In College Football, there are 130 Division 1 teams all competing for a chance to be crowned the national champion. Five major conferences, known as the power 5, contain the vast majority of the top contenders. These Power 5 conferences include the ACC, the Big 10, the Big 12, the PAC 12, and the SEC. The non-power 5 conferences, known as the group of 5 conferences, include the AAC, the C-USA, the MAC, the MW, and the Sun Belt Conference. Each conference typically contains between 10-15 teams.
Each team will typically play 12 regular-season games. 3-4 of those games will be played against out-of-conference opponents, while the rest will be played against their conference rivals. Each conference typically has 2 divisions, and teams will normally play every one in their division, and a couple of teams in the other division.
Based on how the teams do in the regular season, they might just earn a shot at postseason play. Each conference will have a champion. This is based on how teams do against the other teams in their conference. Each division has a winner, and the winner of each division plays each other at the end of the season, to determine the conference championship.
Beyond just the winners of the conference, there are the playoffs and bowl games. The top 4 teams in the country, as voted on by the NCAA playoff committee, are selected to the playoffs. There they play a single-elimination semi-final, then the winners face off to determine who will be crowned champions. Bowl games are post-season games that any team with 6 or more wins is eligible to play in. These feature teams from every conference squaring off against each other in games of varying importance. Typically, the top non-playoff teams and conference champions will square off against each other.
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