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2011 Alamo Bowl, Baylor Vs. Washington: Bowl Rankings System Promises A High-Scoring Alamo

SB Nation's resident college football stat monster Bill C. has undertaken an impossible task - mathematically ranking the 2011-'12 college bowl slate by potential excitement, team prestige and the games likeliest to be close at the end. 

Baylor's become a hot ticket at the 2011 Alamo Bowl against Washington, and Bill C. projects that of all 35 bowl games, the Alamo has a ton of potential to show off a little "MACtion," a rating named in honor of the high-scoring, low-defense midweek MAC games of the regular season. On the MACtion Scale, the Alamo ranks seventh overall, a strong indicator that Robert Griffin III and company will light up the scoreboard in San Antonio.

In terms of a watchable outing, though, Bill C. also rates the games according to their potential margins, and by his math, the Alamo Bowl won't be close, ranking 22nd out of 35 (6.9 point margin). In terms of historical weight  - yes, there's a ranking system to weight games according to historical prestige - the Huskies and Bears are a respectable 17th in the field. Head over to the full rankings to see the full explanation.

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