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BCS Bowls: Ranking Games From Average to Must-See TV

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Ranking BCS Bowls From Worst to First

Ranking BCS Bowls From Worst to First
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We now know the bowl games that the BCS rankings will bring us in its final year of existence. Heading into Saturday night, it didn’t appear as though a SEC team would be winning or even getting into the BCS National Championship for the first time since 2007. Well, that turned out to not be the case following the outcome of the Saturday night conference games.

This year, it will be Auburn Tigers facing off with the undefeated Florida State Seminoles, which are led by Heisman front-runner Jameis Winston. If I were FSU, I don’t know if I’d be hoping for Winston to win the Heisman, considering the winner of the trophy has a 3-6 record in the National Championship that same season.

Pac-12 champions, the Stanford Cardinals will be facing Big 10 champions, the Michigan State Spartans. This is a battle between two teams who ruined National Championship dreams for two of their biggest rivals, the Oregon Ducks and Ohio State Buckeyes respectively.

The Fiesta Bowl brings us a matchup between the American Athletic conference champions, the UCF Knights and Big 12 champions, Baylor Bears.

Ohio State will go from having a shot at the National Championship to facing the Clemson Tigers in the Orange Bowl.

Everyone is going to be talking about the National Championship game, but the Sugar Bowl has quite the storyline heading into it. Oklahoma Sooners’ head coach Bob Stoops has put his foot in his mouth numerous times by calling out the SEC and the conference’s defenses. Well, Nick Saban hasn’t backed down from speaking his mind on how silly Stoops’ comments truly are. The battle between Stoops’ Sooners and Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide may be an even more intriguing matchup than the actual championship game.

Now that we know every BCS bowl game, let’s take a look at how they rank in quality.

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5. Fiesta Bowl

Fiesta Bowl
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Baylor vs. Central Florida

It's a battle of conference champions, but this game isn't exactly anything to adjust your schedule to see. Bryce Petty and Baylor should coast to victory.

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4. Rose Bowl

Rose Bowl
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Michigan State vs. Stanford

Both of these teams hold clutch victories over conference rivals. This should be a very competitive game with Michigan State coming out on top.

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3. Orange Bowl

Orange Bowl
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Ohio State vs. Clemson

Both of these teams have quarterbacks who were Heisman hopefuls at the beginning of the season. Which QB will carry their team to victory? Braxton Miller or Taj Boyd? I expect Miller to use both his arm and legs to lead Ohio State to victory.

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2. Sugar Bowl

Sugar Bowl
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Alabama vs. Oklahoma

We'll finally see if Bob Stoops can back his words up regarding the SEC's defenses. Nick Saban hasn't been shy in calling Stoops out on his comments. When the game is all said and done, Alabama will prove Stoops wrong by dominating Oklahoma.

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1. BCS National Championship

BCS National Championship
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Florida State vs. Auburn

Once again, the SEC has a member of its conference in the BCS National Championship game and for the first time since 2000, FSU has returned to the championship game. Jameis Winston will carry FSU to victory and end the SEC's streak of dominance.