The Bowl Alliance and its predecessor, the Coalition, were formed to create a national championship game and put the best teams in the biggest bowls. But the system hasn't been flawless. For instance, this year No. 15 Syracuse will gain an Alliance berth in the Fiesta Bowl by virtue of winning the feeble Big East. Worse, in the last five years two teams not even ranked in the Top 25 made it to one of the big games. Here's how the non-Top 10 Coalition/Alliance teams have fared.
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