Bowl Preview Podcast: Ranking the games 1-35
Tom Fornelli breaks down his bowl rankings with Chip Patterson on the Eye On College Football Podcast.
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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