Athlon Sports ranks SEC bowl matchups by watchability

It’s time to get comfortable, SEC fans.

Bowl season is here, and games featuring SEC teams are about to happen. Eric Sorenson of Athlon Sports published a post ranking bowl games with SEC ties by watchability. You can read the full post here, but we’ve included the rankings below.

  1. Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs. Clemson
  2. Rose Bowl: Georgia vs. Oklahoma
  3. Peach Bowl: Auburn vs. UCF
  4. Citrus Bowl: LSU vs. Notre Dame
  5. Outback Bowl: South Carolina vs. Michigan
  6. TaxSlayer Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Louisville
  7. Music City Bowl: Kentucky vs. Northwestern
  8. Belk Bowl: Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest
  9. Texas Bowl: Missouri vs. Texas

Be sure to read the entire post to see how each game is described. But here’s how Sorenson breaks down the Sugar Bowl matchup between the Crimson Tide and Tigers.

That QB matchup of Jalen Hurts vs. Kelly Bryant is going to be one tasty morsel in itself. If you recall, last year it was Hurts in the role of freshman hot-shot of the No. 1 team who had to prove his worth in this matchup. This time, the pressure falls on the Tigers’ side as first-year starter Kelly Bryant has handled the pressure of following in the enormous footsteps of Deshaun Watson with aplomb.

Of course, rankings are subjective. And it’s no surprise to see the Sugar Bowl at the top, followed by the Rose Bowl. The Peach Bowl seems like a worthy No. 3 as well.

Still, why is the Texas Bowl rated so low? Missouri is one of college football’s hottest teams, having won six consecutive games entering its matchup against Texas in Houston. The game is a throwback to the Tigers’ old Big 12 days, when the Longhorns were a powerhouse within that conference. The chance to see if Drew Lock can continue his hot streak as Missouri’s quarterback will be fun to follow.

Is it really worse than Texas A&M-Wake Forest? Or Kentucky-Northwestern?

Let the debate rage on.

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