How Auburn Won Every 2017-18 Bowl Game


Following this 2017-18 season, it has never been more apparent that the College Football Playoffs do not give value to the regular season. In fact, it completely removes any value. It tells us that no matter who you lose to, no matter if you don’t win your lower level, we’ll decide who looks like the overall champion.

There are too many teams to really know who is the best, but the best possible way to figure it out is to just look at who beat who. So again, with the help of My Team is Better Than Your Team, I have crunched the numbers to see who was best on the field.

Now I wasn’t expecting this, but it turns out that Auburn has won this whole thing… AGAIN. Yeah, two years in a row. And not one bowl win took more than four levels of the transitive property. But seriously, it’s hard to argue with all those head to head wins against those big game winners, right?

Your 2017-18 Transitive National Champions and Winners of All Bowls: the Auburn Tigers. Proof.


Las Vegas Bowl

Champion on the field: Boise State, but…

-Auburn beat Alabama 26-14
-Alabama beat Fresno State 41-10
-Fresno State beat Boise State 28-17

Transitive Champion: Auburn


New Orleans Bowl

Champion on the field: Troy, but…

-Auburn beat Georgia Southern 41-7
-Georgia Southern beat South Alabama 52-0
-South Alabama beat Troy 19-8

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Cure Bowl

Champion on the field: Georgia State, but…

-Auburn beat Missouri 51-14
-Missouri beat Idaho 68-21
-Idaho beat Georgia State 24-10

Transitive Champion: Auburn


New Mexico Bowl

Champion on the field: Marshall, but…

-Auburn beat Missouri 51-14
-Missouri beat Tennessee 50-17
-Tennessee beat Southern Miss 24-10
-Southern Miss beat Marshall 28-27

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Camellia Bowl

Champion on the field: Middle Tennessee, but…

-Auburn beat Missouri 51-14
-Missouri beat Vanderbilt 45-17
-Vanderbilt beat Middle Tennessee 28-6

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Boca Raton Bowl

Champion on the field: Florida Atlantic, but…

-Auburn beat Georgia 40-17
-Georgia beat Notre Dame 20-19
-Notre Dame beat Navy 24-17
-Navy beat Florida Atlantic 42-19

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Frisco Bowl

Champion on the field: Louisiana Tech, but…

-Auburn beat Mississippi State 49-10
-Mississippi State beat Louisiana Tech 57-21

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Gasparilla Bowl

Champion on the field: Temple, but…

-Auburn beat Missouri 51-14
-Missouri beat Connecticut 52-12
-Connecticut beat Temple 28-24

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Bahamas Bowl

Champion on the field: Ohio, but…

-Auburn beat Mississippi State 49-10
-Mississippi State beat Louisville 31-27
-Louisville beat Purdue 35-28
-Purdue beat Ohio 44-21

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Champion on the field: Wyoming, but…

-Auburn beat Alabama 26-14
-Alabama beat Fresno State 41-10
-Fresno State beat Wyoming 13-7

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Birmingham Bowl

Champion on the field: South Florida, but…

-Auburn beat Alabama 26-14
-Alabama beat Fresno State 41-10
-Fresno State beat Houston 33-27
-Houston beat South Florida 28-24

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Armed Forces Bowl

Champion on the field: Army, but…

-Auburn beat Georgia 40-17
-Georgia beat Oklahoma 54-48
-Oklahoma beat Ohio State 31-16
-Ohio State beat Army 38-7

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Dollar General Bowl

Champion on the field: Appalachian State, but…

-Auburn beat Georgia 40-17
-Georgia beat Appalachian State 31-10

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Hawai’i Bowl

Champion on the field: Fresno State, but…

-Auburn beat Alabama 26-14
-Alabama beat Fresno State 41-10

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Heart of Dallas Bowl

Champion on the field: Utah, but…

-Auburn beat Georgia 40-17
-Georgia beat Notre Dame 20-19
-Notre Dame beat USC 49-14
-USC beat Utah 28-27

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Quick Lane Bowl

Champion on the field: Duke, but…

-Auburn beat Alabama 26-14
-Alabama beat Florida State 24-7
-Florida State beat Duke 17-10

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Cactus Bowl

Champion on the field: Kansas State, but…

-Auburn beat Missouri 51-14
-Missouri beat Vanderbilt 45-17
-Vanderbilt beat Kansas State 14-7

