No, college football doesn't have a playoff. But that doesn't mean bowl games don't matter.
The final game of the season can be instrumental in giving a team momentum heading in to the next season. The Texas Longhorns followed a big Rose Bowl victory in 2005 with a national championship.
Alabama used a thrashing of the Michigan State Spartans in last year's Capital One Bowl to jump-start their 2011 season.
Here are five teams that would like to use their bowl games this year as the first movement towards a BCS National Championship in 2012.