The Hierank Ultimate 2019-20 Bowl Picks Overview

Welcome to our third annual Bowl Picking guide! Hierank’s power insights in all 40 College Football bowl games can be found here.

Important points & reminders:

All rankings are on a #1-256 range, within all of Division I college football, crossing the 130 FBS & 126 FCS teams.

Decimal values shown are each team’s Hierank Power, the total summation of their performance to-date on a 0-100 scale.

Range values (Normal Power) point to likely performance values for that team, with Hierank Power falling in the middle, and a range correlating in size with said team’s Volatility (unpredictability) factor.

More on how Hierank Rates & Ranks teams.

Playoff Schedule

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

#2 No. 1 LSU (13-0) vs #7 No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1)
93.4, 72-115 Power vs 86.3, 72-101 Power

Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019

Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

#1 No. 2 Ohio State (13-0) vs #3 No. 3 Clemson (13-0)
93.5, 78-109 Power vs 90.5, 78-103 Power

Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019

College Football Playoff National Championship

Peach Bowl Winner vs Fiesta Bowl Winner
[#2 No. 1 LSU (14-0) vs #1 No. 2 Ohio State (14-0)]

Monday, Jan. 13, 2020

Bowl schedule

Dec. 20

Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

#76 Buffalo (7-5) vs #124 Charlotte (7-5)
58.2, 39-77 Power vs 50.6, 39-63 Power

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl

#70 Utah State (7-5) vs #122 Kent State (6-6)
59.7, 44-75 Power vs 50.7, 36-65 Power

Dec. 21

Celebration Bowl

#100 Alcorn State (9-3) vs #91 North Carolina A&T (8-3)
55.3, 40-71 Power vs 56.2, 34-79 Power

New Mexico Bowl

#104 Central Michigan (8-5) vs #56 San Diego State (9-3)
54.3, 34-74 Power vs 61.6, 45-78 Power

FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl

#144 Liberty (7-5) vs #81 Georgia Southern (7-5)
47.9, 28-68 Power vs 57.6, 40-75 Power

Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl

#36 SMU (10-2) vs #31 Florida Atlantic (10-3)
66.7, 58-76 Power vs 67.7, 53-82 Power

Camellia Bowl

#131 Florida International (6-6) vs #103 Arkansas State (7-5)
50.1, 30-70 Power vs 54.3, 40-69 Power

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl

#22 Boise State (12-1) vs #20 Washington (7-5)
72.9, 61-85 Power vs 73.8, 52-95 Power

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

#25 Appalachian State (12-1) vs #133 UAB (9-4)
72.2, 62-83 Power vs 49.8, 32-67 Power

Dec. 23

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

#29 UCF (9-3) vs #87 Marshall (8-4)
69.6, 50-89 Power vs 56.5, 40-73 Power

Dec. 24

SoFi Hawai’i Bowl

#63 Hawai’i (9-5) vs #60 BYU (7-5)
60.8, 45-77 Power vs 61.2, 41-82 Power

Dec. 26

Walk-On’s Independence Bowl

#96 Louisiana Tech (9-3) vs #44 Miami (6-6)
55.8, 42-70 Power vs 64.9, 43-87 Power

Quick Lane Bowl

#75 Pittsburgh (7-5) vs #130 Eastern Michigan (6-6)
58.4, 43-74 Power vs 50.1, 33-68 Power

Dec. 27

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

#43 North Carolina (6-6) vs #71 Temple (8-4)
65.5, 53-78 Power vs 59.6, 44-75 Power

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

#72 Michigan State (6-6) vs #50 Wake Forest (8-4)
59.3, 43-75 Power vs 62.7, 48-78 Power

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

#26 Oklahoma State (8-4) vs #35 Texas A&M (7-5)
72.1, 55-89 Power vs 67.5, 57-78 Power

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

#16 USC (8-4) vs #28 Iowa (9-3)
74.7, 57-92 Power vs 70.2, 60-81 Power

Cheez-It Bowl

#30 Air Force (10-2) vs #51 Washington State (6-6)
68.4, 58-79 Power vs 62.6, 47-78 Power

Dec. 28

Camping World Bowl

#9 Notre Dame (10-2) vs #24 Iowa State (7-5)
82.0, 67-97 Power vs 72.5, 60-85 Power

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

#15 Penn State (10-2) vs #19 Memphis (12-1)
75.7, 63-88 Power vs 74.0, 62-86 Power

Dec. 30

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

#77 Western Kentucky (8-4) vs #88 Western Michigan (7-5)
58.2, 46-71 Power vs 56.4, 32-80 Power

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

#58 Mississippi State (6-6) vs #45 Louisville (7-5)
61.4, 46-77 Power vs 64.8, 45-84 Power

Redbox Bowl

#49 California (7-5) vs #111 Illinois (6-6)
62.7, 49-77 Power vs 52.6, 35-71 Power

Capital One Orange Bowl

#6 Florida (10-2) vs #42 Virginia (8-5)
86.8, 77-96 Power vs 65.9, 49-83 Power

Dec. 31

Belk Bowl

#38 Virginia Tech (8-4) vs #46 Kentucky (7-5)
66.6, 44-89 Power vs 63.7, 43-85 Power

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

#47 Florida State (6-6) vs #37 Arizona State (7-5)
63.5, 50-77 Power vs 66.6, 45-88 Power

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

#27 Navy (9-2) vs #23 Kansas State (8-4)
71.6, 61-82 Power vs 72.8, 51-95 Power

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

#74 Wyoming (7-5) vs #108 Georgia State (7-5)
58.4, 46-71 Power vs 52.9, 32-74 Power

Valero Alamo Bowl

#8 Utah (11-2) vs. #21 Texas (7-5)
85.0, 70-100 Power vs 73.5, 57-90 Power

Jan. 1, 2020

Vrbo Citrus Bowl

#14 Michigan (9-3) vs #12 Alabama (10-2)
75.8, 56-96 Power vs 80.3, 70-90 Power

Outback Bowl

#33 Minnesota (10-2) vs #10 Auburn (9-3)
67.7, 55-80 Power vs 81.4, 66-97 Power

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual

#4 Oregon (11-2) vs #11 Wisconsin (10-3)
89.6, 69-110 Power vs 80.5, 62-99 Power

Allstate Sugar Bowl

#5 Georgia (11-2) vs #13 Baylor (11-2)
86.8, 67-107 Power vs 79.3, 62-96 Power

Jan. 2

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

#73 Boston College (6-6) vs #34 Cincinnati (10-3)
59.1, 39-79 Power vs 67.5, 57-78 Power

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

#65 Indiana (8-4) vs #40 Tennessee (7-5)
60.3, 49-72 Power vs 66.0, 51-81 Power

Jan. 3

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

#107 Ohio (6-6) vs #149 Nevada (7-5)
53.5, 42-65 Power vs 47.5, 28-67 Power

Jan. 4

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

#97 Southern Mississippi (7-5) vs #67 Tulane (6-6)
55.7, 36-76 Power vs 60.2, 50-71 Power

Jan. 6

LendingTree Bowl

#41 Louisiana (10-3) vs #106 Miami (Ohio)
65.9, 50-81 Power vs 53.7, 37-71 Power

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