BCS Rankings: The 5 Hottest Teams Not Named LSU Heading into Bowl Season

James BrownSenior Analyst IDecember 3, 2011

ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 19:  Aaron Murray #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs yells to the offense during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Sanford Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Athens, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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After championship week, the college football world turns to the bowl season. The hottest teams heading into bowl season are most often the most successful when it comes to winning in bowl games. LSU is undefeated, and it is obvious that they are one of the hottest teams in the country, but here are five other teams that are riding a hot streak headed into bowl season.

Houston Cougars

The most obvious team riding a hot streak into the bowl season is the Houston Cougars. They are without a loss on the season, and a win today over Southern Mississippi would secure a undefeated regular season.

Virginia Tech Hokies

Entering the ACC Championship Game against Clemson, the Virginia Tech Hokies are one of the hottest teams in college football. They have won seven straight games, winning four on the road and many of them in blowout fashion. If the Hokies win the ACC Championship, they enter the bowl season on a roll.

Michigan State Spartans

The Big Ten Championship Game will feature the Wisconsin Badgers vs. the Michigan State Spartans. Both teams enter this game riding a four-game winning streak, but it could be argued that the Spartans are the hotter team. Unlike the Badgers they have won eight of their last nine games, include a win over Wisconsin. That could make this game very interesting.

Georgia Bulldogs

The Georgia Bulldogs have not lost a game since the middle of September. They head into the SEC Championship Game against the LSU Tigers as arguably the hottest team in the country. In the last four games they have not won a game by less than nine points, and seem to be clicking on both sides of the ball.

TCU Horned Frogs

The TCU Horned Frogs were expected to have a down season, but they are riding a win streak into the bowl season. If they are able to defeat UNLV today they will have seven straight wins. They will be flying under the radar but could be one of the most dangerous teams to face in a bowl game.

This list is subject to change after the games are played on Saturday, but as of right no these teams are hot headed into bowl season.

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