The College Football Playoff era has plenty of uncertainties, but here is one thing we can say for sure: East Carolina has the inside track on claiming a major bowl game.
The BCS busters are a thing of the past, which is just fine for East Carolina.
In the past, a team outside of the power conference would have to go undefeated to find its way to a major bowl game. Not anymore.
The Pirates just have to be the best-looking team outside of the Power 5, and East Carolina is putting on a convincing show.