Around the web: Ranking 2013-14 bowl games

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Around the web: Ranking 2013-14 bowl games

The 2013-14 bowl schedule has been released, and that means it’s time for the national pundits to rank the games, from 1 to 35. Regardless of the ranking, the Big Ten’s best bowls are all over the top of the lists. No surprise there. See where several sites ranked the Big Ten bowls in this post.

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AthlonSports.com
2. Orange Bowl – Ohio State vs. Clemson
3. Rose Bowl Game – Michigan State vs. Stanford
5. Capital One Bowl – Wisconsin vs. South Carolina
12. Outback Bowl – Iowa vs. LSU
19. Gator Bowl – Nebraska vs. Georgia
20. Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl – Michigan vs. Kansas State
31. Texas Bowl – Minnesota vs. Syracuse

CBSSports.com
2. Rose Bowl Game – Michigan State vs. Stanford
3. Orange Bowl – Ohio State vs. Clemson
6. Capital One Bowl – Wisconsin vs. South Carolina
12. Outback Bowl – Iowa vs. LSU
14. Gator Bowl – Nebraska vs. Georgia
19. Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl – Michigan vs. Kansas State
29. Texas Bowl – Minnesota vs. Syracuse

ESPN.com
2. Orange Bowl – Ohio State vs. Clemson
3. Rose Bowl Game – Michigan State vs. Stanford
6. Capital One Bowl – Wisconsin vs. South Carolina
9. Outback Bowl – Iowa vs. LSU
10. Gator Bowl – Nebraska vs. Georgia
16. Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl – Michigan vs. Kansas State
29. Texas Bowl: Minnesota vs. Syracuse

SI.com
2. Rose Bowl Game – Michigan State vs. Stanford
3. Orange Bowl – Ohio State vs. Clemson
6. Capital One Bowl – Wisconsin vs. South Carolina
12. Outback Bowl – Iowa vs. LSU
15. Gator Bowl – Nebraska vs. Georgia
21. Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl – Michigan vs. Kansas State
25. Texas Bowl – Minnesota vs. Syracuse

Yahoo.com
2. Rose Bowl Game – Michigan State vs. Stanford
3. Orange Bowl – Ohio State vs. Clemson
5. Capital One Bowl – Wisconsin vs. South Carolina
11. Outback Bowl – Iowa vs. LSU
17. Gator Bowl – Nebraska vs. Georgia
22. Texas Bowl – Minnesota vs. Syracuse
24. Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl – Michigan vs. Kansas State

No real shockers here. That said, I am mildly surprised people are putting the Orange Bowl one spot ahead of the Rose Bowl Game. Not a big deal, but what’s not to like about two old-school teams like Michigan State and Stanford battling in The Granddaddy of Them All? It’s going to be great.

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