2. Capital One
Jan. 2 in Orlando, Fla.
No. 20 Nebraska vs. No. 9 South Carolina
When you've played well enough to be ranked in the Top 10 and give some teams a scare, but not really well enough to get anyone excited about a BCS appearance without an automatic bid, this is your kind of bowl.
It has a big payout, it's in sunny Orlando in winter and, if not for this year's Sunday scheduling, it's usually a New Year's Day bowl. That's not bad for a full season's work, even if your friends and relatives have to put up with those viking commercials during breaks in the action.
Besides, if you have to endure a cold season in Nebraska and not come away with a Big 10 championship your first year in the conference, you can at least get a January trip to Disney (DIS - Get Report) World out of the deal.