Brad’s 2018 Bowl Intrigue Rankings

Some bowl games produce fascinating matchups.  Others produce complete duds.  Here is my subjective ranking of most intriguing bowl games for the 2018 season.

1 Jan. 1 Fiesta UCF (12-0) vs. LSU (9-3) 1:00 ESPN
2 Dec. 22 Birmingham Wake Forest (6-6) vs. Memphis (8-5) 12:00 ESPN
3 Jan. 1 Citrus Kentucky (9-3) vs. Penn State (9-3) 1:00 ABC
4 Dec. 29 Orange Oklahoma (12-1) vs. Alabama (13-0) 8:00 ESPN
5 Dec. 29 Cotton Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Clemson (13-0) 4:00 ESPN
6 Jan. 1 Rose Washington (10-3) vs. Ohio State (12-1) 5:00 ESPN
7 Dec. 29 Belk Virginia (7-5) vs. South Carolina (7-5) 12:00 ABC
8 Dec. 28 Alamo Iowa State (8-4) vs. Washington State (10-2) 9:00 ESPN
9 Dec. 22 Armed Forces Army (9-2) vs. Houston (8-4) 3:30 ESPN
10 Dec. 15 New Orleans Middle Tennessee (8-5) vs. Appalachian State (10-2) 9:00 ESPN
11 Dec. 15 Las Vegas Arizona State (7-5) vs. Fresno State (11-2) 3:30 ABC
12 Dec. 31 Red Box (San Francisco) Oregon (8-4) vs. Michigan State (7-5) 3:00 FOX
13 Dec. 15 Camellia (Montgomery) Georgia Southern (9-3) vs. Eastern Michigan (7-5) 5:30 ESPN
14 Dec. 15 Cure (Orlando) UL-Lafayette (7-6) vs. Tulane (6-6) 2:30 CBSS
15 Dec. 22 Dollar General (Mobile) Troy (9-3) vs. Buffalo (10-3) 7:00 ESPN
16 Dec. 31 Liberty Oklahoma State (6-6) vs. Missouri (8-4) 3:45 ESPN
17 Dec. 18 Boca Raton Northern Illinois (8-5) vs. UAB (10-3) 7:00 ESPN
18 Dec. 28 Camping World Syracuse (9-3) vs. West Virginia (8-3) 5:15 ESPN
19 Dec. 26 First Responder (Dallas) Boston College (7-5) vs. Boise State (10-3) 1:30 ESPN
20 Dec. 26 Cheez-It (Phoenix) California (7-5) vs. TCU (6-6) 9:00 ESPN
21 Dec. 31 Holiday Utah (9-4) vs. Northwestern (8-5) 7:00 FS1
22 Dec. 26 Quick Lane (Detroit) Minnesota (6-6) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5) 5:15 ESPN
23 Dec. 27 Texas Baylor (6-6) vs. Vanderbilt (6-6) 9:00 ESPN
24 Dec. 31 Gator NC State (9-3) vs. Texas A & M (8-4) 7:30 ESPN
25 Dec. 28 Music City Purdue (6-6) vs. Auburn (7-5) 1:30 ESPN
26 Dec. 22 Hawaii Louisiana Tech (7-5) vs. Hawaii (8-5) 10:30 ESPN
27 Dec. 21 Famous Idaho Potato Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Brigham Young (6-6) 4:00 ESPN
28 Dec. 27 Independence Duke (7-5) vs. Temple (8-4) 1:30 ESPN
29 Dec. 31 Sun Stanford (8-4) vs. Pittsburgh (7-6) 2:00 CBS
30 Dec. 31 Military Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (10-2) 12:00 ESPN
31 Dec. 21 Bahamas FIU (8-4) vs. Toledo (7-5) 12:30 ESPN
32 Jan. 1 Sugar Texas (9-4) vs. Georgia (11-2) 8:45 ESPN
33 Dec. 19 Frisco Ohio (8-4) vs. San Diego State (7-5) 8:00 ESPN
34 Dec. 29 Peach Florida (9-3) vs. Michigan (10-2) 12:00 ESPN
35 Dec. 20 Gasparilla (Tampa) Marshall (8-4) vs. South Florida (7-5) 8:00 ESPN
36 Dec. 27 Pinstripe Miami-FL (7-5) vs. Wisconsin (7-5) 5:15 ESPN
37 Dec. 29 Arizona Arkansas State (8-4) vs. Nevada (7-5) 1:15 CBSS
38 Jan. 1 Outback Iowa (8-4) vs. Mississippi State (8-4) 12:00 ESPN 2
39 Dec. 15 New Mexico North Texas (9-3) vs. Utah State (10-2) 2:00 ESPN
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