Template:Infobox college football bowl season

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2015–16 NCAA football bowl games
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Season2015
Regular season{{{regular_season}}}
Number of bowls{{{number_of_bowls}}}
All-star games{{{all_star_games}}}
Bowl games{{{bowl_start}}} – {{{bowl_end}}}
National Championship{{{championship_bowl}}}
Location of Championship{{{championship_location}}}
Champions{{{champions}}}
Bowl Challenge Cup winner{{{bowl_challenge_cup}}}
Bowl record by conference
Conference Bowls Record Final AP Poll
{{{conference1}}} {{{conference1_teams}}} 1–2–3 (0.417) {{{conference1_ap_poll}}}
{{{conference12}}} {{{conference12_teams}}} 5–10–1 (0.344) {{{conference12_ap_poll}}}

UsageEdit

Blank with all fields listed (for example of how to fill in, see last section below):

{{Infobox college football bowl season
| season                = 
| image                 = 
| image_caption         = 
| regular_season        = 
| number_of_bowls       = 
| all_star_games        = 
| bowl_start            = 
| bowl_end              = 
| championship_bowl     = 
| championship_location = 
| champions             = 
| bowl_challenge_cup    = 
| conference1           = 
| conference1_teams     = 
| conference1_wins      = 
| conference1_losses    = 
| conference1_ties      = 
| conference1_ap_poll   = 

<!-- the above 6 fields are repeated for conferences 2 through 11 -->

| conference12          = 
| conference12_teams    = 
| conference12_wins     = 
| conference12_losses   = 
| conference12_ties     = 
| conference12_ap_poll  = 
| Note                  =
}}

ParametersEdit

* denotes a required field

Parameter Explanation Example
season* The year of regular season play. For the 2007–08 bowl season, enter 2007 here. 2007
image An image for the season. Follow Wikipedia guidelines. [[File:Example.png|200px]]
image_caption A caption for the image, if provided. Descriptive text
regular_season The dates of the first and last games of the regular season. {{start date|2007|08|25}} – {{end date|2007|12|08}}
number_of_bowls The total number of postseason bowls for the season. 28
all_star_games The number of all star games for the season. 4
bowl_start The date of the first bowl game of the season. {{Start date|2007|12|15}}
bowl_end The date of the last bowl played of the season {{End date|2008|01|07}}
championship_bowl Name of the championship game. Likely won't be used much prior to the 1992 Bowl Coalition games. [[2008 BCS Championship Game]]
championship_location Name of the stadium hosting the National Championship game and the city/state where it is located. (can use <br /> for line between stadium and city) Like the championship_bowl field, this likely won't be used much prior to the 1992 games. [[Louisiana Superdome]],<br />[[New Orleans, Louisiana]]
champions Name of the team that won the National Championship. If it was split, say that. [[2007 LSU Tigers football team|LSU Tigers]]
bowl_challenge_cup The conference that is the winner of the Bowl Challenge Cup (was established in 2001 according to article, so will only be used for years after that). [[Southeastern Conference|SEC]]
conference(1-12) Name of a football conference. Up to 12 conference names can be listed. [[Atlantic Coast Conference|ACC]]
conference(1-12)_teams Number of teams representing conference number N in bowl games. (Note: recommended to list conferences based on number of teams playing in bowls, highest to lowest.) 8
conference(1-12)_wins Number of wins in bowl games for conference number N. Do not leave blank if zero. 3
conference(1-12)_losses Number of losses in bowl games for conference number N. Do not leave blank if zero. 4
conference(1-12)_ties Number of ties in bowl games for conference number N. Should only be used for pre-1996 bowls (as overtime has been used since then). Leave blank unless non-zero. 1
conference(1-12)_ap_poll Number of ranked teams in the AP Poll from conference number N, based on the final AP Poll of the season. Timing of the final AP Poll has varied; since 1968 (and in 1965) it's after bowls are completed; else it was at the end of the regular season. Leave blank if the final AP Poll hasn't been released yet. 2
Note Optional explanatory note to be displayed after the list of conferences. Should rarely be used. ACC and Mountain West had a no-contest

Note: Wins + Losses + Ties don't need to equal the total number of teams; this is an expected condition when a bowl season is active and not all bowl games have been played.

ExampleEdit

Here is an example of one that is filled in. Only the first 11 conference numbers are filled in, but you could also have a twelfth conference if there were indeed 12 conferences to list.

