discriminatory selection process because of what many viewed as an imbalance between large conferences and small schools which tended to favor the Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC and Notre Dame. In addition, some questioned how well the system would work if there were multiple undefeated and untied teams at the end of the regular season.

When did the national championship game become a bowl game?

Each bowl game hosted the national championship game every fourth year for the first eight years of the BCS, but in 2006, an additional stand-alone championship game was introduced. Subscribe to Britannica Premium to receive access to special material.

The Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and Sugar Bowl were the first four bowl games to host the BCS National Championship Game.

When do the NCAA football bowl games start?

The 2020–21 NCAA football bowl games were a series of postseason games that were set to conclude the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The games began on December 21, 2020, and will be followed by the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship on January 11, 2021, and the 2021 Hula Bowl on January 31, 2021. It is scheduled to be held in Honolulu at Aloha Stadium.

The Big Ten, Pac-12, and SEC have all announced that they will not be participating in this year's bowl game cycle. This leaves only two major conferences (ACC and NFL) with plans to play in next year's bowl games. The ACC has already announced that it will be skipping this year's bowl game cycle and playing its champion at a later date. The NFL has yet to announce what conference it will be competing in but it is expected that it will be one of the non-Bowl Championship Series (BCS) conferences.

In addition, there are three other teams (Buffalo, Maryland, and North Carolina) that have announced that they will be sitting out this year's bowls. Buffalo and Maryland will not be playing in any bowl game while North Carolina will be playing in the Pinstripe Bowl. There are also several other teams (including Alabama) that have yet to be selected to any bowl but they will receive an invitation if they finish among the top four national rankings at the end of the season.

When did the 2011 college football season end?

The regular season started on September 1, 2011 and finished on December 10, 2011. The BCS National Championship Game was held in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on January 9, 2012. The second-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the first-ranked LSU Tigers 21-0.

In addition to its annual game with LSU, Alabama also played Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Florida State, Michigan State, Arizona State, and Utah. These are the only six teams that Alabama has played during the regular season. The Crimson Tide is 2-4 against these opponents.

Alabama's 2011 schedule was released in April 2010. The Crimson Tide will open their season at home for the fifth consecutive year against West Virginia on August 31. Alabama will then travel to Tuscaloosa for a non-conference game against Clemson on October 13. They will close out the regular season at Georgia on November 24.

2011 was the third consecutive season that Alabama went undefeated. They became the first team in NCAA history to accomplish this feat. Alabama won their first nine games by an average margin of victory of 35 points per game. They were ranked No. 1 in both the AP and Coaches' Polls when they concluded their season at 11-1.

As expected, Alabama will play LSU in the all-important SEC East Division championship game on January 12.

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