Ranking the bowl games, part 3

After the loss at Colorado, Inside Mizzou takes a look at the postseason consequences of the loss and where Missouri is most likely heading for a bowl game this season.

I'll discuss later this week how the loss to Colorado was perhaps not the worst thing that could have happened to the Tigers, but in the context of which bowl game they'll be heading to, it certainly makes things harder for MU to go to some of the Big 12's best.

In the Big 12 North, Missouri will most likely have to win out and have Kansas State beat Nebraska to go to the Big 12 Championship, which is the Tigers' only real hope of going to a BCS Bowl, the Cotton Bowl or the Holiday Bowl.

Missouri still faces a deep cast of competition. Outside of Oklahoma, Missouri is also competing with Oklahoma State, Texas, Kansas State and Nebraska. After the loss at Colorado, it doesn't seem a top-four finish will be in the works. Then again, if the Tigers win out, anything is possible.

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) Cotton Bowl: 1 p.m. on Jan. 2 in Dallas

Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC

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

BCS Bowl (Big 12 tie-in)

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

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

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