Well, another college football bowl season has come and gone. As is the case every year, there were some great games. There were some not-so-great games. And then there was the LendingTree Bowl between Southern Miss, who finished with a record of 6-6, and Rice, whose regular season record was 5-7. I found myself watching part of that game at one point, though I’m not sure why.

Anyway, the college bowl season will soon look much different, as the College Football Playoff, the system currently used to determine a national champion, will expand from four teams to 12 starting in 2026. This is following a trend across seemingly all sports, college and pro, of expanding the postseason tournament.

Brian Johnston lives in St. Joseph with his wife and two children. You can find him on Facebook at facebook.com/brianjohnstonwriter.