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Just for funzies and because, again, I am a giant data nerd. 

Using total wins as a proxy for fan interest (WinsT1+WinsT2), current Sagarin scores as a proxy for total team strength (SagScoreT1+SagScoreT2, higher is better), and the absolute value of the difference between the two scores as a proxy for the variation of strength between the two teams (ABS(SagScoreT1-SagScoreT2) lower is better) and then ranking the three measures and then summing the ranks (lower is better) I came up with a somewhat objective emotionless value to rank the bowl games. Interestingly UCF's game should, according to this theoretical model, garner the most interest. 3rd in combined wins, 7th in total team strength and 6th in comparative difference between the teams. The Gasparilla Bowl landed right in the middle, the most interesting is that the combined strength of the two teams is 36th out of the 39 bowls but the difference between the two teams was small enough that it should be a fairly competitive game, and thus, interesting game. 

https://www.usatoday.com/sports/ncaaf/sagarin/

Rank   Combined Wins   Sum Sagarin Score   Diff Sagarain Score   Rank Combined Wins   Rank Sum Sagarin Score   Rank Diff Sagarain Score   Sum Rank Score
1 Fiesta Bowl 21   167.7   1.34   3   7   6   16
2 Rose Bowl 20   179.7   5.02   4.5   3   20   27.5
3 Gator Bowl 17   164.16   2.32   15.5   9   10   34.5
4 Tampa Bowl 16   173.33   1.95   20   6   9   35
5 Cotton Bowl 24   188.72   11.74   1   2   38   41
6 Orange Bowl 23   193.82   12.44   2   1   39   42
7 Dollar Bowl 19   133.4   0.78   7   31   4.5   42.5
8 Armed Forces Bowl 18   144.79   1.59   11   26   7   44
9 Sugar Bowl 20   175.12   10.88   4.5   4   36.5   45
10 First Responder Bowl 17   155.64   2.38   15.5   19   11   45.5
11 Santa Clara Bowl 15   156.66   0.64   26   17   3   46
12 Peach Bowl 19   174.62   8.66   7   5   34   46
13 Citrus Bowl 18   166.81   7.41   11   8   30   49
14 Orlando Bowl 18   163.21   7.35   11   10   29   50
15 Boca Raton Bowl 16   134.38   0.22   20   30   2   52
16 Las Vegas Bowl 17   158.44   5.4   15.5   16   21   52.5
17 Holiday Bowl 17   160.77   6.45   15.5   12   25   52.5
18 Alamo Bowl 18   159.97   7.17   11   14   28   53
19 Camellia Bowl 16   130.52   0.1   20   34   1   55
20 Pinstripe Bowl 14   158.94   3.1   32   15   15   62
21 Gasparilla Bowl 16   128.32   1.72   20   36   8   64
22 Arizona Bowl 15   130.36   0.78   26   35   4.5   65.5
23 Independence Bowl 15   146.85   3.31   26   24   16   66
24 Military Bowl 16   147.89   5.51   20   23   23   66
25 Music City Bowl 13   160.09   4.79   36.5   13   19   68.5
26 Birmingham Bowl 14   145.78   2.44   32   25   12   69
27 Liberty Bowl 14   162.47   7.13   32   11   27   70
28 New Mexico Bowl 19   144.72   10.88   7   27   36.5   70.5
29 Phoenix Bowl 14   148.77   3.35   32   22   17   71
30 Detroit Bowl 13   151.03   2.87   36.5   21   14   71.5
31 New Orleans Bowl 18   141.42   9.94   11   29   35   75
32 Charlotte Bowl 14   152.23   5.93   32   20   24   76
33 Sun Bowl 15   155.94   8.06   26   18   33   77
34 Hawai'i Bowl 15   121.28   2.54   26   39   13   78
35 Texas Bowl 12   143.89   3.55   39   28   18   85
36 Frisco Bowl 15   124.14   6.64   26   37   26   89
37 Bahamas Bowl 15   130.93   7.67   26   33   31   90
38 Cure Bowl 13   124.1   5.46   36.5   38   22   96.5
39 Idaho Bowl 13   131.66   8.02   36.5   32   32   100.5
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And something else, this is USF's 10th bowl appearance.....10th! Feel old yet? Who was there in Charlotte for the first one? I was, with my brother, that New Years Eve was one of the highlights of my life. Crazy downtown, we crashed the hot shots party, there was a soft core porno being, most likely illegally, filmed in the lobby on the bed that the hotel was shilling, riot police had to be broken out a couple of blocks where we were. My brother and I, inebriated, got chairs and just road the elevator up and down, talking with people who would get on and off the elevator, drinking booze, it was crazy, ended up at some party in the hotel somewhere, god that night was epic. 

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I was in Charlotte, with the student Bulls club, we had fun but not nearly as much fun as you did.

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3 hours ago, cophbulls said:

And something else, this is USF's 10th bowl appearance.....10th! Feel old yet? Who was there in Charlotte for the first one? I was, with my brother, that New Years Eve was one of the highlights of my life. Crazy downtown, we crashed the hot shots party, there was a soft core porno being, most likely illegally, filmed in the lobby on the bed that the hotel was shilling, riot police had to be broken out a couple of blocks where we were. My brother and I, inebriated, got chairs and just road the elevator up and down, talking with people who would get on and off the elevator, drinking booze, it was crazy, ended up at some party in the hotel somewhere, god that night was epic. 

We have been at every bowl except the one in Canada 

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19 hours ago, cophbulls said:

And something else, this is USF's 10th bowl appearance.....10th! Feel old yet? Who was there in Charlotte for the first one? I was, with my brother, that New Years Eve was one of the highlights of my life. Crazy downtown, we crashed the hot shots party, there was a soft core porno being, most likely illegally, filmed in the lobby on the bed that the hotel was shilling, riot police had to be broken out a couple of blocks where we were. My brother and I, inebriated, got chairs and just road the elevator up and down, talking with people who would get on and off the elevator, drinking booze, it was crazy, ended up at some party in the hotel somewhere, god that night was epic. 

What a great night!  God, I remember nights like that.  Truly, I don't know how I survived.  God protects fools and children.  Thank God that was 40 years ago.  Now, it's back to Mother Nature.  Good memories, though.

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2 hours ago, Grateful Dad said:

What a great night!  God, I remember nights like that.  Truly, I don't know how I survived.  God protects fools and children.  Thank God that was 40 years ago.  Now, it's back to Mother Nature.  Good memories, though.

Yeah, I often say I'm living on house time....

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