This Week in Football

College Bowl Season (cont.) / NFL Week 16

Bowl season continues.  Below, you’ll find my rankings for all the bowl games.  Those with stricken text have already been played.

1. Allstate Sugar Bowl: (4) Alabama vs (1) Clemson (January 1, 8:45 PM EST, ESPN)
2. Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual: (3) Georgia vs (2) Oklahoma (January 1, 5:00 PM EST, ESPN)
3. PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: (12) Washington vs (9) Penn State (December 30, 4:00 PM EST, ESPN)
4. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: (8) USC vs (5) Ohio State (December 29, 8:30 PM EST, ESPN)
5. Capital One Orange Bowl: (6) Wisconsin vs (11) Miami (FL) (December 30, 8:00 PM EST, ESPN)
6. Valero Alamo Bowl: (15) Stanford vs (13) TCU (December 28, 9:00 PM EST, ESPN)
7. Citrus Bowl Presented by Overton’s: (14) Notre Dame vs (16) LSU (January 1, 1:00 PM EST, ABC)
8. Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl: (10) UCF vs (7) Auburn (January 1, 12:30 PM EST, ESPN)
9. Camping World Bowl: (22) Virginia Tech vs (17) Oklahoma State (December 28, 5:15 PM EST, ESPN)
10. Taxslayer Bowl: Louisville vs (24) Mississippi State (December 30, 12:00 PM EST, ESPN)
11. New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Iowa vs Boston College (December 27, 5:15 PM EST, ESPN)
12. San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl: (21) Washington State vs (18) Michigan State (December 28, 9:00 PM EST, FOX)
13. AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State vs (19) Memphis (December 30, 12:30 PM EST, ABC)
14. Belk Bowl: Wake Forest vs Texas A&M (December 29, 1:00 PM EST, ESPN)
15. Outback Bowl: Michigan vs South Carolina (January 1, 12:00 PM EST, ESPN2)
16. Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl: Texas vs Missouri (December 27, 9:00 PM EST, ESPN)
17. Hyundai Sun Bowl: NC State vs Arizona State (December 29, 3:00 PM EST, CBS)
18. Cactus Bowl: Kansas State vs UCLA (December 26, 9:00 PM EST, ESPN)
19. Las Vegas Bowl: (25) Boise State vs Oregon (December 16, 3:30 PM EST, ABC)
20. Foster Farms Bowl: Arizona vs Purdue (December 27, 8:30 PM EST, FOX)
21. Birmingham Bowl: Texas Tech vs (23) South Florida (December 23, 12:00 PM EST, ESPN)
22. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Kentucky vs (20) Northwestern (December 29, 4:30 PM EST, ESPN)
23. Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl: Utah vs West Virginia (December 26, 1:30 PM EST, ESPN)
24. Hawai’i Bowl: Houston vs Fresno State (December 24, 8:30 PM EST, ESPN)
25. Quick Lane Bowl: Duke vs Northern Illinois (December 26, 5:15 PM EST, ESPN)
26. Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman: Virginia vs Navy (December 28, 1:30 PM EST, ESPN)
27. Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: San Diego State vs Army (December 23, 3:30 PM EST, ESPN)
28. Dollar General Bowl: Appalachian State vs Toledo (December 23, 7:00 PM EST, ESPN)
29. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Central Michigan vs Wyoming (December 22, 4:00 PM EST, ESPN)
30. GILDAN New Mexico Bowl: Marshall vs Colorado State (December 16, 4:30 PM EST, ESPN)
31. DXL Frisco Bowl: Louisiana Tech vs SMU (December 20, 8:00 PM EST, ESPN)
32. R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: North Texas vs Troy (December 16, 1:00 PM EST, ESPN)
33. Walk-On’s Independence Bowl: Southern Miss vs Florida State (December 27, 1:30 PM EST, ESPN)
34. Raycom Media Camellia Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs Arkansas State (December 16, 8:00 PM EST, ESPN)
35. Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl: Temple vs Florida International (December 21, 8:00 PM EST, ESPN)
36. Bahamas Bowl: UAB vs Ohio (December 22, 12:30 PM EST, ESPN)
37. NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl: Utah State vs New Mexico State (December 29, 5:30 PM EST, CBSSN)
38. Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl: Akron vs Florida Atlantic (December 19, 7:00 PM EST, ESPN)
39. AutoNation Cure Bowl: Georgia State vs Western Kentucky (December 16, 2:30 PM EST, CBSSN)


NFL Week 16 Game Rankings

The NFL season is winding down and while this week’s games are as strong as the past couple weeks have been there are still some important match ups as far as playoff clinching and seeding is concerned.

1. Atlanta at New Orleans (1:00 PM EST, FOX)
2. Seattle at Dallas (4:25 PM EST, FOX)
3. Minnesota at Green Bay (Saturday, 8:30 PM EST, NBC)
4. Oakland at Philadelphia (Monday, 8:30 PM EST, ESPN)
5. L.A. Rams at Tennessee (1:00 PM EST, FOX)
6. Buffalo at New England (1:00 PM EST, CBS)
7. Jacksonville at San Francisco (4:05 PM EST, CBS)
8. Tampa Bay at Carolina (1:00 PM EST, FOX)
9. Denver at Washington (1:00 PM EST, CBS)
10. Detroit at Cincinnati (1:00 PM EST, FOX)
11. Pittsburgh at Houston (Monday, 4:30 PM EST, NBC/NFLN)
12. Miami at Kansas City (1:00 PM EST, CBS)
13. L.A. Chargers at N.Y. Jets (1:00 PM EST, CBS)
14. N.Y. Giants at Arizona (4:25 PM EST, FOX)
15. Indianapolis at Baltimore (Saturday, 4:30 PM EST, NFLN)
16. Cleveland at Chicago (1:00 PM EST, CBS)

Written by Mark

A gentleman and a scholar.