The Top 5 Bowls to Watch that aren't part of the College Football Playoff

There are some great games in bowls outside of the College Football Playoff. Here's a look at the Top 5.

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The Best Bowl Game Match Ups Outside of the College Football Playoff

#5 Goodyear Cotton Bowl
(15) Western Michigan vs. (8) Wisconsin Badgers

  • Unbeaten Broncos look to prove they belong in the College Football Playoff
  • The Badgers look for redemption after blowing big lead against Penn State 

#4 Allstate Sugar Bowl
(14) Auburn vs. (7) Oklahoma

  • When healthy, Auburn can run the ball on anyone. See middle of the season against Arkansas, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss
  • Oklahoma has not one but two Heisman finalists in QB Baker Mayfield and WR Dede Westbrook 

#3 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
(20) LSU vs. (13) Louisville Cardinals

  • Three of College Football's most dynamic players one the field in Louisville QB Lamar Jackson and LSU RBs Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice
  • Who can take momentum after disappointing years into the offseason with a big bowl win? Orgeron and LSU or Petrino and Louisville? 

#2 Capital One Orange Bowl
(6) Michigan vs. (11) Florida State

  • The Wolverines are convinced they were robbed of the B1G East Title. Will they be motivated for the game against FSU?
  • FSU recovered nicely from being embarrassed by Louisville, and the Seminoles feature a future star in quarterback Deondre Francois and two bonafied stars in running back Dalvin Cook and ACC Defensive Player of the Year Demarcus Walker 

#1 The Rose Bowl
(9) USC vs. (5) Penn State

  • USC has won 8 in a row including beating No. 4 Washington on the road
  • Penn State has won 9 in a row, including winning the Big Ten, beating Ohio State, and relegating the Buckeyes to No. 2 in the B1G East
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