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For decades, college football fans cried "foul" on the bowls, the BCS and any other form of national championship selection that didn't involve the top few teams battling on the field for actual supremacy.
While the response took entirely too long, the fans are getting what they want with a four-team playoff. While it may not be exactly what fans want, it's more than a decent start.
So, what will fans complain about now? The number of bowls. Historically, there were few bowls and making it into one meant you had a special season. From 1997 to the present, 17 bowls have been added. That brought the total number of bowls up from 18 to 35.
Think about it. With 18 bowls, the top 36 teams in college football made the postseason. That means that 90 percent of all teams selected for the bowls had at least made an appearance in the top 25 at some point during the season.
With 36 out of 124 teams qualifying, that meant only the top 29 percent of teams were rewarded with an extra game that a lot of people wanted to watch.
Now, we have so many bowls and such lax entrance requirements that 56.5 percent of teams get to play in the postseason. It's gotten so bad that there are bowls that may not happen unless the entrance requirements are lowered from 6-6 to 5-7 with a great graduation rate.
With no playoff agenda for fans to push anymore, making bowl season something where every game is worth watching will become the new agenda. There are two solutions to this:
1) Cut the number of bowls down and raise the entrance requirements.
2) Call bowl season what it is: exhibition season. Just pick interesting matches and let the playoff and five other bowls actually matter. (That's how we all look at it anyway, right?)