The dream bowl games we'd really like to see (but won't)

December 8, 2016, 3:41 PM

— -- The bowl schedule is complete, all the way from the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl on Dec. 17 to the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 9.

Already, we're circling some of the matchups that jump out at us, games that feature compelling storylines and the potential to be fourth-quarter thrillers.

But what if there were no bowl tie-ins and we could put together any postseason matchups we wanted this season?

We've taken the liberty of doing just that and have come up with our 10 dream bowl matchups. The only qualifier was that teams had to be bowl-eligible this season. And since I'll be covering all 10, the sites will all be in tropical locations, including the last four on the Hawaiian Islands.

So here goes: