Bowl Rankings: Classic Bowls
After three years of bad-to-awful College Football Playoff National Championships, and with another rough run of CFP semifinals, we got a good one.
It might have been a repeat game, and it might not have captured the imagination of a nation still buzzing about an amazing finish to the NFL season – and all the coaching firings – but it was ultra-intense, the next-level talent and athleticism were breathtaking, and it came down to the final minutes with Alabama driving with a chance to tie.
It was exciting, there were plenty of big moments, and if you like high-end defense, this was brilliant. As good as it was considering the stakes, it wasn’t as strong as the best bowl game of the 2021-2022 post-season …