Ranking the SEC Football Bowl Games from Best to Worst

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Bowl season kicks off on Friday, Dec. 17 with four teams playing. The next day has a couple of interesting games for SEC football fans. In the Independence Bowl, BYU looks for a statement win to showcase the strength of its independent program. The opponent is the UAB Blazers and most Alabama football fans and Auburn fans would like to see Bill Clark’s team pull off a win.

For different reasons, a Saturday bowl game between Jackson State and South Carolina State will get plenty of attention. Jackson State’s ‘Coach Prime’ AKA Deion Sanders made college football news on Wednesday flipping the  No. 1 player in the 2022 class, Travis Hunter from the college team Deion played for (FSU) to the Jackson State team he now coaches.

The SEC Football bowl season begins on Dec. 22, with 13 of the SEC’s 14 teams playing in bowl games. Seven SEC football teams will be in bowl games before the CFB Playoff games on New Year’s Eve. Jan. 1 is another big day for the SEC with three more teams in action. In between the CFB Playoff semi-finals, one more game, on Jan. 4 has an SEC team.

Ranking the best to worst bowl games is highly subjective. Even the worst eventual game will have some fans who consider the game the most important of the season. In trying to rank what games will be the least and most interesting, no slight is intended against any school. Other than Auburn, of course.

The rankings that follow are from worst to best. No suspense is needed for the best, the CFB Playoff semi-finals are the two best.