The 2012-13 college football bowl schedule has a slew of great matchups that figure to be entertaining football games. The bowl season is a part of what makes major college football so special, and this year figures to be another good bowl lineup.
Recruits do watch bowl games. With their seasons being over, they have a little more time to catch up on things. Many recruits will also be taking visits during bowl season, and coaches will have to balance their time between bowl preparations and recruiting.
Looking at this year's bowl schedule and leveraging it with the current state of 2013 recruiting, here are five programs whose bowl matters the most with regard to recruiting.