These season start times and end dates are all over the place. Seems like every conference has different start and end dates. So I guess that signals that the bowl season is pretty much scrapped and we're just playing for conference championships this year.
This is where the lack of leadership from the NCAA Commissioner's office hurts the sport.
If there were actually some type of active leadership from the NCAA offices they would have coordinated the dates of these conference only schedules. That way you still give yourself a chance to have some bowl games. Right now it just feels like it's every man for himself.