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Independence Bowl

Champion on the field: Florida State, but…

-Auburn beat Alabama 26-14
-Alabama beat Florida State 24-7

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Pinstripe Bowl

Champion on the field: Iowa, but…

-Auburn beat Mississippi State 49-10
-Mississippi State beat Louisville 31-27
-Louisville beat Purdue 35-28
-Purdue beat Iowa 24-15

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Foster Farms Bowl

Champion on the field: Purdue, but…

-Auburn beat Mississippi State 49-10
-Mississippi State beat Louisville 31-27
-Louisville beat Purdue 35-28

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Texas Bowl

Champion on the field: Texas, but…

-Auburn beat Georgia 40-17
-Georgia beat Oklahoma 54-48
-Oklahoma beat Texas 29-24

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Alamo Bowl

Champion on the field: TCU, but…

-Auburn beat Georgia 40-17
-Georgia beat Oklahoma 54-48
-Oklahoma beat TCU 38-20

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Holiday Bowl

Champion on the field: Michigan State, but…

-Auburn beat Georgia 40-17
-Georgia beat Notre Dame 20-19
-Notre Dame beat Michigan State 38-18

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Camping World Bowl

Champion on the field: Oklahoma State, but…

-Auburn beat Georgia 40-17
-Georgia beat Oklahoma 54-48
-Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State 62-52

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Military Bowl

Champion on the field: Navy, but…

-Auburn beat Georgia 40-17
-Georgia beat Notre Dame 20-19
-Notre Dame beat Navy 24-17

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Cotton Bowl

Champion on the field: Ohio State, but…

-Auburn beat Georgia 40-17
-Georgia beat Oklahoma 54-48
-Oklahoma beat Ohio State 31-16

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Music City Bowl

Champion on the field: Northwestern, but…

-Auburn beat Alabama 26-14
-Alabama beat Florida State 24-7
-Florida State beat Duke 17-10
-Duke beat Northwestern 41-17

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Sun Bowl

Champion on the field: North Carolina State, but…

-Auburn beat Texas A&M 42-27
-Texas A&M beat South Carolina 24-17
-South Carolina beat North Carolina State 35-28

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Belk Bowl

Champion on the field: Wake Forest, but…

-Auburn beat Georgia 40-17
-Georgia beat Notre Dame 20-19
-Notre Dame beat Wake Forest 48-37

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Arizona Bowl

Champion on the field: New Mexico State, but…

-Auburn beat Arkansas 52-20
-Arkansas beat New Mexico State 42-24

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Orange Bowl

Champion on the field: Wisconsin, but…

-Auburn beat Georgia 40-17
-Georgia beat Oklahoma 54-48
-Oklahoma beat Ohio State 31-16
-Ohio State beat Wisconsin 27-21

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Fiesta Bowl

Champion on the field: Penn State, but…

-Auburn beat Georgia 40-17
-Georgia beat Notre Dame 20-19
-Notre Dame beat Michigan State 38-18
-Michigan State beat Penn State 27-24

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Liberty Bowl

Champion on the field: Iowa State, but…

-Auburn beat Missouri 51-14
-Missouri beat Vanderbilt 45-17
-Vanderbilt beat Kansas State 14-7
-Kansas State beat Iowa State 20-19

Transitive Champion: Auburn


TaxSlayer Bowl

Champion on the field: Mississippi State, but…

-Auburn beat Mississippi State 49-10

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Sugar Bowl

Champion on the field: Alabama, but…

Auburn beat Alabama 26-14

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Rose Bowl

Champion on the field: Georgia, but…

-Auburn beat Georgia 40-17

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Peach Bowl

Champion on the field: Central Florida, but…

-Auburn beat Missouri 51-14
-Missouri is better than Central Florida because Missouri beat Connecticut 52-12, while Central Florida only beat Connecticut 49-24

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Citrus Bowl

Champion on the field: Notre Dame, but…

-Auburn beat Georgia 40-17
-Georgia beat Notre Dame 20-19

Transitive Champion: Auburn


Outback Bowl

Champion on the field: South Carolina, but…

-Auburn beat Texas A&M 42-27
-Texas A&M beat South Carolina 24-17

Transitive Champion: Auburn


College Football National Championship

Champion on the field: Alabama, but…

Auburn beat Alabama 26-14

Transitive Champion: Auburn


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