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The SEC is middle of the pack among conferences during the bowl season at 4-6.
It also has a trump card: Two teams in the national championship game.
Georgia and Alabama each won their College Football Playoff semifinal games, setting up an all-SEC title game.
The Big Ten was left out of the CFP, but the conference did pretty well in bowl games, going 7-1.
Iowa, Purdue, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin all won their bowl games. Only Michigan lost, to South Carolina in the Outback Bowl.
The Pac-12 was at the other end of the spectrum. The conference had nine bowl teams and only Utah managed to win.
A rundown of how each conference fared during the 2017 bowl season:
Big Ten 7-1
Big 12: 5-3
Conference USA: 4-5
Mountain West: 3-3