The Book Top 20 - Bowl Edition - December 21, 2013

Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State locks up the national championship, before their bowl game. Eagles 2 point dog vs Arizona in AdvoCare V-100 Bowl.

With Navy's 12th straight win over Army in the books, we have completed the 2013 college football regular season and get ready for the post season.  However, when it comes to the Book, we have our national champion already crowned.  Florida State, lead by Heisman Trophy winner, Jameis Winston, has such a commanding lead in our poll that regardless of the result, they will claim the 2013 title.

Remember, the Book is really a power poll, so it looks at the full season and wouldn't weigh the bowl game, albeit a championship game, any more than any other game, but still it goes to prove how dominant the Seminoles have been this season.

If the Book were creating the BCS title game matchup, FSU would meet #2 Alabama in that game.  The Noles actual opponent, Auburn, is currently ranked #6 and potentially could get as high as second dependent on how the bowl games shake out.

Florida State will be a whopping 18 point favorite over Auburn in the title tilt.

Boston College on the other hand, finished their regular season at #62 in the country and will face #52 Arizona in the AdvoCare (ahh forget it) Independence Bowl on December 31.  The Eagles are a two point underdog against the Wildcats down in Shreveport.

Against the spread, the book had it's worst week (Nov 30 and Dec 7) of the season, going only 4-9-1 .321 to finish the regular season 357-300-9 .543.  Looking at some of the spreads for the bowl games, I have to say I am concerned that trend will continue.

TOP 20
RANK TEAM REC
1 Florida St. Seminoles 13-0
2 Alabama Crimson Tide 11-1
3 Stanford Cardinal 11-2
4 Baylor Bears 11-1
5 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 10-2
6 Auburn Tigers 12-1
7 Michigan St. Spartans 12-1
8 Ohio St. Buckeyes 12-1
9 Arizona St. Sun Devils 10-3
10 Wisconsin Badgers 9-3
11 South Carolina Gamecocks 10-2
12 Oregon Ducks 10-2
13 Oklahoma Sooners 10-2
14 Missouri Tigers 11-2
15 Clemson Tigers 10-2
16 Bowling Green Falcons 10-3
17 UCLA Bruins 9-3
18 Washington Huskies 8-4
19 LSU Tigers 9-3
20 Georgia Bulldogs 8-4

ACC Rankings
RANK TEAM REC NATIONAL RANK
1 Florida St. Seminoles 13-0 1
2 Clemson Tigers 11-1 15
3 North Carolina Tar Heels 6-6 27
4 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 7-5 35
5 Duke Blue Devils 10-3 37
6 Miami Hurricanes 9-3 48
7 Virginia Tech Hokies 8-4 54
8 Boston College Eagles 7-5 62
9 Maryland Terrapins 7-5 64
10 Syracuse Orange 6-6 66
11 Pittsburgh Panthers 6-6 68
12 Wake Forest Demon Deacons 4-8 74
13 N.C. State Wolfpack 3-9 97
14 Virginia Cavaliers 2-10 102

Bowl Game Spreads
FAVORITE SPREAD UNDERDOG
Gildan New Mexico Bowl - Dec 21 - Albuquerque, NM
Colorado St. Rams 5 Washington St. Cougars
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl - Dec 21 - Las Vegas, NV
USC Trojans 1 Fresno St. Bulldogs
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - Dec 21 - New Orleans, LA
Tulane Green Wave 7 Louisiana Ragin Cajuns
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - Dec 21 - Boise, ID
Buffalo Bulls 10 San Diego St. Aztecs
Beef O'Brady's Bowl - Dec 23 - St Petersburg, FL
East Carolina Pirates 13 Ohio Bobcats
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl - Dec 24 - Honolulu, HI
Boise St. Broncos 3 Oregon St. Beavers
Little Caesar's Bowl - Dec 26 - Detroit, MI
#16 Bowling Green Falcons 18 Pittsburgh Panthers
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl - Dec 26 - San Diego, CA
Utah State Aggies 2 Northern Illinois Huskies
Military Bowl - Dec 27 - Annapolis, MD
Marshall Thundering Herd 3 Maryland Terrapins
Texas Bowl - Dec 27 - Houston, TX
Minnesota Golden Gophers 6 Syracuse Orange
Fight Hunger Bowl - Dec 27 - San Francisco, CA
#18 Washington Huskies 5 BYU Cougars
New Era Pinstripe Bowl - Dec 28 - Bronx, NY
Notre Dame Fighting Irish 17 Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Belk Bowl - Dec 28 - Charlotte, NC
North Carolina Tar Heels 5 Cincinnati Bearcats
Russell Athletic Bowl - Dec 28 - Orlando, FL
Louisville Cardinals 8 Miami Hurricanes
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl - Dec 28 - Tempe, AZ
Michigan Wolverines E Kansas St. Wildcats
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl - Dec 30 - Fort Worth, TX
Navy Midshipmen 7 Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl - Dec 30 - Nashville, TN
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 1 Mississippi Rebels
Valero Alamo Bowl - Dec 30 - San Antonio, TX
#12 Oregon Ducks 7 Texas Longhorns
National University Holiday Bowl - Dec 30 - San Diego, CA
#9 Arizona St. Sun Devils 20 Texas Tech Red Raiders
AdvoCare V100 Bowl - Dec 31 - Shreveport, LA
Arizona Wildcats 2 Boston College Eagles
Hyundai Sun Bowl - Dec 31 - El Paso, TX
#17 UCLA Bruins 12 Virginia Tech Hokies
AutoZone Liberty Bowl - Dec 31 - Memphis, TN
Mississippi St. Bulldogs 2 Rice Owls
Chick-Fil-a Bowl - Dec 31 - Atlanta, GA
Texas A&M Aggies 6 Duke Blue Devils
Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl - Jan 1 - Jacksonville, FL
#20 Georgia Bulldogs 11 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Heart of Dallas Bowl - Jan 1 - Dallas, TX
North Texas Mean Green 7 UNLV Rebels
Outback Bowl - Jan 1 - Tampa, FL
#19 LSU Tigers 5 Iowa Hawkeyes
Capital One Bowl - Jan 1 - Orlando, FL
#10 Wisconsin Badgers 1 #11 South Carolina Gamecocks
Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio - Jan 1 - Pasadena, CA
#3 Stanford Cardinal 3 #7 Michigan St. Spartans
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - Jan 1 - Glendale, AZ
#4 Baylor Bears 16 Central Florida Knights
Allstate Sugar Bowl - Jan 2 - New Orleans, LA
#2 Alabama Crimson Tide 7 #11 Oklahoma Sooners
AT&T Cotton Bowl - Jan 3 - Arlington, TX
#5 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 5 #14 Missouri Tigers
Discover Orange Bowl - Jan 3 - Miami, FL
#8 Ohio St. Buckeyes 4 #15 Clemson Tigers
BBVA Compass Bowl - Jan 4 - Birmingham, AL
Houston Cougars 7 Vanderbilt Commodores
GoDaddy Bowl - Jan 5 - Mobile, AL
Ball St. Cardinals 10 Arkansas St. Red Wolves
Vizio BCS National Championship - Jan 6 - Pasadena, CA
#1 Florida St. Seminoles 18 #6 Auburn Tigers

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