It's the most wonderful time of the year in college football—as long as you're not a fan of playoff systems.
Yes, bowl time is happy time.
The top teams in the FBS see their season's worth of hard work pay off at the very end in matchups that create tense games full of unforgettable moments. Surely no other event (except for maybe March Madness) provides this kind of realized hype, as the matchups rarely, if ever, disappoint.
For the past five seasons, the BCS title game has been dominated by the SEC. However, the newly created Pac-12 conference and retooled ACC, Big Ten and Big 12 conferences will provide heavyweight matchups throughout bowl season that will all show why so many not only love college football, but love loving it.
The time for redundancies is over. It's time to start the prognosticating.
Here are predictions for all 35 bowl games, from the unknowns to the big ones and every manner of blatant product placement in between.