Bowl Preview Podcast: Ranking the games 1-35

By Chip Patterson | College Football/Basketball Writer

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 vs. Washington State

No. 34: New Orleans Bowl -- Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Tulane

No. 33: Pinstripe Bowl -- Notre Dame vs. Rutgers

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

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

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

No. 29: Texas Bowl -- Minnesota vs. Syracuse

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

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

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

No. 25: GoDaddy Bowl -- Ball State vs. Arkansas State

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

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

No. 22: Belk Bowl -- Cincinnati vs. North Carolina

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

No. 20: Military Bowl -- Marshall vs. Maryland

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

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

No. 17: Holiday Bowl -- Arizona State vs. Texas Tech

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

No. 15: Fight Hunger Bowl -- BYU vs. Washington

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

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

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

No. 11: Las Vegas Bowl -- Fresno State vs. USC

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

No. 9: Russell Athletic Bowl -- Miami vs. Louisville

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

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

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

No. 5: Sugar Bowl -- Alabama vs. Oklahoma

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

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

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

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

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