Athlon Sports unveils pre-season bowl screenings
With the expansion of college football playoffs on the horizon, the bowl season as we know it is set to change in the years to come. However, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said this week that even if the proposed 12-team format occurs, the integrity of the long-standing relationship with the Bowls and their partners will be taken into consideration and the Six New Years Eve will continue to unfold in high regard.
“I think we’ve always honored the sanctity and tradition of the bowl environment, and we’ve always honored it, whether it’s the four-team playoffs or the six New Years games, and have tried to doing things that help everyone in the bowl and in college… the football ecosystem, ”Bowlsby said.
College football is now entering the eighth year of a 12-year deal for the current four-team format, with the new 12-team playoff set to take place as early as 2023.
That being said, it’s never too early to take a look at the bowl projections and see how the playoff litany could shake up this fall.
Here is the whole Athlon Sports bowl projections before the 2021 season: