34 College Bowl Games Later, it’s Time for the Championship!

Almost a month after this season’s first bowl game kickoff in New Mexico, it’s finally time for the highly anticipated Notre Dame – Alabama championship matchup. Unlike most other NCAA-sponsored sports, college football’s postseason does not utilize a traditional tournament to establish a champion but, rather, a bowl game system. What’s interesting is that the number of bowl games has grown substantially since the first 1902 Rose Bowl — most notably over the past few decades. ESPN recently featured an interesting infographic that effectively illustrates this trend.

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