Ranking the bowl games: Part I

Missouri is almost certainly going to a bowl game, so Inside Mizzou will start a weekly look at the Tigers' possible bowl games. Inside will rank the most likely bowl games, whether it be the Big 12's last spot or a spot in the national championship game, we'll break down the chances of it happening.

1) Independence Bowl: 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 31 in Shreveport, La.

Big 12 No. 5, 6 or 7 against SEC team

2) Houston Bowl: 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 30 in Houston

Big 12 No. 5, 6 or 7 against SEC team

3) Tangerine Bowl: 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 22 in Orlando

Big 12 No. 5, 6 or 7 against ACC No. 4

4) Alamo Bowl: 9 p.m. on Dec. 29 in San Antonio

Big 12 No. 4 against Big Ten No. 4

5) Holiday Bowl: 8 p.m. on Dec. 30 in San Diego

Big 12 No. 3 against Pac-10 No. 2

6) Fort Worth Bowl: 7:30 on Dec. 23 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Big 12 No. 8 against Conference-USA team

7) Fiesta Bowl: 8 p.m. on Jan. 2 in Tempe, Arizona

BCS Bowl (Big 12 tie-in)

8) Sugar Bowl: 8 p.m. on Jan. 4 in New Orleans

BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2 (National Championship)


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