Bowl season is upon us, and with it comes the annual grumblings of too many games, bad matchups and debates over which teams deserved a better destination.
To the first point, since when is more football a bad thing? As for the latter two, well, the bowl season is never going to look perfect on paper.
There is little argument over who should be in the national championship game, as Florida State has been dominant all season long and Auburn, riding a wave of momentum following its win over Alabama, captured an SEC title and had the strongest resume of any one-loss team.
Other matchups also have serious intrigue, such as the Rose Bowl featuring Michigan State and Stanford, and the Orange Bowl, where we'll see Ohio State square off against Clemson.
But it could always be better, and though we'll live with this year's slate of games and devour it with enthusiasm, certain games might just be nibbled at or left off the plate altogether.
For entertainment purposes only and without over-thinking the bowl tie-ins, we're taking a look at five bowl matchups that we wish were included in the postseason festivities.
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