Bowl Season, 2013

I’m once again presenting a hypothetical bowl schedule as if it were just cut down to the essential (and classic) bowls.

I want to reiterate that I’m not trying to say that I wish this is the way things still were — I just think it’s fun to see how the old way of doing things might make things fall if they still existed today.

Jameis Winston, Dion Hanks

And here they be:

BOWLS:

RoseBowl

Rose Bowl Game (Est. 1902)

#4 Michigan State (12-1) vs. #5 Stanford (11-2)
New Years Day
Pasadena, CA


SugarBowl

Sugar Bowl (Est. 1934)

#1 Florida State (13-0) vs. #2 Auburn (12-1)
New Years Day
New Orleans, LA


OrangeBowl

Orange Bowl (Est. 1935)

#7 Ohio State (12-1) vs. #9 Missouri (11-2)
New Years Day
Miami, FL


CottonBowl

Cotton Bowl Classic (Est. 1937)

#3 Alabama (11-1) vs. #6 Baylor (11-1)
Dallas, TX


GatorBowl

Gator Bowl (Est. 1946)

#8 South Carolina (10-2) vs. #11 Oklahoma (10-2)
New Years Day
Gainesville, FL



Tangerine Bowl (Est. 1947)

#22 Duke (10-3) vs. Bowling Green (10-3)
New Years Day
Orlando, FL


SunBowl

Sun Bowl (Est. 1935)

#10 Oregon (10-2) vs. #15 UCF (11-1)
New Years Eve
El Paso, TX


PeachBowl

Peach Bowl (Est. 1968)

#12 Clemson (10-2) vs. #14 LSU (9-3)
New Years Eve
Atlanta, GA


CopperBowl

Copper Bowl (Est. 1989)

#17 UCLA (9-3) vs. #21 Fresno State (11-1)
New Years Eve
Tucson, AZ


FiestaBowl

Fiesta Bowl (Est. 1971)

#13 Oklahoma State (10-2) vs. #16 Arizona State (10-3)
Last Week of December
Tempe, AZ


LibertyBowl

Liberty Bowl (Est. 1959)

#24 Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Navy (8-4)
Third Week of December
Memphis, TN


BlueBonnetBowl

Bluebonnet Bowl (Est. 1959)

#20 Texas A&M (8-4) vs. #25 Notre Dame (8-4)
Houston, TX


IndependenceBowl

Independence Bowl (Est. 1976)

#18 Louisville (11-1) vs. #19 Wisconsin (9-3)
Shreveport, LA


HOFBowl

Hall of Fame Bowl (Est. 1977)

#23 Georgia (8-4) vs. Miami (FL) (12-1)
Tampa, FL


HolidayBowl

Holiday Bowl (Est. 1978)

Iowa (8-4) vs. Vanderbilt (8-4)
San Diego, CA


AlohaBowl

Aloha Bowl (Est. 1982)

USC (9-4) vs. Cincinnati (9-3)
Christmas Day
Honolulu, HI