There have been bowl games that were thrillers, bowl games that were duds, bowl games that were cancelled and bowl games with controversy. Now — with apologies to Tuesday night’s Texas Bowl between Kansas State and LSU — there’s only one more game that matters: next Monday’s College Football Playoff national championship game between Alabama and Georgia in Indianapolis.

Given that the college season will wrap up with that game, it felt appropriate to kick off our 2022 Sports Q&A series with a back-and-forth about the college game. There was much to discuss here. Should star players skip bowl games or play in them? (Ask Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral.) Why do teams from the Southeast — and specifically the SEC — keep showing up in the title game? Will the landscape change when Texas and Oklahoma move to the SEC? Or will it change because Lincoln Riley went to Southern California?

Here are some of the reader questions I addressed:

Read the full chat below.

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Thomas Floyd, an editor for The Post’s Sports section, produced this Q&A.