Your first week of college football bowl choices: Albuquerque, St. Pete and N’Orleans … don’t worry, the smell will eventually dissapate

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If you’re going by what someone at ESPN.com thinks (story linked here) about the 34 potential bowls that are taking place this month and early next, the first three here rank, in order, as 30th, 27th and 28th best.

The worst: The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, which doesn’t come out of the woodfire oven until the day after Christmas. The best: If you have to ask, you’re not paying attention. No, it’s not a game involving USC (that’s No. 18, putting it in the bottom half).

Let’s get this middle-school party started:

SATURDAY

== The New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque: Fresno State vs. Wyoming, ESPN, 2:30 p.m. with Terry Gannon and David Norrie

== The St. Petersburg Bowl: University of Central Florida vs. Rutgers, ESPN, 5 p.m. with Mark Jones, Bob Davie and Rob Stone

SUNDAY

== New Orleans Bowl: Southern Mississippi vs. Middle Tennessee, 5:15 p.m., ESPN, with Dave Lamont and J.C. Pearson

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