2011-12 College Football Bowl Schedule: Power Ranking Every Game

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2011-12 College Football Bowl Schedule: Power Ranking Every Game
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It's bowl season.

Seventy of the best teams in the nation will square off to give us one more month of college football.

Yes, I was being sarcastic in referring to "70 of the best teams in the nation," but I'll gladly take postseason-overkill for one more month of football.

The question is which are the best games? Which are the games that are really worth calling out sick for?

In this ranking system, I used three criteria: drama, quality game potential and national interest.

Drama concerns back stories, issues surrounding the people involved, the prestige of the game itself, inherent heat between the two programs and the most awe-inspiring players.

Quality game potential looks at which matchups will provide the fan with the best, most exciting game.

Finally, national interest has to do with which games are most appealing to the most people.

Obviously, there's some overlap as concerns drama and national interest, but I believe there is a difference.

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