Comprehensive 2021 Bowl Intrigue Rankings

My annual bowl intrigue rankings have certainly caught on, as now most all major college football websites and publications have a similar 1-42 pre-bowl ranking of each game. I have taken the average of the most prominent of these rankings (mine, Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, Washington Post, Yard Barker, CBS, and Athlon) and ordered them to create a more objective ranking of each of these 42 games. Check out this list below.

Dec. 31Orange (Semifinal # 2)Georgia (12-1) vs. Michigan (12-1)7:30ESPN
Dec. 31Cotton (Semifinal # 1)Cincinnati (13-0) vs. Alabama (12-1)3:30ESPN
Jan. 1RoseUtah (10-3) vs. Ohio State (10-2)5:00ESPN
Jan. 1SugarBaylor (11-2) vs. Ole Miss (10-2)8:45ESPN
Dec. 30PeachPittsburgh (11-2) vs. Michigan State (10-2)7:00ESPN
Jan. 1FiestaOklahoma State (11-2) vs. Notre Dame (11-1)1:00ESPN
Dec. 31GatorWake Forest (10-3) vs. Texas A & M (8-4)11:00 (AM)ESPN
Dec. 29AlamoOregon (10-3) vs. Oklahoma (10-2)9:15ESPN
Dec. 29Cheez-ItClemson (9-3) vs. Iowa State (7-5)5:45ESPN
Jan. 1OutbackPenn State (7-5) vs. Arkansas (8-4)12:00ESPN 2
Dec. 28HolidayUCLA (8-4) vs. NC State (9-3)8:00FOX
Jan. 1CitrusIowa (10-3) vs. Kentucky (9-3)1:00ABC
Dec. 21Frisco BowlUTSA (12-1) vs. San Diego State (11-2)7:30ESPN
Dec. 28LibertyMississippi State (7-5) vs. Texas Tech (6-6)6:45ESPN
Dec. 30Music CityTennessee (7-5) vs. Purdue (8-4)3:00ESPN
Dec. 30Las VegasWisconsin (8-4) vs. Arizona State (8-4)10:30ESPN
Dec. 28BirminghamHouston (11-2) vs. Auburn (6-6)12:00ESPN
Dec. 31SunWashington State (7-5) vs. Miami-FL (7-5)12:00CBS
Dec.18IndependenceUAB (8-4) vs. Brigham Young (10-2)3:30ABC
Dec. 18LA BowlUtah State (10-3) vs. Oregon State (7-5)7:30ABC
Dec. 18Boca RatonWestern Kentucky (8-5) vs. App. State (10-3)11:00 (AM)ESPN
Dec. 30Duke’s MayoNorth Carolina (6-6) vs. South Carolina (6-6)11:30 (AM)ESPN
Dec. 23GasparillaUCF (8-4) vs. Florida (6-6)7:00ESPN
Dec. 29FenwaySMU (8-4) vs. Virginia (6-6)11:00 (AM)ESPN
Dec. 17CureNorthern Ill. (9-4) vs. Coastal Carolina (10-2)6:00ESPN 2
Dec. 18New OrleansUL-Lafayette (12-1) vs. Marshall (7-5)9:15ESPN
Dec. 28First ResponderAir Force (9-3) vs. Louisville (6-6)3:15ESPN
Dec. 28Guaranteed RateWest Virginia (6-6) vs. Minnesota (8-4)10:15ESPN
Jan. 4TexasLSU (6-6) vs. Kansas State (7-5)9:00ESPN
Dec. 31ArizonaCentral Michigan (8-4) vs. Boise State (7-5)2:00Barstool
Dec. 27Quick LaneWestern Michigan (7-5) vs. Nevada (8-4)11:00 (AM)ESPN
Dec. 22Armed ForcesMissouri (6-6) vs. Army (8-3)8:00ESPN
Dec. 29PinstripeMaryland (6-6) vs. Virginia Tech (6-6)2:15ESPN
Dec. 27MilitaryBoston College (6-6) vs. East Carolina (7-5)2:30ESPN
Dec. 18New MexicoUTEP (7-5) vs. Fresno State (9-3)2:15ESPN
Dec. 18Lending TreeEastern Michigan (7-5) vs. Liberty (7-5)5:45ESPN
Dec. 20Myrtle BeachOld Dominion (6-6) vs. Tulsa (6-6)2:30ESPN
Dec. 21Famous Idaho PotatoKent State (7-6) vs. Wyoming (6-6)3:30ESPN
Dec. 17BahamasMiddle Tennessee (6-6) vs. Toledo (7-5)12:00ESPN
Dec. 23Frisco Football ClassicNorth Texas (6-6) vs. Miami-OH (6-6)3:30ESPN
Dec. 25CamelliaGeorgia State (7-5) vs. Ball State (6-6)2:30ESPN
Dec. 24HawaiiMemphis (6-6) vs. Hawaii (6-7)8:00ESPN
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