Ramblings of the Ultimate Sports Sentimentalist

Brad’s 2017 Bowl Intrigue Rankings

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Some bowl games produce fascinating matchups.  Others produce complete duds.  Here is my subjective ranking of most intriguing bowl games for the 2017 season.

CBS Rank
1 Dec. 29 Belk Wake Forest (7-5) vs. Texas A & M (7-5) 1:00 ESPN 29
2 Jan. 1 Sugar Alabama (11-1) vs. Clemson (12-1) 8:45 ESPN 1
3 Jan. 1 Peach UCF (12-0) vs. Auburn (10-3) 12:30 ESPN 6
4 Dec. 28 Holiday Washington St. (9-3) vs. Michigan St. (9-3) 9:00 FOX 14
5 Dec. 29 Cotton Southern California (11-2) vs. Ohio St. (11-2) 8:30 ESPN 3
6 Jan. 1 Outback Michigan (8-4) vs. South Carolina (8-4) 12:00 ESPN 2 20
7 Jan. 1 Rose Georgia (12-1) vs. Oklahoma (12-1) 5:00 ESPN 2
8 Dec. 29 Music City Kentucky (7-5) vs. Northwestern (9-3) 4:30 ESPN 21
9 Dec. 28 Alamo Stanford (9-4) vs. TCU (10-3) 9:00 ESPN 9
10 Dec. 16 Las Vegas Boise State (10-3) vs. Oregon (7-5) 3:30 ABC 19
11 Dec. 30 Orange Miami (10-2) vs. Wisconsin (12-1) 8:00 ESPN 5
12 Dec. 30 Fiesta Washington (10-2) vs. Penn State (10-2) 4:00 ESPN 4
13 Jan. 1 Citrus Notre Dame (9-3) vs. LSU (9-3) 1:00 ABC 8
14 Dec. 29 Arizona Utah State (6-6) vs. New Mexico State (6-6) 5:30 CBSS 36
15 Dec. 28 Camping World Virginia Tech (9-3) vs. Oklahoma State (9-3) 5:15 ESPN 7
16 Dec. 29 Sun NC State (8-4) vs. Arizona State (7-5) 3:00 CBS 18
17 Dec. 30 Liberty Iowa State (7-5) vs. Memphis (10-2) 12:30 ESPN 10
18 Dec. 27 Texas Texas (6-6) vs. Missouri (7-5) 9:00 ESPN 27
19 Dec. 23 Birmingham Texas Tech (6-6) vs. South Florida (9-2) 12:00 ESPN 13
20 Dec. 16 New Orleans Troy (10-2) vs. North Texas (9-4) 1:00 ESPN 15
21 Dec. 23 Dollar General Appalachian State (8-4) vs. Toledo (11-2) 7:00 ESPN 11
22 Dec. 23 Armed Forces San Diego State (10-2) vs. Army (8-3) 3:30 ESPN 16
23 Dec. 24 Hawaii Fresno State (9-4) vs. Houston (7-4) 8:30 ESPN 22
24 Dec. 22 Bahamas UAB (8-4) vs. Ohio (8-4) 12:30 ESPN 24
25 Dec. 22 Famous Idaho Potato Central Michigan (8-4) vs. Wyoming (7-5) 4:00 ESPN 31
26 Dec. 26 Cactus Kansas State (7-5) vs. UCLA (6-6) 9:00 ESPN 32
27 Dec. 28 Military Virginia (6-6) vs. Navy (6-5) 1:30 ESPN 38
28 Dec. 19 Boca Raton Akron (7-6) vs. Florida Atlantic (10-3) 7:00 ESPN 37
29 Dec. 30 Taxslayer (Gator) Louisville (8-4) vs. Mississippi State (8-4) 12:00 ESPN 12
30 Dec. 26 Quick Lane Duke (6-6) vs. Northern Illinois (8-4) 5:15 ESPN 33
31 Dec. 21 Gasparilla Temple (6-6) vs. Florida International (8-4) 8:00 ESPN 34
32 Dec. 27 Foster Farms Arizona (7-5) vs. Purdue (6-6) 8:30 FOX 26
33 Dec. 16 Cure Western Kentucky (6-6) vs. Georgia St. (6-5) 2:30 CBSS 35
34 Dec. 16 Camellia Arkansas State (7-4) vs. Middle Tenn. (6-6) 8:00 ESPN 28
35 Dec. 20 Frisco Louisiana Tech (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5) 8:00 ESPN 30
36 Dec. 26 Heart of Dallas Utah (6-6) vs. West Virginia (7-5) 1:30 ESPN 23
37 Dec. 27 Pinstripe Iowa (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5) 5:15 ESPN 17
38 Dec. 27 Independence Southern Miss (8-4) vs. Florida State (6-6) 1:30 ESPN 39
39 Dec. 16 New Mexico Marshall (7-5) vs. Colorado State (7-5) 4:30 ESPN 25
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