- Apr 13, 2012
Define "less important". The B1GCG still decides who goes to the Rose Bowl if the team doesn't make the CFP, and that is a huge deal - as big a deal as it ever was for B1G teams and players. But that just demonstrates how powerful the Rose Bowl is compared to the rest of the Bowl games. Players do not mind missing playing in other Bowl games.Well it kinda has become less important already under the the BCS and CFP. 5 times a team has either lost or didn’t even play for a conference title and played for a national championship/playoff. 2 times they were declared champs. Then you have Notre Dame.