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Top 5 Sugar Bowl Performances of the BCS Era

Athlon Sports ranks the best Sugar Bowl performances of the BCS Era.
<p> Athlon Sports ranks the best Sugar Bowl performances of the BCS Era.</p>

With the 15th season of BCS bowl action about to take place, Athlon reviewed the tapes of the four (now five) biggest bowl games in college football. Since 1998, teams have been fighting to land a spot in the BCS and here are the players who made the most of their opportunities.

Top 5 Orange Bowl Performances of the BCS Era

Athlon Sports ranks the best Orange Bowl performances of the BCS Era.
<p> Athlon Sports ranks the best Orange Bowl performances of the BCS Era.</p>

With the 15th season of BCS bowl action about to take place, Athlon reviewed the tapes of the four (now five) biggest bowl games in college football. Since 1998, teams have been fighting to land a spot in the BCS and here are the players who made the most of their opportunities.

Here are the Top Orange Bowl Performances of the BCS Era:

Top 5 Rose Bowl Performances of the BCS Era

Athlon Sports ranks the best Rose Bowl performances of the BCS Era.
<p> Athlon Sports ranks the best Rose Bowl performances of the BCS Era.</p>

With the 15th season of BCS bowl action about to take place, Athlon reviewed the tapes of the four (now five) biggest bowl games in college football. Since 1998, teams have been fighting to land a spot in the BCS and here are the players who made the most of their opportunities.

Here are the Top Rose Bowl Performances of the BCS Era:

Orange Bowl Preview: Clemson vs. West Virginia

Expect plenty of fireworks in this ACC-Big East matchup.
<p> Athlon previews the 2012 Orange Bowl: West Virginia vs. Clemson.&nbsp;</p>

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

Orange Bowl
Clemson (10-3) vs. West Virginia (9-3)
Date: Jan. 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Fla.

Fiesta Bowl Preview: Oklahoma State vs. Stanford

Plenty of points can be expected in the 2012 Fiesta Bowl.
<p> Athlon previews the 2012 Fiesta Bowl: Stanford vs. Oklahoma State.</p>

by Nathan Rush

Fiesta Bowl
Oklahoma State (11–1) vs. Stanford (11–1)

Date: Jan. 2, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.

The No. 3 and No. 4 teams in the country — Oklahoma State and Stanford — go toe-to-toe in this year’s Fiesta Bowl, which features two of the three one-loss teams remaining from BCS conferences (with Alabama being the third one-loss squad and LSU, of course, the lone undefeated).

Rose Bowl Preview: Wisconsin vs. Oregon

Wisconsin's Montee Ball looks to add to his impressive season in the 2012 Rose Bowl.
<p> Athlon previews the 2012 Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Oregon.</p>

-by Braden Gall (follow at @BradenGall)

Rose Bowl
Wisconsin (11-2, 6-2) vs. Oregon (11-2, 8-1)

Date: Jan. 2 at 5:10 p.m. ET
Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.

Capital One Bowl Preview: South Carolina vs. Nebraska

Can South Carolina's defense slow down Taylor Martinez?
<p> Athlon previews the 2012 Capital One Bowl: South Carolina vs. Nebraska.</p>

by Patrick Snow (@AthlonSnowman on Twitter)

Capital One Bowl 
Nebraska vs. South Carolina

Date: Jan. 2, 1:00 PM ET  
Location: Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando, Fla.

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Preview: Illinois vs. UCLA

Can Nathan Scheelhaase lead Illinois to a victory over the Bruins?
<p> Athlon previews the 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: UCLA vs. Illinois.</p>

by Patrick Snow (@AthlonSnowman on Twitter)

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Illinois vs. UCLA 
Date: Dec. 31, 3:30 PM ET 
Location: AT&T Park, San Francisco, Calif.

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