Bowl Games 2010- Ranking All 35 Bowl Games Part 2 (10-1)
I've ranked all the bowl games ranked 35-11. Now I present you with part two and the top 10 bowl games of the bowl season.
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10. Insight Bowl- 12 Missouri (10-2) Vs Iowa (7-5)
If Iowa can play the way they're capable of playing, this game could be one of the better games of the bowl season.
Missouri has to be one of the quietest 10-2 teams in recent memory. Quarterback Blaine Gabbert has taken the torch from Chase Daniel, and run with it.
9. Outback Bowl- Penn State (7-5) Vs Florida (7-5)
Like the Sun Bowl between Miami (FL) and Notre Dame, this game matches two historical programs who have had down years.
The biggest struggles for each team has been the quarterback position. Florida's John Brantley is a pocket passer who doesn't exactly fit Urban Meyer's spread option offensive scheme. Penn State has rotated between Robert Bolden and Matt McGloin.
8. Chick-Fil-A Bowl- 20 South Carolina (9-4) Vs 23. Florida State (9-4)
It's a match-up between two teams who got thrashed in their respective conference championship games.
Despite the turbulant departure of Bobby Bowden at Florida State, Jimbo Fisher came in and did a fine job even with all the pressure.
Steve Spurrier finally got over the hump at South Carolina and led the Gamecocks to their first SEC Championship game appearance in school history.
7. Fiesta Bowl- 7 Oklahoma (11-2) Vs Connecticut (8-4)
This game has me intrigued because Connecticut has gotten more criticism than any team ever in bowl history. This is a chance for them to prove their worth on the big stage.
Oklahoma has lost five consecutive BCS bowl games. This is a team that continues to fall short on the BCS plateau. The Huskies have nothing to lose while the Sooners have everything to lose.
6. Capital One Bowl- 9 Michigan State (11-1) Vs 17. Alabama (9-3)
Let's see just how good Michigan State is. The Sparties never had to play Ohio State and many of their tough Big Ten games took place on their home turf.
Alabama has to be considered one of the best 9-3 teams in NCAA football history. Nick Saban should have the Tide ready to roll, although this season has to be considered a major disappointment.
5. Cotton Bowl- 10 LSU (10-2) Vs 17. Texas A&M (9-3)
This one has a BCS bowl feel. You know the game is going to be good. Has LSU been in a blowout this season?
Ever since the emergence of new starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M has been on fire. Heading into the bowl season, the Aggies are one of the hottest teams in the country.
4. Orange Bowl- 4 Stanford (11-1) Vs 13. Virginia Tech (11-2)
I'm just glad that Stanford gets the opportunity to play in a BCS Game. It's nice to see greed and politics not getting in the way for the Cardinal.
Virginia Tech seemingly does this every year, lose the first one or two games of the season, rally, and win the ACC Title. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor has grown up before our very eyes.
3. Sugar Bowl- 6 Ohio State (11-1) Vs 8. Arkansas (10-2)
A few weeks ago, Ohio State president Gordon Gee said that non-AQ schools have no business playing in a BCS Title Game. It turns out that a one loss Boise State team actually has a tougher strength of schedule thatn the Buckeyes.
As a football fan, I would've loved to see a Stanford vs Arkansas game here. We could've seen a quarterback duel between Andrew Luck and Ryan Mallett, possibly the top two quarterbacks taken in the 2010 NFL Draft.
2. Rose Bowl- 3 TCU (12-0) Vs 5. Wisconsin (11-1)
This is the kind of game that I would've liked to see last year, a high powered AQ team against a high powered non-AQ team. Instead, the Fiesta Bowl decided to pit Boise State and TCU together.
Many of the pundits claim that the biggest difference between the big and small schools is the size and girth of the players. Wisconsin is as physical up front as they come. Will TCU be able to match-up with the mammoths on the Badger offensive line?
1. BCS Championship Game- 1 Auburn (13-0) Vs 2. Oregon (12-0)
This is the title game we've already been waiting for more than half a season now. We're just a month away from kickoff!
While it's the offenses that are being talked about, it's going to be the better prepared defense that's going to win this game.
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