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Who will win the Fiesta Bowl?

Don't be put off by the lack of prestige traveling to Glendale, Ariz., this January. While Baylor and UCF aren't exactly renowned programs, each will relish its rare trip to a major bowl. The Bears haven't been to a big postseason contest in decades. The Knights? Never. The only thing that might make the Fiesta Bowl an uninteresting blowout is Baylor's offense; the nation's best scoring unit has been hard for everyone (except Oklahoma State) to stop. Can George O'Leary's group figure out a way?

  • Which team will win the Fiesta Bowl? (Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

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  • Which is a bigger surprise?

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  • Who is the better coach?

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  • Will you watch the Fiesta Bowl?

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  • Which quarterback has the brighter pro future?

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  • Baylor is averaging a nation-best 53.3 points per game, while UCF has allowed 19.6 (13th nationally). How many will Baylor score in the Fiesta Bowl?

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Who will win the Rose Bowl?

It's the 100th edition of the Granddaddy of Them All, and the two teams involved certainly won't lack passion. Stanford, which won the Rose Bowl a year ago, might have been thinking national title earlier in the year, but certainly didn't let any disappointment show during its dismantling of Arizona State in the Pac-12 title game. Michigan State? It hasn't played in the Pasadena, Calif., bowl since 1988, and just knocked off then-No. 2 Ohio State to get here. In other words, it should be a good one.

  • Which team will win the Rose Bowl? (Jan. 1, 5 p.m. ET, ESPN)

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  • Who is the better quarterback?

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  • Who is the better defensive player?

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Who will win the Sugar Bowl?

Talk about teams coming from different places. Alabama in late November seemed likely to play for its third straight national championship; instead, a shocking loss to Auburn doomed the Crimson Tide to a secondary BCS bowl. Oklahoma, meanwhile, lost handily to Texas and Baylor in a span of four weeks, yet roared back to win its last three -- including a Big 12 title-denying upset of rival Oklahoma State on Dec. 7. Who wins in New Orleans?

Which team will win the Allstate Sugar Bowl? (Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

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  • When will Alabama win its next national championship?

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  • When will Oklahoma next play in a national championship game?

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  • What is AJ McCarron's NFL future?

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Who will win the Orange Bowl?

A January trip to South Florida should not be played down, but it'd be hard to believe the two Orange Bowl teams aren't a little disappointed with their postseason destination. Clemson entered the year eager to prove itself a title-caliber team, only to see that dream shattered by a crushing defeat to Florida State in October. Ohio State got even further, needing a win over Michigan State in the Big Ten title game to earn a trip to the BCS championship contest (needless to say, the Buckeyes didn't get it). Still, if these two teams show up motivated, it could be quite the shootout.

Which team will win the Discover Orange Bowl? (Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)

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  • Both teams are averaging more than 40 points per game. Will either get there in the Orange Bowl?

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  • Will Ohio State or Clemson play in the national championship game in the next five years?

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Florida State and Auburn are facing off for the BCS National Championship. But does that mean they're the two best teams playing in BCS games? Click on the boxes to rank the teams playing in college football's five biggest postseason contests!

Vote: Which teams will win the BCS bowls?

BCS bowl teams

Alabama

Alabama

Matchup: Sugar vs. Oklahoma

Auburn

Auburn

Matchup: Championship Game vs. Florida State

Baylor

Baylor

Matchup: Fiesta vs. UCF

Clemson

Clemson

Matchup: Orange vs. Ohio State

Florida State

Florida State

Matchup: Championship Game vs. Auburn

Michigan State

Michigan State

Matchup: Rose vs. Stanford

Ohio State

Ohio State

Matchup: Orange vs. Clemson

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Matchup: Sugar vs. Alabama

Stanford

Stanford

Matchup: Rose vs. Michigan State

UCF

UCF

Matchup: Fiesta vs. Baylor

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