Originally Posted by Jon Hamm Sandwich
Bowl games are too determine the champions of the different conferences, but yeah it gets confusing.
This is untrue. Bowl games are nothing more than exhibition games, the conference champions were decided back in early December. They are utterly meaningless in this era (they used to be the most important games of the year a long time ago). The only game that matters this time of year is the National Championship.
So one might ask why are bowl games played? Money...no other reason than money. It's horrible.