Poinsettia Bowl finds winner in Navy

Updated: December 21, 2005, 7:37 AM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

College football's postseason bowl games start Tuesday night and run for the next two weeks. But in one important sense, the winners and losers have already been decided.

Give victories to Navy, Virginia Tech and BYU.

Put a checkmark in the loss column next to Missouri, Nevada and Wisconsin.

Those are the outcomes of the bowl travel games.

When bowl bids are given out every year, a team's win-loss record is important, of course. But it isn't the only factor. The selection committees ...

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