How meaningful is college football bowl season in the grand scheme? That was a question routinely asked throughout December in the face of opt-outs, COVID-19 protocol issues and the overall sense games held lesser meaning prior to the College Football Playoff. For programs not inside the top 25 fighting for national relevancy, the postseason means a great deal as a reward for commendable seasons.
Entering Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game between Alabama and Georgia, five FBS conferences hold a bowl-winning percentage .600 or above, including two from the Power Five ranks.
The SEC flexes the two best teams in the country at season’s end, but from top to bottom, the league left a lot to be desired this season despite a record-setting 13 teams reaching bowl-eligibility.
Ranked by conference winning percentage, here’s how the bowl season finished with a two-team SEC finale left to be played.