Friday, December 19, 2008

2008-2009 Bowl Games

Every year for my own benefit, I list the numerous college football Bowl Games, in the order in which they occur. Also, just for fun, I make a decision as to which team I prefer to win. Some games, I could really care less, but others I do. Certainly, I will be rooting for my alama mater, Northern Illinois in this year's Independence Bowl. To my great surprise, the Huskies earned a bid to a Bowl Game this year, their third in the past five years. Hopefully, the nation will not equate this game with Blagojevich vs. Jindal

The rankings listed are that of the Associated Press poll.

1. Eaglebank Bowl
Washington, D.C.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Navy Midshipmen

2. New Mexico Bowl
Albuquerque, NM

Colorado State Rams vs. Fresno State Bulldogs

3. St. Petersburg Bowl
St. Petersburg, FL

Memphis Tigers vs. South Florida Bulls

4. Las Vegas Bowl
Las Vegas, NV

# 17 Brigham Young Cougars vs. Arizona Wildcats

5. New Orleans Bowl
New Orleans, LA

Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles vs. Troy Trojans

6. Poinsettia Bowl
San Diego, CA

#9 Boise State Broncos vs. # 11 Texas Christian Horned Frogs

7. Hawai'i Bowl
Honolulu, HI

Hawai'i Warriors vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

8. Motor City Bowl
Detroit, MI

Florida Atlantic Owls vs. Central Michigan Chippewas

9. Meineke Car Care Bowl
Charlotte, NC

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

10. Champs Sports Bowl
Orlando, FL

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Florida State Seminoles

11. Emerald Bowl
San Francisco, CA

Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs. California Golden Bears

12. Independence Bowl
Shreveport, LA

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

13. Bowl
Birmingham, AL

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

14. Alamo Bowl
San Antonio, TX

# 25 Missouri Tigers vs. # 22 Northwestern Wildcats

15. Humanitarian Bowl
Boise, ID

Maryland Terrapins vs. Nevada Wolf Pack

16. Holiday Bowl
San Diego, CA

# 13 Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. # 15 Oregon Ducks

17. Texas Bowl
Houston, TX

Western Michigan Broncos vs. Rice Owls

18. Armed Forces Bowl
Fort Worth, TX

Houston Cougars vs. Air Force Falcons

19. Sun Bowl
El Paso, TX

# 24 Oregon State Beavers vs. # 18 Pittsburgh Panthers

20. Music City Bowl
Nashville, TN

Boston College Eagles vs. Vanderbilt Commodores

21. Insight Bowl
Tempe, AZ

Kansas Jayhawks vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

22. Chick-fil-A Bowl

Louisiana State Tigers vs. # 14 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

23. Outback Bowl
Tampa, FL

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Iowa Hawkeyes

24. Capital One Bowl
Orlando, FL

# 16 Georgia Bulldogs vs. # 19 Michigan State Spartans

25. Gator Bowl
Jacksonville, FL

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Clemson Tigers

26. Rose Bowl
Pasadena, CA

# 6 Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions vs. #5 Southern California Trojans

27. Orange Bowl
Miami, FL

# 12 Cincinnati Bearcats vs. # 21 Virginia Tech Hokies

28. Cotton Bowl
Dallas, TX

# 20 Mississippi Rebels vs. #8 Texas Tech Red Raiders

29. Liberty Bowl
Memphis, TN

Kentucky Wildcats vs. East Carolina Pirates

30. Sugar Bowl
New Orleans, LA

# 7 Utah Utes vs. # 4 Alabama Crimson Tide

31. International Bowl
Toronto, Canada

Buffalo Bulls vs. Connecticut Huskies

32. Fiesta Bowl
Glendale, AZ

# 10 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. # 3 Texas Longhorns

33. GMAC Bowl
Mobile, AL

# 23 Ball State Cardinals vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane

34. BCS National Championship Game
Miami, FL

# 1 Florida Gators vs. # 2 Oklahoma Sooners