11 Facts About Bowl game


For most of its history, the Division I Bowl game Subdivision had avoided using a playoff tournament to determine an annual national champion, which was instead traditionally determined by a vote of sports writers and other non-players.

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The matchups are determined on a conference rotation basis, with the Uteck Bowl game being played at the easternmost host team, while the Mitchell is at the westernmost host team.

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The Rose Bowl game traditionally invited the champions of the Pac-10 and the Big Ten conferences.

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The Sugar Bowl game invited the SEC champion and the Orange Bowl game hosted the Big 8 conference champion.

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In 1995, the Bowl game Alliance, formed by the major bowls and conferences, put in place a system where the two highest ranked teams would play each other, even if they were each affiliated with a different bowl.

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The AP kept Michigan as the champion, but the Coaches' Poll jumped Nebraska, playing its final Bowl game for retiring coach Tom Osborne, in part because of their more lopsided victory against a more highly ranked opponent.

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Additionally, the Division III championship game has historically been known as the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.

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Outside the NCAA, the Victory Bowl game is sponsored by the NCCAA, a group that does not restrict its membership to either NCAA or NAIA.

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An example of this is the Bowden Bowl given to games where Florida State and Clemson were coached by the father-son duo of Bobby Bowden, and Tommy Bowden respectively.

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In Denmark, the national championship game is called Mermaid Bowl, named after the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.

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In Finland, the national championship game is called Vaahteramalja and was first held in 1980.

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