LINCOLN, Neb. (BVM) – Every college football season, fan bases across the country eagerly clamor the phrase, “This is our year” as the new campaign kicks off. A successful year can be categorized in many different ways, but the typical barometer for college football is admittance into a bowl game.
Bowl games are a series of contests that pit two teams against each other in a postseason battle with the winner walking away with a bowl title. While not every team playing in bowl games has to have a winning record, typically teams must reach .500 to earn an invitation to participate in a bowl. Though this standard isn’t considered the highest of bars to clear, it has been easier for some programs to make bowl games than others, particularly in the highly-competitive Power 5 conferences: the ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 12 and SEC.
With that being said, here are 10 Power 5 teams that have made their fan bases wait the longest to return to a bowl game.