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College Football Bowl Games 2015: The Best Swag Bags

Giancarlo Ferrari-King@@GiancarloKingFeatured ColumnistDecember 8, 2015

Swag bags are displayed at a Kellogg's Frosted Flakes #ShowYourStripes event at Citi Field, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Kellogg's)
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College football's postseason is nearly upon us. Besides the steady wave of action on the gridiron, teams participating in bowl games have been blessed with swag bags. These are essentially gift bags loaded with cool stuff that are handed out to every player who participates in said bowl game.

Below, we've put together a list that looks at a handful of items that have the most swagger. We've also compiled the top five swag-filled offerings, with info courtesy of Sports Business Daily.

Check it out.

Items with the Most Swagger

LSU's Leonard Fournette (center) is in for an interesting gift in the Texas Bowl.
LSU's Leonard Fournette (center) is in for an interesting gift in the Texas Bowl.Jonathan Bachman/Associated Press

Arizona Bowl: Nevada vs. Colorado State

A Cowtown custom-tailored pair of cowboy boots to prod around in.

Texas Bowl: Texas Tech vs. LSU

A genuine alpaca throw, in case a player gets cold or wants to star in a Western flick.

Quick Lane Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Minnesota

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A life-size decal of each player who participates in the bowl. How cool is that?

Hawaii Bowl: Cincinnati vs. San Diego State

A pair of swim trunks. Because what else would you need after you get done playing a bowl game on the beautiful shores of Hawaii?

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Akron vs. Utah State

A Coleman two-person tent for all of the hiking adventures these players will hopefully go on in the near future.

Best Bowl Game Swag Bags

 5. Military Bowl: Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Navy Midshipmen

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 27:  Travis Kerchner #28 of the Navy Midshipmen during game action against the Houston Cougars at TDECU Stadium on November 27, 2015 in Houston, Texas. Houston won 52-31 to win the Western Division.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images
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Don't let the perceived lack of star power in this game fool you. The skirmish between the Pittsburgh Panthers and Navy Midshipmen also happens to feature one of the coolest swag bags of them all. 

Items listed for players to enjoy include a glorious Microsoft Xbox One bundle and an Under Armour duffel bag to carry that beast of a console around. Hey, it's the holiday season. Anytime you can toss a gift in there that will provide hours of entertainment, you're a winner in our book.

4. Outback Bowl: Northwestern vs. Tennessee

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 28:  Head coach Pat Fitzgerald of the Northwestern Wildcats (R) celebrates with his team including (L-R) Traveon Henry #2, Solomon Vault #4 and Deonte Gibson #13  as they hold the 'Land of Lincoln' trophy after a win over the Illino
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The wonderful people who bestowed Outback Steakhouse upon us didn't hold back when it came to hooking up participants in the Outback Bowl.

This year's swag bag is stuffed with fire. A $150 gift card to Best Buy, a lovely Fossil watch, a commemorative Jostens ring, a baseball cap and, of course, a meal card to be abused at Outback Steakhouse are all there.

Northwestern and Tennessee players alike are all going to receive a nice, well-rounded bag to end their seasons.

3. Citrus Bowl: Michigan vs. Florida

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A $315 Best Buy gift card, Timely Watch Co. watch and a complimentary EA Sports video game are pretty sound gifts. But when you toss in a pair of ISlide sandals and a beach towel, it makes you appreciate the sponsor, Buffalo Wild Wings, that much more.

Jim Harbaugh's Michigan kids and the entire Florida Gators roster are going to leave the Citrus Bowl with heavy hands—hands that will make their holiday season that much brighter.

2. Alamo Bowl: TCU vs. Oregon

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A year ago, you could have argued that TCU and Oregon should have met in the College Football Playoff. This season, circumstances may be different, but it should still be an entertaining encounter.

No matter who prevails, both teams will be leaving with a voluptuous swag bag. The package includes Beats Studio Wireless headphones, a $125 gift card to Best Buy, a panoramic team picture, a mini-helmet and, to top it all off, a Fossil timepiece.

Sometimes those off-field perks destroy the on-field ones.

1. Peach Bowl: Florida State vs. Houston

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Chick-fil-A and its annual Peach Bowl are the winners of the swag-bag wars this season, as the game rewards both Florida State and Houston with a hefty prize pouch.

For starters, players receive a $300 Visa gift card, Fossil watch, Bluetooth speaker and a commemorative football. But was there any food involved? 

Sadly, the gift card to Chick-fil-A is only valued at $10. Despite the amount only covering a box of fries, this bag reigns supreme. 

All swag-bag information provided by Sports Business Daily.