Note: Generally conferences are ordered with the highest number of bowl representatives at the top and the lowest number of bowl representatives at the bottom.

2005–06 NCAA football bowl games
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Bowl games played per state.
Season2005
Regular seasonSeptember 1–December 3
Number of bowls28
All-star games4
Bowl gamesDecember 20, 2005 –
January 4, 2006
National Championship2006 Rose Bowl
Location of ChampionshipRose Bowl Stadium,
Pasadena, California
ChampionsTexas Longhorns
Bowl Challenge Cup winner(tie) Big 12 and ACC
Bowl record by conference
Conference Bowls Record Final AP Poll
ACC 8 5–3 (0.625) 5
Big 12 8 5–3 (0.625) 4
Big Ten 7 3–4 (0.429) 3
SEC 6 3–3 (0.500) 5
Conference USA 6 3–3 (0.500) 0
Pac-10 5 3–2 (0.600) 4
Mountain West 4 2–2 (0.500) 1
Big East 4 1–3 (0.250) 2
WAC 3 1–2 (0.333) 0
Independents 0 0–0 (–) 0
MAC 2 1–1 (0.500) 1
Sun Belt 1 0–1 (0.000) 0
{{Infobox college football bowl season
| season                = 2005
| image                 = [[File:Bad Title Example.png|200px]]
| image_caption         = Bowl games played per state.
| regular_season        = September 1–December 3
| number_of_bowls       = 28
| all_star_games        = 4
| bowl_start            = December 20, 2005
| bowl_end              = <br />January 4, 2006
| championship_bowl     = [[2006 Rose Bowl]]
| championship_location = [[Rose Bowl (stadium)|Rose Bowl Stadium]],<br />[[Pasadena, California]]
| champions             = [[2005 Texas Longhorn football team|Texas Longhorns]]
| bowl_challenge_cup    = ''(tie)'' [[Big 12 Conference|Big 12]] and [[Atlantic Coast Conference|ACC]]
| conference1           = [[Atlantic Coast Conference|ACC]]
| conference1_teams     = 8
| conference1_wins      = 5
| conference1_losses    = 3
| conference1_ap_poll   = 5
| conference2           = [[Big 12 Conference|Big 12]]
| conference2_teams     = 8
| conference2_wins      = 5
| conference2_losses    = 3
| conference2_ap_poll   = 4
| conference3           = [[Big Ten Conference|Big Ten]]
| conference3_teams     = 7
| conference3_wins      = 3
| conference3_losses    = 4
| conference3_ap_poll   = 3
| conference4           = [[Southeastern Conference|SEC]]
| conference4_teams     = 6
| conference4_wins      = 3
| conference4_losses    = 3
| conference4_ap_poll   = 5
| conference5           = [[Conference USA]]
| conference5_teams     = 6
| conference5_wins      = 3
| conference5_losses    = 3
| conference5_ap_poll   = 0
| conference6           = [[Pacific-10 Conference|Pac-10]]
| conference6_teams     = 5
| conference6_wins      = 3
| conference6_losses    = 2
| conference6_ap_poll   = 4
| conference7           = [[Mountain West Conference|Mountain West]]
| conference7_teams     = 4
| conference7_wins      = 2
| conference7_losses    = 2
| conference7_ap_poll   = 1
| conference8           = [[Big East Conference (1979–2013)|Big East]]
| conference8_teams     = 4
| conference8_wins      = 1
| conference8_losses    = 3
| conference8_ap_poll   = 2
| conference9           = [[Western Athletic Conference|WAC]]
| conference9_teams     = 3
| conference9_wins      = 1
| conference9_losses    = 2
| conference9_ap_poll   = 0
| conference10          = [[NCAA Division I-FBS independent schools|Independents]]
| conference10_teams    = 0
| conference10_wins     = 0
| conference10_losses   = 0
| conference10_ap_poll  = 0
| conference11          = [[Mid-American Conference|MAC]]
| conference11_teams    = 2
| conference11_wins     = 1
| conference11_losses   = 1
| conference11_ap_poll  = 1
| conference12          = [[Sun Belt Conference|Sun Belt]]
| conference12_teams    = 1
| conference12_wins     = 0
| conference12_losses   = 1
| conference12_ap_poll  = 0
}}