My Bowl Fix – Cut the Bowls down to 24 with a final four playoff of the 4 big ones (Fiesta got knocked down) and gave the 2 atlarge bids to non conf champs based on highest rankings in the GFR. (Stanford #2 and Houston #4) – Bama was #5. Teams also need to be BETTER than 6-6 to get a bowl bid even though conference affiliations may help you in. (Sorry Purdue and Florida)
All bowl bids are based on actually standings, not picking and choosing that goes on now (which is a joke). So Bama got the #3 SEC spot and Georiga #2. Gotta win your division Saban.
I also cut out any sponsors in the name and put it back to the PEACH Bowl not chick-fil-a.
I filled out conference affiliations with those up to 6 wins. Though I don’t like it, they are tied to the Conf. Independents don’t have tie in, so BYU and ND join a conference. Air Force, Army and Navy I gave a tie in back to the Commander And Chief Champion to the DC Bowl. So Air Force being in a conference has 2 spots. They take a conference spot over the CIC spot. In 2011 though they drew the CIC spot not making a MWC spot.
BYU, ND, Texas, North Carolina and UL Lafayette were the 5 teams that made it in to the at-large open spots.
So this is what we have.
Detroit Bowl - Northern Illinois vs UL Lafayette
Las Vegas Bowl - Louisiana Tech vs Wyoming
Independence Bowl - Arkansas State vs North Carolina
DC Bowl Bowl - Air Force vs Ohio
Liberty Bowl - Tulsa vs Utah State
Yankee Bowl - Cincinnati vs Texas
Music City Bowl - Rutgers vs Southern Miss
Carolina Bowl - Georgia Tech vs Auburn
San Fran Bowl - Cal vs Boise State
Sun Bowl - Missouri vs BYU
Texas Bowl - Baylor vs Notre Dame
Champs Sports Bowl - West Virginia vs Virginia
Holiday Bowl - Washington vs TCU
Alamo Bowl - Iowa vs Oklahoma
Insight Bowl - Nebraska vs Utah
Peach Bowl - Clemson vs Arkansas
Outback Bowl - Michigan vs South Carolina
Capital One Bowl - Michigan State vs Georgia
Gator Bowl - Florida State vs Penn State
Fiesta Bowl - Kansas State vs Alabama
Cotton Bowl - Oklahoma State vs Houston
Rose Bowl - Wisconsin vs Oregon
Orange Bowl - Virginia Tech vs Louisville
Sugar Bowl - LSU vs Stanford
Looking at the top 4 I think they are 3 great games waiting to be played. The Orange Bowl with the Big East tied in there losses out but remember a few years ago the Big East had an unbeaten Cincinnati going into the Sugar Bowl.
A few other matchups that this would give us. Syder vs Saban in Tempe would be interesting to watch. I like the Cap 1, Outback and Peach macthups. Stoops goes vs his college in the Alamo Bowl (that could be ugly matchup). RG3 vs the Golden Domers? The Carolina Bowl would be interesting too with Ga Tech vs Auburn.
Here’s my bowl tie ins to the fix to cut down on the 6-6 bowls (sorry 6-6 teams shouldn’t be bowling in non-conference tied in bowls)
Here are teams that missed the cut.
San Diego State