Bowl Teams by the Numbers

Using a composite ranking of Bill Connelly’s, Brian Fremeau’s, and ESPN’s systems, here’s some info about this year’s bowl-bound (and not-bowl-bound) teams.

Composite ranking of the team in parenthesis

Best Team Not in the College Football Playoff: Ohio St. (#4)
Worst Team in the CFP: Michigan St. (#8) – rated worse than four teams that not in the CFP

Worst Team in a New Year’s Six Bowl: Houston (#32) – rated worse than 20 teams that are not in the NY6 bowls
Best Teams Not in a New Year’s Six Bowl: Baylor (#10), TCU (#11), LSU (#12) – rated better than three teams that are in NY6 bowls

Worst Bowl Teams:
Nevada (#99) – rated worse than 19 non-bowl teams
New Mexico (#98) – rated worse than 19 non-bowl teams
Tulsa (#95) – rated worse than 17 non-bowl teams

Best Non-Bowl Teams:
Georgia Tech (#56) – rated better than 25 bowl teams
Texas (#62) – rated better than 19 bowl teams
Illinois (#68) – rated better than 15 bowl teams

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