Bowl Preview Podcast: Ranking the games 1-35

Florida State and Auburn's meeting in Pasadena takes the No. 1 spot in the bowl ranking.  (USATSI)
Florida State and Auburn's meeting in Pasadena takes the No. 1 spot in ourss bowl rankings. (USATSI)

We still have one more weekend of football (check out a very cool video on Army-Navy traditions  here before Saturday's game) before the bowls start, so Tom Fornelli and I have decided to kick off bowl previews on the podcast with a ranking of all 35 games.

Luckily, Tom did the most of the legwork earlier this week by ranking his Top 35 -- using combined team ranking with a few adjustments based on intrigue. We take his list and use it to preview the biggest stories and reasons to take some time away from your holiday celebrations to consume the last bit of football from the 2013-14 season.

We count down from 35 to 1 in the podcast, according to Tom's rankings.

No. 35: New Mexico Bowl -- Colorado State Rams vs. Washington State Cougars

No. 34: New Orleans Bowl -- UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs. Tulane Green Wave

No. 33: Pinstripe Bowl -- Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

No. 32: Armed Forces Bowl -- Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Navy

No. 31: Heart of Dallas Bowl -- UNLV Rebels vs. North Texas Mean Green

No. 30: Hawaii Bowl -- Boise State Broncos vs. Oregon State Beavers

No. 29: Texas Bowl -- Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Syracuse Orange  

No. 28: Liberty Bowl -- Rice Owls vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs

No. 27: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl -- Buffalo Bulls vs. San Diego State Aztecs

No. 26 Music City Bowl -- Ole Miss Rebels vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

No. 25: GoDaddy Bowl -- Ball State Cardinals vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves

No. 24: AdvoCare V100 Bowl -- Arizona Wildcats vs. Boston College Eagles  

No. 23: Beef O'Brady's Bowl -- East Carolina Pirates vs. Ohio Bobcats  

No. 22: Belk Bowl -- Cincinnati Bearcats vs. North Carolina Tar Heels  

No. 21: Little Caesar's Bowl -- Bowling Green Falcons vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

No. 20: Military Bowl -- Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Maryland Terrapins

No. 19: Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl -- Michigan Wolverines vs. Kansas State Wildcats

No. 18: BBVA Compass Bowl -- Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Houston Cougars

No. 17: Holiday Bowl -- Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders

No. 16: Poinsettia Bowl -- Utah State Aggies vs. Northern Illinois Huskies

No. 15: Fight Hunger Bowl -- Brigham Young Cougars vs. Washington Huskies

No. 14: Gator Bowl -- Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Georgia Bulldogs  

No. 13: Sun Bowl -- Virginia Tech Hokies vs. UCLA Bruins

No. 12: Outback Bowl -- Iowa Hawkeyes vs. LSU Tigers

No. 11: Las Vegas Bowl -- Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Southern California Trojans

No. 10: Chick-fil-A Bowl -- Duke Blue Devils vs. Texas A&M

No. 9: Russell Athletic Bowl -- Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes vs. Louisville Cardinals

No. 8: Alamo Bowl -- Oregon Ducks vs. Texas Longhorns

No. 7: Fiesta Bowl -- UCF Knights vs. Baylor Bears

No. 6: Capital One Bowl -- Wisconsin Badgers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks

No. 5: Sugar Bowl -- Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Oklahoma Sooners  

No. 4: Cotton Bowl -- Missouri Tigers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

No. 3: Orange Bowl -- Clemson Tigers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

No. 2: Rose Bowl -- Stanford Cardinal vs. Michigan State Spartans

No. 1: BCS Title -- Florida State Seminoles vs. Auburn Tigers

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Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since 2010. You may have heard him... Full Bio

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