Georgia, TCU, Tulane lead winners and losers from college football bowl season

Bowl games are ripe for overreaction.

The final impression teams leave before heading into hibernation contribute to narratives about teams ,

and conferences that last until proven otherwise, exerting a heavy influence on preseason polls.

Several teams are set to see this benefit, including Penn State,

Washington, Notre Dame and, of course, Georgia and TCU.

The final pair standing for the 2022 season will meet Monday night in Inglewood,

 and we saw how that turned out.

 which is nothing new for TCU; the Horned Frogs were touchdown underdogs against Michigan in the Fiesta Bowl,

This also works in reverse: Ugly bowl showings can linger, too. Take Clemson,

which came within one win of the College Football Playoff but flopped in an Orange Bowl matchup against Tennessee,

0r the Wolverines, who for the second year in a row failed to advance out of the semifinals.