NCAAF Bowl Season Grades 2016

The NCAAF Oracle decided to grade all the 40 bowl games of the season.

There are three main categories on a scale from 1-10 as follows:

  • Oracle Rating: A score is assigned based on the end of regular season NCAAF Oracle rankings. This metric values higher rankings matchups.
  • Close Match: A score is assigned based on how confident the NCAAF Oracle is on picking the winner of each Bowl. Remember the Alamo Bowl last season? The Oracle said it was the closest Bowl in the last 17 years and it went into triple overtime.
  • Offense Style: The Oracle values good offensive games for the Holidays, so is rated each matchup based on how each offense matches up with the defense.

The Oracle takes a weighted average of the three categories above to obtain a Bowl Rating and then it assigns a final grade for each team.

NCAAF Oracle Bowl Predictions – 2016

Date Bowl Teams Pick Oracle Rating Close Match Offense Style Bowl Rating Grade
Jan 02, 2017 Sugar Oklahoma vs Auburn Oklahoma (69.4%) 8.3 5.6 5.8 6.7 A-
Jan 02, 2017 Rose Southern California vs Penn State Penn State (71.8%) 9.1 5.1 5.2 6.6 A-
Jan 02, 2017 Cotton Wisconsin vs Western Michigan Western Michigan (69.5%) 9.5 5.6 7.0 7.7 A
Jan 02, 2017 Outback Florida vs Iowa Florida (53.8%) 7.2 9.1 4.8 6.5 B+
Dec 31, 2016 Fiesta Clemson vs Ohio State Clemson (59.8%) 9.8 7.8 8.7 8.9 A
Dec 31, 2016 Peach Alabama vs Washington Alabama (68.0%) 9.8 6.0 10.0 9.2 A
Dec 31, 2016 Citrus Louisiana State vs Louisville Louisville (67.2%) 7.2 6.1 6.3 6.6 A-
Dec 31, 2016 TaxSlayer Georgia Tech vs Kentucky Georgia Tech (63.2%) 6.4 7.0 3.6 5.3 B
Dec 30, 2016 Orange Florida State vs Michigan Michigan (55.9%) 9.3 8.7 7.0 8.2 A
Dec 30, 2016 Arizona Air Force vs South Alabama Air Force (86.4%) 6.3 1.8 3.9 4.4 C+
Dec 30, 2016 Music City Tennessee vs Nebraska Tennessee (55.1%) 8.1 8.8 4.1 6.5 B+
Dec 30, 2016 Sun Stanford vs North Carolina Stanford (53.8%) 7.7 9.1 4.5 6.6 B+
Dec 30, 2016 Liberty Georgia vs Texas Christian Georgia (76.6%) 5.4 4.0 3.7 4.4 C
Dec 29, 2016 Alamo Oklahoma State vs Colorado Colorado (58.7%) 8.9 8.0 5.0 7.1 A
Dec 29, 2016 Belk Virginia Tech vs Arkansas Virginia Tech (71.6%) 7.0 5.1 4.2 5.4 B
Dec 29, 2016 Birmingham South Florida vs South Carolina South Florida (87.5%) 6.9 1.6 3.8 4.6 C+
Dec 28, 2016 Texas Kansas State vs Texas A&M Texas A&M (62.7%) 6.8 7.2 5.0 6.1 B+
Dec 28, 2016 Foster Farms Utah vs Indiana Utah (81.9%) 5.3 2.8 3.7 4.1 C
Dec 28, 2016 Russell Athletic Miami FL_ vs West Virginia West Virginia (65.0%) 8.0 6.6 5.4 6.6 A-
Dec 28, 2016 Pinstripe Northwestern vs Pittsburgh Pittsburgh (82.8%) 6.2 2.6 4.0 4.6 C+
Dec 27, 2016 Cactus Baylor vs Boise State Boise State (90.7%) 7.0 0.8 4.5 4.8 B-
Dec 27, 2016 Holiday Minnesota vs Washington State Washington State (58.4%) 6.5 8.1 4.8 6.1 B+
Dec 27, 2016 Military Wake Forest vs Temple Temple (90.1%) 6.6 1.0 4.5 4.6 B-
Dec 27, 2016 Heart of Dallas Army vs North Texas Army (80.5%) 4.5 3.1 3.6 3.8 C
Dec 26, 2016 Independence North Carolina State vs Vanderbilt Vanderbilt (59.6%) 5.5 7.9 3.7 5.1 B
Dec 26, 2016 Quick Lane Boston College vs Maryland Boston College (69.2%) 3.5 5.7 2.7 3.5 C
Dec 26, 2016 St. Petersburg Mississippi State vs Miami OH_ Miami OH_ (60.2%) 4.2 7.7 3.3 4.5 C+
Dec 24, 2016 Hawaii Hawaii vs Middle Tennessee State Middle Tennessee State (76.7%) 5.1 4.0 3.2 4.1 C
Dec 23, 2016 Dollar General Troy vs Ohio Troy (62.7%) 7.0 7.1 4.7 6.0 B+
Dec 23, 2016 Armed Forces Louisiana Tech vs Navy Navy (81.3%) 6.7 3.0 4.5 5.1 B-
Dec 23, 2016 Popeyes Bahamas Old Dominion vs Eastern Michigan Old Dominion (63.5%) 6.2 7.0 3.9 5.3 B
Dec 22, 2016 Famous Idaho Potato Idaho vs Colorado State Idaho (54.6%) 5.7 9.0 3.7 5.4 B
Dec 21, 2016 Poinsettia Brigham Young vs Wyoming Wyoming (66.9%) 6.9 6.2 4.2 5.6 B
Dec 20, 2016 Boca Raton Western Kentucky vs Memphis Western Kentucky (68.3%) 7.7 5.9 5.9 6.6 A-
Dec 19, 2016 Miami Beach Tulsa vs Central Michigan Tulsa (77.8%) 6.2 3.7 3.9 4.7 B-
Dec 17, 2016 New Orleans Southern Mississippi vs Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Lafayette (51.6%) 4.7 9.6 3.5 5.1 B-
Dec 17, 2016 AutoNation Cure Arkansas State vs Central Florida Arkansas State (73.2%) 4.6 4.8 4.2 4.5 C+
Dec 17, 2016 Camellia Appalachian State vs Toledo Appalachian State (52.7%) 7.7 9.4 5.5 7.0 A-
Dec 17, 2016 Las Vegas San Diego State vs Houston San Diego State (50.9%) 8.5 9.8 5.7 7.6 A
Dec 17, 2016 New Mexico New Mexico vs Texas-San Antonio New Mexico (67.4%) 5.4 6.1 3.7 4.8 B-

The NCAAF Oracle was 23-17 (57.5%) this season.

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