Bowl Game Rankings for 2021

Last month I posted my bowl game intrigue rankings where I ranked all the bowls based on how good of games I thought they would be.  Some of those ended up being duds, while others ended up as classics.  Here is my post-bowl rankings of all 42 contests, even though only 37 were played.

1Jan. 1RoseUtah (10-3) vs. Ohio State (10-2)5:00ESPN
2Dec. 30Music CityTennessee (7-5) vs. Purdue (8-4)3:00ESPN
3Dec. 22Armed ForcesMissouri (6-6) vs. Army (8-3)8:00ESPN
4Dec. 17CureNorthern Ill. (9-4) vs. Coastal Carolina (10-2)6:00ESPN 2
5Jan. 1CitrusIowa (10-3) vs. Kentucky (9-3)1:00ABC
6Dec. 31SunWashington State (7-5) vs. Central Mich. (8-4)12:00CBS
7Dec. 28BirminghamHouston (11-2) vs. Auburn (6-6)12:00ESPN
8Dec. 28First ResponderAir Force (9-3) vs. Louisville (6-6)3:15ESPN
9Dec. 23GasparillaUCF (8-4) vs. Florida (6-6)7:00ESPN
10Dec.18IndependenceUAB (8-4) vs. Brigham Young (10-2)3:30ABC
11Dec. 29Cheez-ItClemson (9-3) vs. Iowa State (7-5)5:45ESPN
12Dec. 18New MexicoUTEP (7-5) vs. Fresno State (9-3)2:15ESPN
13Jan. 1FiestaOklahoma State (11-2) vs. Notre Dame (11-1)1:00ESPN
14Dec. 30PeachPittsburgh (11-2) vs. Michigan State (10-2)7:00ESPN
15Jan. 1SugarBaylor (11-2) vs. Ole Miss (10-2)8:45ESPN
16Dec. 17BahamasMiddle Tennessee (6-6) vs. Toledo (7-5)12:00ESPN
17Dec. 30Las VegasWisconsin (8-4) vs. Arizona State (8-4)10:30ESPN
18Jan. 1OutbackPenn State (7-5) vs. Arkansas (8-4)12:00ESPN 2
19Dec. 18LA BowlUtah State (10-3) vs. Oregon State (7-5)7:30ABC
20Dec. 18New OrleansUL-Lafayette (12-1) vs. Marshall (7-5)9:15ESPN
21Dec. 21Frisco BowlUTSA (12-1) vs. San Diego State (11-2)7:30ESPN
22Dec. 21Famous Idaho PotatoKent State (7-6) vs. Wyoming (6-6)3:30ESPN
23Dec. 28Guaranteed RateWest Virginia (6-6) vs. Minnesota (8-4)10:15ESPN
24Dec. 29AlamoOregon (10-3) vs. Oklahoma (10-2)9:15ESPN
25Dec. 20Myrtle BeachOld Dominion (6-6) vs. Tulsa (6-6)2:30ESPN
26Dec. 18Boca RatonWestern Kentucky (8-5) vs. App. State (10-3)11:00 (AM)ESPN
27Dec. 30Duke’s MayoNorth Carolina (6-6) vs. South Carolina (6-6)11:30 (AM)ESPN
28Dec. 31GatorWake Forest (10-3) vs. Rutgers (5-7)11:00 (AM)ESPN
29Dec. 23Frisco Football ClassicNorth Texas (6-6) vs. Miami-OH (6-6)3:30ESPN
30Dec. 31Cotton (Semifinal # 1)Cincinnati (13-0) vs. Alabama (12-1)3:30ESPN
31Jan. 4TexasLSU (6-6) vs. Kansas State (7-5)9:00ESPN
32Dec. 28LibertyMississippi State (7-5) vs. Texas Tech (6-6)6:45ESPN
33Dec. 29PinstripeMaryland (6-6) vs. Virginia Tech (6-6)2:15ESPN
34Dec. 25CamelliaGeorgia State (7-5) vs. Ball State (6-6)2:30ESPN
35Dec. 27Quick LaneWestern Michigan (7-5) vs. Nevada (8-4)11:00 (AM)ESPN
36Dec. 31Orange (Semifinal # 2)Georgia (12-1) vs. Michigan (12-1)7:30ESPN
37Dec. 18Lending TreeEastern Michigan (7-5) vs. Liberty (7-5)5:45ESPN
T38 Dec. 28HolidayUCLA (8-4) vs. NC State (9-3)8:00FOX
T38Dec. 31ArizonaCentral Michigan (8-4) vs. Boise State (7-5)2:00Barstool
T38Dec. 29FenwaySMU (8-4) vs. Virginia (6-6)11:00 (AM)ESPN
T38Dec. 27MilitaryBoston College (6-6) vs. East Carolina (7-5)2:30ESPN
T38Dec. 24HawaiiMemphis (6-6) vs. Hawaii (6-7)8:00ESPN
Column: Rose Bowl should make Ohio State fans confident about 2022  improvement - Land-Grant Holy Land

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