NCF Nation: bowl rankings 15
Posted by ESPN.com's Graham Watson
There are 16 bowls in which non-BCS teams will be participating. Some are good matchups, most are iffy and some are just awful. But that's bowl season. It's not always perfect and with so many bowls and so many teams available, there are bound to be dud matchups. But the best non-BCS teams are playing in some good bowls against quality competition, which will make for some entertaining games.
Here's how I think the bowl games featuring non-BCS teams should be ranked:
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Sure, the Big 12 couldn't fill all of its bowl agreements. Fans in Houston and Shreveport will have to do without a Big 12 representative in their bowls this season.
But the conference appears to have been situated in some winnable games. Early odds have not been released, but it would be surprising if more than a couple of Big 12 teams were underdogs in their games.
With that being the case, the Big 12's national stature may be riding on a big bowl season. Because if teams from the conference collectively fail this season, it will be presumed as little more than a pass-heavy league where defense isn't played.
Here's my own unofficial listing of the attractivness of the conference's seven bowl games this year.
Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
Which ACC games will provide the most entertainment, the best bang for your buck, the best matchups and the best storylines? Here's a quick look at the ACC's bowl matchups this season, from the best to the worst:
Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
We rank college football teams. So why not the bowls? Eight SEC teams will be playing in the postseason. Here's a look at how the eight bowl games involving SEC teams rank based on overall intrigue, the matchup and any compelling story lines that might exist:
What are the most and least interesting Big East bowls? Let's rank them: