Number of bowl teams per state (note The Catholic University of America's location in the District of Columbia).
The 1935–36 NCAA College Football Bowl Games were the first to feature the Sun Bowl, which would complement the Orange, Rose, and Sugar Bowl as the fourth post-season game. What may be striking about the 1935-36 post-season from a historical perspective is the participation of three of the eight teams. As of 2013, two teams, the Catholic Cardinals and the Hardin-Simmons Cowboys compete in the NCAA's lowest level of competition, Division III. Another team, the New Mexico State Aggies, still competes in Division I, however, they possess the longest bowl drought (their last bowl appearance was in the 1960 Sun Bowl) and one of the worst winning percentages in Division I. Two teams from the Southeastern Conference would play in bowl games, the LSU Tigers and the Ole Miss Rebels, however, they would lose both by a combined score of two points.